SUCCESS! - 2022 26th Annual Art Auction
This year's auction was a roaring success - when it started raining lightly, some of the crowd moved their chairs onto the stage with the artwork while those with umbrellas stayed put. The thunder and lightning only added to the excitement.
The crowd left with smiles on their faces and sculptures and painting in their arms. For the first time in the auction's history it brought in a little over $50,000 -- thanks to generous artists who donated original paintings and sculptures and generous buyers.
One highlight of the evening was a surprise for sculptor George Lundeen who started the Artist's Charitable Fund nearly thirty years ago and is the auctioneer: a 16" high bronze sculpture that looked exactly like him, created by a long time supporter, Paul Foley. Thank you to Paul for the great surprise for George, who is not easy to surprise!
A fun time was had by all!
Enjoy photos from the auction and some art pieces sold.
Josh Tobey handing George Lundeen the bronze sculpture created by Paul Foley!
See you next year!
oil on linen mounted on board - 11" x 14"
Donated by Lani Vlaanderen, nationally recognized painter.
Retail value: $1,200.
At Water's Edge
oil - 12" x 9"
Donated by Tamara Simmons, nationally recognized painter.