Silent Auction May 5

Our amazing community created so many beautiful, funny, heartfelt bluebirds that it was almost impossible to limit the Silent Auction to 35. 

To see the final collection, scroll down . They will be on display at  The Haven  as part of the First Fridays ArtWalk on May 5 , and will be sold on the same day in a Silent Auction.

However, all the bluebirds are fundraising for foster children - because the other 270 works of art and heart will be in the May 5 Bluebird Parade. They will fly down the pedestrian mall and land at The Haven at 5:30, where anyone who makes  a donation to help foster children  can choose their favorite parade bluebird. 

All funds raised will go toward helping children in foster care by training and supporting foster care families, and by giving foster children a voice in court through the advocacy work of CASA Volunteers. Funds will be equally divided between Piedmont CASA and  the Foster Care Adoption Awareness Coalition (FCAAC) 

We highly recommend registering for the Silent Auction in advance. That way, when you arrive at The Haven on May 5, all you have to do for an auction number is give us your name. Register here. You can also place an Absentee Bid, but that is optional.

If you can't make it to the Silent Auction, you can place an Absentee Bid when you register to bid. PLEASE NOTE: you will need the number of the Bluebird Art you wish to bid on. The artwork number is in front of each artist's name, below.

To learn more about the Bluebird Parade as well as the Bluebird Art Exhibition and Auction, click here.

1. Ed Vasilcik
Watercolor, 10" x11.75" framed

2. Cynthia Burke
Oil on board, 8" round
My Bluebird is the most royal of Bluebirds! And dressed accordingly for a Bluebird parade!
Pastel and Pencil on paper, 10" x 11"
4. Sigrid Eilertson
Mixed Media, 11" x 13" framed
5. Christen Yates
Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
6. Hank Strauss
7. Cris Arbo
Acrylic on wood, 12" round
Heart pine reclaimed from the original Academy Theater in Lynchburg, Virginia, which is currently under renovation. Heart pine is now a protected species.

8. Lara Call Gastinger
Acrylic on wood, 4" x 4"
9. Nancy P. Newman
Photograph, 5" x 7" 
Father bluebird with 2 of his 3 children in my yard last summer.

10. Debbie Prum

14" x 14" framed 

Firnew Farm Artists' Circle
Watercolors attached to foam core board
7.5" x 11" each

Firnew Farm Artists's Circle
Watercolors, 7" x 6" each 

13. Set of 2 by Regina Hagerty
12" x 12" each, matted and framed
Artwork, 5" x 5" each

14. Stephanie Mendlow
Firnew Farm Artists' Circle Acrylic, 5" x 5"

15. Grace Breeding
Acrylic on canvas, 10" x 8"

16. H.R.
Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10"

17. Ed Vasilcik
Approx. 3' tall (bird is 7.25" long) 
Three dimensional "Folky" bluebird made of glued paper pieces, then surface coated with blended colors and details using acrylic paints. The sculptural art piece is displayed as perching on a mountain laurel branch with lichen and moss
18. Jennifer C. Nickerson
Bluebird Book
Warby Parker Box lined with hand-marbled paper
6.75" x 3"
Encaustic waxes cover the top adorned with a cubic zirconia jewel and a metal "found object" from a walk near a construction site. Inside, 14 book pages are made of drafting film, with alcohol ink designs. Some pages have bluebird cutouts from the marbled paper. Pages are attached with bluebird breast-colored fiber and adorned with fanciful blue feathers. This artist book was playfully created with love, hope, and prayers in my heart for children in foster care.

19. G.U.
Firnew Farm Artists' Circle
Watercolor, 7" x 7.5"

Firnew Farm Artists' Circle
Watercolor, 10.5" x 11.5"

21. Linda Robinson
Pencil, 10" x 12" framed
I used colored pencils to draw my picture of my bluebird resting among thistles.

22. Martha Thurneck
Hand-knitted sweater for child
10.5" x 11.5"

23. Elisabeth Jenkins Baty
Tiles in the style of the world-famous Delft Blue "earthenware porcelain", produced since the 17th century in the city of Delft, Holland. Decorated with images of bluebirds and flowers reminiscent of designs found in antique tiles. These handformed iles are composed of paperclay and then painted with gesso, acrylic paints and sealed with an acrylic high-gloss clearcoat. This art is dedicated to my late grandmother, for whom bluebirds had very special meaning.

24. Toni Lockhart
A small art quilt of my own design, this whimsical little bird sparkles with beads and is surrounded by metallic fabric. The bird is blue but I've managed to incorporate some of my favorite color, purple, in the background and irregular borders. I've also embellished the background with swirls of gold beads and finished it off with a few ribbons.

25. Isabelle Eastham
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"
It is a very colorful, vibrant, and abstract rendition of a bluebird! Painted with love and hope! All in an effort to show support for a dear friend going through the adoption process herself! 

26. Madeleine Hendrick
Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 16"

27. Judy Nix
Glass beads, 2.5" x 3"
The artist has requested that whoever wins this little gem donate it to a child in foster care.

28. Betsy Cassidy
Photograph, 17" x 12" framed and matted

29. Patsy Miller Nesbit
Stained glass, 10.5" x 12.5" framed
Bluebird of happiness? No, "Bluebird Of Hope". As I look around, I see such brokenness: a broken world filled with broken people. My art reflects this state for I use broken glass. To symbolize what God can do with my/our broken hearts, lives, and world, I arrange the pieces and shards making a new creation of beauty. Sonlight illuminates the resulting image. Therefore I have Hope.

30. Liz Schneiders
Fleece, felt, flannel, 21" x 49"
My little guy was inspired by all of the bluebirds who have raised families in the bird box behind my deck. Because I am an art quilter, I have made him from fleece, felt, flannel and other materials from my fabric stash. He is hand sewn and made use an improvisational design of my own. His stick was found along the edge of the woods by my house. I hope that his charm will help a child at Piedmont CASA find a forever home.

Watercolor, 6" x 6"

32. The Palette Art Gallery
Friends for Stephen Gilliand
2 hand-painted wind glasses, 7" tall

33. Nance Stamper
"Bluebird in the Reeds"
Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"

34. Kathy Kayser
Acrylic on foamcore, 20" x 24"

35. Ingrid Cordano
48" long
Fabric scraps and chicken wire
Body is 12" high
When tail is down, bluebird is 33" high

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