Ten Years of Auction Fundraising!
Art of the Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Has it been ten years already!? Well, it has, and the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council is preparing for its tenth annual fundraising auction. This year’s auction is more important than ever. Not only do we have a chance to celebrate that we’ve been successfully supporting the arts through this great event for the last ten years, but community support of the arts is more vital now than ever before.
So, in the spirit of a thriving arts community, CBAC invites everyone to attend its annual fundraising auction on Friday, July 29, 2011. This year’s event – The Art of the Elements: Earth, Air, Fire Water – features great art and fun designed around this theme.
The auction takes place at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion. The live auction preview, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, and silent auction bidding begin at 5pm. The silent auction ends at 7pm, and at that time the live auction goes into full swing with Bayfield Mayor Larry MacDonald, wearing his trademark top hat, working with the audience to support the arts through generous bidding on one-of-a-kind art items. See this year's pieces.
Mark your calendars and hope to see you there!
5pm - Live auction preview, silent auction,
music, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
7pm - LIVE AUCTION
CBAC Annual Meeting
The CBAC annual meeting took place on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Washburn Cultural Center. Following a potluck dinner, the annual meeting included a review of general buisiness and the election of new officers. New officers for 2011 are:
Chris Lindsey - President
Connie Cogger - Vice-President
Therese Pfeiffer - Secretary
Don Albrecht - Treasurer
Three of the 2010 grant recipients shared highlights of their projects. Kristin Tetzner and Danielle Penney, high school art teachers in Washburn and Mellen, talked about their students' participation in the Visual Arts Classic. Kellie Pederson and Scott Griffiths shared their hard work and creativity related to puppet making and theater from their recent production of "Animal Farm," which was held at StageNorth in Washburn. Carole Shaddy and Jeremy Oswald represented the Big Water Film Festival and shared the successes from the recent film festival.
Anne Katz, Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, was on hand to show the state level support for the work CBAC does to promote the arts in northern Wisconsin. Scott Walters, Director of the Center for Rural Arts Development and Leadership Education (CRADLE), was a welcomed visitor to meeting having traveled north from North Carolina.
2010 Fall Member Exhibit
CBAC's annual fall member exhibit - The Gathering - was held at the Washburn Cultural Center in October 2010. The exhibit featured 81 entries from 46 artists. April Lehman, an artist from Two Harbors, MN, served as the judge and was on hand to present the CBAC Award to artist Robin Murphy of Bayfield for her ceramic scupture entitled "Girl with Birds." Judges choice awards went to “Obligatory Crow,” a lithograph by Jason Terry, and to Kristin Tetzner for an untitled batik.
Merit awards were given to Richard Dillon for an acrylic and oil painting titled “Race Scrum,” Katie George for a woodcarving titled “Whimsical Fairy House,” and Gwen Baxter for her watercolor painting, “Patriotic Hollyhocks."