Up Those Bids! Silent Auction Ends November 30

Sara Golling
By Sara Golling
November 16th, 2015

The generosity and talent  of local artists will help the Rossland Museum reach its fundraising goal for Phase 1 of its ambitious 6-year renewal project — if enough people bid on these donated works of art.   Many  are on display at the Rossland branch of the Nelson & District Credit Union;  you can see others at Salon Kula on Washington Street.

Jenny Baillie donated a painting of a skier,  in her trademark bold colours;  Louise Drescher provided an atmospheric scene of Rossland as it looked in 1911 (see photo);  Andy Holmes and Martine Bedard gave a whimsical version of a “Fiddler on the Roof,”  and Andy also gave his “Love Velo” bike painting.   John Feesey donated an elegant lidded  vase.  Karen Thatcher’s wonderful “Mountain Climber” quilted wall-hanging is among the offerings.  Other artists who have given for this cause include  Stephanie Gauvin,  photographer Jim Lawrence,  Sherry Pollack Walker,  Claude Stormes,  Sue Deane,  Tim Peacock,  Charlene Barnes,   Mirja Vahala,   Margo Williams,  and many others.

Altogether, there are (at time of writing)  28 pieces available for bidding:  paintings, stained glass,  ceramic art,  sculptures and  jewelry.  To see photos and descriptions of all of them, click here.  To see them in real life, take a stroll to the Credit Union and Salon Kula during their hours of business. 

You can bid on-line, or on bidding sheets posted by the works of art at their display locations.  All bidding ends at 5:00 pm on Monday, November 30.  

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