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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

And the Winner is......

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Well, here it is!!! The official announcement from the Left Coast Eisteddfod!
Both Laura and I would like to send our congratulations to Kathy and we hope the lovespoon brings her many, many years of pleasure!
Cheers! Dave and Laura

The winner for the 2010 Left Coast Eisteddfod Lovespoon is Kathy Bushman of Milwaukie, Oregon!


Kathy is an AmeriCymru member and purchased her winning ticket at this year's Night of the Living Bards event in Portland, Oregon. "I've never won anything in my life and this is so beautiful, I can't believe it's mine! Thank you so much and thank you so much to the artists who made this!"


This is the second year for the Left Coast Eisteddfod and the Left Coast Eisteddfod Lovespoon, a custom started by artist David Western of British Columbia, who was joined this year by artist Laura Jenkins-Gorun, of Ohio. David has been a well-known lovespoon carver for many years, his work has been commissioned all over the world and appears in museum collections, including St. Fagans in Wales, he teaches carving and is the author of Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons.


We very gratefully thank David and Laura for their very great contribution to the Left Coast Eisteddfod, for their hard work and their incredible, incomparable art.

This year's spoon:


Read more: http://americymru.ning.com/profiles/blogs/portland-2010-lovespoonand-the?xg_source=activity#ixzz12q6pn2zG

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2010 Lovespoon Winner To Be Announced at Night of the Living Bards live event

The winner of this year's incredible Left Coast Eisteddfod Lovespoon will be chosen and announced at our live event in Portland, Oregon, "Night of the Living Bards," which will be streamed live, online through the skilled technical magic of Ty Bach Productions
The live event will include the first western hemisphere screening of "Otherworld"; performances by California's premier acoustic Tom Jones cover band, Sex Bomb, and Portland Oregon's zero emissions harpist, Halley Weaver; live poetry and storytelling competitions and appearances by authors Niall Griffiths, Chris Keil, Peter Griffiths and Harrison Solow.
For tickets to the live event, purchase here.
Bards Poster



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