Martha Mayer Erlebacher, 1937–2013

Back in 1996, Martha chose one of my paintings, The Final Harvest, for the second place award at a competition in Michigan. This was the first award I ever received. I was very sad to hear of her death this past June. May she live on for a long time through her work, and may her presence be felt in those she touched throughout her life. Thank you, Martha.

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“Despite all the suffering and all the stress, I think how beautiful and aesthetic life can be.”
~ Martha Mayer Erlebacher

 
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