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kyle2A sad recent communication from Lineco: “Due to the continuing softness in the market, it is with a sense of sadness to advise that Kyle Ondricek is no longer with the Lineco division of University Products. Over the years Kyle has played a key role in developing the Lineco brand and he will be missed. We all wish him well with his future endeavors.”

carl3_200An Urgent Message from Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paint: “It is with great sadness that Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paint announces the recent death of our company founder, Carl Plansky. A Memorial Service is being planned with details to be announced in the near future. Meanwhile, the day to day operations of Williamsburg Paint will continue to be managed by Beverly Plansky. The factory will continue to manufacture the fine product that Carl developed over 20 years ago.”

Kyle & AndrewPreston Arts’ Andrew Preston and Kyle DeJute were married on July 4th and will be celebrating their marriage Saturday, October 17th. The newly weds met at Purdue University where they were in rival improvisation groups. Congratulations to Kyle and Andrew!

2009092109-harley-rose-fentonWelcome to the world, Harley Rose Fenton was born to Katy & Mark Fenton on September 21st (8 lbs 5 oz, 21 inches). Katy is Gary and Mary Shirey’s daughter.  Harley was welcomed by her big brother Mark Fenton Jr (21 months) who can hardly wait for her to learn to play catch.

untitledMore baby news… Caspar Carlos Glatz, son to Ruedi Glatz of Montana Cans was born auspiciously on 09.09.09

Samantha Mitchell, who works here at Lake View Art Supply in Chicago has been named a finalist  in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery. The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition is a triennial event that invites figurative artists to submit entries in all media to be considered for prizes and display at the National Portrait Gallery. During the exhibition, museum and Web site visitors can vote for their favorite pieces as part of the “People’s Choice Award,” and winners of this part of the competition will be announced Jan. 24, 2010. The endowment from the late Virginia Outwin Boochever has enabled the museum to conduct a national portrait competition and exhibition that encourages artists to explore the art of portraiture.

Her portrait is 3′ by 5′ and she used the Prismacolor Premier pen. Here is Samantha’s entry.


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The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery

image_024Rachel Minor,store manager at Riley Street’s San Rafael store  is leaving soon to become the manager at Santa Rosa Jr College’s  Petaluma Campus Bookstore.

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