I will admit I was a bit surprised when I received the following e-mail:
Hello Mr. Lacoste,
My name is John Valencia, General Manager & Assistant to the Owner from Gallery 28 at Seabridge, Oxnard, CA.
Mrs. Dziak, owner of Gallery 28 at Seabridge & Gracie’s Closet has read an article about you on Ventura Star Newspaper and was touch by your story. Mrs. Dziak’s Husband is diagnose with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy; a rare neurological disease.) And Gallery 28 at Seabridge contribute by donating % of Sales to CUREPSP (Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) Our Goal is to find Cure.
Mrs. Dziak would love to meet you and view your art and also is interested in presenting your art at Gallery 28 at Seabridge.
We hope to hear from you,
— John Valencia
Gallery 28 at Seabridge
1901 S. Victoria Ave Ste 109
Oxnard, CA 93035
805.985.1128 / 805.985.5171
Shortly thereafter I had the pleasure to meet Kris Dziak and John Valencia. I can tell you these are truly special people.
Many of you have supported me in my attempts to paint. Of late it seems that the popularity of my paintings is spreading with some alacrity across the globe. Google Analytics, Face book and folio twist and others all apprise me weekly as to how much attention my paintings are engendering. I want all of you to know how much I appreciate your interest. I hope it is not presumptuous of me to say the Lord has given me a gift, albeit unasked for. I have believed that my responsibility in that regard is to ensure as many folks as possible have the chance to see some of the paintings that flow through me, especially when I am able to get out of the way.
Many of you have attended the receptions, parties and general shows where my works have been displayed. The wonderful folks at Gallery 28 at Seabridge are going to be hosting a reception/party/whatever in about six weeks. If you have ever wanted to go to one of my shows or have gone to one I would without reservation suggest this show is one that you should not miss.
I deeply moved by the fact that right from the start Gallery 28 at Seabridge
was talking about contributing part of the proceeds from the reception for the continued research and hopefully the cure of the neurological diseases that both the owner’s husband and I share.
The gallery itself is located in a unique location very close to the ocean. Not only will you find streets in this neighborhood but canals as well. It is worth the journey just to see the charm and experience the freshness on the place.
I hope you can attend the upcoming show. More details regarding the show will follow.
Thank you all for the support you have given me.