First AU Limited Print Edition By artist Jim Brown
The first of its kind. The first in an annual series
measuring 18"x22" Announcing the first
availability of Limited Edition prints in the AU
Convention Series by artist Jim Brown.
Moon phases marked time for Native Americans, and noted
important transitions or beginning points. This painting
of an arrive race bird announces the beginning of the AU
Convention print series.
With Oklahoma's great native American heritage, the
theme was obvious. The swallows depicted on the large
shield are messengers of the spirit; one carries a
medicine bundle to assure harmony and happiness. The use
of green in the background symbolizes live. The braided
sweetgrass represent the intertwining of the people.
Falls of rooster feathers, fluff, and trade bells
announce good news. Glass Mountain, (lower right); at
sunrise is intersected by the yellow bar of discovery or
The sky merges from pink to blue and is divided by a
white bar of wisdom. One the left, top, the sky darkens
and merges into the black bar of introspection. Below
are the Quartz Mountains and buffalo range of
south-western Oklahoma under a new moon and twinkling
stars. Bottom center, between the falls adorned with
trade bells and goose feathers, appears the last color
bar of green (innocence) of the medicine wheel.
Second AU Limited Print Edition By artist Jim Brown
The 2000 AU Convention limited prints are now available.
Second in a series of prestigious prints, this
impressive painting was first presented at the 1999 AU
Convention in Baltimore, MD.
After witnessing the twenty-five hour bombardment of
Fort McHenry by the British Navy, Francis Scott Key
penned the immortal Star Spangled Banner on the back of
a letter. The background of the second in a series of AU
Convention paintings depicts the thirty by forty-two
foot flag that was so valiantly waving at dawn's early
light at the harbor entrance.
Beneath the flag, Maryland's fabled Eastern Shore, home
of the blue crab and a variety of waterfowl, offers a
solitary waterman its bounty. Bay history and
tranquility are ever present. The Wye Oak State Park in
southern Maryland is home to the fabled Wye Oak, which
has seen at least four hundred and fifty years of
history in the making.
It is the oldest and largest of its species in America.
One mile north of the village of Sharpsburg is the
Antietam National Battlefield where nearly 128,000
Americans clashed in the bloodiest single day battle of
the Civil War. The little Dunker Church, monuments and
exhibits mark the site of the Confederacy's first
northern invasion and honor those that fell that day.
Western Maryland's Revolutionary War heritage is
remembered and relived at many locations by re-enactors,
history buffs, and visitors each year. One of the First
Maryland Volunteers is shown firing a muzzle loader.
Maryland, often dubbed "America in Miniature,"
has contributed much to America's history and Baltimore
is an appropriate AU Convention host as we approach the
year 2000 !
Each of the Jim Brown works in the AU series will be
released at the respective convention. This is the first
of the foundation to build your limited edition
Third AU Limited Print Edition By artist Jim Brown
This year's AU Convention painting touches on a few
areas in tribute to the great state of Michigan and
Detroit, the seventh largest city in the United States.
It seem natural to hold the AU Convention in the first
year of our new millenium in Michigan, our 26th state, a
state rich in heritage in it's own right. Admire the
Sanilac petroglyphs created over 1,000 years ago by an
ancient woodland people, retrace the early explorations
by Jaques Marquette, discover numerous lighthouses
adroning 3,200 miles of shoreline on four of the five
Great lakes, and enjoy the excitement of the crown jewel
of the state, Detroit. The apple blossom adopted as the
state flower in 1897, still tantalizes the senses with
it's alluring aroma in the spring in the Motor City and
Named by Antoine de la Cadillac, "Ville
d'etroit" or City of Strait, the largest city in
Michigan is regarded as the birthplace of the auto
industry. Henry Ford's first "horseless
carriage" rolled out of his backyard workshop onto
Detroit's Bagley Avenue on June 4, 1896 and
appropriately enough, the city can lay claim to the
first mile of paved concrete road (1909), the first
traffic light (1915), and our America's first urban
freeway in (1942).
In addition to the 2000 AU Convention, Detroit is home
to professional basketball, hockey, baseball, and
football. An aray of arts, entertainment, museums and
other attractions are offered in the Motor City and
Fourth AU Limited Edition Print by
artist Jim Brown
he Greater Tampa Bay Combine hosts
the "Big 01" AU Convention in Clearwater,
Becoming our 27th State on March
3, 1845, this 58,560 square mile tract of land was
inhabited nearly 12,000 years ago. Ponce de Leon came
ashore in 1513 near present day St. Augustine. Spain
established the first permanent European settlement
there in 1565. British, French, and Spanish traditions
still remain. Spain ceded Florida to America in 1821 and
a growing population brought pressure to remove the
Indian peoples from their lands. Osceola was a Seminole
war leader who refused to leave his homeland.
Today, segments of the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes
reside in Florida. The Sunshine State is home to several
major U.S. corporations and international airports. Its
university and community college systems are noted for
excellence. High tech industries abound and the U.S.
space program continues to bring media attention to the
state. The citrus industry and tourism remain important
and are bolstered by large capital investments.
Florida's large theme parks in the Orlando area bring
millions of visitors to the Sunshine State from around
the world. Over 650 miles of sandy beaches, amazing
sunsets, sea shells, marine life, lush flowering
foliage, and hospitable weather combine to make the
Convention-vacation one to remember.
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