Sunday, August 24, 2008

Art Unleashed Auction

Last night marked the second Forsyth Humane Society's Art Unleashed Auction fundraiser. As before, the entire evening was well planned, well attended, and a great big lot of fun. The event was hosted in the gorgeous lobby of the Wachovia Center building in downtown Winston-Salem. There were 28 pieces sold in the silent auction (where mine was) and 20 offered in a live auction. It was fun to encourage bidders on my piece...near the end it became a bidding contest between two people, down to the wire. At the close of the silent auction is when things got really lively...(I guess that's why they call that part a LIVE auction!) They had a great auctioneer and people were cheering and clapping, encouraging the bidders to out do one another.
I don't know yet just how much money was raised, but whatever the amount it will go to help fund the many programs of FHS and enable them to continue helping animals in need. I'm glad I got to be a part of that! A big thank you goes out to my sponsors, the Womble Carlyle Bulldogs.

Here is my Lucy Loves the 'Bow-House' - a play on Bauhaus and inspired by the real Lucy, whom we adopted from FHS. (The 'Garfield' sign is for the adjacent piece not shown)

And here are her proud new owners!

FOOTNOTE: I heard the total was about $55,000!!! Yea!!!!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I think Lucy will be extremely happy in her new home, her owners look very nice. Congratulations!

Salem Stitcher said...

I hate I missed it again this year but we were off visiting. Looks like Lucy will be loved!

Nane said...

Maybe Lucy will live in one of those cool downtown lofts. She looks like a city dog to me.