MAE Annual Fundraiser

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanks to all who were able to attend and support MAE!
At our special fundraiser on June 11th, nationally-acclaimed artist Rose Frantzen painted a portrait of the lucky person in the audience whose name was drawn. This fundraiser will help Maquoketa Art Experience to create a permanent home for Frantzen’s 180 paintings of her townspeople, Portrait of Maquoketa, which was shown at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC from November 2009 to July 2010.
This informative, art-filled day allowed the audience to watch Rose at work, sharing stories, discussing her painting process, and responding to questions from the audience. The event also featured a wine tasting by Tabor Home Winery, wonderful hors d’ouevres, and our current portrait show with wood sculpture portraits by Fred Cogelow and Rick Harney, alla prima oil portraits by Rose Frantzen, and mixed media portraits by Chuck Morris and by Heidi Draley McFall.