SAN XAVIER-INSPIRED: A LIVE ART AUCTION TO PROMOTE AND PRESERVE
Artist Spotlight Chair Laura Davis presents $50,000 allocation to
Patronato San Xavier’s President Barbara Peck
ART AUCTION RAISES $50,000!
FWA 2019 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT EVENT
Friends of Western Art held a live auction of original art on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at the Mountain Oyster Club. The event: “San Xavier Inspired: An Art Auction to Promote and Preserve” raised $50,000.
Your interest, active participation and generosity made this an exciting, fun and successful event. The contribution of 25 original pieces of art by our artists, the purchases by our auction bidders and attendees and the services provided by our volunteers and “In Kind” sponsors, plus a last minute $500 cash donation by an anonymous member, helped us raise $50,000. This amount will be donated to Patronato San Xavier, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, to support their mission to promote the conservation, preservation and maintenance of Mission San Xavier del Bac, our region’s oldest National Historic Landmark.
Special Thanks to our contributing artists for donating the works of art that were the core of this event:
Brenda Semanick (deceased)
Thanks also to our Auction Committee and volunteers, plus a big shout to Laura Davis for heading the Auction Committee, wrangling the artists and making this event a great success!
Laura Davis, Chair
Paul Ramirez & Family, Auctioneers
Corky Collins, Auctioneer
Creativity Started at the Mission’s Bell Tower.
Utilizing Mission San Xavier del Bac as their muse, these artists are donating their Mission-inspired pieces to FWA’s Artist Spotlight/Live Art Auction event.
The featured art was presented at the October 12, 2019 event at the Mountain Oyster Club, with a live auction called by award-winning auctioneer Paul Ramirez.
Not pictured: Susie Imwalle, Chuck Albanese, Rob Waters, Barbara Gurwitz, Michael Ewing, Allen Polt, John Schaefer, Brenda Semanick, and Pat Doughty