Special stamp, cancellation event set
Image of Bridal Veil post office created by Troutdale artist
Troutdale artist Sarah Lowe and Bridal Veil Postmaster Geri Canzler have teamed with an art and stamp package and a special cancellation to take to the 31st annual show and sale of the Webfooter's Post Card Club on Saturday, April 16.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jackson Armory, 6255 N.E. Cornfoot Road, Portland. Admission is $2. Though the special cancellation is available only on Saturday, the show runs two days, Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lowe, 25, specializes in watercolors of local landmarks. She makes cards and prints of her paintings of historic sites and sells them at events, museum shops and other locations in the area.
Home-schooled, she lives in Troutdale with her family.
'I would be a starving artist,' she jokes, 'except I live at home and my mother feeds me.'
Working from a series of photos of the Bridal Veil post office, Lowe's image of the tiny Bridal Veil postal facility is depicted in the height of spring with sweet peas blooming on the front porch.
Canzler, accessing the U.S. Postal Service site that lets customers make their own stamps, created a special sheet of first class stamps using Lowe's artwork.
And there is, still under wraps, a unique cancellation for the Webfooter's event, offered just one day, April 16, at the event at the Jackson Armory. The cancellation, however, will be available for 30 days at the post office.
The two are splitting proceeds from their sales 50-50. Half to the artist, and Canzler's share is divided between the post office and the Bridal Veil Preservation Society.