Again this year one by one the artist created and donated 5x7 canvases are coming in for artCentral’s HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE SILENT AUCTION served up with an array of delectables for your nibbling pleasure. Oh my! Oh my! These more than four dozen creations are more amazing and whimsical, beautiful and fun than ever before! I am over the moon with delight! I love them—every single one that I’ve already seen and held and relished and still there are more on the way. I await their arrival with my heart aflutter with anticipation and my head spinning with artCentral’s good fortune.
The 5x7 SILENT AUCTION is a Christmas miracle happening for the benefit of our unique non-profit arts organization and our mission to promote, exhibit, teach and foster the appreciation of fine arts in our community. I’m blissed with the unselfish generosity of our accomplished artist
Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to select fine art and support the arts and artists. Bid (starting as low as $5), purchase and take home one or more of these truly amazing artworks from the hands of artCentral’s awesomely talented artists—our marvelous constellation that includes international art stars, regional luminaries and emerging artists just beginning to twinkle. Each of these artists is shining at their very best through their SILENT AUCTION gems.
Even mega star Andy Thomas is making the time to contribute a SILENT AUCTION treasure. What is he painting this year? I’m eager to discover! Three years ago his donated canvas depicted the passion of a rising up stallion. The next Auction his canvas brought us the image of the jolliest Santa I’ve ever seen. Last year his richly rendered "Owl on a Snowy Day" garnered a stunning take home bid. For each of his small works the bidding has been vigorous, and artCentral has been made sustainably stronger by the dollars Andy brought in to support our work.
Thank you! goes out to all our artCentral artists who are stepping up to make this year’s SILENT AUCTION the best ever. Joplin artist rock stars Andrew Batcheller, Karolee Blanchard, April Davis-Brunner, Jesse McCormick, Connie Miller, Margie Moss, Jo Mueller, Debbie Reed and Linda Teeter and the ever popular Cheryl Church, Jerry Ellis, Sarah Huntley, Tom Jones, Helen Kunze and Lora Waring of Carthage are contributing, as well as newly emerging artCentral members Aurelia Burr, Nancy Dymott and Bonnie Young. Members of artCentral’s board of directors, Jane Ballard and Jason Shelfer, are again signed up to share their talents. JRAC president Emily Rose is adding hers, too. Of course both my husband David and I will have our own small works among the others.
This year’s 5x7 SILENT AUCTION onsite bidding begins at Hyde House at 5:00 pm Thursday, December 5th at the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Preview. Bidding closes at 3:00 pm, Saturday December 7th.
Treat yourself to the ultimate experience in happy holiday shopping for your loved ones, friends, teachers and business associates. Mark your calendars now for December 5, 6 and 7. Admission is free for all three HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE days.
Plan to visit artCentral’s elegant, enchanting historic Hyde House filled with beauty, inspiration and one-of-a-kind 5x7 canvases and pocket-friendly presents.
• December 5th, Thursday, 5-8 pm, is the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Preview, SILENT AUCTION launch and your first shopping opportunity.
• December 6th, Friday evening, 5-8 pm, your shopping and SILENT AUCTION bidding times continue.
• December 7th, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, is morning and afternoon shopping with the SILENT AUCTION bidding concluding at 3:00 pm.
Classic cookbooks will be available for $5.00.
Featured again this year, in addition to artCentral artist creations, are artCentral’s signature fundraising Amaryllis as solos and duets in chic, vintage-styled galvanized planters modestly priced ($25 for a single and $30 for two bulbs). Perfect for your own home, these limited edition beauties, planted to bloom at the peak of the holiday festivities, make lovely gifts for everyone on your list and support artCentral’s work on behalf of art and artists in Carthage and beyond. Reserve several and prepay by calling (417) 358-4404 in advance of the HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE.
Mark your calendars now for December 5, 6 and 7 and give yourself a delightful HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE time spent shopping, delectable sampling, Amaryllis selecting and SILENT AUCTION bidding all for the love of art and artists!