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The Year 2020 BOOK


The Book 2020 is what I call an epiphany.  During my conversations with God every day, I ask for guidance and always thanks for my blessings.  When this answer to my dilemma for replacing live demos at Mountain Made this year came, I was so excited.  I immediately called my friend Nancy Dillingham.  Mountain Made has carried Nancy’s books of poetry for years.  When I told Nancy what I wanted to do, she told me that she was already writing poems about Covid and things going on.  We both had that strange feeling that this was divine coincidence.  What a wonderful project.  Our visitors were able to write their feels and also add their touch to the graffiti paintings that we had going on over the months.  


It was a given that the book would be published and all of the money would go to a charity.  After thinking about what the greatest need in the coming months would be, food was the answer.  Manna Food Bank will receive every penny that is donated.  That is what we are calling the sales for this book and for the paintings.  We ask that the books have a minimum donation of $5 but we hope that people will open their hearts and wallets to share with those in need.  All of the paintings will be sold for donations at whatever price.



Melinda Knies

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Born from a 6 month long, interactive public art and writing event, “THE YEAR 2020” digest memorializes this tremulous year from the viewpoint of YOU, the American public.

Melinda Knies, the owner at Mountain Made Gallery combined the best of our visitors’ essays, quips and quotes along with their hand-drawn “graffiti” paintings into a premium print publication.

THE YEAR 2020 is a 40 page digest (5.5 by 8.5 inch), printed on deluxe, gloss paper.

To order, just select either a $5, $10, $20, $50 or $100 donation above to receive your copy of the book. It will be shipped directly to your front door via USPS. Shipping and handling is only: $X.XX.

Special Note: We are giving 100% of the proceeds from the book to our local Manna Food Bank.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 7 × 2 × 7 in

$5, $10, $20, $50, $100