Friday, February 22, 2013

The Great Gammel Giveaway

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Jason Gammel, known as North Little Rock's firefighter artist (though I'm not sure he's fighting fires anymore), has been giving paintings away through his Facebook page to people who perform good deeds.

His first giveaway was to the person who, within 2 hours of posting Feb. 17, bought and delivered cookies to a fire station and documented it with photographs posted to Gammel's Facebook page. In 7 minutes, a friend took him up on the deal, dashed to the store, took a picture of the cookies there on his cell phone and posted to Gammel's page, and then headed to a firestation, where he took a picture of himself and some bewildered firefighters. His prize: this 36-by-36 inch painting "Spring."

Spring by Jason Gammel
  • "Spring" by Jason Gammel

On Wednesday, Gammel posted his second challenge: The first person to give the Pulaski County Humane Society $75 would receive his 48-by-60-inch piece "Ascending Circles." Thinks got a little tricky here, thanks to Facebook timing weirdness that swapped first posters, so Gammel had two winners. Both donated, posted their receipts on Gammel's Facebook page, and Gammel gave both paintings, posting, "I just left an ass chewing on Mark Zuckerberg's voice mail (actually two, one for the confusion his servers caused and another for not answering his phone when I call)."

Here's "Ascending Circles," which another one of Gammel's Facebook friends suggest he rename "avocados on a cutting board." What else are friends for?

Ascending Circles, aka Avocados on a Cutting Board, by Jason Gammel
  • "Ascending Circles," aka "Avocados on a Cutting Board," by Jason Gammel

Gammel's last giveaway, last night, only required that persons guess the correct number of M&Ms he had in a jar. There were 105 guesses; and the winner received:

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Gammel's having lots of fun and making room in his studio at the same time. If he decides to put up this one

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I'm going to be all over it.

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