It is a bit of decorative detail at the base of the original front door sidelight where the recessed area has a raised 3 inch by 8 inch panel. The entire front door area has had the MANY layers of paint removed and is primed and ready for paint. The very closest match to the original paint color we could find is in the attached Sherwin Williams swatch named Lemon Verbena.
So why am I highlighting this little bitty? The BEAR Team has a challenge for artists who may want to be part of the legacy of the National Park Service’s oldest Inn. There are 4 of these panels, two on the porch side and 2 on the dining room side and we are hoping there is an artist out there who would like to create small paintings on all four of these. Maybe the 4 seasons of a tree, maybe 4 things Glen Haven has been known for, maybe the portraits of 4 people associated with the Inn, we leave the subject up to you.
Interested? Please send your quick sketch by email to email@example.com or in the mail to BEAR 5248 Glen Haven Road Glen Arbor, MI 49636. Please remember that the artwork should coordinate with the door color as that cannot be changed and remember the raised panel size is 3″ x 8″. We would expect the artist be able to paint the panels by June 19th for something special we have planned for that week.
Please make sure you send your sketch proposal by March 31, 2023 and we will announce the winner on April 11, 2023. We value your talent and time so please let us know your fee or if you are choosing to donate your work to the project.