Harvest Auction showcases local artists

More than 50 local artists donated their original art, ranging from photography to fiber art, graphic works to water colors and much more, to be displayed in the Harvest Art Exhibit throughout September at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The exhibit culminated on September 27 with the Peninsula Art Guild’s annual Harvest Art Auction.

True to form the 2014 Auction was a festive occasion as well as a fundraiser: J. D. Uponen was on hand to provide musical texture to the evening. The baby grand piano donated by Marilyn and Ralph Johnson-VanDusseldorp was inaugurated with Maria Allison sharing her magic at the keyboard. Dan Pascucci lent his comedic talents to his role as auctioneer. Dinah Mahan astounded all in attendance with her beautifully presented and delectable fare. Art guild volunteers were the back bone of the event, enthusiastically handling the multitude of details, setting up and cleaning up.

Local community members, including the Bunnell Street Gallery, Country Liquors, Dave Atcheson, the Espresso Barn, Grant Aviation, Home Depot, Kenai Air, the Kenai River Brewery and River City Books supported the art guild with their generous contributions.

The Peninsula Art Guild is grateful to all who supported its 2014 Harvest Art Auction with the contributions of their art, their wares, services, financial help, time and energy. The evening was not only successful in generating funds for the art center’s operating budget but also in celebrating the art center and all it is designed to provide: showcasing local art to our community and at the same time encouraging and supporting the artists who create it.


PAG’s Harvest Auction Committee