SHOW SCHEDULE -
Von.G Art has suspended our show schedule
Note to our valued customers:
Over the years Von.G Art has exhibited at many arts and crafts festivals throughout the Midwest. Megan (the artist) has always loved to participate in art art shows and festivals as she sincerely enjoys visiting with her customers, many with whom she has developed lasting friendships, while also meeting new people and other artists. Megan finds it especially interesting to hear the stories that her artwork sparks as people view her designs.
2017 was different.
On September 30, 2016 while on our way to exhibit at the 2016 Red Barn Arts & Crafts Festival in Kirksville, Missouri, Megan became ill. We ended up at the emergency room of the Northeast Regional Medical Center on Friday night and were unable to set-up and exhibit on Saturday.
Three and a half months later, after seven subsequent ER visits, in mid-January of 2017 Megan was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. In late January 2017 she underwent surgery to remove the main tumor, a large portion of her colon, and the nearby affected lymph nodes. Megan then underwent two months of chemotherapy. In mid-May of 2017, Megan had a second surgery to remove five tumors in her liver. She completed another four months of chemotherapy in mid-September of 2017.
The good news in October of 2017 was that Megan was doing quite well and was considered to be cancer free. That was a HUGE "woot-woot"!
However, in April of 2018 a scan showed a large malignant tumor on Megan's ovary. This discovery didn't represent a recurrence but rather was considered part of the original cancer. During one of the early surgeries in 2017 a single colon cancer cell "dropped" onto the ovary. This event is called a "drop cancer". The cancer had been held at bay during chemotherapy but began to grow sometime in early 2018. Since the cancer was on her ovary, it was able to grow very fast. In June 2018, Megan underwent surgery to remove the tumor and a procedure called HIPEC to prevent any additional rogue cells from growing. The surgery was very "big" and the recovery period is measured in months rather than days or weeks.
For now, Megan will not commit to art shows and festivals for the forseeable future.
You can, however, find her artwork for sale in Handmade department of Amazon.com by searching on Von.G Art.