Conway artist Steve Griffith has once again been selected as one of 19 nationally recognized professional plein-air artists to paint on location at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.
The eighth annual “Beauty and the Brush” plein-air painting event occurs Sunday-Tuesday.
Artists will paint in the 200- acre gardens which are full of color, and public observation is welcome.
A reception for artists and patrons will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Magnolia Room of Garvan Woodland Gardens. Paintings will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds go to the Garden and The University of Arkansas Horticulture Department.
For reservations and more information contact Suzie Burch at 262-9604. Griffith’s work will also be the feature item of the live auction at the Bankcorp South Insurance Services 2009 Charity Event to benefit six charities.
The cocktail reception will be held Sept. 28 at the Maumelle County Club. For tickets and more information, contact Ginger Westmorland at 614-1149. Griffith will be the premiere attraction at the Arkansas Festival of Wines to benefit the Arkansas Heart Association.
He will paint during the event. The painting will be the feature item for bid during the live auction. Arkansas Festival of Wines will be held from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Dickey-Stephens Park. Call 379-1198 to reserve tickets. Griffith’s art has sold in galleries in Atlanta, Breckenridge, Chicago, Dallas, Hot Springs, Jackson, Little Rock, Memphis, New Orleans, Oxford, Portland and Santa Fe, N.M.
Over the past 10 years, Griffith’s art has raised more than $150,000 for charities across the nation.
Over the past year he has donated paintings that raised over $20,000 for local causes including: Bolo Bash, Youth Home, Conway Regional Health Foundation, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Boys and Girls Clubs, and CARTI, The Faulkner County Board of Realtors Special Olympics Event and St. Joseph Schools in Conway.
To see more of Griffith’s work and tour his studio, call 514-2655.