More work coming in for the Auction..... we have managed some real scores with Artist whose work in usually unavailable to buy either at all or in this country, it's amazing!
We have been generously given one of Brian Frouds original illustrations for 'Lady Cottingham's pressed faerie' book, mounted and framed, as well as a beautiful handmade necklace by Wendy Froud.
Check out more of their work here....www.worldoffroud.com
Below is a sample of some of the works arriving for the auction...don't forget sealed bids can be put in until 5pm on saturday.
Get an Alan Lee orginal for £1.....!
We can now announce that alongside our Auction we will be Raffling off and original Drawing by Alan Lee, as well as a couple of other surprise pieces of Art, you will have to come along on the night to find out what those are.
Some of the Artist are also producing original pieces especially for our Auction, So this will be the only opportunity to purchase them.
List of Participating Artists to date (and more to be confirmed!)
CocKtails, Canape's, Music and fantastic Art Auction and Surprise Raffle, Sat 17th May, Chagford Jubilee Hall, Doors open 7.30. Free
Once again we are overwhelmed by the amount of local support we are receiving for this weekends coming Art Auction.
As a result of the lengthy planning battle with the Dartmoor National Park about the uses and appearance of the resource centre,we are now having to construct an agricultural style barn over our existing cabins, housing textiles and books ,as well as removing cabins from site and thickening hedgerow planting.
So in order to raise funds Local artist and supporters of our centre have donated Art works to be Auctioned off with the full amounts gifted to PJ.
There are many well known artist working in many genres here in Chagford, all offering their works. Take a look below or follow the link to our Facebook page Here
All donated items will be on display throughout the afternoon in the hall for people to browse and submit bids if unable to attend the evening event. Then the evening will be an occasion to enjoy some music by Nicky Scott and friends, drinks at the bar, cocktails, canapes and culminating in a rousing Auction of works and raffleThere is no cost to attend the event, it is an opportunity for members of the community to come together to support each other and our projects....
Thanks to the generosity of Steve Dooley and David Hayes we have now completed new drawings to add to those already uploaded on the DNPA planning portal.
Hopefully these will be approved by DNPA and we can go forward with the application.
James Aven, our planning officer and the DNPA lawyer have been very helpful in preparing the ground and the new 106 agreement and hopefully the committe will now be able to approve the new plan.
if so all we need next is to raise the money to do the work!
Nicky Scott Jan 10th 2013
The project had been brought to his attention by ourselves and many members of the public who had written to him, concerned by our issues and in support of our ethics.
The result was that he wanted to come and take some time to see for himself.
The paint box.... part of the community re-paint scheme.
They were incredibly impressed by the project and it's ability to, not only promote a sustainable community, but tackle wider socioeconomic issues.