Sharde Thomas, Otha Turner's granddaughter and her Fife and Drum Corp provided entertainment on the grounds of William Faulkner's home Rowan Oak. Every fall a dinner and art auction are held to benefit the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses.
Rowan oak is on the far left of the photograph.
Pollard Vineyard in Washington State commissioned a painting for their first label. Here is the mock up. The wine just became available in 2017.
Robin Pollard grows her grapes near Zillah, Washington in the Yakima Valley. She lives on Vashon Island near Seattle. Robin's partner, Chris Camarda, is well know for his Andrew Will Wine.
Earlier Andrew Will also commissioned a painting for the Sorella label.
VICTORIAN HOUSE ON MISSISSIPPIAN MOUND
This painting in the collection of Eason and Ellen Leake will be included in the Mississippi Bicentennial exhibit. The exhibition opens December 9th, 2017, at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
A NEW HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI
This new history of Mississippi features a painting from the "Baby Doll Suite" on the dust jacket. The painting, Doorway with Column, is in the collection of Dr. Hal and LaMarr Winn.