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Western Artist, Fred Oldfield

Fred’s Online Birthday Breakfast Fundraiser

Welcome

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Fred’s 103rd Birthday!
Your generosity is humbling and so appreciated.

Our official fundraiser will be March 18th-21st, 2021.




A Warm Welcome from our director Joella Oldfield.

Joella Oldfield, Director

4 days of fun, videos, an auction, and your chance to score one of the first editions of “Better than I deserve!” But most importantly.. Don’t miss your chance to help kids flourish with the arts by donating!

We only have two fundraisers a year so please open your hearts and wallets and Donate to help us honor the work of Fred Oldfield, our remarkable state treasure. You will enable us to apply every dollar raised to support the art programs and help transform the lives of our youth!

Book Release!!! “Better Than I Deserve”

by Joella Oldfield & Fred Oldfield! 

On March 18th we will begin taking Pre-Orders for

the First Edition of this wonderful biography of Fred’s Life!

It’s finally here! The book will be out in May!

CLICK THIS LINK TO BUY THE BOOK

Keynote Speaker

Emily Browning-Cray, Sumner High School Art Teacher

Teacher Rebecca Denbrook

Join us for our first Big Birthday Breakfast Fundraiser Silent Auction! 

Click here to register to Bid at our Auction! Preview Available now!

All pieces 100% Donations! No Reserves!! The auction Opens on March 18th and closes at 8:00 pm on March 21st!

Find great deals on some wonderful original artwork!

There will also be a Fred Oldfield Original in the Auction!

Fred Oldfield's Western Heritage & Art Center

A few words from Carla Morrison, Board Chairman

I just want to say Thank You to everyone who has joined us for our annual Birthday Fundraiser. We only do two big Fundraisers a year and Fred’s birthday has always been a wonderful time to raise funds, celebrate and gear up for the coming year. 

It has been a difficult year for all of us. Navigating life during this time of Covid has been challenging. But most especially challenging for our children who have been forced to stay home and do their schooling online. As you can imagine, after many hours of online school, they are tired of looking at a screen by the end of the day. Many of our children have been without any form of art (music, drawing, painting, dancing, etc) for many months now as their private classes have been forced to temporarily close. We had to close our in-person classroom a year ago. And although we have offered online art classes, we only have a very small percentage of our students taking advantage of them. We are so excited for Summer Camps to begin, where we plan to be back in full swing offering art to our kids with our doors open to let the breeze in. Hopefully, by October, we can offer our full schedule of art classes again.

We have been blessed with the support of friends and volunteers like you, local businesses, and our landlord, the Washington State Fair. You have all been very generous working with us during this time in which we have had very little income. However, our expenses still need to be paid so we are asking you to please open your hearts and your wallets to help us get through this difficult time. Your help will allow us to plan for a bigger and brighter future where we will continue to share Fred Oldfield’s legacy of enriching the lives of our children through art. 

Please click on any of the Donate buttons, buy something at our silent auction, or pre-order the new book “Better than I Deserve”. Any amount of help is appreciated! Take a look below to see what as little as $25 a month can do. To help further, we would love you to join us as a volunteer!

 

Thank You again for all of your support and generosity! We hope to see you in person soon at one of our wonderful cultural events or in our classroom.

Sincerely,

Carla Morrison, FOWHAC Board Chairman

Tour of the Center with Art Center Student, Anneliese




Happy Birthday Fred!

We are grateful for every dollar you share with the kids, and remember…

$25 a month can help provide canvas boards and sketch pads for the students…

$60 provides one student with a 6-week session of art classes…

$100 will pay for Watercolors, Oils, Pastels and Charcoal for the students…

$200 will pay for a week of Summer Camp for one student…

$500 will help produce a Community Cultural Event for the entire community…

We are grateful for monthly donations of any amount.

Your gift will help enrich a child’s life through art, history and culture.

If you would like to donate with a check, please send it to

The Fred Oldfield Western Heritage & Art Center
PO Box 1539
Puyallup, WA 98371




“No one can get an education, for of necessity, education is a continuing process.”
~ Louis L’Amour

 Since a bright spring day back in 1918, Fred Oldfield had experienced life in the American West to its fullest and dedicated himself and his art to sharing that western artist heritage with art lovers of all ages, inspiring and informing coming generations about this important part of our history. Western Art, like Jazz, is truly a uniquely American form of artistic expression. Fred was one of the last “cowboy artists” and felt a deep responsibility to impart his experiences and encourage exploration through art.

Western Artist, Fred Oldfield