MCACN 2016 Sneak Peek*
1963 Studebaker Avanti
Ron Hall Bonneville Racer
Owner; Luanne Hall
MCACN 2016 Studebaker Performance Display
INTRODUCING BRANDEN HOCHSTETLER, 2016 MCACN FEATURED ARTIST
Over the years we have had the distinct honor and privilege of showcasing some of the finest automotive artists in our hobby at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show. Being an enthusiastic collector myself, it is always exciting to see the new pieces that these fine artists create. Several of our favorite artists, David Snyder and Michael Irvine, have become Official Sponsors, and we truly appreciate their continued support. And of course, along with David and Michael, we also love having Mary Watt-Yeadon and Steven Macy as participants again this year.
Today we are pleased to announce our newest Official Featured Artist, Branden Hochstetler. Automotive Art by Branden may not be a name you instantly recognize, but I am sure that is about to change. Specializing in Realism Automotive Art, Branden works with acrylic on canvas and also has a line of color pencil sketches. He has an impressive array of Limited Edition prints and he has created some truly outstanding wall murals.
Brandens commitment to his art is showcased through his incredible diversity. “I have been drawing things ever since I was little. My mother never put the crayons away, because I was always using them. I started out with pencil, then progressed to Prisma-color pencils. About seven years ago, I started painting with acrylics on canvas. That is my favorite medium to work with” he stated. His work ranges from several beautiful Corvette pieces to Studebakers that take you back in time. If you are a Mustang enthusiast, he has it covered, and you are a Porsche or VW aficionado, you will be very happy to see what he has to offer.
For a preview of Brandens work, check out his website www.autoartpaintings.com and make a point of helping us welcome him to our show. We are truly honored to bring in a “new guy” this year! And remember, automotive art, (especially signed art from MCACN purchased directly from the artist) makes a great gift for your favorite car freak, and Christmas is coming!
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN...AND LADIES! We are looking to expand our show staff this year. If you want to get a real “behind the scenes” look at how we do what we do, this may be for you. The pay is minimal, the hours may be long, and although we emphasize having fun, it is a whole lot of work! We have positions to fill starting Thursday afternoon both inside and outside, working with car placement, in security positions and more. If you would like to become a member of our staff, whether for a few hours or a few days, please e-mail me at email@example.com with your availability and what you may be interested in doing. Must be a “people person” and willing to spend a lot of time on your feet!
The outdoor season is not over yet, as there are still plenty of great events. Get out there and enjoy them!
The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals is the world’s largest all indoor specialty show devoted to Muscle Cars, Dealer-built Supercars and the finest and rarest Corvettes. We will again fill the beautiful Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, (suburban Chicago), Illinois, just minutes away from the Chicago O’Hare Airport with over 550 prime and very muscular cars along with the country’s finest automotive related vendors. For more information, go to www.mcacn.com and watch our facebook page, as we post nearly every day and we certainly have a lot to talk about!
With Sincere Appreciation