Paint Around Charity Event

Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching two of my photographs be transformed into paintings at a charity event hosted and organized by The Main Avenue Galleria in Ocean Grove NJ for the benefit of The Bradley Beach Food Pantry. Which by the way raised $1150 in 3 hours.So it is called a Paint Around, what is it you ask. paint around is where several artists, in this case 7, work/paint for 30 minutes on a canvas recreating their impression of a photograph and then switch canvases. The result is 6-7 painters work on the same photograph and canvas creating an impressive work of art. Norma Tolliver is the owner of Main Avenue Galleria and she puts one of these on several times each year for the benefit of local charity. The Galleria has 3 photographers represented there and they choose 2 images from each to paint. At the end all are raffled off @ $20 per chance and the paintings are signed by all the Artists including the Photographer. The paintings are not for sale they are raffled off and thats it. The Artists for this Paint Around were – Norma Tolliver, Susan Winter, Nina Douglas, Ken Ahlering, Sue Gioulis, Christine Rotolo, and Martha Furguson. Photographs were chosen from Kelly Andrews, Bill Walker and myself. It was a very interesting and fun process to witness, I cant wait for the next one. You can visit teh Main Avenue Galeria at

Enjoy some pics fro the event……

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Author: Brian Marshall

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