Each year Families First invites local artists to submit original works to an exhibit which becomes the source for images used in their annual "Artists of the Seacoast" calendar. Over 100 pieces of art are entered. Thirteen are chosen (one of which is for the cover). The sales generated from the calendars help provide affordable healthcare, dental care, education, and other programs for those in need in the Seacoast.
I have entered the event for the first time and am looking forward to a flurry of fun, as well as seeing what the other artists are exhibiting. My painting for this exhibit is a 24x24 acrylic on canvas titled "North Church in Spring". A reception honoring all the artists is Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30 at the Discover Portsmouth Center. The 13 works to be used for the 2010 calendar will be announced that evening and the exhibit will be up through May 25. Be sure and keep an eye out in the fall for the 2010 calendar and help support a good cause!