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Mary Beth Breckenridge
Published on August 17, 2012 - 05:22 PM
The work of Macedonia artist Barbara Franzreb Bunsey has been added to the Decorative Painters Foundation Permanent Collection in Wichita, Kan.
She was asked to donate a pair of candlesticks to the collection, which exhibits and preserves decorative works with historical significance or special meaning.
"It's kind of a select group," Bunsey said. "I was thrilled when I was asked to donate the piece."
Bunsey is a noted decorative painter and instructor who teaches at both the local and national levels. Her designs have been featured in several craft and decorative painting magazines, and pieces she has painted are sold in the shops of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Her honors include being named seven times to Early American Life magazine's annual Directory of Traditional American Crafts and creating ornaments for the Christmas trees of the White House and Library of Congress. In 2008, she was chosen to create more than 1,000 ornaments for President and Mrs. George W. Bush to give as gifts.
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