Christmas Art Sale at Gibson | News

By Faye Gaston

The Christmas Open House at Gibson’s Home Center was held November 11-12, 2021, for a “Jingle & Mingle” sale. This year the Bullock County Art Guild has added items for sale. Eighteen framed oil, acrylic or watercolor paintings and pottery by Joyce Perrin were on display.

It was interesting to see the purchase prices for works involving many years of experience perfecting their art and hours of creative labor for each painting by twelve talented local artists.

The Bullock County Historic Places Paintings were the 1925 Union Springs Coal Fall by Kathy Capps, $150; Fitzpatrick Post Office by Larry Stewart, $395; Fort Davis Post Office by Larry Stewart, $395, House by Stream of Water by Mary Chapman, $150; and the Oak Hill Cemetery Lookout by Linda Montgomery.

Location paintings during the trips included Tennessee Waterfalls by Mary Chapman, $75; At the Port of Amsterdam by Mike Benton, $300; Summer at Destin Beach by Philip Duvic, $50; Five Perote ladies visiting New York painted realistic portraits at the peak of abstract symbolism by Phillip Duvic, $250. and Gulf Shores by Jane Williamson, not for sale.

Walt Spratlan featured flowers in his paintings: sunflowers and rooster, $200; Blue Summer Flowers, $300; and Cascading Spring Flowers, $400. Several paintings depicted animals: Horse Splashing in Water by Sheila Brooks, $150; a fox in the snow by Linda Reynolds, $60; Dog in Globe Ornament held by Santa’s Hand by Sheila Brooks, “Piggy” by Kathy Capps, $60 unframed, and dog “Sadie” by John McLendon, neither for sale.

A vintage trinket stand contained seven items of Joyce Perrin pottery at $35 each. These included a nativity scene candle holder and others featuring the Christmas Grinch and quail.

A miniature Christmas tree sat in cotton contained wooden ornaments and gourds at $2.00 each.

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