Hooray! Circle of Art 2013 proved to be as much, if not more fun than last year! Once again, several area artists and art enthusiasts showed up to bid on fabulous works of art in the silent auction to benefit Food Gatherers, a local organization that helps feed hungry folks in our community. Local businesses also donated goodies for the raffle drawing, but they didn't stop there. They also donated the food, beverages, tents, flowers, etc. for the wonderful celebration that is Circle of Art. Thank you!
|Flowers from Trader Joe's|
|Yummy food from multiple sources|
|Drinks were provided by Wolverine Brewing Company and Spotted Dog Winery (and served by these friendly bartenders)|
Once again, the Circle of Art auction and raffle raised about $18,000 to benefit Food Gatherers! WOW!! It was a great day and it felt awesome to help make a difference in our community. If you couldn't join in the fun, you can still see the works of art by clicking the Circle of Art link above. And you can enjoy these pics from the celebration...
|Saline Picture Frame's Sara Bowe and COA founder Val Mann|
|Me and my mom, ready to place our bids and PARTY!|
|All these folks are ready, too.|
|Cool! Lynn Whipple donated artwork. I love her!|
|"Indigo Bunting: Birdpants"|
I loved the two above pieces by Missy Orge, but was unfortunately outbid. Oh well. I saw who the winners were, and I suppose they're worthy. :) Here are some other folks in the winner's circle...
|Waiting in line to collect their winnings...|
|Gretchen and Mary, uniting the winning bidders with their pieces|
|Michelle with her Jean Canavan watercolor|
|Yay! Lynne won my "Casanova #2"!|
|And NINE other pieces! AAAAAAAH!!|
|My mom won this great Yupo painting by Kay Cassill|
Don't worry. I didn't go home empty handed this year. I placed the winning bid on this great handbag by Michelle Benton. Woo-hoo! A good time was had by all, and I'm already looking forward to next year!