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Congratulations to Herb Kroeger, winner of the “Best Professional Artist” category and the “Best in Show” category in the 2014 “The World Above: Artists Celebrate the Sky” Contest, Exhibit and Sale at the Eric Sloane Museum for his entry “Approaching Storm”.  Herb was the recipient of a $100.00 gift certificate to Kent’s House of Books and $100.00 gift certificate to Kingsley’s Tavern in Kent for winning both categories. Both prizes were sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

approaching storm

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monica          Congratulations to Monica Rosenberg, winner of the “Best Non-Professional Artist” category in the 2014 “The World Above: Artists Celebrate the Sky” Contest, Exhibit and Sale at the Eric Sloane Museum for her entry “Murmurations”.  Monica was the recipient of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Fife n’ Drum Restaurant in Kent, sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.

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Welcome new members Sharon Dougherty and Phyllis Oria!  We’re happy to have you on board – your generous support of the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum helps to preserve and to promote Eric’s legacy.  We are a 501c3 non profit organization comprised of volunteers – 100% of all donations to the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum is used to support the museum.  Thanks again and welcome!

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Are you interested in volunteering for an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Eric Sloane’s museum and legacy?  We’d love to hear from you.  We have a number of needs that you can help fulfill in as little as a few hours per week.  Much of what we need assistance with can be accomplished remotely, so if you have a computer and you are willing to volunteer some of your time and expertise, we’d love to talk with you today.

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We’re looking forward to August 23rd, when the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum will help to host For Spacious Skies: A Day to Celebrate the Sky.  Guest meteorologist, Children’s games and activities, Mr. Jack Borden of the For Spacious Skies program, and more.  1-4 p.m.  FREE.  The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum hospitality tent will be on hand with members of the board of directors providing free light refreshments.  Hope to see you there!

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The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum express our thanks to the artists who participated in “The World Above: Artists Celebrate the Sky” Contest, Exhibit and Sale at the Eric Sloane Museum:

Danya Wenzel
Don Turner
Herb Kroeger
Thomas Franken
Steve Balkin
Naya Bricher
Mary Terrizzi
Scott Bricher
Linda Petrocine
M.J. Budzyn
Cyndy Brissett
Julianna Fontanilla
Alan Wiener
Patrick Purcell
Spencer Parish
Karen Chase
Pamela Sauer
Clayton Preston
Lisa Deloria Weinblatt
Sal Barracca
Peter Wiehl
Richard Andrews
Liz Tobin
Tom Kmetzo
Michael Cherney
Connie Horton
Jane Hoben
Monica Rosenberg
Sharon Dougherty
Chris Plaisted
Ruth Pearl
Caroline Nelson
Joe Buda

Thank you all – it was a wonderful show!

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A Spectacular Opening Reception for the 2014:

“The World Above:  Artists Celebrate the Sky” 

Contest, Exhibit and Sale

at the

Eric Sloane Museum

A robust crowd in attendance

The Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum’s Hospitality Tent

Artists, collectors, and buyers mingle in the gallery

          The show runs from July 26th- August 3rd.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on August 23rd for For Spacious Skies: A Day to Celebrate the Sky.  Meteorologist, Children’s games and activities, Mr. Jack Borden of the For Spacious Skies program, and more.  1-4 p.m.

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The IRS 1023 application submitted by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum has been reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum is now officially a non-profit organization!  The process was lengthy, difficult – and so worth the effort.  As a 501c3 public charity, the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum can accept monetary donations as well as donations of stocks, bonds, and securities, paintings, tangible property, and many other forms of donations.  As we have practiced since the inception of the organization, no one in the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum receives compensation in any form.  We are strictly a volunteer organization committed to the advancement of Eric Sloane and the museum he founded.

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Weather Hill Farm is seeking original pen and ink illustrations by Eric Sloane, N.A. for an upcoming project.  We are seeking images, preferably direct scans but clear photographs are welcome as well – please include how you would like your name(s) to appear in a credit when submitting an image.  Scans or photographs should be clear and bright and saved at a high resolution as a jpeg file.  You may send to wil@weatherhillfarm.com or use our mailing address:

Weather Hill Farm

2746 Stein Lane

Lewisburg, PA  17837

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about this project.