“An Evening in the Garden with Doris Weed” will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Green Fountain Inn.
Hosted by the Waupaca Community Arts Board, the event will benefit the Phantom Art Gallery of Waupaca.
The cost is $10, payable at the door and includes food and one drink ticket.
There will be entertainment, and many pieces of Weed’s artwork will be for sale.
A special poster has been printed for the event and will be sale for $10. Framed posters will be priced a little higher.
The Phantom Art Gallery of Waupaca is located at 110 E. Union St.
It originally opened five years ago in the former Office Outfitters building, at the corner of Fulton and Main streets.
The gallery’s current location is in the former Pickers Playground building.
Volunteers jury and hang the art chosen for the exhibits. They also communicate with the artists and the public.
The July 17 event will raise funds for advertising and for the refreshments provided three to four times a year, when a new exhibit opens.
Weed is known throughout the area for her paintings of women that feature long faces, vintage hats and yellow backgrounds.
She always loved art, and hand quilting was her first real love when it came to art. She entered the first Waupaca Art Show 51 years ago.
Raising children and working in a tavern with her husband did not allow much time for her to devote to it.
When her husband died at the age of 50, Weed sold the tavern and moved to a cottage to take her mind off things.
That is when she began to seriously paint.
“First I started painting for myself, and that was a good thing, and then people started noticing my work, particularly my goofy women, and I found this was a fun thing to do,” she said in an interview with local teacher and photographer Tim Koll.
Weed likes to do her own thing and loves to paint in the early hours of the morning or sometimes at night, as she listens to music and sips a glass of wine.
The people she surroundeds herself with inspire her.
Weed was among a group of local artists who started hanging out together in 2001, talking art or throwing ideas together on paper.
When the late David DeBolt opened an art gallery in downtown Waupaca, that became an opportunity for her.
Weed tries to do some painting every d
“This is what I enjoy doing, and I’m just trying to live long enough to keep on enjoying what I’m doing,” she says.
Visit www.facebook.com/pages/An-Evening-in-the-Garden-with-Doris-Weed/308617689304400 to see pictures of some of her artwork.