|"Hanley's Wheat In The Field" Watercolor/Pastel SOLD|
I have been in love with the Hanley Farm since I served on the Southern Oregon Historical Society Board of Directors. I was introduced to the farm when we decided to use the site for a plein air paint-out fundraising project in about 2001. We invited 100 artists from Southern Oregon to the farm for a one-day paint out and lunch. 52 painters accepted the invitation and arrived early to paint. They spread out over the farm and selected views to paint. Their charge was to paint something historical. The artists were all generous enough to donate a completed painting to an auction. After a lovely lunch we all returned to our easels to complete the paintings. Nancy Fox of the Frame Shop was generous enough to frame the paintings that came to us unframed. The auction was also held at Hanley Farm under an elegant white canopy. Dinner was catered and the auction guests were entertained by music before the auction began. We raised more than $20,000 that evening!