Tubac's Village-Wide Van Gogh Sunflower Paintout & Auction Fun-Raiser

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-Real sunflowers (if the javelinas and grasshoppers don’t eat them) juxtaposed against buildings throughout the historic artist colony of Tubac will be the inspiration for plein air painters  during the third annual Van Gogh Sunflower Paint Out and  Auction to be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Lowe House Project artist residency in Old Town Tubac. This year,  Tubac shops, galleries and restaurants are getting in on the fun. Some are offering ‘Sunflower Madness’ specials and discounts at locations where artificial, (and some real) sunflowers will be "blooming " including  Tubac Old World Imports, Tumacookery, Rogoway Gallery, Bruce Baughman Gallery and Untamed Confections.  Event co-chairs, Tubac Village Artists Association members Pamela Wedemeyer and Barbara Kuzara, have passed out packets of sunflower seeds to property owners, businesses and Tubac non-profits for planting to ensure blooming sunflowers for participants to paint and visitors to enjoy village-wide.

Participating artists will be painting sunflower scenes throughout the village during the day-long event. At 1:00 p.m., the artists will display their paintings in the Historic Lowe House and the silent auction and patio party will begin. Tige Reeve will be performing live and refreshments and a food truck will be available. Bidding will end at 3:30 p.m.  Bidders need to be present to win.  The ‘madness’ of the Van Gogh Sunflower Paint Out and Auction began two years ago in celebration of the 130th anniversary of artist Vincent Van Gogh’s series of sunflower paintings begun in 1887. The event is a “fun-raiser” with proceeds from the sale of paintings to benefit the participating artists, the Tubac Village Artists Association and the Lowe House Project artist residency.
For more information, view lowehouseproject.com and tubacvillageartists.org. Inquiries by artists regarding participation and registration in the Van Gogh Sunflower Paintout and Auction can be sent to Pamela Wedemeyer at cpamelita@aol.com. For general information about the event, contact Barbara Kuzara at bakuzara@gmail.com.    .

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