Indiana WOCP contacted US Second Lady Karen Pence and extended their expertise if there was any project of which they might be of service in Washington. Mrs. Pence replied and the VP Residence China Project began. Indiana WOCP member artists were juried in to paint 100 reception plates with the 50 state flowers to be part of the Vice Presidential china collection. Click the following highlighted for the official White House Press Release announcing the project. Stay tuned as the project progresses.
April 7, 2014
The First Lady's Peony Project
"Helping Indiana's Children Bloom"
October 2013 the members of IWOCP began a very special
art project for Indiana First Lady Karen Pence. The Indiana china
painters were asked to paint 150 presentation bowls with the Indiana
state flower the peony. These bowls will be part of a fund raising
event for the Indiana First Lady's Charitable Foundation.
Since the project began here it was only fitting that the fruits of
those artistic labors be unveiled here as well. The Art Sanctuary in Martinsville, IN will
serve as host to an open public reception in the main gallery to view
these bowls on display
Monday April 7 from 7 - 9 PM.
Then on April 8 Mrs. Pence will formally accept the bowls. The
recipient of the charity this year is Riley Children's Hospital. The
Art Sanctuary is so proud to be the venue to showcase this monumental
We hope that you will join us on the evening of April 7 to be the first
to view all 150 hand painted works of art. Learn more about the Indiana
First Lady's Charitable Foundation at: