Whats New:

2017 Club Race Volunteer Registration

The first ARPCA Club Race is next month! The best way to enjoy this event is to volunteer and become part of the action. There are not many opportunities to be up close and personal with so many real race cars.

Click here to register with the volunteer database and tell us what you want to do!

For more information visit the Club Race webpage or email Club Race Chair Bill Sulouff (clubrace@arpca.com).

e-Rundschau: Aug 2017 – Solar Eclipse Edition (Last Call for Grand Concours)

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name},

Before you take in next week’s Solar Eclipse (Aug 21) in your Porsche, make sure you get it all spiffed up and ready for display this weekend at Station Square!  Last Call for ARPCA Grand Concours at Station Square (closes tomorrow) and some new events just added.  Details below!




Saturday Aug 19th  2:00-6:00PM – ARPCA Grand Concours at Station Square

Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America is once again hosting a People’s Choice Topside Concours, Car Show and Social. This is the fifth year for this increasingly popular event.

Station Square will close West Station Square Drive for exclusive Porsche parking. The display area will begin in front of the Grand Concours restaurant (just below the Smithfield Street Bridge) and occupy the street westward toward the Hard Rock Café. Space limited to 50 vehicles.

PGC@SS

RSVP via MSR




Wednesday Aug 23rd  – 11:30AM – Porsche Touring Crew Lunch

All Porsche Club members are invited to join the Porsche Touring Crew’s parade of P-Cars as it embarks its August 23 trip to the Water Hole Restaurant, part of the family-owned Hartmann’s Deep Valley Resort.

Details and RSVP via MSR




Mid-Ohio September 8-10 – Final Driver Ed of 2017!!!

FINAL Event of 2017 and and it’s selling out FAST!!!

 

Register NOW!!!

Mid-Ohio – September 8, 9, 10

(Filling Fast – 75% Full)

 




Thursday September 14th  – 7:00PM – Monthly Business Meeting




Saturday September 16th – 8:00AM – AUTOCROSS #2 – Greensburg/Jeanette Airport

Autocross (AX) will give you the opportunity to test yourself and develop your own skill set, as well as learn the limits of your vehicle in a safe and controlled environment. All events are based around a course made of traffic cones and each lap timed for each driver. Autocross events seldom see speeds in excess of 60 mph and there is no “wheel to wheel” competition.

AX Open Autocross Registration Here




Saturday September 16th 4:00PM  – Clark Shed Party

ARPCA members are invited to join the Clark Family Shed Party following Autocross #3 at the Jeannette-Greensburg Airport.

Graciously hosted by Chuck and Melinda Clark, the party kicks off after the conclusion of the day’s Autocross event.

Register Now on MSR

 




Wednesday September 27th  – 11:30AM – Porsche Touring Crew Lunch

Join the Porsche Touring Crew for a fall drive as they travel to the Allegheny Grille.  Located only 45 minutes north of Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River in beautiful Foxburg.

The rustic, timber-frame restaurant is inside a tiny self-contained village with a bed and breakfast next door, a pizza shop, a chocolate store and a winery across the street.  Situated alongside the Allegheny River with breathtaking views, stellar service, and fine cuisine.

Plan on arriving at the restaurant between 11:00 am and 11:30 am.  Select your favorite lunch fare off the menu and continue enjoy the company of fellow ARPCA members.

RSVP via MSR




Club Race Volunteer Registration NOW OPEN!! 

ARPCA’s 2017 ClubRace is approaching quickly and now’s the time to sign up to get CLOSE TO THE ACTION and make it a HUGE Success!!  The only way to get closer to racing action would be to build and race your own car… this way is MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper plus work a couple shifts and get some exclusive Das Burghring merchandise.   Volunteer positions are filling fast – lock in your assignment now!  “ARPCA…Fueled by Volunteers

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Details on Each Job & To Register on MSR – Click Here!




ARPCA Club Race…… Is on!  October 13-15, 2017 – PittRace 

Great news… ARPCA will host a 2017 Club Race which includes the PCA 944 Cup Nationals East ! Bill Sulouff leads helm as ARPCA Club Race Chairman with Past President George Patterson as Club Race Sales/Sponsor Chair.

Get involved with all the racing excitement!  To help either race-side or with sponsorship – send a quick email to either (or both) ensuring you are included on next communication:




Let’s Connect!

Allegheny Region

Porsche Club of America ARPCA

@alleghenyregionpca




Rundschau Electronic Copies Available Here

e-Rundschau: The Road Ahead – January 2017 #2

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name},

“With a winter like this who needs to put their P-cars away”  – A Mid-Winter Party Attendee

Were you there to see how much the original Barnicott “Porsche Fields Forever” painting raised in auction for PVGP Charities?  If so, email president@arpca.com (do NOT reply to this email) and first 10 correct responses win $25 off their next ARPCA event registration (via MSR credit).

Tons of fun ARPCA events are on the near and mid-term horizon… full details below but make sure you sign up today as some events are already getting close to being sold out!!

Plus LAST CALL FOR 1/2 OFF TIX to Pittsburgh Auto Show’s “DANCING WITH THE CARS” / PVGP Check Presentation!




Thursday February  9th – 7:00PM – Monthly Business Meeting 




Thursday February 16th – Pittsburgh Auto Show “Dancing with the Cars” PVGP Gala 

  • Mark your Calendars! The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Presenting Sponsor, the
    Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is conducting a premiere event to
    open the Pittsburgh International Auto Show on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The evening will feature the check presentation by the Dealers Foundation to the PVGP charities. Enjoy complimentary valet parking, a champagne cocktail reception, and a savory strolling dinner including two drink tickets. There will be dancing among the world’s finest automobiles as music from two bands will fill the large venue.
  • This is an exclusive event the evening before the opening of the Pittsburgh Auto Show to
    the general public. Allegheny Region raised $33,050 last summer towards this
    years’ PVGP contribution. So come on out and proudly represent your Club as the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation presents the check to the PVGP charities; the Autism Society of Western Pennsylvania and the Allegheny Valley School.
  • Tickets are normally $125 each; however, Ed Rice has secured special group ticket pricing! For a limited time you may purchase one ticket and get a second ticket free! That’s half off, or only $62.50 per ticket!
  • To participate in this group ticket purchase you must email Ed Rice directly at pvgp@arpca.com by January 27. Indicate in your email, the number of tickets you wish to purchase.

Email Ed Here




Sunday March  5th – 4:00-7:00PM – New/All Member Dinner 

  • Invitation to all our new members to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with existing club members at our annual All Members Dinner. New venue:  Blue North in Allison Park! Owner, Grain Trainor, is reserving restaurant for our club exclusively. Come join the club members for a wonderful tradition!
  • Please note: Late registrations can not be accepted for this event.
  • New Member in 2016? Look for a special invite from President Hanson [cough – a free meal – cough]

Register on MSR Here – Space Limited 




Announcing ARPCA’s 2017 Driver Education Series – Registration Now Open 

We return once again to drive drive some fantastic road courses: Watkins Glen, PittRace and Mid-Ohio. 

Full Details & Registration Links Here




Saturday June 17th – 8:30AM – 4:30PM – Tire Rack Street Survival Car Control Clinic 

  • Allegheny Region PCA proudly presents the 2017 Tire Rack Street Survival program in Pittsburgh!
  • The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.
  • It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!  Thanks to the support of The Tire Rack, Michelin, Enterprise and the BWM Car Club of America Foundation we can offer this event at the very low cost of $75.00. Space is limited.

More Details & Registration Here




Rundschau Electronic Copies Available Here

2017 ARPCA Driver Education Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for the 2017 ARPCA Driver Education season is now open. We will be visiting Watkins Glen in May, Pitt Race in August and Mid-Ohio in September. For an overview of our 2017 driver education program, click on the button below.

Use the following quick links to register for a specific driver education event:

December Eblast 1 & 2

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name},

Seasons Greeting for your Porsche Family!  

Public Service Announcement: Nothing pairs better with difficult relatives for thee holidays than a decent cabernet or hoppy IPA…  Thank us later 😉

‘Tis the season for annual ARPCA Officer Elections, mark your calendar for the Mid-Winter Party and  there is still time to order your copy of the Barnicott “Porsche Fields Forever” print before bidding on THE ORIGINAL at our Mid-Winter Party.  Details below and more:

 

Now thru January 4th – 11:59PM – ARPCA Officer Elections

It’s that time of year when we volun-draft a new batch of officers for ARPCA.  You, as membership, have the capability annually to elect a new governing body.  Ensure your voice is heard and choose the proposed slate of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer or nominate your candidate with a write-in ballot: 

Officer Slate Bio Info Here

CLICK TO VOTE HERE ON MSR!


Thursday January 12th – 7:00PM – Monthly Business Meeting 


“Porsche Fields Forever” – Limited Edition Prints from Linda Barnicott’s ARPCA PVGP Painting Now Available for Purchase!

Missed your chance to put YOUR Porsche in Linda Barnicott’s original painting “Porsche Fields Forever”?  If so definitely do NOT also miss your chance to own one of these fantastic prints!

All are Limited Edition – Choose from: a Signed & Numbered Print, Artist Proof or Artist Enhanced Giclee (giclees are SOLD OUT!).  Framing available directly from Linda Barnicott (or Andy Schorr at Fast Company Framing).  Contact John Malobicky with questions and to order.

Order Form


Saturday January 21st – ARPCA Mid-Winter Party 

Register Here


Announcing ARPCA’s 2017 Driver Education Series – Registration Opens Dec 26th 

We return once again to drive drive some fantastic road courses: Watkins Glen, PittRace and Mid-Ohio. 

Full Details & Registration Links Here

2017 Officer Elections

The 2017 nomination slate for elected region management is complete. The ARPCA leadership proudly presents the following candidates for your consideration. Please review the brief profile for each candidate and then click on the Vote Online button near the bottom of the page to cast your ballot.

Please cast your ballot by January 4, 2017.

Read more

November Eblast #2

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name} {last-name},

LAST CALL – Sign up for ARPCA’s Holiday Party & Dinner Saturday 11.26.  This annual “kick back and relax” event will be well earned (and likely needed) two days after hosting countless relatives for Turkey Day…


Saturday November 26th – 5:00PM – Holiday Party & Dinner – Grand Concourse

Kickoff the holiday season with your Porsche family at the historic Grand Concourse restaurant on Saturday, November 26, 2016. There will be a sit-down dinner with a choice of one of three entrees to include: Steak, Salmon or Chicken. Vegetarian selections also available:  Thai coconut curry with vegetables and rice, or pasta primavera.

Grand-Concourse LogoSalad, dessert, coffee, tea and iced tea are included. There will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.

RSVP – Registration and Menu selections by November 17, 2016.

Register NOW – LIMITED SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!


Thursday December 8th – 7:00PM – Monthly Business Meeting 


“Porsche Fields Forever” – Limited Edition Prints from Linda Barnicott’s 2016 ARPCA PVGP Painting Now Available for Purchase!

Missed your chance to put YOUR Porsche in the 2016 Linda Barnicott original painting “Porsche Fields Forever”?  If so definitely do NOT also miss your chance to own one of these fantastic prints!

All are Limited Edition – Choose from: a Signed & Numbered Print, Artist Proof or Artist Enhanced Giclee (giclees are SOLD OUT!).  Framing available directly from Linda Barnicott (or Andy Schorr at Fast Company Framing).  Contact John Malobicky with questions and to order.

Order Form


Saturday January 21st – ARPCA Mid-Winter Party 

October 2016 Eblast #1

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name} {last-name},

Fall is definitely here but of course we are still having fun!  Last days to register for ARPCA’s Couples’ Social & Cooking Class and other upcoming events!!!


Thursday October 13th – 7:00PM – Monthly Business Meeting 


Thursday October 20th – 6:30-9:00PM Couples Cooking Class at Don’s Appliances

dons_appliances_logoAttention all foodies!!!  Please join us for an evening social followed by a cooking class presented by Chef Anthony Marino. We once again will be meeting at Don’s Appliances to learn more about the art of cooking in their brand new state of the art showroom. Following the presentation, we will all indulge in the meal prepared by Chef Marino! The event is BYOB.

Cost: $15 per person

Registration Closes This Thurs Oct 13 – 11:59PM

Spaces Still Available – Register Today!


AutoCross #3 of 2016 – Saturday October 22nd – Greensburg/Jeannette Airport – 

LAST DRIVING EVENT of 2016!!!

Ever driven you P-car on a tarmac or runway before – i.e. epitomizing the phrase ‘flying low’?

Autocross

Well, here’s your chance plus you get to compete with fellow drivers for fastest time thru a course made up of road cones.  Spend a fun day learning the handling limits of your Porsche… and YOU in a safe controlled and fun environment!  Cost $30 preregistered ARPCA members… non-members or walk-on rate $40

AX #3 Registration on MSR


Wednesday November 9 – 7:00-9:00PM – Social Business Meeting – Rumfish Grille

November monthly business meeting will be a social event!!!rumfish-grille
Club President Mark Hanson proposed during the August meeting we try something new in November, a social business meeting!  Idea behind a social business meeting is to get members to put forth their ideas they believe will encourage more participation by a greater cross section of our membership. Agenda will be simple:  mingle and talk freely with your fellow ARPCA members, discuss what you believe we should be doing as a club, write down your comments or ideas and submit them at the end of the evening.

Saturday November 26th – 5:00PM – Holiday Party & Dinner – Grand Concourse

Kickoff the holiday season with your Porsche family at the historic Grand Concourse restaurant on Saturday, November 26, 2016. There will be a sit-down dinner with a choice of one of three entrees to include: Steak, Salmon or Chicken. Vegetarian selections also available:  Thai coconut curry with vegetables and rice, or pasta primavera.

Grand-Concourse LogoSalad, dessert, coffee, tea and iced tea are included. There will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.
RSVP, Registration and Menu selections: via MSR by November 17, 2016.

Register HERE Soon – Event Sells Out Quickly Every Year!


“Porsche Fields Forever” – Limited Edition Prints from Linda Barnicott’s 2016 ARPCA PVGP Painting Now Available for Purchase!

Missed your chance to put YOUR Porsche in the 2016 Linda Barnicott original painting “Porsche Fields Forever”?  If so definitely do NOT also miss your chance to own one of these fantastic prints!

All are Limited Edition – Choose from: a Signed & Numbered Print, Artist Proof or Artist Enhanced Giclee (giclees are SOLD OUT!).  Framing available directly from Linda Barnicott (or Andy Schorr at Fast Company Framing).  Contact John Malobicky with questions and to order.

Order Form

September 2016 Eblast #1

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name} {last-name},

The shadows are growing longer much earlier in the evening but we’re still having tons of fun!  Join your fellow ARPCA-ers at these great upcoming events – a few new ones just added!!!


Thursday September 15th – 7:00PM – Monthly Business Meeting 

Never been to an ARPCA business meeting?  This is the perfect chance;  plus see and hear AMAZING Home Theatre set-ups by ARPCA Member, Resident Racer and Goosebumps Owner, Randy Evans (his Gulf livery #51 1969 911R at right will likely be on display too!).

 


Saturday September 17th – ARPCA Car Control Clinic – 11th Annual

This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about you and your car in a controlled environment.  Using the Vehicle Dynamic Area (VDA- six plus acres of pavement) we will provide an exhilarating educational experience!  ARPCA’s Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training combined with classroom discussion of vehicle and human dynamics. Four hours of in-car instruction is scheduled for students to practice driving exercises introduced in the classroom. The goal is to introduce students to skills and sensations associated with controlling a motor vehicle during accident avoidance and defensive driving maneuvers.2012 CCC On the Skid Pad

The Clinic can teach students what typical driving schools can’t: The proper response when something unexpected happens while driving a car – and provide opportunity to practice these exercises in a safe environment.  This event will sell out for 11th straight year so do not miss out!

ARPCA Car Control Clinic Registration on MSR


Saturday September 24th – 11:30AM – Porsche Touring Crew – Autumn Luncheon

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ARPCA’s Porsche Touring Crew is headed to Out of the Fire Cafe for our second annual Autumn Luncheon Saturday, September 24th at 11:30 AM. Following lunch, PTC will then meet at Stone Villa Wine Cellar located just a short seven miles away in Acme, PA.

Pre-register before Sept 22nd on MSR


Thursday September 29th – 4:00-7:00PM – AutoPalace Porsche Track Nite at PittRace

AutoPalace Combined

Ever wonder what it would be like to experience the thrill of driving your Porsche on a race track? Well this is your chance!  Join Auto Palace Porsche for an afternoon at the track!

$200 Registration fee

Participants should arrive at the track by 3pm for check in and to attend the mandatory drivers meeting. The track will be hot from 4pm – 7pm.  Event is open to Porsche owners.

More Details & Registration w/ AutoPalace on MSR by Sept 23


Thursday October 13th – 7:00PM – Monthly Business Meeting 


Thursday October 20th – 6:30-9:00PM Couples Cooking Class at Don’s Appliances

dons_appliances_logoAttention all foodies!!!  Please join us for an evening social followed by a cooking class presented by Chef Anthony Marino. We once again will be meeting at Don’s Appliances to learn more about the art of cooking in their brand new state of the art showroom. Following the presentation, we will all indulge in the meal prepared by Chef Marino! The event is BYOB.

Cost: $15 per person

Space Limited – Register Today!


AutoCross #3 of 2016 – Saturday October 22nd – Greensburg/Jeannette Airport – 

LAST DRIVING EVENT of 2016!!!

Ever driven you P-car on a tarmac or runway before – i.e. epitomizing the phrase ‘flying low’?

Autocross

Well, here’s your chance plus you get to compete with fellow drivers for fastest time thru a course made up of road cones.  Spend a fun day learning the handling limits of your Porsche… and YOU in a safe controlled and fun environment!  Cost $30 preregistered ARPCA members… non-members or walk-on rate $40

AX #3 Registration on MSR


November Business Meeting Social – JUST ADDED – Date / Venue – TBD 

November monthly business meeting will be a social event!!!
Club President Mark Hanson proposed during the August meeting we try something new in November, a social business meeting!  Idea behind a social business meeting is to get members to put forth their ideas they believe will encourage more participation by a greater cross section of our membership. Agenda will be simple:  mingle and talk freely with your fellow ARPCA members, discuss what you believe we should be doing as a club, write down your comments or ideas and submit them at the end of the evening.
A specific date and location have yet to be determined but it will be centrally located to downtown Pittsburgh. Venue will likely be a public eatery and quite likely be held on either a Thursday or Saturday night. Look for further details in Rundschau, upcoming email blasts or on our website: arpca.com.

Saturday November 26th – 5:00PM – Holiday Party – JUST ADDED

  • Details & Registration Coming Soon but Clear Your Calendar Now -This Event Sells Out FAST Every Year!

“Porsche Fields Forever” – Limited Edition Prints from Linda Barnicott’s 2016 ARPCA PVGP Painting Now Available for Purchase!

Missed your chance to put YOUR Porsche in the 2016 Linda Barnicott original painting “Porsche Fields Forever”?  If so definitely do NOT also miss your chance to own one of these fantastic prints!

All are Limited Edition – Choose from: a Signed & Numbered Print, Artist Proof or Artist Enhanced Giclee.  Framing available directly from Linda Barnicott (or Andy Schorr at Fast Company Framing).  Contact John Malobicky with questions and to order.

Order Form

August Eblast #2

ARPCA.com

Dear {first-name} {last-name},

For lesser car marques, Labor Day Weekend marks the end of driving season… as Porsche owners we’re still going strong!!!  Pittsburgh Cars-N-Coffee (founded by ARPCA member Cliff Laschon) has decreed Saturday Sept 3  to be Porsche Day!  Join your fellow ARPCA-ers there or at another great event listed below


Saturday September 3 – 9:00AM-12:00PM – Pittsburgh Cars-N-Coffee – Porsche Day

Porsche will be feature vehicle Saturday September 3rd with special feature parking for P-cars which arrive early.  Registration not needed – Rain or Shine.

Generoasta Coffee
901 Warrendale Village Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086


LAST DE of 2016 Track Season – Sept 9 thru 11 – Mid-Ohio

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Thursday September 15th – 7:00PM – Business Meeting 


Saturday September 17th – ARPCA Car Control Clinic – 11th Annual

This is a PERFECT opportunity to learn more about you and your car in a controlled environment.  We will be using the Vehicle Dynamic Area (VDA- six plus acres of pavement) to provide an exhilarating educational experience!  The Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training combined with classroom discussion of vehicle and human dynamics. Four hours of in-car instruction is scheduled for students to practice the driving exercises introduced in the classroom. The goal is to introduce students to the skills and sensations associated with controlling a motor vehicle during accident avoidance and defensive driving maneuvers.2012 CCC On the Skid Pad

The Clinic can teach students what typical driving schools can’t: The proper response when something unexpected happens while driving a car – and provide the opportunity to practice these exercises in a safe environment.  This event will sell out for the 11th straight year so do not miss out!

ARPCA Car Control Clinic Registration on MSR


Thursday September 21st – 7:00PM – Evening Social at Narcissi Winery

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Meet and mingle with fellow ARPCA Club members for an evening social at Narcisi Winery! There will be a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet in our reserved private pavilion, a secured Porsche only parking area and live entertainment. To accompany your personal wine selections, the buffet will feature an assortment of petite crab cakes, tenderloin crostini, stuffed banana peppers and flatbread pizzas.

Cost: $25 per person (includes tax and gratuities)

Pre-register before Sept 10th on MSR


Saturday September 24th – 11:30AM – Porsche Touring Crew – Autumn Luncheon

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The Porsche Touring Crew is headed to Out of the Fire Cafe for our second annual Autumn Luncheon on Saturday, September 24th at 11:30 AM. Following lunch, the Porsche Touring Crew will head to Stone Villa Wine Cellar located just a short seven mile ride into Acme, PA.

Pre-register before Sept 22nd on MSR


Thursday October 13th – 7:00PM – Business Meeting 


Thursday October 20th – 6:30-9:00PM Couples Cooking Class at Don’s Appliances

dons_appliances_logoAttention all food enthusiasts, please join us for an evening social followed by a cooking class presented by Chef Anthony Marino. We once again will be meeting at Don’s Appliances to learn more about the art of cooking in their brand new state of the art showroom. Following the presentation, we will all indulge in the meal prepared by Chef Marino! The event is BYOB.

Cost: $15 per person

Space Limited – Register Today!


LAST AUTOCROSS of 2016 – Sunday October 22nd – AutoCross #3 – Greensburg/Jeannette Airport

Ever driven you P-car on a tarmac or runway before – i.e. epitomizing the phrase ‘flying low’?

Autocross

Well, here’s your chance plus you get to compete with fellow drivers for fastest time thru a course made up of road cones.  Spend a fun day learning the handling limits of your Porsche… and YOU in a safe controlled and fun environment!  Cost $30 preregistered ARPCA members… non-members or walk-on rate $40

AX #3 Registration on MSR


“Porsche Fields Forever” – Limited Edition Prints from Linda Barnicott’s 2016 ARPCA PVGP Painting Now Available for Purchase!

Missed your chance to put YOUR Porsche in the 2016 Linda Barnicott original painting “Porsche Fields Forever”?  If so definitely do NOT also miss your chance to own one of these fantastic prints!

All are Limited Edition – Choose from: a Signed & Numbered Print, Artist Proof or Artist Enhanced Giclee.  Framing available directly from Linda Barnicott (or Andy Schorr at Fast Company Framing).  Contact John Malobicky with questions and to order.

Order Form