Thursday, August 07, 2014

Art + Kensington Stobart Gallery + You = Precious Gift to Worthy Cause

Jane Chapin – Land of the Free Exhibit
to raise funds and awareness of the Special Operations Warrior
Foundation. 70% of the sale of paintings and 100% of sales of Jane’s book is donated to SOWF.

“I fell in love with America again. The realization of my freedom on the road reawakened me to the debt I owed our veterans, past and present. I began thinking of the paintings as symbols of the land they had fought to defend. I wanted to thank those who allowed me the privilege to wander freely across this great country and do what I love...” Jane Chapin

Paintings by nationally recognized artist, Jane Chapin are on view now to September 18, 2014.   Even if you cannot afford a painting, you can certainly purchase a book, and at the very least you owe it to yourself to stop in the Gallery to see these beautiful works of art.


The Book:  Land of the Free

Jane and Kensington-Stobart Gallery will donate 70% of the proceeds from the sale of her paintings AND 100% of the proceeds from the sale of her book to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  The SOWF began in 1980 after a daring attempt to rescue 53 American hostages in Iran, which ended in tragedy when a helicopter and C-130 aircraft collided.

Eight souls were lost and they left behind 17 children.  A battlefield promise to take care of those 17 children became the noble cause of the SOWF. This organization ensures full financial assistance
for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. The foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.

Jane documented her trip and her artwork in ‘Land of the Free’ A Painter’s Chronicle of Our 50 States and Their Heroes.  This lovely book is not only beautiful and touching, but the author is giving 100% of the proceeds to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

To facilitate her lifelong love of travel Jane purchased a motor home in 2007 and began a painting journey across America. Jane writes, “The more ground I covered, the more I realized how blessed my life was, and how lucky I was to be born into this time and place. The realization of my freedom on the road reawakened me to the debt I owed our veterans, past and present.” While painting, Jane felt the farms and towns on this trip were a gift from, and a tribute to American veterans, our county’s heroes.

Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Jane took her first painting class at the age of ten. She helped put herself through art school by doing portraits, establishing an early skill at the human figure. Jane mainly paints landscapes using a traditional approach, believing that plein air painting is an essential part of her development as a painter.

Kensington-Stobart Gallery is a fine art gallery, located in the Hawthorne Hotel building and accessible from the street on the Hawthorne Blvd. side, specializing in the maritime scenes of the country’s foremost maritime painter, John Stobart. They represent all aspects of traditional art from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries in a continuously rotating selection of art.

Additional information CONTACT: Sandra Heaphy, Director
Kensington-Stobart Gallery
At the Hawthorne Hotel,
On the Common
Salem, Massachusetts 01970 |

I hope to see you here.


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