Monday, December 14, 2009

Update & Game Plan

I heard back from Pam Lorenz about what kind of support the Gwen Frostic shop can use. Apparently the bank that has foreclosed on the shop is planning an auction on January 8th, and it sounds like they are more interested in going that route than working with the current owners to pay down the debt. While I have some things I'd like to say about this, I'd rather we focus on what we can do to keep the shop open and in the spirit that Gwen founded it in, rather than point fingers and lay blame.

It looks like we are shooting for $150,000- a daunting task, certainly, but not impossible.

So, if you'd like to help, Pam has agreed to accept donations to this goal in their 'Beyond Time' account (this effort was made to bring Gwen's designs into the new generation- jewelry, throws, pillows, etc). She has also informed me that if the effort is not successful then the money will be returned to the donators.
Donations can be sent to:
Pam Lorenz, (c/o Beyond Time/Gwen Frostic Prints), 112 N. Benzie Blvd., Beulah, MI 49617

If you do decide to donate- please also consider dropping us an email at so that we can keep track of how we are doing.


  1. Too bad the historical people and arts commission or women's commission couldn't put up support of this property as a Michigan Historical site.
    But since the state has cut the Dept of History Arts and Libraries there is little hope.
    Maybe the garden clubs could help.
    If there is an auction I'd like to know date and time. Those presses alone should bring bring a chunk.
    Too bad the business was not left with some operating funds instead of all going to WMU.

  2. I have a lot I could say, as well! This is beyond sad - it is heartbreaking.

    I was in Anthropologie the other day here in Columbus Ohio - lo & behold I saw a cache of Gwen's book - I asked about them. Anthro buys lots from business/estates - . Keep us posted.