In early April they put out a Call to Artists, they were looking for Artists that were willing to create a work of art on a 10×10 wood panel that they provided. They were overwhelmed with the response! In less than 24 hours they handed out over 50 panels. The Artists were told that the theme of the Auction was “Endangered or Extinct”. This could relate to beast, machine, figures of speech, mannerisms, fashions, political parties, technology or anything they felt fit in the genre. This year all funds raised will again go to help subsidize sending children to Art Camps and Classes.
This year for the first time, they will be closing their Auction with a party on July 7th from 6 – 10 pm at the Ebar (41 Quebec St. South, Downtown Guelph).
My mother, Alida Garside and I both have art works up for auction. My mom’s piece is a bas relief ceramic of a dragon fish, called “Dragon’s Dilemma”.
My art work is an encaustic painting of an archeopteryx, a fossil showing a evolutionary bridge between the dinosaurs and modern birds. I called my painting, “The Ugly Duckling.”
Both of our art works have bids on them which is very exciting! Please check out the other artists’ works as well – there is a lot of different mediums – acrylic, photography, etc.! Make a bid, win a painting, send some kids to art camp – great way to encourage future artists!