Thank You Greenwave!

This year’s 5th Annual Concealed Revealed Art Auction brought in a record amount of funds raised for the YWCA Battered Women Task Force, over $6,000!
The Greenwave Electric, Inc. guys showed up in full force to support the charity, and set off quite a bidding war. They ended up as highest bidders on my painting, Sun Valley. I think that piece will be the perfect fit for their office – they are all about being environmentally friendly with their electrical services business.

Love Local Art?

Don’t miss this year’s Concealed Revealed Art Auction this Saturday, April 26, 6:30 pm at Warehouse 414!

This year’s auction benefiting the YWCA Battered Women Task Force features original artwork created by over 50 local artists, including some of the women and children staying at the task force shelter.

Along with my piece, Sun Valley, you will have the opportunity to place bids on artwork of all mediums – paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry. Click here for a sneak peak of what’s in store!

Even if you’re not in the market for a new piece of artwork, come out to enjoy the comradere and the atmosphere. There will be complimentary beer, wine, finger foods and desserts, compliments of Daddy Cakes, Henry T’s Bar & Grill, New City Cafe and Tara’s Catering.

Tickets are available in advance for $15 or at the door for $25.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

5th Annual Concealed Revealed Art Auction

Sun Valley

Love this painting? Want to hang it on your wall?

Join me at the 5th Annual Concealed Revealed Art Auction on Saturday, April 26th at 6:30 pm at Warehouse 414 for a chance to win my painting "Sun Valley" in a live auction benefiting the YWCA Battered Women Task Force. Tickets for the event are available online here for $15 or at the door for $25.

"Sun Valley" specs:
–  Acrylic on plexiglass
–  Custom framed in dark wood
–  Approximate size 44" x 10"
–  Created in 2007
–  Valued at $1,200, but will be sold to the highest bidder on auction night!

Have any questions about this piece or the event? Shoot me an email or leave a comment.

Get Involved with Art

This year I am working with several local organizations on their art-related fund raising events coming up this spring and summer.
Here’s just a few of my upcoming projects:

Check back for more information of these events!

2 Nights, 2 Charity Events, 2 Hangovers

Despite the fact that I had planned on "drinking in moderation" at both the Works of Heart auction and TAP Gala, I got so caught up in the excitement each night that I enjoyed a couple of more cocktails than I should. I guess that’s the true sign of a successful charity event – enjoying the atmosphere so much that you can’t help but over-indulge on the drinks and on the artwork! Both nights were truly fabulous and raise a lot of money!

Friday night was Works of Heart for Family Service and Guidance Center of Topeka (FSGC). The event featured silent and live auctions, wine, dinner, and lots of budding young artists from FSGC. A fellow local abstract artist (and good friend), Carrie Jo Gros, and her husband Dennis were at the same dinner table as Brandon and I. We were also joined by one of the FSGC artists named Breann, along with her father and grandmother. It was fantastic to hear how much FSGC had helped their family, and how it has been such a positive experience for Breann.

My piece, Cosmopolitan brought in $350, I think . . . it was auctioned off later in the evening, so my memory wasn’t the clearest! Brandon and I also purchased "Crazy Grass" an anonymous painting created by one of the FSGC artists. I love when we are financially able to participate on both sides of the auction – donating work and buying work!

Saturday night was the TAP Gala for the Topeka Aids Project. They also had silent and live auctions, an open bar, and a buffet full of hors d’ourves. Brandon and I started the night with a pre-event cocktail (or two) at Janel Crawshaw’s house, with our good friend (and designated driver) Josh Pattie. After we arrived at the Gala, we found seats next to another one of my good friends, Mike Breneman and his date Jennifer at the table sponsored by Penwell-Gabel.

Despite placing many bids, Brandon and I didn’t win anything! My piece "Blue Flower" was auctioned off for $350. I didn’t get a chance to meet the winning bidder, but I am hoping that TAP will send me their contact information so that I can send them a thank you note.

All in all, I’ve had an outstanding (albeit, a bit painful) weekend!  I am always grateful for the opportunity to support my community through my artwork! Although Brandon and I are still operating in "poor college kids" mode; through artwork donation, we are able to make our voices heard and support the causes we love the most!