It’s always a little stressful to have an event. You worry – Will we hang the gallery in time? Are people going to show up? Will anyone buy anything? Is everyone having a good time? Do we have enough food? If there’s a charity involved, will we raise enough money? Will I eat too much? No – wait…that’s not related to an event. Well, the Charity Art Auction is behind us and it was a big success.
We sold 40 pieces that night – on line and in the gallery. We held a Second Chance Auction on line the next day and sold 3 more pieces. Most important, we raised $2500 for The American Cancer Society. Every penny over cost was donated to this great cause.
We were surprised and touched by the number of people who expressed concern for Lenny’s recovery and who told us of their own brush with the disease. The knowledge that just 10% of the population hasn’t been touched by cancer – either their own or a close friend’s or a relative’s – made all the work involved in putting on the auction worthwhile.
Next up: The Nesvadba – Paulsen Two Man Show. Well, now it’s a One Man Show because Erich Paulsen had a heart attack a few weeks ago and his doctor won’t let him paint, at least for now, or travel from Germany. We are very disappointed not to have him here, but before his unexpected health problem, he painted a huge selection of original oils with his incredible palette knife technique, and they will be here along with artist Gerhard Nesvadba and his beautiful wheat fields and Tuscany vineyards
This show will have the largest selection of works by Paulsen and Nesvadba in one place at the same time ever. There are 110 pieces that have been painted exclusively for this show.
So the worry begins again. Will we frame and hang all the art in
time? Will everyone have a good time? Will we have enough food? Join
us on November 8th from 7 to
9pm and see for yourself.
Photos -View Photos from our Charity Art Auction
View Artwork in Charity Art Auction
Gallery - View Artwork by Gerhard Nesvadba
Gallery View Artwork by Erich Paulsen