Thursday, July 29, 2010

You are invited to attend an Art Law Workshop: "Copyright and Trademark Basics"

You are invited to attend an Art Law Workshop: "Copyright and Trademark Basics"

Neki Garrett and Marcus Hunt, Arts Attorney with the Duell/Hunt Law Firm, LLC. in Birmingham and founder of Alabama Lawyers for the Arts, are scheduled to speak to the local art community 9AM to 12PM, Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment in Huntsville, AL.

Alabama Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (ALAArts) along with Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment are hosting the workshop entitled Copyright and Trademark Basics. Ms. Garrett and Mr. Hunt will present information on the everyday issues that relate to artist and arts organization in the areas of Copyright and Trademark Law. They will also speak about the vision and impact of Alabama Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.

If you would like to attend the event, RSVP to Gina Hurst at 256.361.4960 or by September 20th. The cost is $15 and will be collected at the workshop. Cash or check will be accepted. Checks should be made out to Alabama Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (ALAArts).

For more information on the Copyright and Trademark Basics workshop please contact:

Gina Hurst, Art Consultant
Tele: 256.361.4960


Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment
David Edwards, Manager
2211 Seminole Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805
Tele: 256.533.0399



Attorney at Law

2803 Greystone Commercial Blvd.

Suite 12

Birmingham, AL 35242

t 205.408.3025

f 205.408.3029

Betty Burchfield's Treasured Reflections- The Story of Rose

Some artists like to put a story into their paintings. This painting is titled "ROSE".

ROSE was a young single lady back in the 20's. She wasvery meek and shy. All the men wanted to catch her eye as she was so beautiful.

As Rose was a beautician, she went once a week to cut the little girls' hair at the Orphan Home. The barber for the boys happened to be there that day. One look at Rose and he was smitten by her beauty and charm. She was so shy that he didn't know how to approach her. He went to the rose garden outside the orphanage and picked a rose. She smiled at him when he gave it to her and thus, began a very romantic relationship. Soon, they got married and each anniversary he gave her roses.

(This is my Mother and Daddy's story of how they met)
God has blessed me so much in my life. He gave me an artistic talent to express myself in painting. My Mother and Dad were married 40 yrs. when he went to be with Jesus.
Actually, their names were "Willie and Buford" I just didn't think "Willie" sounded like a good title for this picture. They provided us with a very loving and stable home.
Thank you, Jesus.

SIZE: 16 x 20
PRICE: $295 unframed

This picture is very dear to my heart. I sketched it in 1972 and found it in my sketch book and decided to make an oil painting of it.

Please sign my guestbook at: (dolls) (paintings)
Capture memories, moments and life into an oil painting)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Commissioned Portraits by Betty Burchfield: Jesus Love Me

"Jesus Love Me" by Betty "Little Reb" Burchfield, copyright

This is a good visual picture for one's child of how Jesus loves them by letting them see themselves sitting upon his lap. As the Bible tells us....."Jesus loved the little children".

It is also a comforting painting if their child is with Jesus to know that Jesus loves the children and is holding them tenderly in his loving arms.
And..... wouldn't this make a nice gift for somebody who just had their baby christened.

Size 16" x 20"

More information about putting a special child in Jesus' lap can be found at

This is my impression of what Jesus looks like. The little girl in the painting is my granddaughter, Madison, when she was about two or three years old.

Betty "Little Reb" Burchfield

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Madison Street Festival DEADLINE Sept. 6, 2010

Art News from Jeanne Steadman:

I am involved with the Madison Street Festival committee and wanted to alert you to a wonderful opportunity to showcase and sell your work- we had 13,000 attendees last year! and since this is the 30th anniversary and we have a huge entertainment line up planned we expect even more this year. We have $600 in prizes! Please see below flyer. You are so talented and I hope you can participate!!...please go to to see the expedite things you can mail it directly to me if you like- Jeanne Steadman 18 Arnett St. Madison, AL. and spread the word to all your artist friends.


Madison Street Festival

Providing fun and memories since 1980

Madison Street Festival

Artist Alley

Downtown Madison

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Booth Fee: $50 Deadline: 8/6/10

30th Anniversary

Award Categories

Best of Show ($300)

Best Booth ($200)

People’s Choice ($100)

Celebrating the talent, diversity, and uniqueness of artist both locally and regionally, the Madison Street Festival welcomes back for a second year, Artist Alley. This juried section was the talk of the 2009 festival and is a highly anticipated addition to this year’s event.

Register today to showcase your work at Madison’s beloved street festival which welcomed more than 13,000 visitors last year!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Artwork by Ascribing Artist Angela True

"Freedom" by Angela True, copyright

This painting was inspired during a time Angela and God walked very closely during a time when her granddaughter, all of 2 1/2 years old was diagnosed with cancer. Angela notes on her art blog about this painting "Never doubted Him for a moment. Just put one foot in front of the other."

"Everything in Between" by Angela True, copyright

Angela notes on her art blog about this painting: "We all get the same 24 hours a day. What we do in the time allotted is between our Creator and Us."

To see more of Angela True's artwork please visit:

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk

Just wanted to let you know that the annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk ( ) is this weekend. Here is the page to sign-up for the Huntsville, AL walk.

Also, most of the walkers are members of the North Alabama Photographers Guild ( ) and we'd love to see some new faces.


John Beene

Ascribing Artist Janet Smith: Limelight Exhibit

"Dance & Stuart" by Janet Schumacher, copyright

"Abandon Wagon" by Walt Schumacher, copyright

Walt and Janet Schumacher will be the HAL Limelight artists for the month of August. Their exhibit is titled "Ghost Towns of Montana", featuring photographs they took last summer. This exhibit was shown at the Huntsville Times in June, and their photographers were favorably impressed. Janet's are in color, and Walt's are all in Black and White.

The ghost towns are Bannack, Garnet, Virginia City and Nevada City. Bannack is one of the best-preserved ghost towns in the country, founded in 1862. Most inhabitants had moved on by the 1950's, and sixty structures remain standing. Garnet also came alive in 1862 when gold was discovered nearby. It was abandoned around 1918. Virginia City still has 132 inhabitants, and its nearby neighbor, Nevada city, is a re-creation of the original city plus many buildings moved there from other ghost towns, including Yellowstone's "Recreation Hall", built in 1910.

Come get a fascinating glimpse into the Wild West of yesteryear! The HAL reception is on Friday, August 6, 5-8PM.

Huntsville Art League
3005 L&N Dr. Suite 2
Huntsville AL 35801

Monday, July 19, 2010

Madison Arts Council's Art on Main First Sat. Aug. 7th

Madison Arts Council's Art on Main

Location: Madison, AL

Date: First Saturday of each month April thru September

Juried Show. ENTRY DEADLINE two weeks prior to art show each month


Saturday, July 17, 2010

How to Draw and Paint Smart is accepting articles

Local artist Michael Thoenes is looking for artists to contribute to his International art site. Checkout the info below.

Help young artists grow, expand opportunities to have your art seen.

"How to Draw and Paint Smart" is accepting articles and step by step lessons. Create 3 articles for and earn a featured artist page. Send me a message to learn more.

Drawing Secrets Revealed, Learn How to Draw and How to Paint with these Easy and Fun and Free Lessons created by professional artists to help you learn to draw smart

New Testimony page on Christian Art Contest website

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to let all of you know that we added a new page to It is the testimony page. We would really like to get words of encouragement & words of Glory & Praise unto our Lord & Savior Christ Jesus. If you have a testimony you would like to share or any words of encouragement & praise, please email them to us at
We also hope that all of you are spreading the word about the current contest "An Expression of God's Love". This contest runs until August 31st.
As always, I look forward to seeing all the images as I am truly blessed by them.
Take care & God Bless You!

Ascribing Artist Joe Fikes exhibits at the Library

Current art exhibits at HMCPL

Joe Fikes Photography

Joe Fikes
Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:00am - Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 5:00pm
Huntsville, AL Main Library
Artwork available for purchase:

Joe Fikes' photography captures various types of subjects such as landscapes, flowers, people, and buildings.

About the Artist

Joe Fikes has been seriously interested in photography since 1968 and began using professional-grade cameras starting in 1972. After taking photographs using professional-grade 35 millimeter and 4x5 view cameras from 1979-2002, he shifted to exclusively using digitals cameras in 2003. In 2007, Fikes began exhibiting his artwork at the Monte Sano art Show and since then, he has held numerous photograph exhibits through the Huntsville area.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Artist Link Added: Carlye Daugird

"South African Bloom" by Carlye Daugird, copyright

The Ascribing Artists blog is delighted to add Birmingham, AL artist Carlye Daugird to the Artists Links.

Carlye specializes in acrylics. Her style leans toward the abstract but is inspired by a take on nature that is teeming with life. As Carlye describes it, painting in the abstract allows her to inject imagination into her art – like looking at the world through a fantastical filter.

To see Carlye's artwork visit her website at:

Look for Carlye's featured artist spot on the Ascribing Artists blog coming soon.

Athens, AL: Art on the Square Premiere Party and Silent Auction

Art on the Square Premiere Party and Silent Auction

August 14, 2010

The annual art show Premier Party & Silent Auction provides you the opportunity of seeing and purchasing a beautiful original art piece. For more information call

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Artist Link Added: Christi Bunn

"Where Dreams Live" by Christi Bunn, copyright

The Ascribing Artists blog is delighted to add Birmingham, AL artist Christi Bunn to the Artists Links.

Christi specializes in architectural drawings of homes. She also paints in watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil, and does hand calligraphy. She welcomes commission orders.

To see Christi's artwork visit her website at:

Christi also maintains two blogs: Charm & Grace Cottage where she shares her life and what God is teaching her and Home Sketches where she displays her commissioned artwork.

Look for Christi's featured artist spot on the Ascribing Artists blog Sept. 1st.

Christian Art Contest

Hi Everyone! Christian Art Contest needs your help. If you haven't been to our site, please visit us at We started our new contest "An expression of God's Love" and really need to spread the word to get artists like yourselves involved. We can only bless people with our efforts if we grow. We recently added a new page called "Testimonies", so if you would like to share your testimony or a word of encouragement, please email us at Please keep us in your prayers. To God be the Glory & Honor!
Christian Art Contest sponsors an online art competition contest for people who have a real passion for the arts. An opportunity to share your creative talent with others having the same passion for the visual ars. Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.

Southern Festivals

Here is a list of Southern Festivals- many of them art related.

lists festivals and events in the South including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Our features are informative articles on festivals, fairs, vendors and entertainers for the travel & tourism industry.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Call for Art: The Southern Wildlife Festival DEADLINE July 21

Decatur, AL

The Southern Wildlife Festival will be accepting applications trough July 21, 2010.
For more information Contact Beverly Basham 256 318 2428
The Decatur convention and visitors Bureau 256 350 2028
or visit our website
The festival will be August 20, 21, 22, 2010.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

16 Main Gallery to host "Feed Your Palette" party to promote downtown revitalization project

Our very own Ascribing Artist Michele Lee ( was in the local paper. See below what she is up to.

MADISON, AL -- Madison city officials such as Mayor Paul Finley and council members are often in the limelight.

But Thursday night their wives -- and one lucky winner -- will take center stage at the new 16 Main art gallery in downtown Madison for a night of dining on appetizers from Main Street Cafe and an art lesson by Madison artist Michele Lee.

Finley's wife, Dr. Julie Finley, an assistant principal at Bob Jones High School, and the wives of six council members -- Carlene Cowles (Tim), Pam Holtzclaw (Bill), Debbie Overcash (Tommy), Donna Haraway (Steve), Sharon Holcombe (Tim) and Lisa Vannoy (Larry) -- are selling tickets for a chance for one person to join them at "Feed Your Palette," Thursday night at 16 Main.

The event is to raise awareness of the city's new art gallery and the downtown revitalization project. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Madison Street Festival. Organizers will use the money to pay for art lessons for one or possibly more children who attend the Madison Street Festival this fall.

To read more of this copyright article go to:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ascribing Artists Exhibit: Church of the Nativity- Aug. and Sept.

Ascribing Artists Exhibit

Church of the Nativity, Banister Room, 208 Eustis Avenue Southeast, Huntsville, AL 35801

Exhibit August and September 2010. Monday through Thursday 9 am to 4 pm, Friday and Sunday 9 am to Noon. Closed Saturday.

The Ascribing Artists is a creative ministry bringing together visual artists who wish to "Ascribe to the Lord the Glory due His name." Ascribing Artists recognize that anything they do pales in comparison to the Glory of the Lord. The Ascribing Artists ministry is inspired by Psalm 29:1, 2 we are to be "A Reflection of His Glory" in all that we do.

As a part of this creative ministry, Ascribing Artists is an avenue to bring together artists with this same belief and offer a creative outlet for artists who "Ascribe to the LORD."

For more info e-mail:

Church of the Nativity, 208 Eustis Avenue Southeast, Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 533-2455

My Plans for You: 1) Planning Our Steps

Greetings Artists!

As I reflect over the past two months about all the cutting and pruning the Lord has done in my life to free me up for my plans, I realize my plans are totally secondary to His plans. As sure as the timing was right to fulfill my plans, God showed me His, which has involved opening our home to a 16-year old nephew of ours who was in need. This change in plans has brought on 6 weeks worth of adjustments and wondering how we can provide for him. The words from the last devotion now echo in my mind about this Christian walk. One, God rarely reveals the entire picture to us in a way where we see the path from beginning to end and everything in between. Two, God rarely shows us in a way where we see the provision from beginning to end and everywhere in between.

I’m reminded of the Apostle Paul when he was in Ephesus and Acts 19:21 records, “Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” Sounds simple enough, but little did Paul know he would endure riots, arrests, a shipwreck and go to Rome as a prisoner in chains more than 5 years later.

So, if this email finds you today frustrated in plans gone astray, I pray you will turn to the Creator for His perspective. In reading how God worked in Paul’s life it comforts me in knowing even when things are not going as planned . . . maybe they are.

Paul LaBathe

Art Painting Experience on Love

Michele Lee sent this info for the Ascribing Artists Blog. See below.

From: Heather Baumbach at Asbury United Methodist Church

Hi Everyone-

We will be hosting a 2 part art painting experience on Love---
Monday July 12th and July 19th from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the grace Concourse (at Asbury United Methodist Church).

This is basically a bible study, allowing the students to explore scripture though art instead of the more traditional bible study methods, where we read and write...

The first session we will look at how God loves us, and then begin our pieces, the second week we will finish the pieces. All levels of skill are

Space is limited, but we have room for 6 folks on easels, and 5 folks on flat tables..
You'll need to email me with which you'd prefer, and I will try to schedule your first choice, if you have your own easel, you can bring that...

For supplies, please bring a canvas with you of the size you'd like to work on, and your brushes and paints, ...I will have a few brushes available and
some paint (mostly craft paint). This is going to be meditative in nature, and we will possibly display some of the art during the next sermon series...7 longings in the Grace concourse.

Hope you can join us:) Email me:) at
Heather Baumbach