Sunday, December 7, 2008

'Tis the Season to be Grateful

The past few months have flown by with only a few weeks left in 2008. We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to our Godfather events in support of the Friends of Joshua House Foundation, a charity that provides resources to Joshua House, a safe haven for abandoned, neglected and abused children of the Tampa Bay area. DeDe Grundel, executive director for Friends of Joshua House, attended our Godfather Debut at Home Theater Gallery Tampa on December 6th. She told us of utterly horrific things that many of these children have endured and about how sadly prevalent child abuse and neglect is in our own hometown. And then, she told us some wonderful success stories of children who have been through Joshua House. What a wonderful organization. We are so proud to lend our small hand to this fine charity.

We also want to thank the generous sponsors - Home Theater Gallery, Cellini Italian Cuisine, Master Art and Framing, The Romeo Gallery, Olin Mott, Smiles By Design, Fetch.Fur.Love., Cheap, The Fresh Market, Halcyon Day Spa, and Smack Apparel for their generous donations and prizes. This funny lady wont the the framed/ signed miniature printer's proof of The Godfather for best Mafia costume - that cigar in her pocket gave her the edge. We were able to raise approximately $1000 from door donations and a portion of the proceeds from our sales at these events. If you would still like to donate to Joshua House please visit or to bid on the silent auction piece of the 32" x 48" Godfather giclee (reserve not yet met) please contact

David's work has been on exhibition at the Romeo Gallery on 7th Avenue in Ybor City since November 1 and will be on display through December 31. On December 6th, we hosted La Familia in conjunction with the Ybor City Art Walk. David was on hand sketching caricatures.

See the slide show on the right side of blog for more photos of both events.

Special thanks to FOX Channel 13's coverage by Charlie Belcher and Frank Robertson.