Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Newsletter

This letter was sent to our personal mailing list and posted here as an alternative viewing option:

It has been a number of years since our last holiday letter and we wanted to rekindle the tradition and send out Holiday Greetings, let you know that Georgia’s website has been updated with her latest work, and tell you about a few other things we have been involved with lately.  For more information and photos you can go to: www.georgiagerber.com.

Our new year’s resolution is to keep the “Latest News” section of the website updated regularly in the coming year. This is where you can find information and photos about work that has not yet made it onto the main website, new installations, and other items we think may be of interest. Access is from the home page of the main site, or you can go straight to it at: http://georgiagerber.blogspot.com/. If you would like to be notified whenever we post something new you can sign up on the right side of the page.
The Christmas Sculpture Project
Every Holiday Season since 1999 Georgia has created a small pewter sculpture. What began as Christmas gifts for family and friends turned into an annual fund raising project for local non-profits here on Whidbey Island, with about 50 collectors donating each year. This year we have partnered with the recently formed Whidbey Community Foundation and are accepting new collectors, starting with this year’s Christmas Owl Sculpture. For information about the project and how to become a collector visit: https://www.whidbeyfoundation.org/christmas-sculpture-fund/
(For more information see the previous posting below)

Osprey 2017 
(17"H x 24"L x 8"W)

Georgia’s most recent creation. 
Also known as a

“Sea Hawk”. 
Depicted  life-size.

Nestled Rabbits 2017
11”H x 16”W x 11”D

City Hall, Bothell, Washington

Installed just this month along with three beavers and an otter near an adjacent fountain, "City Kitty" is the nickname of a cat that lived in an old house that was torn down to build the new City Hall. City employees cared for him for a few years and he became an unofficial City mascot. His ashes are held within the sculpture, which is placed on his favorite perch - greeting visitors on the main staircase.

Winter Chickens
Laura Hudson

A real joy in our life is having our daughter and her family living just down the road from us. Her husband, Victor, has become our skilled and indispensable patinauer and after earning her MFA in Painting a few years ago, Laura has developed a wonderful style of depicting the farm animals that surround us here on our rural island. Best of all, for her to find time to paint we get to help care for our two year old grandson.You can view Laura’s work at: http://www.lauraghudson.com

The Crew
Virginia Keck, Victor Ramos, 
Georgia and Randy

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Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and Happy 2018,
Georgia Gerber and Randy Hudson


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