Today is the last day that you can get the GREAT DEAL of a one year membership to Acrylic University (AU) at only $300 (it is usually around $450). Here are five reasons to sign up as a member of Acrylic University.
1. This is a practical way to carve out time in your life to nurture and grow as a creative person. Many times we neglect to cultivate the creativity that is embedded in us. When you spend money on something, you tend to want to get the most out of it.
2. Acrylic University is an online platform that provides access to high quality acrylic instruction in your home at any time you want and at a great price. A typical 4 day workshop costs $300+. You can access AU from anywhere, anytime you want.
3. When you join AU you get connected to a community of creative people from around the world. Your creativity will be inspired by as you and other artists and creative people share their work, encourage each other, and get helpful critique.
4. Painting is a great pastime that can bring real joy to your life. Winston Churchill wrote a little book “Painting as a Pastime.” As a member of parliament, and then Prime Minister, Churchill enjoyed painting even amidst the stress and business of his life. Painting can be a wonderful way to enjoy nature and learn to see in a new way.
5. As you head into the new year, why not take a new path, open yourself to new risks and rewards, begin a new adventure?
Acrylic University is thrilled to introduce the first students in our Access to Art program. These three young women applied and have been accepted into the two-year Access to Art program.
The goal of the Access to Art program is to provide artistically gifted students with access to (1) high quality art instruction, (2) art supplies and (3) a supportive art community. All youth ages 13-22 are welcome to apply. We hope to provide access to many low-income youth over the years to come. We are thrilled to welcome the following young women:
My name is Cajun-Rain. I’m fifteen years old. I live in Warm Springs, Oregon.
My interest in art began when my sister introduced me to art a year ago. One of the hard things I struggle with in creating is making something unique. This art program will help me create and explore my art and grow as an artist.
Hi! My name is Kristen Ronning. I am 15 years old and I live in Stanwood, Washington.
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in art. As soon as I could express myself, it was concentrated through creating art. My interest grew through my parents’ encouragement and simple practice. I’ve been focused mainly on sketching female faces, as that’s what has come easiest to me, but I’m eager to expand the ways that I create. It is hard for me to work with mediums other than a pencil and paper, but that’s what I’m hoping to figure out! The struggle I face is my own perfectionism and self-doubt, a relatively busy schedule (for a 15-year-old), and a lack of knowledge and education on painting, an art form I’ve wanted to, but never quite grasped. “Access to Art” would greatly help me by introducing me to new ways I can be imaginative and creative and teaching me the techniques I can use, so I can grow and be confident in my art!
My name is Marley Raunig. I’m thirteen years old and I live in Seattle, WA.
I started painting with acrylic paints last summer. The hardest part about painting is I have a lot of ideas and not enough time to paint. This program will help me to learn more about painting techniques.
10% of the sales from Jed Dorsey’s upcoming Radiant Landscapes show is going to fund these students.
You can support the Access to Art students by purchasing a painting on our online gallery, or by a monetary gift. If you would like to help support an Access to Art Student please contact Jason Dorsey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Jed Dorsey is a capturer of light on canvas. His passionate use of color explodes onto canvas in a way that draws the viewer into the landscape.”
I represent the fourth generation of artists on my mom’s side of the family. My dad is also a professional artist. I always had the opportunity to practice art as a child. I sold paintings as early as 11 years of age when my family had their “Dorsey Gallery” at the local fair. I remember a few kind parents of my friends buying my paintings for $10 which quickly turned into cotton candy and a few rides. As I grew older other interests such as music and sports called for my time and I didn’t paint much for several years.
That changed after I married my beautiful Canadian wife, Renae. On a trip to Whistler, B.C. in 2001, we stumbled on some galleries that were showing some vibrant oil & acrylic paintings. My family had always done watercolors so this was something different and very appealing to me. That very week on our vacation, I bought my first acrylic paints and spent countless hours painting in this new medium. I loved it. Thus began the journey.
I painted for many years as a secondary pursuit but in 2016 took the plunge into full-time art while living in Indianapolis. My studio was located at the Harrison Center for the Arts, an incredible arts organization. What an amazing opportunity for me as an emerging artist to be part of such a vibrant and creative community. I now make my home on Camano Island where I grew up. There is nothing quite like the stunning views of the Pacific Northwest. I will never tire of the the view when driving over the bridge onto Camano Island. It is a scene I have painted over and over.
I like how light changes objects, from garbage cans, to buildings, to plants and trees, creating shadows and diverse colors. One of my favorite subject matters to paint is filtered sunlight shining through trees onto a road, river, sidewalk, or path. It is an invitation to the viewer. I paint landscapes and cityscapes because I have lived in both rural and urban spaces. I see beauty in both. Whether I am painting on location or painting from a photograph, I create the scene in a way that I find aesthetically pleasing. I don’t want to just duplicate a photograph.
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to study under some great artists like Mike Svob, Ovannes Berberian, John Michael Carter, and the late Robert Genn. There are others that have influenced my work, like Michael O’Toole and Kim English. I have learned so much from all these artists. My parents continue to be a huge inspiration and encouragement to me. Renae walks on this path of artistic endeavor with me daily and is a constant source of friendship and support. Our daughter, Willow, also helps by naming paintings and is an enthusiastic supporter of my work.
RÉSUMÉ / CURRICULUM VITAE
October 2018 – “Home” – Sunnyshore Studio, Camano Island, WA
October 2017 – “Inheriting Indianapolis” – Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
August 2017 – Frankfort Library, Frankfort, IN
July 2017 – “There and Back Again” – Sunnyshore Studio, Camano Island, WA
On Tuesday my brother Jed Dorsey took me and my son Julian fishing. At least that was the plan. The idea was to put Jed’s boat in at Maple Grove, cut through Deception Pass, and make our way down to Fort Casey where there is good salmon fishing from the shore.
However, when we got to the west side of Whidbey, we (Jed) hadn’t calculated how long it would take to get to Fort Casey. So we decided to try our hand fishing in the waters just west of Deception Pass. Jed dropped me off on shore where I fished. He and Julian fished from the boat. But unfortunately, Jed had forgotten to bring the weights for the downriggers. They rigged up some weights and tried…Then picked me up and we tried some more, but nothing.
Moral of the story. Jed shouldn’t be a fishing guide. He is, however, a terrific artist. And we were industrious and made the most of it, shooting some video for his upcoming solo show at Sunnyshore Studio. Enjoy this short video invitation to Jed’s upcoming show: Radiant Landscapes.
Jed Dorsey’s October solo art show at Sunnyshore Studio, Radiant Landscapes, will raise money to provide access to art for artistically gifted, low-income youth through Acrylic University’s Access to Art program.
“I grew up with access to art. My dad let me use his studio and his paints, brushes and paper. He was also my main instructor and art critic.”
“My mom was my cheerleader. She made sure I had plenty of art supplies and cheered me on in my efforts.”
“And even as a youth I had opportunity to sell my artwork at family art shows shows.”
“Many artistically gifted, low-income youth have no access like I did. Often schools don’t have the resources to provide quality art instruction, and sometimes there’s none at all. The aim of AU’s Access to Art program is to come alongside these gifted youth and provide two years of quality art instruction through AU’s online platform (worth approximately $800), a backpack full of art supplies (worth approximately $200), and a supportive online art community, ALL FOR FREE!”
Sunnyshore Studio’s Artistic Director, Jason Dorsey, will be leading the first cohort of Access to Art Students. The goal is to launch that cohort in November 2019.
To raise money for these students, Sunnyshore Studio and Jed Dorsey are donating 10% of all art sold at the Radiant Landscape show to fund the first cohort of Access to Art students.
Jed’s Radiant Landscapes show opens Saturday, October 5th, 10am – 5pm at Sunnyshore Studio (2803 S.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA). It runs through Saturday, October 12th, 10am-5pm.
Acrylic University is launching an ACCESS TO ART program to provide artistically gifted, underprivileged youth ages 13-22, with access to high quality art instruction, art supplies and a supportive art community for FREE.
The value of the two years of access to Acrylic University’s online art instruction is $800. Add to this the $200 of art supplies for a total of $1,000 of value. In short, the ACCESS TO ART students are receiving an incredible opportunity!
Our pilot program launches in November 1, 2019, has already received two applicants. We are working with four other youth who are currently in the process of applying.
We only have room for TEN in our pilot ASSESS TO ART program that will be facilitated by Jason Dorsey.
Many low-income, artistically gifted youth do not have access to art training, art supplies, and a nurturing artistic community. Sunnyshore Studio is partnering with Acrylic University (AU) to launch AU’s Access to Art program. Through a grant and the support of an Advocate, ten youth will receive two years of art instruction through Acrylic University’s online platform, acrylic art supplies worth $200, and inclusion in AU’s online community of artists.
Check out the introduction video to Acrylic University here:
Many young people have great artistic potential but do not have access to art instruction and supplies. Public education’s focus on the core subjects of math, English and science, and its value of athletics often means that these young people’s artistic potential is not encouraged. The cost of private art lessons and art supplies make the cultivation of young people’s artistic gifts available exclusively for the wealthy. Acrylic University aims to make access to art accessible for young people, especially youth from low income families. Access alone to art instruction and supplies is not enough. These young people need the encouragement and critique, nurture and support of a community for their artistic gifts to flourish.
The mission of AU’s Access to Art program is to provide artistically gifted youth a two-year access to art instruction, art supplies and a supportive art community.
Over the next decade to raise up gifted, successful artists who share beauty with the world by providing the Art for Access Program to over 100 students.
Acrylic University believes access to art instruction, art supplies, and a supportive art community is the key to unlock the artistic potential of young people. Our program is aimed at providing this access to youth 13-22 years of age, and is especially geared towards youth from low-income families.
Art Instruction: Acrylic University provides online instruction in acrylic painting from Master artist Jed Dorsey. Jed’s engaging, encouraging instruction style allows for youth to learn “over his shoulder and through his heart.” Much of what we learn is from watching someone else, learning from them. Acrylic University offers classes beginning with 101, the most basic class to more advanced classes. Because the instruction is on-line, the student can watch the lessons from his/her phone, or a computer at the library or at home.
Art Supplies: Acrylic University ships a backpack with all the necessary art supplies to begin painting. See list below. It also includes a supply list for the student so that he/she can have a guide to purchase supplies in the future. It is important that all of the supplies fit in a backpack because many of these youth live transient lives, moving from apartment to apartment and they need to be able to carry their mini-art studio with them.
Art Community. Enrollment in AU’s Access to Art community immediately connects the artistically gifted youth into a supportive, encouraging community. This starts with an “Advocate” who knows the youth’s potential and pledges to support them in their journey. The advocate is someone who knows the student and is in their lives. It might be a parent, grandparent or guardian, or a teacher. After filling out an application and acceptance into the program, the youth is connected to a multi-generation community of artists facilitated by a “Coach” who provides support, encouragement, and critique.
An “Advocate” identifies a youth aged 13-22 who has artistic potential and on the application form pledges to support that youth in their journey.
The youth applies to
the Access to Art Program. The application includes the signature of the
Advocate. After acceptance into the program, the youth is placed on the waiting
list for an Access to Art Program Grant (see below).
After receiving the
Access to Art Grant, AU (1) ships the backpack of art supplies to the Advocate
who gets them to the student, (2) registers them for the online instruction portal,
and (3) connects them to the online art community.
At this point the
youth is considered a member of Acrylic University and welcomed to participate
in all of the programs of AU including submission of art to the annual juried Acess
to Art (online) Art show (see below).
After the youth
graduates from the two year Art Access program of Acrylic University. They can
choose to (1) continue in Acrylic University by paying the regular fee, (2)
apply for being a AU “coach” and receive the AU instruction as their
reimbursement for being a coach.
Online Art Show
Entering artwork in a show, having your art juried, selling and shipping artwork, and paying a gallery commission are vital steps to grow and to be affirmed as an artist. In Partnership with Sunnyshore Studio, AU provides an online Art Art Show where Access to Art Students can showcase and sell their artworks. A 10% commission on student’s artwork that is sold will be taken to cover administrative and promotional costs of the online art show. Advocates play an important role in this art show by promoting their student’s artwork via social media and with their network of friends, and by helping walk the student through the shipping of artwork that is sold (if shipping is required).
Program Cost and Access Grant
The cost of providing access for one youth in Acrylic University is $350. We are looking for generous supporters who want to help youth have access to art. If you are interested in supporting a youth in the Access to Art program contact Jason Dorsey (see information at the bottom of this link). You can pay for all, or part, of a student’s access to art. The cost is broken down in this way:
$100 = Art for Access “Student Rate” for online instruction
In Partnership with Sunnyshore Studio, Acrylic University is launching the pilot Access to Art Program in October, 2019. Jason Dorsey, Artistic Director of Sunnyshore Studio will be working with advocates to identify ten artistically gifted youth. After the youth have are accepted into the Access program, they will be eligible to receive the Access Scholarship. In October 2019, Jed Dorsey will have a solo art show at Sunnyshore Studio. Sunnyshore Studio is donating 5% of the commission and Jed and Renae Dorsey are donating 5% to raise Access Grants to fund the ten students. In the fall of 2020 show, artworks by the students who are a part of the Access Program will be showcased in an online Art Show.
Advocates are vital for AU’s Access to Art Program. They serve in three
First, the Advocate
identifies a gifted young artist (age 13-22) and works with them to complete
and turn in an Access to Art Application.
Second, once the
student receives a grant, AU ships the backpack and art supplies to the youth.
The Advocate ensures that the youth receives the art supplies.
Third, the Advocate
supports the student as they showcase their work on the online Art Show
including (1) sharing the student’s participation in the online show via social
media and with his/her network of friends, and (2) helping youth ship artwork
to purchaser if this is required.
August 15, 2019: Applications Due
September 1, 2019: Art Access Pilot Program Members Announced
October 2019: Jed Dorsey Art Show and Art Access Fund-Raiser
November 1, 2019: Pilot Program Begins
October 2020: Paintings of Access to Art Pilot Program Members online Art show
The following art
supplies will be provided for Access to Art Students along with a backpack to
carry them in.
Tubes of Paint (warms and cools of primary colors, plus gray, white and black)
Paint box (for holding
Sta-Wet Palette – mini version)
Set of 10 brushes
Set of 6 pencils with
Note: Students and
advocates will need to provide water buckets for cleaning brushes, and paper
towels (or rags). Hair dryer and hydrogen peroxide are optional (used for
helping Sta-Wet Palette stay fresher for longer).
Applying to AU’s “Access to Art” Program
We are only taking 10 students in the pilot Access to Art Program.
Applications must be post-marked by August 15, 2019 (or e-mailed by August 15)
Applications will be evaluated in the order in which they arrive.
Youth who are not admitted into the pilot program will be placed on a waiting list.
If you would like to apply for the pilot Access to Art program, please request an application by sending your name and e-mail address to Jason Dorsey. You can contact him via phone at 317.209.6768 or e-mail: email@example.com.
You can check out the web site at the bottom of this page.
Acrylic University was created by Jed and Renae Dorsey – with strong assistance from Dan Ericson and Peter Stout – to make acrylic instruction and creative community accessible to everyone.
Acrylic University features high quality painting instruction by Jed, an expanding course list with comprehensive supply list for each course, a library of paint along videos where you can learn looking over Jed’s shoulder and through his heart, and connection to an on-line artistic, creative, encouraging community.
Jed and Renae emphasize the community aspect of Acrylic University. They dream of the community platform connecting a bibrant community of artists and creative people who share a love of life and learning and beauty and art. In other words, Acrylic University is not just about painting. It is about community!
There is a two week window to sign up to get the best rates! From today until June 20th, 2019: the monthly price of $45 is offered $33 a month. The yearly regular fee of $397 is cut in half! The two week launch price is $197. If you buy the yearly at this reduced rate, it comes to only $17 a month.
And in case you’re just not sure it’s worth the coin, you have 30 days to try the site out. If you don’t love it there is a 100% money back guarantee.
Access to Art Pilot Program
Sunnyshore Studio’s Artistic Director, Jason Dorsey, is working with Jed and Renae to develop Acrylic University’s “Access to Art” program. This program is geared towards giving youth, especially low income and disenfranchised youth, access to art instruction, art supplies and creative community.
Many young people have great artistic potential but do not have access to art instruction and supplies. Public education’s focus on the core subjects of math, English and science, and its value of athletics over art, often means that these young people’s artistic potential is not encouraged or cultivated. The cost of private art lessons and art supplies make the cultivation of young people’s artistic gifts available exclusively for the wealthy. Acrylic University aims to make art accessible for young people, especially youth from low income families. However, access to art instruction and supplies is not enough. These young people need the encouragement and critique, nurture and support of a community for their artistic gifts to flourish.
The mission of AU’s Access to Art program is to provide artistically gifted youth access to art instruction, art supplies, and a supportive art community.
Over the next decade to raise up many gifted, successful artists who “share beauty” with the world by providing the Art for Access Program to hundreds of students.
Acrylic University believes access to art instruction, art supplies, and a supportive art community is the key to unlock the artistic potential of young people. Our program is aimed at providing this access to youth 12-22 years of age, and is especially geared towards youth from low-income families.
Art Instruction: Acrylic University provides online instruction in acrylic painting from Master artist Jed Dorsey. Jed’s engaging, encouraging instruction style allows for youth to learn “over his shoulder and through his heart.” Much of what we learn is from watching someone else, learning from them. Acrylic University offers classes beginning with 101, the most basic class to more advanced courses. Because the instruction is on-line, the student can watch the lessons from his/her phone, or a computer at the library or at home.
Art Supplies: Acrylic University ships a backpack with all the necessary art supplies to begin painting. This includes easel, brushes, acrylic paint, palette, and canvases. It also includes a supply list for the student so that he/she can have a guide to purchase supplies in the future. It is important that all of the supplies fit in a backpack because many of these youth live transient lives, moving from apartment to apartment and they need to be able to carry their mini-art studio with them.
Art Community. Enrollment in AU’s Access to Art community immediately connects the artistically gifted youth into a supportive, encouraging community. This starts with an “Advocate” who knows the youth’s potential and pledges to support them in their journey. The advocate is someone who knows the student and is in their lives. It might be a parent, grandparent or guardian, or a teacher. After filling out an application and acceptance into the program, the youth is connected to a multi-generation community of artists facilitated by a “Coach” who provide support, encouragement, and critique.
If you’re interested in sponsoring a young person in this pilot “Access to Art” program please contact Renae Dorsey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the link to the web site that’s just gone live:
Sunnyshore Studio is thrilled to announce our 2019 Artistic Season. We hope that you are able to visit us for one – or all! – of these shows as we “share beauty with the world.”
MARCH: VINTAGE WATERCOLORISTS OF WASHINGTON
Our season begins in March with the second of five Jack Dorsey Invitational: Vintage Watercolorists of Washington shows. We’re thrilled to partner again with the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), one of the premier watercolor society’s in the US.
We’ll showcase the art and celebrate the lives and artistic legacies of five of Washington’s top watercolorists: Jerry Stitt, Seiko Konya, Nancy Fulton, Cooper Hart and Sandy Langford. Jack Dorsey will also have five of his paintings on display. And we are excited to have on display a watercolor by Elizabeth Warhanik, one of the founding members of Women Painters of Washington.
You won’t want to miss the meet the artist reception, 3-5pm, on March 9th. We expect it to be packed with watercolor lovers, artists and friends of the art as it was last year!
Check out the poster below for information on the show featuring one of Cooper Hart’s marine paintings.
And here’s a video preview of the artists with some fun bloopers of Jack Dorsey and the making of the video.
MAY: CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
Sunnyshore Studio will be participating in the popular “Studio Tour” hosted by the Camano Arts Association. The tour takes place over five days in May:
Friday, May 10, 10am-5pm
Saturday, May 11, 10am-5pm
Sunday, May 12, 10am-5pm
Saturday, May 18, 10am-5pm
Sunday, May 19, 10am-5pm
We will feature artwork by our family of artists: Fanny Y. Cory, Jack Dorsey, Ann Cory, Jason Dorsey, April Nelson, and Jed Dorsey, as well as guest artists who we’ll reveal at a later time.
The Studio Stour is a fun way to see beautiful Camano Island and experience the vibrant colony of artists there. Enjoy this virtual tour of some of our artists.
JACK DORSEY SILENT ART AUCTION
Jack Dorsey, the patriarch of our family of artists, is a well known northwest artist whose artworks are collected and prized. Jack has painted for close to sixty years and has an impressive body of art that ranges watercolor landscapes to still life and western oils. Here’s your chance to see a broad collection of Jack’s works, get your hands on a Jack Dorsey original, and maybe even a great deal on it too.
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The silent auction will work this way. There will be a minimum bid for each painting. If you want to take the painting today there will be a price for that too. At the end of the show we will see what painting is going to a new home.
The show will take place over three Saturdays in June:
Saturday, June 15, 10am-5pm
Saturday, June 22, 10am-5pm
Saturday, June 29, 10am-5pm
OCTOBER: JED DORSEY SOLO SHOW
A highlight of our artistic season each year is Jed Dorsey’s solo show. Jed usually sells his shows out, and typically there are people waiting at the door to get in before the show opens!
Jed’s show will run on two Saturdays in October:
October 5th, 10am-5pm
October 12th, 10am-5pm
This year we’ll plan to host the show online as we did last October so Jed’s friends and fans across the US and world (remarkably, but it is true) can purchase his beautiful acrylic paintings.
If you want to learn more about Jed, or are interested in taking an online course in acrylics through his Acrylic University check out his web site:
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS SHOW
Each year we do a themed Christmas show. Last year’s show was “Christmas in Miniature”. We haven’t settled on a theme for our 2019 Christmas show. Maybe we’ll stick with the Christmas in miniature theme. Maybe we’ll branch out with something new.
But for sure we’ll have a wonderful time sharing new original art, and affordable prints, books we’ve published, and lots of delicious food and drinks. We’ll also have fun inviting guests artists who help us make this an especially festive show packed with friends!
Our family looks forward to welcoming you in to our creative studio-gallery as we share the beauty of Camano with the world!
As we look back at 2018, our family has so very much to be thankful for. We are especially grateful for the many friends, patrons and backers who have visited our Camano “bricks and mortar” studio, who have purchased art on-line, and who have backed our creative projects.
Thank you so much! You have helped us carry out our mission to share beauty with the world.
Here are some highlights from 2018.
March: Vintage Watercolorists of Washington show
We hosted the first of five Jack Dorsey Invitational: Vintage Watercolorists of Washington art show to celebrate the life and legacy of some of Washington’s top watercolor artists.
The Vintage show was a great success. A number of newspaper articles were written about it, the artwork was spectacular and a large crowd attended the opening. We are especially thankful for the NWWS partnering with us on the show.
April: Jed, Renae & Willow move back to Washington
Certainly a highlight for the Dorsey clan was to have Jed, Renae and Willow move back from their much loved home in Indianapolis to the northwest. Jed is a gifted artist. He, Renae and Willow make a terrific team and their presence is a joy to all of us.
May: Mother’s Day Studio Tour
We participated in the popular Camano Island Mother’s Day Studio tour over Mother’s Day weekend and the following “encore” weekend. This is always a fun time to see old friends and make news one, and sell a lot of art, books, cards, and posters. We enjoyed very much the guest artists that joined us for the show. And we are so thankful for the many friends and supporters who “shop local” and support the artist colony on Camano.
July: Enjoying and Sharing Camano
A highlight each year is July on Camano with its long, warm days. Sunnyshore Studio’s artistic director take a month vacation from his work as a Presbyterian pastor in Redmond, WA. These are wonderful days of playing with friends, enjoying Camano’s beaches, enjoying long stretches of time for creativity, and working on projects around the studio. One highlight from this summer was a BIG WORK PARTY we organized at Jack and Ann Dorsey’s home!
August: Work begins on Jack Dorsey’s Tiny House
We began Jackie’s Tiny House this summer. The project is coming together nicely. We expect it to be all ready for the 2019 Mother’s Day Studio Tour. Jenny Dorsey was the mastermind of this project. She had lots of help from Jacob, Jackie, Jason and Grandpa Jack!
October: Jed Dorsey’s “Home” Show
Jed’s art show in October was a smashing success. Titled “Home”, it explored the places of the heart, and how art can capture that longing for and sense of home we have. We’re super thankful for Jed’s friend Russ Baumgarner and his painting company Rubumco for sponsoring the show. We held our first “on line” opening, and sold many paintings over the web. We’re excited about the potential of being able to share beauty with people who are not able to visit our “bricks and mortar” gallery. And we’re thankful for all of Jed’s fans, friends and patrons who support his work by buying his art.
November: I Remember Running Through the Woods
In November we turned in the manuscript of Jason Dorsey’s I Remember Running Through the Woods to the printer. We are super excited to be publishing the second book in this ten book series. The book will be released in January, 2019.
November: Successful Kickstarter Campaign for “We are Family” documentary
In November we launched a 30 day Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising 25K to complete a documentary about an inner city basketball team from Indianapolis who against all odds won the state championship. The movie is titled We are Family. Just hours before the closing of the social funding campaign we reached our goal of 25K! We’re so thankful for the 110+ backers who believed enough in us and this project to give so generously. We expect to show the movie for the first time in March 2019.
December: Christmas in Miniature Show
We culminated the year with our annual Christmas show.
This year’s show had the theme of “miniatures” and it featured small paintings, the unveiling of Jack Dorsey’s annual Christmas card, the soft opening of Jackie’s tiny house, and wonderful miniature displays set up by Jenny. It was super fun to have a number of guest artists showcased this year!
We had a terrific lineup of local artists. It was great to be able to share their wonderful art!
And again, we are thankful for the many friends and patrons who stopped by, who purchased art and cards, etc.
In 2018, Sunnyshore Studio had a strong year. This included showcasing original art, publishing books and working on a documentary. We are passionate about our calling to share beauty with the world through these different mediums. And we are passionate about building community through art. We are so thankful for the many friends, collectors, patrons and backers who have stood with us this year!
JENNY AND I AND OUR ENTIRE FAMILY ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU ALL!