Sneak Peek 2012 Show
1971 LS6 Corvette
Only red on red LS6 Roadster produced
Triple Diamond Contender
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2012 FEATURED ARTIST;
MARY WATT YEADON BELLFLOWER ART
Automotive art plays a big part of our show and we are truly honored to not only host many of the best, but also to have David Snyder and Michael Irvine, two of the most recognized artists in the industry, as MCACN show sponsors. Each year, we present our “Featured Artist” to spotlight someone who creates art that represents what we are all about; passion and the love of Muscle Cars, Corvettes and cars in general. This year we are proud to present
Mary Watt Yeadon of Bellflower Art as our Official Featured Artist for 2012.
Mary’s art first caught my eye at one of the big Corvette shows. She is an artist in the realism style that creates beautiful acrylic paintings that at first glance, may appear to be photographs. Being a real “Car Girl”, who grew up in a family of car people, she is able to capture the spirit and tell a story with each of her creations. “After spending several years in the shop, restoring vintage cars with my husband and son, I decided to try my hand at painting some of my favorites,” she said. Her first attempt was after a trip to Florence and Rome with her sister, who was studying art and fashion design there. She couldn’t wait to get home and buy a canvas and start a painting of her husbands ‘63 Impala convertible! Now, after just a few years, Mary has succeeded in portraying several from the Yeadon collection of 25+ vintage cars, along with some commissions and random cars that have caught her eye. Along with her sister, Mary found inspiration from both her Mother, Ann Watt and her father, Harry Watt, both accomplished artists working in watercolor.
Plan on meeting Mary at the show and viewing her outstanding work. Her portfolio includes a wide variety of cars ranging from finned 50’s chromed beauties to our favorite Muscle Cars and Corvettes that look ready to pounce on their next victim. You will find original paintings and Limited Edition Giclee prints in various sizes. As I always say, automotive art is a wonderful gift idea for your favorite enthusiast, or for yourself! For a preview of art by Mary Watt Yeadon/Bellflower Art, check out www.marywattyeadon.com
To see what the national media says about the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show, click here. We made several additions this week including a really neat feature from Geoff Stunkard in the new issue of Camaro Performers magazine. Thanks Geoff and thanks to everyone else who has given us the great coverage! Stay tuned, we have more coming....
Don’t forget to book your room for MCACN now. We have locked in great rates at THREE hotels, all located directly across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (greater Chicago), Illinois. The show takes place November 17-18, 2012 and we are geared up to have our best show ever. For complete hotel information and direct links to book your rooms, see http://www.mcacn.com/hotels.htm
The MCACN Team Wishes the Happiest Easter to you, your family and friends.