Artists' Charitable Fund

Providing assistance for artists in crisis. Annual August Art Auction

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

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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

Elk Mountin Autum oil painting

Donated by Sallie K. Smith - retail value $2,900.

Red Faced

oil - 10" x8"

By Tamara Simmons, nationally recognized painter

Red Faced oil painting

Donated by Tamara Simmons - retail value $800.

Mountain Mama

Bronze (Ltd ed 30/60)
sculpture 4" high x 16" wide x 7" deep

By Joshua Tobey, nationally recognized sculptor

Mountain Mama sculpture

Donated by Joshua Tobey - retail value $1,700.