January 29, 2024: Congratulations to artist Kay Stratman, whose “Song of Wyoming” won the Wyoming Arts Council and Jackson Hole Still Works art competition

Monday Morning Magic from Inkandescent® PR + Publishing Co. It is with great pleasure that we share today the news that our friend and Inkandescent® client Kay Stratman’s painting Song of Wyoming won the art competition sponsored by the Wyoming Arts Council and Jackson Hole Still Works.

The winning original artwork is reproduced on the Jackson Hole Still Works vodka bottle label for one year, and all proceeds of the competition — including auctioning off the winning painting and the other finalists’ paintings — benefit the artists and the Wyoming Arts Council.

“So we all benefit,” insists Kay. “Imagine your life without the arts? I can’t.”

Kay has been working with Inkandescent® for decades, initially when she was based in DC. She is now a Wyoming-based artist since she and her husband Paul decided a view of the mountains was more sublime than sitting in traffic on the Beltway. The couple packed Kay’s entire art studio, including her hand-painted tie business, which for some time has been sitting in a box in a closet. We are thrilled to help her sell the 100 unique ties that are left in the collection. Even better: For each tie sold, one will be donated to a gentleman in need.

It’s an honor to sell Kay’s ties in our InkandescentShop.com. Click here to check out her goodies. And click here to learn why, since 2020, Kay Stratman is Giving Away Ties!

Until next Monday: May your life be filled with great art and great friends, and may all you men out there wear ties made with love. — Hope Katz Gibbs, founder and president, Inkandescent® Inc. Inkandescent.us

Click here to buy a handmade tie!