Andy's art is now on Immaculate Baking Company's products!
Founded by Scott Blackwell, Immaculate Baking Company is dedicated to premium taste and ingredients, art, and fun. In the mid 1990s, Scott discovered folk art and artists. He was drawn to their simplicity, creativity, resilience, and resourcefulness, so he decided to celebrate them by featuring their work on his cookie and coffee packages. In the mid 2000s, he established the Folk Artist’s Foundation to give support, aid, encouragement, and exposure to artists working in the folk art tradition. Immaculate Baking Company's products can be found in stores nationwide. (You can read the full history of Immaculate Baking Company here.) In August 2013, Andy and I traveled to Atlanta so he could participate in the Slotin Folk Fest for the first time. It's the world’s largest folk art show and sale, hosting 100+ galleries and dealers from around the nation specializing in self-taught art, outsider art, folk art, Southern folk pottery, and anonymous antique folk art. At the event, we had the opportunity to meet Angela from Immaculate Baking Company. She was sent to the Slotin Folk Fest for the purpose of finding new art for their packaging. Fortunately for us, Angela selected two of Andy's pieces:
Queen of the Jungle | 47x35 inches
Bon Temps Butterfly | 46x33 inches
The process of developing new products and designing the packaging takes several months. We have been very excited about this project, so it wasn't easy to be patient! The products were finally released this month. Queen of the Jungle is on their Double Chocolate Cookie Mix and Bon Temps Butterfly is on their Organic All-Purpose Flour. The products are currently being distributed to stores across the country, although I'm not sure when they'll make their way to the Destin area.
Also, Angela called us last October and the company bought a third piece from Andy:
The City That Never Sleeps | 59x31 inches
We aren't sure when The City That Never Sleeps will appear on packaging, as the product is still being developed. Any ideas on what the product could be?