And SOLD to the highest bidder.
This weekend, I was honored, to be a part of the MONA auction (Museum of Nortwest Art) in La Conner, WA. It's a ferry boat ride from PortTownsend, and then about a 45 minute drive to the darling town. La Conner is home to many artists and the wonderful museum. Though it was a drizzly day, we had a wonderful time wandering the shops, lounging at the wonderful Country Inn (conveniently located directly behind the Museum). Then it was time for the auction.
I wandered through the silent auction for quite sometime, amazing art (probably over 500 original pieces) great food and wine. Then it was time for me to head into the big tent, I had a job to do!
First up I had to find this hottie, he was my date for the night and cleaned up purdy darn well, if I do say so myself!
So what was I doing at the auction, well for the second year I was asked to be up on stage helping out with the live auction. My job was to be the reader. So before each item I would say the item #, the artists name, the title of the piece, the medium, then the item number again. After that the auctioner was off and running. It's a fabulous event that raises thousands to continue the museums work and other art reach-out. I was beyond honored to have that roll. But by the time the auction was done, well I was a thirsty girl. So the PT troops rounded up and heading down the street for a night cap.
I was thrilled that Christina Mace (of The Simon Mace Gallery) joined us, along with artist Lisa Gilley (she had a piece in the live auction!) and her hubby Chris Chase (one of the owners of the PT Shipwrights Co-Op) could all get together. It was wonderful to get to connect with so many other artists and gallery owners.
My sweetheart Jesse was receiving a little art education, and a new friend with Brad Mace (Christina's husband and also owner of Simon Mace Gallery).
Thanks for the wonderful time MONA and La Conner! See you again next year!