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THE GUITARS - LIA MAY-BYRD
From Lia:

I am a self-taught artist and making art has been a part of me as long as I can remember. About 17 years ago I got hooked on painting. My paintings are mostly figurative, brilliantly colored and rendered in varied styles from whimsical and fantastic to realistic.I am fascinated with people and other creatures and my paintings tell a little of their stories. I delight in portraying the unique beauty in each individual. While painting I fall deeply in love. My art celebrates life, the fragility, strength and joy of Life!”

Lia May-Byrd was raised in Berlin, Germany. She left home at 14 and began traveling the world. She lived in India, Holland, Africa , England and Australia before discovering Northern California and settling down to paint.

Lia is happily married and lives and works in Petaluma, Ca, with her husband Patrick and son Max.

For more information on Lia May-Byrd, go to liamay-byrd.com .


Guitar: Gibson Les Paul / Acrylic


EXHIBIT PRIOR TO GALA
The Lia May-Byrd guitar will be publicly displayed at Haus Fortuna in downtown Petaluma from late January until the Gala (February 28, 2009). Haus Fortuna is located at 111 2nd St. in Petaluma, CA. For more information about this exhibit, please call Haus Fortuna at (707) 283-0166.

This guitar will be auctioned on the evening of February 28, 2009 at the Phoenix Guitar Gala & Carnaval.

The auction will take place in the Phoenix and will be broadcast worldwide via the Internet while accepting bids from around the world.

ONLINE BIDDER REGISTRATION
Click here to register to bid online for the Guitar Gala on 2/28/09.



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