Friends Members & Volunteers:
The Patuxent Wildlife Art Show and Sale has been a major Friends of Patuxent fundraiser for the past 24 years. Changing times, modern technologies and financial uncertainty are impacting human behavior, including the way people spend their time and their money. In recent years, attendance and profits at the art show have diminished drastically.
Therefore, at the last meeting of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Patuxent, the board voted to discontinue the Patuxent Wildlife Art Show and Sale. Several issues were considered in making this decision, including the state of the economy, attendance at the event, artist participation and declining profits.
Many thanks to the volunteers who have helped us with the art show. We could not have done it without your help. A special thanks goes to C. “Sparky” Sparks, Chair of the Art Show Committee, and the Art Show Committee members who have worked very hard on the planning and organizing of the art show each year.
Emmalyn Holdridge, Chair
Friends of Patuxent