Monday, April 3, 2017

Maud Lewis Approved: Artist Megan LeForte Gives Back

We've been remiss in updating the blog this last week, but we certainly have been busy! With the slightly better weather and longer daylight hours starting to take hold, people are seeming to be in better spirits, and are out and about once again, which is great news and great for the business of finding new art great homes! 

One of the great things that happened last week, is that we proudly hosted a very special art fundraiser for Adsum House, called Mystery Art. With over 87 works donated by generous artists and a sold out show from supporters and volunteers, Adsum House was able to raise much needed funds so that they can continue their important work to provide safe homes and positive opportunities for women and children in need within our community. 




Gallery artist Megan LeForte wanted to help out too, and continue the giving back to Adsum House, with an original work of art this week. So from now until end of day Saturday, April 8th, the work featured below will be up for SILENT AUCTION.  This painting is an homage to Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis, with a modern twist of feminine empowerment with pussy hats. Purrrrrrrrfect timing as the upcoming film "Maudie" will be in Canadian theatres on April 14th. This would be a great gift to yourself and Adsum House. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO ADSUM HOUSE. We're starting the bidding at $100. We will update the total of the auction each day below the painting on this blog page. Check back often. To bid, simply email us at gallery@argylefa.com or call us at 902-425-9456. 
 


THE WINNING BID CLOSED AT $420 from Marsha Stagg!  Thanks to all the bidders and supporters of sharing this opportunity. Of course, thank you to Megan LeForte!

This is not the first time Megan has helped out those in need with her art. Some of you may remember she did a similar thing when Fort McMurray was in dire need.We think she's awesome! Support caring people like this and please feel free to share this post with anyone you think would be interested. We greatly appreciate it!

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2 comments:

  1. Looking to contact Megan Leforte for permission to reproduce for personal use this painting into a hooked mat (rug) or wall hanging. I have been hooking rugs for 20 years and am a Certified McGown Teacher. I would love to reproduce this in my medium. We have Maud patterns available to us,including the three cats but would like her permission to put the "pussy" hats on them.

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