Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pink Saturday - Pink Barbee

Pink Saturday - Beverly at the blog How Sweet the Sound has a great idea! It's Pink Saturday. Post about something pink, on Saturday. Here are the rules if you want to Get Pink!

This is a print called "Pink Barbee" by artist Lori Michelon. It's about 5" x 7" and came framed in a nice birch frame.

It's similar to the many pieces - over 500 - of original artwork offered at the California State University at Long Beach's Art Department Holiday Art Sale.

Works by art students and faculty are offered for sale, starting this Sunday, December 7 through Thursday, December 11, at the CSULB Student Art Gallery on campus. For more information, check the College of the Arts Website. Proceeds from the sale go to support art student travel scholarships.

I first learned about this sale several years ago. I bought some fantastic pieces of pottery and ceramics - and the prices were amazing.

I got the "Pink Barbee" print and another print by the same artist, for less than $15.00 each.

I got this bowl for $5. I also bought a companion piece for the same cost.


I got this larger bowl, big enough to serve salad, for a little more - I forget how much, but it wasn't over $15.00.


Another year, I bought a beautiful botanical watercolor by a painter named Emily Quest.

The sale showcases works by up and coming young artists, and by established faculty. You never know what you might find. Something you buy today could be valued in years to come.

And - best of all - you're supporting young artists. What could be more rewarding than that? If you're in Southern California - go check it out!

31 comments:

Lochlanina said...

Have to admit "Pink Barbie" wouldn't have been my first choice, but I wouldn't have been able to resist some of that pottery. Good buy. Happy Pink Saturday.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is such a fun PINK post!

~ Gabriela ~

LvPoohBr2 said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love the pink Barbi. I want one!! Ü

Sherry Goodloe said...

i'm glad i stopped by! i didn't know about the CSU at LB art department's holiday art sale. nice. happy pink saturday to you today. xoxo

KayEllen said...

Happy pink Saturday!
Love that you are supporting local artists!! very cool:)

Kay

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Great print! I love the colors.
Gina

Denise Elizabeth said...

Lovely post! Happy pink day! Hugs, Denise

Lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday.. I sure enoyed you stopping by.. I love the pottery you found..fun post....hugs ~lynne~

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Love the pink BBQ. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sondra Behne' said...

Thanks for stopping by and so glad to meet you. Yes all the entries will be posted so check back then to see them.

See ya soon.

Sondra

Riet said...

I love the pink barbie and it is so good to local artists. Happy pink Saturday

Dawn said...

What a nice post and a lovely way to raise money, I wouldn't be able to pass up on the pottery either. Happy PS!

dana said...

I love buying art like you did. We have several water colors we bought several years ago by an artist friend who was just starting out. I don't know if they're worth anything (money-wise), but I look at them and still love em and I guess that's what it's all about!
Happy Pink Sat!! Dana

Becky said...

I just read about your Doves that you saw the day you started your blog. I grew up watching doves every spring build a nest in the crook of a tree just outside my bedroom window. I have a story about that too that I think is pretty fantastic. Thanks for bringing that memory back to me.
Hugs and Happy PS.
Becky

Vanilla Lavender said...

I wish I could have that pink barbee! It would be very nice they we could get one. Have a great day! Vanessa

Kathleen said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today...Love the print. bold & beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, Kathleen

Joy said...

Very cool pieces!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

a really nice painting--could be a persimmon but probably a tomato. pink barbie sounds australian eh!!!!!have a happy weekend.

char72 said...

The Pink Barbee is interesting. The bowls are lovely.
Happy Pink Saturday,
Charlotte

Lara said...

good to hear that young talented people are being given some help!

splummer said...

Hi!
Great pieces of art! Love that beautiful clay pot! Thanks for stopping by my place.

Sherrie

CC said...

Beautiful pottery. Happy Pink Saturday..

Beverly said...

Now this is just my kind of show. You have some fantastic pieces. I love the watercolor.

Happy Pink Saturday, Glennis.

Marina said...

What great artworks you found. I ike the pink barbi. And I'll check out the website!!
Thanks for stopping by with such nice comment! :-)

alicesg said...

Very beautiful art pieces. Happy Pink Saturday.

Woman in a Window said...

Lamenting, lamenting again, living in the BFE. Oh well, you do culture for me, K?

Stephanie said...

That's a wonderful way to build an art collection and support budding artists!!

I love your laundry story...Ha Ha Ha!


Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Smilingsal said...

It sounds as if you made some good buys. Happy Pink Saturday.

Chloe Patricia said...

Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday. It's for the good cause and those bowls and other stuff you bought are lovely. Happy Pink Weekend. Chloe Patricia

rosechicfriends said...

Very interesting..a Pink BARBEE!!!

Happy PINK...Lorena

JudyBug said...

The pottery would have been a huge temptation. I love pottery!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love those comments...and a book collecting husband could be fun too. ;-)