2013 Art Auction
Thanks to the generosity of artists who donated artwork, our 2013 auction raised $32,000. Our auctioneer, sculptor George Lundeen, was great at engaging the audience and making the evening fun and exciting for everyone. Approximately 200 people enjoyed refreshments under the stars while bidding on bronze sculptures created by Josh Tobey, James Moore, George Walbye, Herb Mignery, Jane DeDekker, George Lundeen, Cammie Lundeen and others. Santa Fe artist, Rebecca Tobey donated a beautiful one of a kind ceramic that some lucky bidder took home.
Original paintings in the auction were donated by many artists, including Sallie K. Smith, Tamara Simmons, David Harms, Nathan Solano, Cydney Springer, Rick Stoner, Cathy Goodale, James Biggers and Dave Santillanes.
Last year the Charitable Fund paid nearly $60,000 in medical/dental bills for artists who needed assistance. The annual art auction is our only fundraiser -- looks like we need to bring in even more at next year's auction so as to keep up with requests from artists who need financial assistance to pay medical/dental bills. No worry - all working together, we can do it. I'd like to thank all of the artists who donated, the volunteers who gave so much of their time and energy and the bidders who made the auction a success.
~ Judy, Charitable Fund Coordinator
Saturday, August 10, 2013
6:00pm Art Preview - 7:00pm Auction
Auctioneer: George Lundeen
Enjoy free refreshments under the stars while bidding on
original paintings & sculptures by many well known artists, including Sculptors, George Lundeen, Cammie Lundeen, George Walbye, Josh Tobey, Cowboy Artist of America, Herb Mignery, Colorado Painters, Sally K. Smith, James Biggers, Cathy Goodale and Tamara Simmons
Elk Mountain Autumn
oil - 24" x 18"
By Sallie K. Smith, nationally recognized painter
Donated by Sallie K. Smith - retail value $2,900.
oil - 10" x8"
By Tamara Simmons, nationally recognized painter
Donated by Tamara Simmons - retail value $800.
Bronze (Ltd ed 30/60)
sculpture 4" high x 16" wide x 7" deep
By Joshua Tobey, nationally recognized sculptor
Donated by Joshua Tobey - retail value $1,700.
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