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The Arts In Easton Banner Program 2011 Marks 10th Anniversary

Enjoy Easton as an outdoor gallery.   One of the most distinguished art opportunities is on display again this year with fresh artwork in downtown Easton, MD.  Artists, art enthusiasts, locals and visitors may stroll through downtown Easton and enjoy the original works of art hanging from the lampposts.  Each banner has two sides of unique art for all to enjoy.  Placards are located at eye level on the lampposts to help identify the artists and their banners.

Celebrating its 10th year, The Arts In Easton Banner Program has 45 artists participating who have created 88 pieces of fine original artwork on banners of canvas material.  Whether amateur or professional, their work adds depth to the experience and enjoyment of this charming small town.

The artists who participate in the program are representative of the hundreds of working artists in the area.  This year we have expanded the program to include new banner artists to better demonstrate the talent in the community.  There are artworks available this year from artists who have never participated in the program as well as returning artists.

Posters with all of the banners represented are available at the Avalon Theatre (40 E. Dover St.), Banner & Auction Guides (with map) will be available early November at the Avalon Theatre, Talbot County Visitors Center (11 S. Harrison St.) and the various galleries in Easton.  Pick up a free guide to help you identify the banners and corresponding artists.

New this year – online bidding
Banners may be bid on in advance of the auction!  Visit the newly developed website, theavalonfoundation.com/bannerprogram/ to learn all of the details about this fun and exciting community program.  Follow the simple instructions to start bidding on your favorites!

The banners will be auctioned at a lively free event with light fare, drinks and music, at the Waterfowl Festival Building, on Saturday, December 10th from 7pm to 9:30pm.  Most of the artists attend the auction offering a great opportunity to talk shop with the creators of your favorite works.  Kathy Hanna, Avalon Foundation Events Manager, said, “This is a most exciting and fun community event with exhilarating art available for purchase…a happening you do not want to miss.”

The banners are 30” x 40” and may be displayed or framed with or without the wording at the bottom (examples on website).  They can be used indoors or outdoors and make great gifts.  Patrons purchase banners for many reasons, the civic pride element, a chance to own unique original artwork, they are collectors and for gifts.  Don’t miss the opportunity to support the community and own one or more of these fine pieces.

The Arts In Easton Banner Program is the work of the Avalon Foundation and is designed to help promote local artists, the arts in Easton and Easton as an arts destination.  Proceeds from the auction benefit participating artists and support the work of the Avalon Foundation.

Banners may be previewed in advance of the auction (see website for times).  Stopping by to see the banners prior to Saturday’s bidding frenzy is a great idea. People are often surprised by how many banners they have never seen before.  Silent auction bids may be made during preview hours.

For all the particulars about The Arts In Easton Banner Program & Auction, visit www.theavalonfoundation.com/bannerprogram/…open 24 hours a day!

“The Arts In Easton” Banner Auction

The Arts In Easton Banner Program, celebrated its 9th year with the annual auction on Saturday. Enthusiastic attendees filled the Waterfowl Festival Building marveling at the original art work created by local artists. The auction is always a very social and fun event with refreshments, Hors d’œuvre and entertainment during the silent auction. Approximately 700 people were in attendance.

The Arts In Easton Banner Program, an innovative and growing promotion of the region’s vibrant arts community, was created nine years ago to promote local artists and Easton as an arts community. Each year local artists produce original works on canvas banners, which are displayed on lampposts throughout downtown Easton from July through Thanksgiving. The banners themselves have become more impressive each year, reflecting the growing talent in the local arts community.

Purchasing Arts In Easton banners gives patrons a sense of owning an important piece of the town, of what makes up our community. The banner auction makes fine artwork accessible.

All of the 88 pieces were sold, with 38 going to live auction. Total sales were $53, 746 and individual banners sold from $100 – $3,100. 75 % of proceeds from the sale of banners go the banner artists and 25% goes to support the work of the Avalon Foundation.

Top selling banners this year were:
Early Morning Trout Line by Jennifer Heyd Wharton – $3,100
Shimmer by Jennifer Heyd Wharton – $2,300
Summer Memory by Nancy Tankersley – $1,900
Blustery Day on the Coast by Laura Era – $1,750
Moonlight Marsh by Laura Era – $1,500
Crabs Ready for a Feast by Linda Kirvan – $1,350

The Arts In Easton Banner Program is the work of Avalon Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Foundations fundamental purpose is to provide the leadership, the venue and a variety of programming to improve the quality of life on the Mid-Shore. It accomplishes this through its diversified arts and educational programs, through community alliances and by serving as a facilitator for community groups. We strive to be a leading catalyst for the arts, education and culture on the Mid Eastern Shore.

Mark your calendar for next year’s event, Saturday, December 10, 2011. The Avalon Foundation is in the beginning stage of planning a festive event in honor of the 10 anniversary of the Arts in Easton Banner Program. We value your input on the Arts In Easton Program and Auction. An open forum will be held at the Avalon Theatre on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 6pm. All are invited to attend and give feedback and suggestions on how to grow this event.

“The Arts In Easton” Banner Auction – Saturday, Dec 11th at 7pm.

This year marks the ninth year of The Arts In Easton Banner Program and 45 artists have participated to create 88 pieces of art. The Project was born out of a desire to celebrate the thriving arts community that exists in Talbot County and centers on downtown Easton. The artists who participate in the program are representative of the hundreds of artists working in the community. Whether amateur or professional, their work adds depth to the experience and enjoyment of this charming small town. The banners themselves are more impressive than ever, reflecting the growing talent in the local arts community.

The banners will be auctioned at a lively free event with light fare, drinks and music, at the Waterfowl Festival Building, on Saturday, December 11th from 7pm to 9:30pm. All banners will be placed in a silent auction from 7pm-8pm. When silent auction bidding ends, any banner with more than 10 bids will automatically go to live auction. The minimum starting bid for each banner is $100.00. Most of the artists plan to attend the auction offering a great opportunity to talk shop with the creator of your favorite work.

Original artwork of this size and quality often sells for much higher price points, making this event an opportunity to purchase original artwork the chance to start building a collection.

Last year’s Banner Auction was by all accounts a resounding success resulting in the sale of every banner and gross sales totaling nearly $73,000. The Arts In Easton Banner Program is the work of the Avalon Foundation and is designed to help promote local artists, the arts in Easton and Easton as an Arts Destination. Proceeds from the auction benefit participating artists and support the banner project and other Avalon Foundation free community events.

The banners are hung early in the Waterfowl Building to allow the public an opportunity to preview these fine original works of art. Banners may be previewed on Friday, December 10 from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, December 11 from noon – 4pm. Stopping by to see the banners prior to Saturday’s bidding frenzy is a great idea. People are often surprised by their size (30X40) and by how many banners they have never seen before. Previewing is also a great chance to plan bidding strategy.

Images of all of the banners and bios of the artists, along with absentee bid sheets for buyers who cannot attend the event can be found at www.theavalonfoundation.com. Posters of the entire collection of banner images are available for purchase at the Avalon Theatre Box Office (40 E. Dover) and at the banner auction for $25 (including sales tax).

“The Arts In Easton” Banner Auction

This year marks the ninth year of The Arts In Easton Banner Program and 45 artists have participated to create 88 pieces of art. The Project was born out of a desire to celebrate the thriving arts community that exists in Talbot County and centers on downtown Easton. The artists who participate in the program are representative of the hundreds of artists working in the community. Whether amateur or professional, their work adds depth to the experience and enjoyment of this charming small town. The banners themselves are more impressive than ever, reflecting the growing talent in the local arts community.

The banners will be auctioned at a lively free event with light fare, drinks and music, at the Waterfowl Festival Building, on Saturday, December 11th from 7pm to 9:30pm. All banners will be placed in a silent auction from 7pm-8pm. When silent auction bidding ends, any banner with more than 10 bids will automatically go to live auction. The minimum starting bid for each banner is $100.00. Most of the artists plan to attend the auction offering a great opportunity to talk shop with the creator of your favorite work.

Original artwork of this size and quality often sells for much higher price points, making this event an opportunity to purchase original artwork the chance to start building a collection.

Last year’s Banner Auction was by all accounts a resounding success resulting in the sale of every banner and gross sales totaling nearly $73,000. The Arts In Easton Banner Program is the work of the Avalon Foundation and is designed to help promote local artists, the arts in Easton and Easton as an Arts Destination. Proceeds from the auction benefit participating artists and support the banner project and other Avalon Foundation free community events.

The banners are hung early in the Waterfowl Building to allow the public an opportunity to preview these fine original works of art. Banners may be previewed on Friday, December 10 from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, December 11 from noon – 4pm. Stopping by to see the banners prior to Saturday’s bidding frenzy is a great idea. People are often surprised by their size (30X40) and by how many banners they have never seen before. Previewing is also a great chance to plan bidding strategy.

Images of all of the banners and bios of the artists, along with absentee bid sheets for buyers who cannot attend the event can be found at www.theavalonfoundation.com. Posters of the entire collection of banner images are available for purchase at the Avalon Theatre Box Office (40 E. Dover) and at the banner auction for $25 (including sales tax).

The 2010 banner artists are:

Jane Bollman
Dian Breza
Gwen Cameron
Helen Cardiff
Katie Cassidy
Will Cook
Heather Crow
Dudley Davis
Richard Dorbin
Rose E.W. Doster
Diane DuBois Mullaly
Madeline Eli
Laura Era
Patricia Fisher
Ann Ford
Perry Foster
Matt Ghrist
David Grafton
Jennifer Heyd Wharton
Marianne Hollis
Martha Holthausen
Robert Horvath
Betty Huang
Lynne Johnson Horvath
Linda Kirvan
Kathy Kopec
Diane Laukenmann
Ken Lehman
Mary Ellen Mabe
Joanne Magruder
Robert Manning
Karen Mathis
Wallace A. McGarry
Elinor Peterson
Jean Ranney Smith
Pat Rogan
Maggii Sarfaty
Jeanne Saulsbury
Deborah Scales
Willie Schlossbach
Joel Shilliday
Nancy Tanksersley
Katie Theeke
Karen Wood
Joyce Ziegler

“The Arts In Easton” Banner Auction

As the Arts In Easton Banner Program, produced by the Avalon Foundation, celebrated its 8th year Saturday, Dec. 12th a resounding success was apparent during the auction!  Enthusiastic attendees filled the Waterfowl Festival Building marveling at the awesome work created by local artists.  From the beginning of the evening, it was obvious that this year’s event was even more special than ever as the crowd was overwhelmed by the artwork and the bidding was brisker than usual.  All banners in the live auction received outstanding bids.

Of the 88 pieces of original artwork, 56 went to live auction.  For a banner to be entered in the live auction, it must have at least 10 bids (minimum starting at $100 and bids increasing by at least $25 increments) during the silent auction.  Total sales were almost $73,000 and individual banners sold from $100 – $2400.  Proceeds from the sale of banners go the artists and to maintain the Arts In Easton Program.

Top selling banners this year were:
Log Canoe Race by Gwen Cameron – $2400
Got’ Cha! by Dudley Davis – $2300
Evening Reflections by Wallace McGarry – $2300
Shimmer by Jennifer Heyd Wharton – $2300
Steamed Crabs with Seasoning by Matthew Ghrist – $2200
Moon Marsh by Laura Era – $2001

The Arts In Easton banner program, an innovative and growing promotion of the region’s vibrant arts community, was created eight years ago to promote local artists and Easton as an arts community.  Each year local artists produce original works on canvas banners, which are displayed on lampposts throughout downtown Easton from July through Thanksgiving.

The banners themselves have become more impressive each year, reflecting the growing talent in the local arts community.  Original artwork of this size and quality often sells for much higher price points, making this event an opportunity for people who do not think that they can afford original artwork, the chance to start building a collections.

Additional notes: The auction bartenders were joyous to donate their tips of $320 to A Brighter Christmas Fund.  Thank you to the over 30 volunteers who help produce the Arts In Easton Banner Program for our community.

Mark your calendar for next year’s event, Saturday, December 11, 2010.