The Madness is Over!

First of all, THANK YOU! to everyone that submitted a bracket and participated in our first “Pick A Winner” Contest.

All games are completed – current standing of each Bracket Category – Number of games “won”/total number of Games –

~*WINNERS*~

K-4: Christian M

5-8: Danielle A

9-12: Dylan G.

Adult: Jim R.

K-4

Daysha A. : 36/63

Christian M. : 41/63

5-8

Destiny F. : 41/63

Danielle A. : 43/63

9-12

Dylan G. : 41/63

ADULT

Jon E. – 27/63

Erin . – 28/63
Victoria H. – 29/63
Dustin S. – 31/63
Jacob W. – 33/63
Kelsey S. – 34/63
Whitney Z. – 35/63
Sarah M – 36/63
Marc B. – 37/63
Connie J. – 38/63
Brandon A. – 38/63
Rod H. – 38/63
Patricia K. – 38/63
Luella R. – 38/63
Shawna A – 39/63
Terrell S. – 40/63
Lori O. – 41/63
Tom A. – 41/63
Paula B. 42/63
Jens K. – 43/63
Butch B. – 43/63
Steve A. – 44/63
Rich H. – 44/63
Ryan L. – 45/63
Jim R. – 47/63

Bracket Update – March 31st –

~*As of March 31st*~ the “Sweet Sixteen” and the “Elite Eight” games have been played – this is a total of 60 games (does not include 4 “Play-In” Games)

This is the current standing of each Bracket Category – Number of games “won”/total number of Games –

~*Don’t forget there is a prize for OVERALL WINNER*~

K-4

Daysha A. : 36/60

Christian M. : 40/60

5-8

Destiny F. : 40/60

Danielle A. : 43/60

9-12

Dylan G. : 39/60

ADULT

Jon E. – 27/60

Erin. – 28/60
Victoria H. – 29/60
Dustin S. – 30/60
Jacob W. – 33/60
Kelsey S. – 34/60
Marc B. – 35/60
Whitney Z. – 35/60
Sarah M. – 36/60
Connie J. – 37/60
Brandon A. – 38/60
Rod. H – 38/60
Shawna A. – 38/60
Patricia K. – 38/60
Luella R. – 38/60
Terrel S. – 40/60
Lori O – 41/60
Tom A. – 41/60
Jens A. – 42/60
Paula B. – 42/60
Steve A. – 43/60
Butch B. – 43/60
Rich H. – 43/60
Ryan L. – 44/60
Jim R. – 46/60

Pick A Winner – Bracket Standings

~*As of March 24th*~ the “Second Round” and “Third Round” games have been played – this is a total of 48 games (does not include 4 “Play-In” Games)

This is the current standing of each Bracket Category – Number of games “won”/total number of Games –

~*Don’t forget there is a prize for OVERALL WINNER*~

K-4

Daysha A. : 30/48

Christian M. : 35/48

5-8

Destiny F. : 32/48

Danielle A. : 36/48

9-12

Dylan G. : 31/48

ADULT

Victoria H. : 25/48

Erin : 26/48

Jon S. : 26/48

Dustin S. : 26/48

Kelsey S. : 27/48

Jacob W. : 29/48

Sarah M. : 29/48

Brandon A. : 30/48

Whitney Z. : 30/48

Marc B. : 30/48

Patricia K. : 31/48

Connie J. : 32/48

Luella R. : 32/48

Shawna A. : 33/48

Steve A. :33/48

Tom A. : 34/48

Rich H. : 34/48

Paula B. : 34/48

Rod H. : 35/48

Ryan L. : 35/48

Terrell S. : 35/48

Butch B. : 36/48

Jens K. : 37/48

Lori O. : 37/48

Jim R. : 40/48

Norman Rockwell : Home for the Holidays : Saturday Evening Post Covers : Blog #33

Walking to Church, 1953

Walking to Church by Norman Rockwell

In 1953, Norman Rockwell had four Saturday Evening Post Covers. Walking to Church was his second, and appeared on the April 4th edition.

The original oil on canvas painting is owned is a private collection.

You know (or assume) the family is going to church due to their attire, they are caring bibles and you can see the church steeple in the background. The churches’ bell also appears to be ringing.

Many Rockwell enthusiasts like to point out the black cat that also make an appearance in the painting.

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays Traveling Exhibit, prepared by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has been extended until January 24th. Make sure you stop by the Fick Fossil and History Museum before it’s gone for good!

Norman Rockwell : Home for the Holidays : Saturday Evening Post Covers : Blog #31

April Fool: Girl with Shopkeeper, 1948

April Fool: Girl with Shopkeeper by Norman Rockwell

Also known as “April Fool, 1948”

This little girl appeared on the April 3rd, 1948 cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Norman had a total of 7 covers in 1948, she was his third.

April Fool 1948, was Norman’s third and final installment in his April Fool series.

For this painting, Norman Rockwell actually had a list of the error’s – We will post his list on Monday (the 19th of January)

Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays Traveling Exhibit, prepared by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has been extended until January 24th. Make sure you stop by the Fick Fossil and History Museum before it’s gone for good!

Norman Rockwell : Home for the Holidays : Saturday Evening Post Covers : Blog #29

Statue of Liberty, 1946

Statue of Liberty by Norman Rockwell

The alternative title is “Working on the Statue of Liberty

Norman had seven total covers for the Saturday Evening Post in 1946, this was the third.

The original painting, measuring approx 24 inches by 14inches, was once owned by the famous director Steven Spielberg. Mr. Spielberg donated the piece to the White House Art Collection in 1994. It was on display in the oval office through the Presidential terms of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

Norman Rockwell : Home for the Holidays : Saturday Evening Post Covers : Blog #27

Homecoming, 1945

The alternative title for this piece of art is “Homecoming GI

It was published on the May 26th, 1945 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.

The original oil on canvas, measuring 28 inches by 22 inches, is privately owned.

This painting also appeared on a United States government poster in 1945. Here is a copy of the original War Bond poster

Norman Rockwell : Home for the Holidays : Saturday Evening Post Covers : Blog #26

April Fool: Fishing, 1945

April Fool: Fishing by Norman Rockwell

April Fool: Fishing was Norman Rockwell’s 228th overall painting cover, out of 322 total, for the Saturday Evening Post. It was published on the March 31st, 1945 edition. This was his second cover in 1945, in which he had 10 total.

It was also the second of three April Fool Paintings by Norman.

One of the reasons he started to paint the April Fools series was he received numerous letters over the years, pointing out the “mistakes” or “inaccuracies” in his works. Norman took care in researching to make sure his paintings were as realistic and true as possible.

How Many “Mistakes” can you spot?

~*HINT*~ after much “research” (we won’t say we cheated and googled…) – we have found 51 “mistakes”