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The artwork created to be the logo of this year's event is the work of painter Frank Corso. Recognized as one of America's most distinguished impressionist painters, Corso's work is included in many private and corporate collections nationwide; most recently his work was selected for the permanent collection of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida. He is a Copley Master at Boston's prestigious Copley Society and is also a member of the Pastel Society of America and Allied Artists, New York. He has won numerous awards and has been published in both Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine and Yankee Magazine. Three of Corso's paintings were chosen for inclusion in the recent The Best of Oil Painting by Rockport Publishers. Frank has a web site at

Frank Corso's Painting: The Flying Lady

The photograph used as the background graphic for this site shows the hands, workbench, and finished artwork of luthier Manuel Velázquez. Permission for its use has been granted by the photographer, Bob Desmond. It first appeared on the cover of Issue 44 of American Lutherie, the Quarterly Journal of the Guild of American Luthiers. Today, Bob Desmond is a builder of fine guitars in the Orlando, Florida area. His work can be viewed at

Cover of Issue 44

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