Peace Pride, oil on canvas, 12 x 12", completed

This weekend is the Albuquerque Pride Festival and I will be there with my art at booth # 27. For those who don't know, Pride is a festival that celebrates the gay, lesbian and transgender community.

My first and only time(so far) at a Pride Fest was a couple of years ago when Aaron and I went with my dad. My dad was a gay man and I have to say I was very proud of him. It can't be easy to come out of the closet in a country full of hate crimes and discrimination. I am dedicating this show to the memory of my dad (RIP, April 9, 2008). He would have been here cheering me on and we would have had a wonderful time. So, in his memory, I plan to have a blast this weekend.

The Pride Fest runs thru Saturday at 8pm. Saturday morning there will be a parade down Central Ave. into the state fairgrounds. There will also be concerts and a pet parade.

I had planned to do a whole series of paintings for the show, but only ended up with time enough to finish one. "Peace Pride" is available for $300, plus I will have prints available for $20(13x13" matted) and $8(6x6" matted).

See you there!

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Comment by Paula Manning-Lewis on June 13, 2008 at 3:48pm
Thanks so much DCF for featuring my blog! What a pleasant surprise!

Peace!
Comment by Jennifer on June 15, 2008 at 10:40pm
great print! please think about entering the art show next year!
Comment by Paula Manning-Lewis on June 16, 2008 at 11:09am
Thanks Ren, I know he was there with me today, I could feel his presence all day.

Jacqui, it was good seeing you too!

Thanks Jennifer!

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