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Friday, December 2, 2011

Art For Enlightenment Dec 2-4

I was honored to be invited to participate in this fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.  I have two paintings in the silent auction, and will be working there at the show on Sunday from 11-4.  It should be fun- the show looks great!

I'm also excited to be participating in the Newberg Art Walk tonight, Dec 2 from 5-9.  I have six paintings hanging at the Coldwell Banker Realty Office in Newberg.  The paintings will be up now thru the end of January.  I'm sharing billing with my friends Rosemarie Caffarrelli and Mary McCoy.  

Testy ‘Dueling Divas’ prepare for tempestuous performance
  Sunday, December 4, 3 pm

The Oregon Society of Artists will feature ‘Dueling Divas’, Liz Walker and Ed Labadie, at the Grand Finale of the ‘Arts for Enlightenment’, a three-day silent art auction and fundraiser to benefit the Habitat for Humanity. These two prima donna artists have agreed to put their differences aside to collaborate and create two large acrylic paintings in only 35 minutes, offered immediately thereafter in a live auction, all proceeds to Habitat for Humanity. However, rumors persist that these two celebrities may not be trusted to behave, and there may be some comic surprises in store for the audience.

The exhibition features an impressive array of diverse works from outstanding regional artists. Event coordinator, Ed Labadie states, “Art lovers and collectors may bid on scores of fine works from artists working in a broad range of styles and materials, as well as attend free artist demonstrations. In addition, Habitat and their affiliate, ReStores, will provide speakers to describe their commendable programs and community housing goals. Additional guest speakers will provide talks on topics relevant to energy-efficient home improvements and breakthrough ‘green’ building technologies.”

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The exhibition opens Friday, December 2, 5 to 7 pm, and continues on Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm. All events are free to the public.

12 noon: Cat Hargis, Artist Demo, ‘Bejeweled Glass’
1 pm: Joe Connell, Habitat speaker, ‘ReStore and Reuse, Your First Choice for Savings’
2 pm: Andrew Shepard, Earth Advantage Institute speaker, ‘Green Building: Not just a Niche for the Rich’
3 pm: Shannon Tennant, Habitat speaker, ‘A World of Hope: It Starts at Home’

12 noon: Martin Conley, Artist Demo, ‘The Potential of Pumice’
1 pm: Bonnie Meltzer, Artist Demo, ‘Putting it All Together - Mind and Materials’
2 pm: Ed Labadie, Artist Demo, ‘Creating from Chaos’
3 pm: ‘Dueling Divas’, a live painting event with a surprise comic twist;
            followed by live auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Silent Bidding Closes Sunday, 4 pm.

Oregon Society of Artists is located at 2185 SW Park Place. Visit their site for more information and directions,

You may review the mission and goals of HFH at

Contact coordinator Ed Labadie for further information
503 372-5663

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