Over 37 artists have created wooden paddle art for our Paddle Art Auction. Artist bios and images are at http://trekkers.org/paddle-art-auction/ . The Paddle Art Display will be open on Friday, July 1st from 5-8pm during the First Friday Art Walk in Rockland, at the Maine Lighthouse Museum on 1 Park Drive in Rockland.
There will be staff and board members from Trekkers on hand to answer questions. Beverages and auction catalog will also be available. The paddle art display will remain open for viewing through Monday, July 11th.
The paddle art auction project, which began in January, was inspired and coordinated by local artists Otty Merrill and Jenifer Mumford, both of whom have paddles up for bid! Industries Manager Ken Lindsey at the Maine State Prison Showroom produced the wooden paddles for this unique fundraising project.
Absentee bidding is available and the absentee bid form is on the Trekkers website, http://trekkers.org/paddle-art-auction/
The auction will take place on Wednesday, July 13 from 6-8pm at Watts Hall, located at 174 Main Street in Thomaston. Tickets are $10 each. These beautiful canoe paddles will be bid on during the evening in a silent auction format, with tables of paddles closing throughout the evening. There will be music by The Angela Anderson & Mike Whitehead Duet, along with beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. There is a minimum bid of $100 on each paddle. Absentee bids must be received by 12 noon on Friday, July 8.
The artists participating in this project include: Angela Anderson, Annie Bailey, Geoff Bladon & HC, David Blanchard, (Elizabeth) Kate Braestrup, Wendy Carr, Kathleen A. Fox & David S. Talley, Jonathan Frost, Anne Goodale, Lily Hamill, Ann Hritz, Alexis Iammarino, Kris Johnson, Lydia Kaeyer, Steve Lindsay, Otty Merrill, Sandra Mason Dickson, Greg Mort, Jon Mort, Chris Moses, Jenifer Mumford, Patsy Munger, Sylvia Murdock, DiTa Ondek, Jordan Parks, George Pearlman, Claire Perry, Mimo Gordon Riley, Jeffrey Rollins, Bjorn Runquist, Marnie Sinclair, Barbara Sullivan, Sarah Tannebring, Greta Van Campen, Thomas Whiting and Amy Williams.
For more information about the Paddle Art Auction, go to www.trekkers.org; the Facebook event page for Trekkers Paddle Art Auction; or contact the Trekkers office (207) 594-5095. Trekkers is a non-profit outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. This year, Trekkers will serve more than 200 7th through 12th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.