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Happy June!  I had to get this newsletter out a few days early since my first big show of the year is Art in the Park in Westminster, MD City Hall Park on June 2, 10 AM - 4 PM.  The free art show is sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Center.   I think this is my 13th year showing my work there--always a good show for me.  I'll have new works, older works, and lots of handprinted woodcut T-shirts.  Check out my brand new floorcloth --photo below.  (I also will have about 13 hand-printed "Today I will Create" T-shirts available.
Art in the Park 2011
Melinda and Sara Working the "double-wide" booth
 at Art in the Park 2011.  This year, Kara will be my assistant.


Just Off the Easel... 


Just completed, in time for Art in the Park, a new floorcloth: 

Five Painted Turtles Floorcloth 26
5 Painted Turtles Floorcloth  26" x 36"   $350

Remember, floorcloths are made to be walked on.  This floorcloth has a non-slip back, and five coats of non-yellowing protective finish.


Interesting Projects of May...   


 I have to say, May was an amazingly busy month for me in the studio. Most interesting, I was contacted by an artist in Los Angeles and asked to graph a design of hers and hand knot a rya rug for her.  It will be used in a tribute exhibition for an artist in her community who recently passed away.  I'll be posting pictures as the design develops. She and I will be skyping regularly. (Yes, I'm getting a skype camera!)


I just completed two dog portrait glasses I'd like to share with you here.  My friend, Melissa commissioned me to paint them as an anniversary gift for her husband and herself.

Dog Portrait AussieDog Portrait Terrier

Want to see more pet and animal works?  Check out my most recent blog posting: 

Click here to see other pets on glassware


Announcing a Wine Glass Painting Class at Serpent Ridge Vineyards: 

We are now taking registration for Glass painting class to be held on Thursday, July 19th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.   Come to the vineyard as the sun dips towards the horizon and enjoy camaraderie and wine as you learn a new skill.  Each participant will go home with two new wine glasses hand painted by you.  Learn techniques for creative painting on a glass you can use (and wash!) for years to come.  $35 Tuition includes a Serpent Ridge Vineyard glass and your choice of 5 wines for a 5 oz. pour...or sample all five wines for a 1 oz. pour each.   Cheese and crackers will also be served. Class will be limited to 8 participants, so call Serpent Ridge Vineyards soon at

410-848-6511. No experience required, but a good sense of humor is helpful.


Learning how to paint on glass is a lot more fun
with a glass of wine at hand. ;-)


Other classes will be scheduled as interest is expressed.


yellow flower wine glass
Looking into a hand-painted wine glass


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Click here to go to my Etsy "buy it now" shop 


Thanks for reading my newsletter.  I appreciate your interest.



Melinda Byrd

Melinda Byrd
Melinda Byrd

Byrdcall Studio
Woodbine, MD


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Save the Dates!

Saturday, June 2
  Art in the Park Westminster, MD



Saturday, August 18
Hot August Blues Oregon Ridge Park,
Cockeysville, MD


Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
November 8 - 10
Mistletoe Mart
23 N. Court St.
Westminster, MD