Art Auction


Local artist Nancy Sias won the 2014 Peoples' Choice award for her work, "Word for Word."

Local artist and Land Conservancy volunteer Nancy Sias won the 2014 Peoples’ Choice award for her painting, “Word for Word.”

Sunday, April 26, 2015

On Sunday, April 26, the Blue Parrot Bistro in Gettysburg will once again host our annual Art Auction, which will feature a wide variety of original artwork created by local and regional artists—everything from painting and drawing to ceramics and other three-dimensional work.

Included in the auction for the first time this year will be specimens of high-quality collectible Americana, such as fraktur, stoneware, redware, ironware, baskets, quilts, weathervanes, carved decoys, antique games and toys, and more.

Over the years our Art Auction has become one of the area’s most popular community events—and one of our most significant fundraisers, raising more than $256,000 since our first auction in 1998. Auction proceeds help underwrite the expenses incurred in working with local landowners to create conservation easements, our fundamental tool in accomplishing our mission of preserving the rural lands and heritage of Adams County.

The Blue Parrot Bistro, located at 35 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg, has long hosted our auction event, providing a unique and engaging venue for the display and sale of donated artworks. Randy Hilker will return as auctioneer extraordinaire.

Doors for the auction will open at 12:00 p.m., with bidding beginning at 1:00 p.m. Admission is $15.00, with all proceeds benefitting Land Conservancy programming. There will also be door prizes, raffles, and more.

The Blue Parrot will also host a First Friday Artists’ Reception on Friday, April 3, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. to showcase the artists who have donated work to the auction. Refreshments will be provided. Donated art will be on display at the Blue Parrot throughout the month of April.

In addition to raising funds for the Land Conservancy, we hope our auction serves to help promote the work of our donor-artists. We are excited to list those who have donated to the 2015 auction.  Be sure to click on the highlighted names to access the artists’ websites.