3rd Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby hosted by Dawn Yankeelov

The 3rd Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby, a fundraiser sponsored by Aspectx

(February, 2012)—Louisville, KY—The 3rd Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby sponsored by Norton Healthcare and Red e App will benefit Murray State University art students through a special scholarship fund, and area artists from the Louisville Artists Syndicate, an auxillary group of the Louisville Visual Arts Association.  The event will be hosted by the late artist Annmarie Campbell’s mother, Dawn Marie Yankeelov, at the United Way Building, 334 E. Broadway, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the morning of the Kentucky Derby.  All those over 18 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 Johnny Doughnut Experience; and an exhibition of Annmarie Campbell’s work, along with selected arts and crafts.  There will be a cash bar, featuring mimosas.  Rooibee Red Tea, a local, bottled organic ready-to-drink tea, will be available for purchase and samplings. Buffet catering will be by Divinity Catering, including all manner of hot tea and coffee, OJ, egg creations, bacon, seasonal fruits, quiches, assorted cheeses, muffins, scones, and breads, and decadent desserts, including the pie of the day. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased  in person at the LVAA offices in the Water Tower beginning in March, as well as via Showclix (http://www.showclix.com/event/AnnmariesArtBreakfastonDerby) starting now, or by calling our PR firm, Aspectx, at 502-292-2351.  Information and links for ways to contribute, under Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby, will be provided in Facebook, Power2Give.org, and here.  Reserved sponsor tables will be $250 for 8 people.

Details of the Event will soon be the  on Louisville Visual Art’s Association website, in the section devoted to Louisville Artists Syndicate:  http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artistsyndicate.html

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.

Previous and currently committed exhibitors include  Mary Verrandeaux (horse themed paintings), Vian Sora (mystical works from Baghdad), and Jesse Cooley (compiled and found art), as well as other famed artists in other genres.

The Louisville Artists Syndicate

An auxiliary of the Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA), the Louisville Artists Syndicate is composed of local artists, musicians and filmmakers who collaborate and share artistic endeavors. The Syndicate cultivates artistic expression and appreciation in Louisville through hosting unique events, peer critiques and artist funding opportunities. Find out more about the group by searching for Louisville Artists Syndicate on Facebook or by visiting www.LouisvilleVisualArt.org/artistsyndicate/.

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.