Friday, February 24, 2012

Mrs. Claus' Kitchen - In Store Signing Event Pieces

   In April, Hallmark Keepsakes will announce the winners (and locations) of this year's 16 In-Store Signing Events. Winners are being selected from entries submitted by Hallmark Keepsake Local clubs which answered the following questions: 
  • What makes your local club and Hallmark Gold Crown retailer unique?
  • How are you making a difference in your community?
   Entries were received in formats including written, photographic and video. These entries are now being considered by a panel of judges, including Hallmark artists, who must choose the sixteen winners. Four Grand Prize winners will host events that include two current Keepsake Studio Artists AND one RETIRED artist. The four retired artists will be Patricia Andrews, Lynn Norton, Linda Sickman and Sue Tague.

   There will be two event pieces available at each of the Signing Events: Mrs. Claus' Kitchen Table and Mrs. Claus' Stove. These two studio pieces feature art from the Keepsake Studio Artists under the direction of Hallmark Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize. The table includes work from retired Hallmark Studio Artists as well.

  The pieces continue the theme established in 2010 with the release of Santa's Armoire; this year we take an imaginative look into Mrs. Claus' kitchen. The stove features more than two dozen objects including canisters, fresh baked bread, cookies in the oven, a springerle rolling pin and wooden spoons.

  You can view the coordinating pieces from the last two years on our website by following the links below.

2010 Santa's Armoire - the 2010 Artists On Tour Signing piece
2011 Santa's Armoire Repaint - Keepsake Ornament Club Member Additional Purchase
2011 Mrs. Claus' Cupboard - KOC 25th Class Reunion
2012 Mrs. Claus' Cupboard Repaint - Keepsake Ornament Club Member Additional Purchase


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