This was the calm before the storm. In total the show consisted of 25 pieces but some had already been shipped to the collectors and are missing from the display.
Several others had RED SOLD stickers before the event even started. YIPPEE! Please remember, if you’d like to enlarge any of the images just click on the pictures.
We had a lot of collectors come for the “Meet and Greet” on Friday. Tom and Linda Bartlett added Along the River Bend to their collection.
Jan and Ray Dane, long time collectors, commissioned a couple of my new EMBRYO pieces as well as purchasing Peaceful Melody.
Mary Beal Berchem and Angie Johnston brought me an autographed copy of their new book Ped-i-cure. It’s the stories of Mary, Angie and seven other courageous women who share secrets they’ve kept hidden all their lives until now. Their anguish about “airing their dirty laundry” to the world is close to home for me as I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. To find out more about Ped-i-cure just CLICK HERE.
TEAM SENKARIK Members are very important to us. The reason we hold our annual Collector Event is we want to have a fun party to say “Much Obliged”. That’s Texan for Thank You! At the gala on Saturday we had a drawing for some special goodies. Jim Garcia and Donita Wickersheim won a puzzle of my painting Mediterranean Reflections.
John Shecter got an official Team Senkarik Cap!
Tom and Gloria Brown won a Limited Original Giclee of Jack’s Oil Painting HONDO. Unfortunately you can’t see it too well in the picture, the light glared off the plastic bag the piece was in. Hondo Crouch helped to found Luckenbach, Texas. Gloria and Tom had recently visited that quaint little town in the hill country!
Jack and I with Bill and Sarah Hyman who came all the way from New York City. They won a pillow with my horse painting, Coming Through the Canyon.
Santa Fe Seasons, a grouping of four EMBRYOS, was our auction this year. Darrell Hilley, who owns the gallery with his wife Phyllis, is a fine auctioneer.
There was LOTS of laughter and joking as the bidding got fast and furious.
Going, Going, GONE! To the lady in the pink dress, Kristine Shecter!
Nevin and Wilma Beagle brought their friend, Patti Reagan, who won a bottle of wine with a Senkarik painting on the label.
Linda Bartlett compares notes with Diane and Ron Martinez.
Tony and Sherri McConaghy decided to take Embracing Serenity home with them. Wanted to add a little personalization on the back just for them!
Ed Reif with Phyllis Hilley and Arlene Siebenlist, one of our wonderful gallery sales consultants. Ed’s wife Karen wasn’t able to make it this year, we certainly missed her cheerful laughter. We didn’t get a picture of Tom Crabtree, our other gallery sales consultant, he was our official photographer. Thanks Tom for the great photos!
We want to thank everyone who made our event possible. It was so great to visit with collectors we haven’t seen for awhile and start friendships with new ones. Our Team SENKARIK Members are the best in the world. We feel so very blessed. Out of the 25 show pieces we sold 33! My walls in the gallery are bare and I have lots of commissions to do. NOW……I’ve got to get to work. Hugs,