The 1st Annmarie Art Breakfast on Derby, a fundraiser sponsored by Hayden & Craig

For Immediate Release

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Dawn Marie Yankeelov

(502) 292-2351

(March 2010)—Louisville, KY—The 1st Annmarie Art Breakfast on Derby sponsored by Hayden & Craig PLLC ( will benefit Murray State University art students through a special scholarship fund, and Louisville’s emerging artists of Art Sanctuary.  The event will be hosted by the late artist Annmarie Campbell’s mother, Dawn Marie Yankeelov, at Electric Blue at 835 East Main from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the morning of the Kentucky Derby.  All those over 21 are invited to this buffet breakfast event that will feature selected artists as the Derby Morning’s Art Ambassadors exhibiting their works for sale, a silent art auction, reggae, jazz, and rock by the Scott Anthony Trio, and an exhibition of Annmarie Campbell’s work, along with selected arts and crafts, and apparel vendors.  There will be a cash bar, featuring mimosas, bloody marys, and mint juleps.  Rooibee Red Tea, a local, bottled organic ready-to-drink tea in 7 flavors, will be available for purchase and samplings. Buffet catering will be by Mrs. Potter’s Coffee Lounge & Café, including all manner of hot tea and coffee, OJ, egg creations, bacon, seasonal fruits, quiches, salmon, assorted cheeses, muffins, scones, and breads, and decadent desserts, including the pie of the day. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased online at or

or in person at Quest Outdoors. Quest Outdoors locations are:  2330 Frankfort Ave. (502)n893-5746 or 4340 Summit Plaza Dr. in the Summit (502) 893-5746.  Quest Outdoors Frankfort Ave. store hours are Monday-Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5. Quest Outdoors at the Summit store hours are Monday-Saturday 10-9, Sunday 12-6.

Annmarie Campbell, grew up in Louisville, and  was a passionate artist and Murray State art graduate that understood both the dark and the beautiful sides of weathering life’s journeys.  The intent of her work was to investigate relationships of duality—principally, attraction and repulsion. Campbell devoted much of her time to drawing, printmaking and photography.  She died at age 23 in May 2006, while serving as an artist-in-residence at Fancy That in Paris, Tenn., attacked by an alligator on an outdoor adventure in Ocala, Florida.  Yankeelov, her mother, established a scholarship in her name at Murray State to support art students.  The fund is looking to reach endowment with this event.  Yankeelov also serves on the board of Art Sanctuary, and supports the vision of every artist—to be heard and seen through their work. Proceeds will benefit both missions.

Featured artists will include:  Scott Slusher, photography of the human form; Mary Verrandeaux, horse themed paintings; Lisa Frye, oils and water colors of the dream world; Melissa Flautt, whimsical clay pots; Vian Sora, mystical works from Baghdad, and Jesse Cooley, compiled and found art; as well as other famed artists in other genres.

Art Sanctuary

Art Sanctuary at the Alley Theater is a 501(c)3 non profit founded in Louisville, Kentucky in 2004, formed around the humanist principle that “Your Life is Your Art.” As a community arts collective, the Art Sanctuary mission is to provide support for local artists through promotions, events, and education. Art Sanctuary services are made available to all local artists who need a place to exhibit, perform, or create their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain space to exhibit or perform from traditional sources because of financial or other limitations.  Follow Art Sanctuary on Facebook.

Murray State University Annmarie Campbell Art Scholarship

Murray State University maintains a strong academic reputation and has been rewarded with high marks when compared with other regional public universities in U.S. News & World Report and other college ranking publications. The school is Kentucky’s only public university to be listed in the U.S. News & World Report top tier for past 18 consecutive years.  The scholarship, established in Annmarie’s name, goes to a junior or senior female art student attending the institution. Students can receive the award in their junior year and reapply for senior year. Each eligible student must submit at least 10 electronic photo or art images in email or printed pictures of any type of art for review by 2 art professors for a final selection. Two Murray art professors will be selected to review these each award period. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to be eligible to receive the award again.