Area artists have an unusual new outlet for their creativity thanks to the staff at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council. We are pleased to announce the launch of our First Annual “CHAIR-ity for Children’s Art Auction” which offers uniquely decorated Adirondack chairs for bid during an online silent auction that will culminate with the closing silent auction Wine & Beer Tasting event on September 20th.
The staff at the Arts Council is working to expand children’s programs; and developed this auction event as a way to keep these new camps and workshops affordable. Executive Director, Belinda Cook stated, “We see this as a win for everyone! It encourages community pride and it showcases our talented local artists & business sponsors while providing much-needed support for the arts! We want to continue to offer these programs at an affordable cost and need the community’s help.”
Local artists have completed the fourteen hand painted chairs that will be on display at sponsor locations throughout Queen Anne’s County thru September 15th; when the online portion of our auction closes. The chairs will ultimately be sold to the highest bidder at the final silent auction on September 20th.
The final silent auction event will be held at the Centre for the Arts on September 20, 2014 from 5-7 pm where the chairs will be sold to the highest bidders. Join us for a Wine & Beer Tasting featuring Crow Vineyards and Eastern Shore Brewing. Lite fare will be served and the Van Williamson Bandwill provide entertainment. Tickets are $15 and space is limited. Please call to reserve your ticket 410-758-2520. Online bidding is now open! Visit www.queenannescountyarts.com to place your bid!
Artist Sponsor Location
Halle Rugg Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse – Kent Narrows
Glen Shiring Backyard Billy’s – Grasonville
Amy Cummins Bridges Restaurant – Kent Narrows
Ceil Ambrosetti Big Bats Sports Café – Kent Island
Susan Mayberry Centreville National Bank – Centreville
Anne Pyper The Creamery – Centreville
Sally Clark Doc’s Riverside Grill – Centreville
Tilghman Hemsley Fisherman’s Crab Deck – Kent Narrows
Will Hemsley The Narrows Restaurant – Kent Narrows
Sarah Lyle QAC – Centreville
Anne Crane Harlan QAC Library – Kent Island
Jean Higgins QAC Heritage & Visitors’ Center – Kent Narrows
Amy Cummins Queenstown Bank – Queenstown
Sarah Lyle Tidewater Physical Therapy – Centreville
Candace Liccione Summer Sneak Peak Raffle – QAC Centre for the Arts
Thanks to our additional sponsors: Dance Connection, The Shore Update, The staff at Freestate Insurance Agency, Shore Billy Restoration, and Steven Wilson!
Photo #1 – Hallie Rugg – “Seafood” Location: Annie’s
Photo #2 – Anne Crane Harlan – “Maryland’s Black Eyed Susan” Location: QAC Library Kent Island
Photo #3 – Will Hemsley – “Crab Mania” – The Narrows
Photo #4 – Sally Clark – “Tomato Garden” – Doc’s Riverside Grille