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"Youth & Old Age" Awarded Second Place:

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Photo by Ted Ellis of www.tellisfineart.com

My two part piece, "Youth and Old Age," earned Second Place in the 2018 Gulf Coast Community Art Show.  I would like to again thank Sarah Bellian, curator of the Museum of The Gulf Coast, along with professional judges Carolyn Crump and Ted Ellis for putting together such a memorable event.  Artists thrive on positive feedback and encouragement, and theirs will not be forgotten.  

My thanks as well to all who entered their work, and to all who attended.  Each of you helped to make it a great day.

Both pieces will remain on display through March 30, 2018.

Lighthouses For The Lighthouse Initiative:

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Starting today thru Friday, March 16, 2018, McPhail Fine Art is pledging to donate 20% of all purchases* of "Ever On Watch: The Sabine Pass Lighthouse" and "Lonely Sentinel: The Sabine Bank Lighthouse" to The Sabine Pass Lighthouse - Cameron Preservation Alliance's efforts to restore the Sabine Pass Light to its former glory.  And yes, both pieces have been specially discounted for this event. 

  "Ever On Watch: The Sabine Pass Lighthouse"

"Ever On Watch: The Sabine Pass Lighthouse"

First lit in 1857, this historic site has weathered countless hurricanes, marsh fires, and even a Civil War Battle, but time has proven its greatest threat as years of exposure have taken their toll on the tower.  The Cameron Preservation Alliance has a long range plan to restore the entire site, but it all begins with shoring up the foundation and rehabilitating the existing tower masonry, which by itself comes to an estimated cost of $750,000.00.  Once this goal is reached additional phases will include reconstruction of the keeper's quarters, out buildings, and boardwalk, with plans to house a museum at the site.  

Your purchase of either of these pieces will help raise money toward the site's restoration, while giving you a visual reminder of the history you're helping to save.  So while art may not save the world, it can help to save the Sabine Pass Light.  

**See below for additional information

  Photo Courtesy of Andy Tingler and Sabine Pass Lighthouse - Cameron Preservation Alliance

Photo Courtesy of Andy Tingler and Sabine Pass Lighthouse - Cameron Preservation Alliance

**Individuals interested in other ways to assist the Cameron Preservation Alliance in their efforts to restore the lighthouse and grounds are encouraged to visit their Facebook Page "Sabine Pass Lighthouse - Cameron Preservation Alliance" or the website "www.sabinepasslighthouse.org."   These sites contain information about the restoration and fundraising efforts and updates about special events that take place throughout the year at or near the lighthouse grounds, as well as information about the alliance's Go Fund Me Campaign.  

*All donations based on 20% of base print price excluding shipping.  Donation pledge only applies to pieces here named in the above announcement.  All other McPhail Fine Art Pieces are excluded from this offer.

For any questions or clarifications please write to mcphailfineart@gmail.com, or click "CONTACT US" in the main menu. 

"Youth" and "Old Age" now on display at The Museum of The Gulf Coast: Port Arthur, TX

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 "Youth" (left) & "Old Age" (right) - 8.25" x 24" Oil On Canvas.

"Youth" (left) & "Old Age" (right) - 8.25" x 24" Oil On Canvas.

I was proud to enter "Youth & Old Age" as part of this year's community wide art show and contest, hosted by the Museum of the Gulf Coast, in Port Arthur, Texas.  Both pieces depict the Sabine Bank Lighthouse at two distinct points in time.  "Youth" shows the lighthouse as it appeared in 1906, shortly after completion,  while "Old Age" shows the tower as it appeared circa 2002, shortly before it was dismantled.  

Both pieces are marked for sale at $2,500.00 each.  Both are signed, dated, and labled as originals (on the back).  As a bonus, the price includes the custom frames (not pictured above), each built from reclaimed wood that was milled the same year construction of the lighthouse began.   

Stop by the Museum of The Gulf Coast, 700 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX 77640, to see these pieces, as well as the works of other regional artists.  Here you can also view the Third Order Fresnel Lens that was once housed in this very lighthouse.  More information can be found at www.museumofthegulfcoast.org 

Show dates: Now through April 7, 2018.  Contest Judging & Family Fun Day (free admission) March 10, 2018