Last year Cinnaminson Fire Chief William Kramer, Jr., assisted artist Joseph M. Getsinger in creating “The View.” This year Chief Kramer and department members again assisted the artist with a photo shoot for this year’s creation, “Enemy of Fire.” For the 16th consecutive year, David Russell, President of Fire and Safety Services (800-400-8017; www.fss.com), a longtime supporter of the Burn Foundation and the artist, gave his full financial support to this project. Fire and Safety Services, Ltd., of South Plainfield, N.J. is a dealer and distributor of Pierce Manufacturing apparatus, one of whose trucks was used in the photo shoot.
In the past 36 years, the artist has created a large number of paintings to support burn victims and survivors for the Burn Foundation. Last year it was a view from the cab of a fire truck. This year the artisted wanted to do something he hadn’t seen any other artist paint — the view of the fire from within the residence.
The image is painted from the perspective of the fire, rolling across the ceiling towards the door to get more oxygen. At the door are two firefighters driving the fire back with a hoseline: the “Enemy of Fire.” Firefighters are aiming a stream of water towards the fire. The chief is communicating with his crew while the engineer is controlling the flow of water. The painting took two full months of work from the artist referring to pictures from the photoshoot.
The artist has also created a new and improved website where you can see all the up-to-date fire art available, from Getsinger at www.jgetsingerarts.com. In addition he has added other artists’ works, as well.
Choice Marketing (www.choicemarketing.net) will again be creating a collector card for “Enemy of Fire,” which can be found at the Burn Foundation booth. It is expected that this year the Burn Foundation will be offering another collector’s pin to add to your collection of Burn Foundation pins for a donation of $5
You may become a prize winner of one of the artist’s “Enemy of Fire” prints. Aside from the dollar raffle tickets purchased at the gates or Burn Foundation booth for a chance at a Giclee canvas print or 25 other prints, we will be giving away another 25 prints after the drawing as well. You have to be there for the second drawing to win.
Support the Burn Foundation by purchasing raffle tickets before the convention. If you can presell 100 tickets before the convention, send the artist a check made out to the Burn Foundation and he will mail you your tickets based on the dollar amount, which you can distribute or sell and turn the stubs in at the convention before the drawing date of September 16, 2016 at 1300.
Tickets will be available through J.M.Getsinger Art Studio, PO Box 97, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097(studio: 856-853-8039). You can also donate funds directly to at Burn Foundation, One Medical Center Boulevard, Lewis House, Upland, PA 19013; phone: 215-545- 3816; Fax: 215-545- 3818; firstname.lastname@example.org.