Art Auction 2017

 

Our 20th annual art auction is in the books, and together we raised a record $26,300 for land preservation in Adams County! 

We owe a great debt of gratitude to:

  • The many artists and art collectors who donated their beautiful work to the auction …
  • Our dedicated volunteers, who ran the auction so smoothly …
  • Randy Hilker, who once again provided his auction services—and his groan-worthy puns—free of charge …
  • Gus Zucco and Hilary Styer-Zucco, new owners of The Parrot, who generously carried on the tradition of hosting our event at this lovely venue …
  • All those who came out to bid so generously for the sake of Adams County’s future!

Standing out in an afternoon of spirited bidding was Jerry Keating’s watercolor, “Storm” (above), which sold for a record $2,550. 

Freya Qually’s oil painting, “Spring” (right), which was the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award, sold for $1,900.

Rounding out our top three sales of the afternoon, Nancy Sias’s “Opening Day” (below) sold for $700. 

In addition to being a fundraiser, our art auction has always been a great “friend raiser” as well, with long-time members and first-time attendees rubbing elbows in spirited (though always friendly!) bidding in the service of land preservation. This year was no exception!