Tuesday, March 15, 2011
PAINTING DONATION RAISES $5,000
"Tarpon Inn" 10" x 20" oil/linen
My painting of the historic Tarpon Inn
in Port Aransas, TX sold for $5,000 and
helped raise valuable money for the new museum.
The Tarpon Inn was built in 1886 and served
as barricks for Union soldiers during the
Civil War. It was later turned into an inn that
served has the hub for major fishing tournaments
for decades and survived five hurricanes in the process.
I originally had the painting in the gallery. Gallery
owners Rick and Cameron Pratt are longtime
residents of Port Aransas and heavily involved with
the museum so when Cameron asked for a donation
it seemed only fitting that a painting of one of the island's
most historic buildings be donated. I am so happy
the painting raised so much money.