Tere's recently completed painting "Desert Grazing" garnered third place honors at the 60th annual "Art From the Heart" art show and exhibit in Lake Elsinore on April 13. Tere literally completed her painting a day and a half before the competition. Tere's two pencil entries which featured her grandchildren (Madisyn and Mason) failed to bring home any awards this year.
Tere started this colored pencil composition around the first of the year only to be interupted by a necessary shoulder surgery. Tere's slow recuperation process and therapy sessions were enhanced by the additional therapy generated by eventually finishing her drawing intitled "Feeding time at the Lake".
Just in time for Xmas!! This is a great "one of a kind" gift for that person who already seems to have everything. Everyone has a name and an address. A custom outdoor name or address plaque is functional and adds beauty to any home. These plaques are made out of solid teak wood and imported Italian ceramic porcelin tile. Letters and numbers are personally hand painted on each tile by Rob Lang, and then the entire plaque is covered in three coats of Marine Spar Urethane. The end result is a custom plaque that is impervious to weather that will virtually last forvever.
A custom lettered or numbered plaque is $40 complete. Please add $5 dollars for each additional letter or number (over 5). Please allow one week delivery from date of order.
Beginning in September through the end of 2009, Tere will donate $50 from the sale of every dog portrait, to the Sun City K9 Adoption center. Sun City K9 is a family run business and the only "No -Kill" rescue facility in So. Riverside County. Sun City K9 is a non profit agency that subsists soley on donations from the communtiy. In the past 6 years, they have sucessfully rescued and placed over 600 dogs into adoption. Pictured above with Tere are Elizabeth Mardin, Owner / Director and Donny Vargason, Co - Director. Sun City K9 Adoptions provides a wonderful service to the entire community and willingly accepts any type of contributions including dog food, bedding and tarps etc. Please check them out on their website... www.sck9adoptions.org
While on a recent trip to Dallas Texas to pick up my daughter and grandson, I stopped once again at the small quaint ghost town of Cuervo, New Mexico. Cuervo is the sight and inspiration for Tere's award winning drawing "Cuervo Dairy Wagon". My intention was to check on the old building in Tere's drawing to see if it still stood. Thankfully, it is still there almost exactly as we last saw it more than 5 years ago. More importantly, I was fortunate enough to meet two of only a handful of folks who still call Cuervo home. Walter, who goes by "Porky" and Carolyn have a cozy little spread right in the middle of this interesting little ghost town. It turns out that Carolyn is an accomplished artist who sells her creations in the galleries of Santa Fe. She and her husband were hospitable and kind enough to let me into her studio and reluctantly posed for a couple of photos. In addition to bringing my daughter Amy and my grandson Mason back to California, meeting Porky and Carolyn was one of the highlights of my trip.
Rob's western themed stagecoach painting entitled "Not On My Watch" garnered top honors at the annual Old Town Temecula Western Days juried Art Show. An estimated 20,000 people attended the two day event which included realistic gunfight reenactments, stagecoach rides, a chili cook off and thousands of Harley Davidson's. The art show was sponsored by the Temecula Valley Art League.
From their exposure at the "Art From the Heart" art show, Rob and Tere were invited to display their work for two weeks at the "Arrivederci Roma", a highly acclaimed upscale restaurant in the Lake Elsinore area, located at 31731 Riverside Dr.
Tere's graphite rendering titled "Cuervo Dairy Wagon" garnered top honors in the Pencil / Pen & Ink category at the annual juried art show "Art From the Heart", sponsored by the Elsinore Women's Club. Tere was presented her 1st place award by artist Robin Golden, co-chairperson of the Women's Club art committee.
Eighteen years after capturing Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy "the Hitman" Hearns doing battle in 1987, prints of my 1991 painting were once again in demand. A recent boxing event was held at the Pala Resort and Casino. Both Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns were in attendance. After being contacted through our website by a U.S. Army Lieutenant (and boxing afficianado) from Washington D.C., I arranged for several prints to be delivered to the event. It was a win - win for everyone, including me. The Lieutenant arranged for several prints to be signed by the celebrities. Sugar Ray took home a print to present to his oldest son, and I even walked away with both legendary autographs.