Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Successful Auction!

The auction to benefit a downtown food pantry for the homeless was Tuesday night.

In spite of its being on a Tuesday night, and a rainy one at that, it was a wonderful success.

Being at Pyro Gallery downtown elevated the event to something special. The artists and "patrons" mingled, sipped wine, enjoyed the art, and, the important thing - bid generously on the wonderful art.

I have already posted photos of two other fabric pieces, and they were a popular contrast to the more traditional painted and otherwise embellished pieces.

This piece, "Hardware Heart," was a wonderful piece, and it looked even better in person than it does in the photo...

This was a favorite of everyone there...

It is by a young artist, and I'm eager to get back to Pyro to see more of his work.  It got one of the highest bids there. Even though it was a "Silent" auction, there were two people bidding on it, and at the end, there was an animated live auction to see who got to take it home... 

And this was another popular item - Bob's Celtic heart. 

Bob was invaluable to the auction - from making the wooden blanks for the artists at the beginning of the process, to getting them ready to hang on Tuesday

Thanks also to Pyro Gallery for sharing their wonderful venue.

It was great fun, lots of work, and very successful!  

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