Friday, March 22, 2013

UPPER VALLEY: AVA 2013 Silent Auction

AVA's 2013 Silent Auction
Open Everyday through March 23 
Silent Auction Party and Final Bids:  
Saturday, March 23, 5:30-8pm

AVA Gallery and Art Center's Silent Auction has begun! 
This year, AVA's 40th anniversary year, more than 100 artists and craftspeople have donated works, including oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, photographs, sculpture, mixed media works, drawings, prints, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, and glass.  
Additionally, donations from many generous local businesses--including jewelry, clothing, cookware, fashion accessories, various services and gift certificates--also constitute an important part of the auction.   

Elegant hors d'oeuvre, provided by Home Hill Inn, will be served at the Silent Auction Party on Saturday, March 23, and music performed by Ed Eastridge, guitar and Fred Haas, saxophone,  will set the tone for this festive occasion.

The Silent Auction is AVA's most important annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the Silent Auction help support every aspect of AVA's art programming and mission, including art classes and workshops, exhibitions by established and emerging artists, scholarship and internship opportunities as well as special opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
No admission is charged to preview the Silent Auction Exhibition or to make early-bird bids between March 16 - March 23, 2013, 11am-5pm  

There is an admission fee for the Silent Auction Party, which will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 5:30-8:00pm:

$25 for members, if purchased in advance 
$30 for non-members, if purchased in advance  
$40 at the door  

Not surprisingly, the bidding has been brisk since the Silent Auction Exhibition opened last Saturday, as this year's auction items are spectacular! Come see for yourself!