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June!  Yes, June!!

I am trying to get this into your hands a little early this month because June 1st is Art in the Park.  Click here for all the details of Art in the Park.  Friends, please come on by to see me and my latest works.  Introduce yourself if I don't know you, and tell me you like my newsletter (assuming you do.)  This is my fourteenth year in a row at this show, and you know I wouldn't be there if it wasn't a great day to be there!  10 AM - 4 PM.  Free! and Fun!  

Secret Note for YOU:  I have a very full Discount Bin of hand-printed shirts which are usually 25% off regular price.  At Art in the Park, mention you saw my newsletter and take we will take 50% off any shirt from the discount bin.   shhh.
For those of you who prefer pictures to text, you'll like this newsletter.  In this issue:  
  • Completed projects,
  • Raven shirt availability, 
  • NEW Beer labels,
  • New Dog, 
  • Volunteer Works, 

How many of you remember the zoo-of-a-schedule I had in my April Newsletter?  Well, I am pleased to say that magically time passed and with every day, a task was completed.  Lo and behold, it all "got done!"
April-May Checkmarks:   
  • Completed the diplomas for The Philadelphia School
  • Finished carving and printing the HAMBURGER!
  • Two new beer labels for Pub Dog Brewery (see article below)
  • Logo paintings of three constellation animals for Camp:  The Great Bear, Eagle, and Fox. 
  •  Three custom-painted Piggy Banks
  • Wall mural for Human Services Program for Carroll County, Inc. See Below.
  • Created a 10"x10" piece for the 10x10 Show which happily sold during the art reception.


So, who is next on my Commission To-Do list?  Who ever contacts me first:  Sally/Gerry/Becky?  or Molly?   


Lots of New Shirts!
For those of you who preordered "Raven in Flight" shirts, thanks!  It was wonderful for me to see them on dozens of colors I might not have even thought of ordering.  From now on when I do a new release of a shirt design, I'll offer the pre-order sale price and color selection to you first!  
If you want one, come to Art in the Park for best selection of sizes and colors.
Would you like a unisex Raven T-shirt mailed to you?  Select Royal purple, Hemp, or Wine as shown below.
Available in S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL.

Would you like a unisex Raven Long-sleeve shirt mailed to you?  It is available in Royal Purple and Denim Blue (not shown). 

Would you like a Ladies style T-shirt mailed to you?  I have them in Hemp Green and royal purple.

And, if you would like a long-sleeved LADIES shirt, I have a small number of them in Violet and Lagoon Blue.  Sizes S-XL. Click here to see the ladies Long-sleeve listing

And lastly I have YOUTH sizes in Medium and Large in Royal Purple which I have not yet listed on etsy, but just email me if you want one.  


Beer Labels to Watch for...

It's no secret that I love really good beer.  I make my own, hang out with homebrewers, and go out of my way to find interesting and unusual beers.  So I was thrilled to be asked to submit the artwork for two labels which Dog Beverage Company in Westminster (AKA Pub Dog) is releasing this spring/summer.
The first is a collaborative effort between Pub Dog and Baying Hound Aleworks.  (A "co-lab;"  get it?)  
For this beer, they will be using my Yin Yang Labs painting.  In fact, they will be using this design for 5 more IPAs in their co-lab series this year! (IPA=India Pale Ale)
And the second one will be a regular brew of DOG called "Old Dog, New Trick" a gluten free beer!  Tell your gluten-free friends to look for it soon.  For this label, the art is done, but the label design is not yet complete.  How do you like it?  Do you recognize my dog model?  (Yes, it is Hooper.)  
What else is happening with Dog Beverage Company? They are definitely a brewery to remember.  Checkout their Facebook page.  Pub Dog Brewing on facebook


Our New Family Member:  Gypsy

I still miss my canine BFF of 13 years, Hooper, but John and I couldn't say "no" to adopting this sweet former stray from North Carolina on Mother's Day.  She is a very loving and snugly mostly-lab angel.  Hope you can meet her some day.

Stop by on Dec. 7-8 which happens to be the Studio Open House.


Sharing My Art with 
a Few Very Worthwhile Nonprofits

I do enjoy making my living as an artist, but every now and then, I do like to match my artistic skills with the needs of a worthwhile organization that can't afford to hire an artist to come up with solutions to their artistic needs.  No matter how busy we are, it seems there is always time to share a bit of ourselves with others.   Here are three projects I completed in the past two months. 


1.  Designed the logo for Carroll County Food Sunday's First Annual Milk Run which will help bring nutritious food (and milk!) to local families.  This event was coordinated by volunteer, Frank Baylor.  Thanks, Frank!

Milk Run Team  

2.  I painted the logo of Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. onto the wall by the administrative offices.  It is the focal point as you walk down a long corridor towards it.


 and 3.  I designed this new logo for a new organization forming in Carroll County. Wouldn't you like to support businesses in our community that hold to environmentally sound ethics?  I do.  Click here to check out their evolving web site

  Green Business Network



Again, I sure appreciate your support of my work. Glad you found the time to make it all the way through.


Have a great month.  I hope to see you at Art in the Park. 




PS  Feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone who might enjoy it.  Thanks.



Melinda Byrd

Byrdcall Studio
Woodbine, MD


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The 10 x 10 Show
Carroll County Arts Center
Westminster, MD
Celebrating 10 Years!

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Gift Shop
Frederick, MD
Featured Artist May-June

Black-eyed Susans
Glyndon Village, MD
Featured Artist:  July
July 5 from 5-8 PM

Art in the Park, Westminster, MD
June 1st

Mistletoe Mart
Church of the Ascension
Westminster, MD November 7, 8, and 9

Carroll County Artists Studio Tour
December 7-8

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