Tuesday, May 8, 2012

RELEASE: Internationally Celebrated Charlotte Artist Donates $3000 Painting to Business Alliance Rally Raffle

Stefan Duncan’s original impressionistic painting “Lady Tree Dancer” will be awarded the raffle winner at the Women's Power Networking Business Alliance Rally in Raleigh.  A portion of the events’ proceeds will benefit Alzheimers.
Raleigh, NC (May 8, 2012): On May 19th Women’s Power Networking will present their fourth annual business expo. This year, the day-long Business Alliance Rally 2012, will take place from 10am – 5pm at the McKimmon Center located at 1101 Gorman Street on the NCSU campus in Raleigh. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina.

"Stefan Duncan [http://stefanduncan.com/] is leading the contemporary impressionists in becoming the ‘American van Gogh,’” says David Work of VanGoghGallery.com. Duncan is noted as being one of America's best artists in Art Business News and selected as among the top 30 Best National Plein Air Artists in the Invitational Wekiva Springs Plein Air Paint Out 2011. Plein air  is a French expression meaning "in the open air."

Having sold roughly 1000 original paintings, Duncan is internationally known for his impressionistic styles of 'Squiggleism' and 'Illuminism'. 

The 30” x 48” acrylic artwork Lady Tree Dancer  is painted in his unique style of Squiggleism.  Duncan says, “Squiggleism is a new branch of Impressionism. It is an impressionistic dash with a twist or curl, usually unblended, and applied side by side or layered. A squiggle to squiggleism is like a point to pointillism.”

Leslie Flowers, Rally committee member said, “We are excited and honored that Stefan has donated such a fabulous work of art for our raffle. And doubly thrilled he will have a selection of his pieces for sale and be at his easel painting during the event.”

Designed to be part expo and part business education event, the Rally accomplishes both by providing a spacious exhibitor floor along with 12 Spotlight Speakers leading breakout sessions, and a "Meet the Media” Luncheon.

Marilyn Shannon, co-founder of Women's Power Networking added, “The Business Alliance Rally is intended for everyone. It provides a chance for businesses to network with one another, sell their products and services, learn how to be more successful, and expand their alliances; fulfilling the promise of Women's Power Networking: "Alliances for Business–Alliances for Life."

Businesses, non-profits, organizations and individuals interested exhibiting; attending or purchasing raffle tickets should visit www.WPN-BAR.com.  Admission tickets are $10 and free with $25 luncheon purchase. Discounts for multiple ticket purchases are available. Raffle tickets are $5 each and 3 for $10.

About Women’s Power Networking (WPN)
Founded originally as Coffee and Contacts in 2007, Women's Power Networking "Alliances for Business - Alliances for Life" is a growing, national women's business referral network. WPN is the umbrella organization for Power Lunches, the Women Executives Roundtable and the after hours networking event, Cocktails and Contacts. Weekly Coffee and Contacts chapter meetings offer women a positive environment to grow personally and professionally.  The WPN Speakers Bureau arranges professional keynote and business speakers for conferences, business meetings, retreats or galas. Visit: http://www.WomensPowerNetworking.com

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