OCEAN PARK - Peninsula Arts Association has received a legacy gift of more than 70 original artworks from the estate of former member, Marcia J. Rockwell. Rockwell moved to the Long Beach Peninsula area in 2002 and was active in art and performance groups, along with many other interests.
Rockwell spent many years as a teacher and was a champion of many young performers on the peninsula. Her children, Bill Rockwell, John Rockwell and Dorica Jackson, decided to gift the paintings to Peninsula Arts Association (a non-profit organization), so that proceeds from the sale of the artwork could be used to benefit student artists.
Peninsula Arts Association established the Marcia Rockwell Memorial Fund to help local students mat, frame and present work for exhibition. All monies resulting from the sale of Ms. Rockwell's art will be deposited directly into this fund. The paintings will be presented to the public in a charity auction venue shortly after January 2009. It is anticipated that the fund will be fully operational by spring of the same year. If school art department heads, teachers or parents of students in the local area would like to receive more information, they are asked to contact PAA President Bonnie Cozby at 665-6041, e-mail chabon@ charter.net or write PAA, Rockwell Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 321, Ocean Park, WA 98640.