Silent Auction Items – Get Ready to Bid!
This year’s auction items are UH-mazing! This is just a preview, updating as we go. Please support our generous artistic donors and their businesses. Click on the artist name to visit their websites.
Title: Tucson Audubon Society Mission
Artist: Lauri Marks Kaye
Lauri’s fine art mixed media series called Tucson Portrait Stories includes this beautiful iridescent piece.
What every Tucson Audubon board member present and past would want. Finder the birder!
We will have three sizes available: 12″x 13″, 20″x 23″, and 30″x 33.5″
mixed media drawing on brushed metal
Lauri Marks Kaye has worked professionally as an artist since graduating from Parsons School of Design, New York City in 1992. She first landed a job as an assistant art director at Rolling Stone…See all Lauri’s Tucson Portrait Stories pieces currently on display during October in the Art in the Lobby series at Hotel Congress
Title: Gila Woodpecker
Artist: Wil Taylor
Original, acrylic and gold acrylic paint. Signed, matted and framed by artist.
Includes invitation to Gilded Cage Artist Studio.
Wil’s work here is detailed in its realism and also includes totemic elements.
From his newest 2017 work in the ‘Scene’ category.
Photographer: Lisa Willnow
Lisa will have 5 framed images in the Fly! silent auction gallery, including Gambel’s quail, hummingbirds and woodpeckers.
She has won awards in a variety of juried competitions. Her photos have appeared in, and won awards in, art gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States.
Title: Roadrunner Jive
hand embroidery on reclaimed denim, framed by artist
approx. size 14” x 10”
A Fly! gala exclusive by Tucson artist, Trasherella
I loved creating him. I hope that comes through and what’s more that he catches somebody’s fancy.
Artist: Rand Carlson
metal containers, small brass tacks, wood, size 6”x 6”
Handmade by Tucson’s “Tin Man” (and Tucson Weekly contributing cartoonist) Quail is collage artwork to brighten any wall with whimsy.
Title: ‘Hummingbird Etiquette’
Artist: Beth Surdut
Two broad-tailed hummingbird chicks are about to fledge from their nest in a juniper tree. Museum quality archival print. Original colored pencil and ink. Framed, size 16″x20″
Title: ‘The Conspiracy’
Artist: Sarah Kennedy-Equine, Scorched Earth Creations
Individually hand-cut, glazed mosaic pieces assembled and then fired.
Framed in a rustic metal frame and weather sealed, ready to hang indoors or out.
Framed, size 10” X 10”
Perching Birds to care for trinkets, towels, keys
Artists: DDco Design, Pop-Cycle
reclaimed wood cabinet panel door, painted, metal doorknobs, size 22 1/4“ x 13 1/4”
Sturdy up-cycling with two hooks to attach securely to your wall
Artist: Chuck Watkins
Female Broad-billed, original oil painting, framed, size is 21″x 19″
Chuck’s printed gift cards and prints maybe familiar if you have visited Tucson Audubon Nature Stores, but here’s the chance to own an original.
Artist: Charlie Harper
Signed and numbered serigraph from the Charlie Harper studio, matted and framed.
Behold how black skimmers fish for their finny food. As the tide falls and the moon rises, a squadron of skimmers shimmers over the glassy cove, shallow-plowing the shallows with their razor-thin lower mandibles, scooping up minnows by the many from the mini furrows. It’s a little like seeing with a string, and you have to wonder if they don’t come up with a lot of flotsam and jetsam. Isn’t there an easier way to make a living? Not if you’re a black skimmer.
Title: ‘Armand’s Finger Rock’
Artist: Diana Madaras
watercolor print, signed by artist, framed, includes souvenir gallery catalog worth $20.
Finger Rock Canyon Trail is an 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oro Valley, Arizona that offers the chance to see Sonora Desert wildlife.