The Peninsula Art Guild recently hosted it 2015 Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. Featuring and auctioning donated Kenai Peninsula artwork brought community members into our doors to make merry and to support the PAG mission to promote local artists and their artwork. Outstanding, fresh art is shown in one or both of the art center’s two exhibition galleries each and every month. Besides the exhibition gallery is a sales gallery where artists are given the opportunity to display and gain experience marketing their own creations.
To thank but also to further promote local artists, a listing of all who donated their own art to our fundraiser event are listed here: Ann-Lillian Schell, Cam Choy, Chris Jenness, Connie Goltz, Ivy Howland, Jan Wallace, Marion Nelson, Heather Floyd, Karen Fogarty, Kathryn Zerbe, Laura Faeo, Lily Huebsch, LuAnn Reynolds, Mace Manire, Marilyn Kay Johnson, Matthew Olds, Ralph Van Dusseldorp, Sandra Sterling, Sandy Campbell, Shannon Olds, Sherril Miller, Susan Biggs, and Thor Evenson. These artists range from fiber artists, to potters, glassworkers, pen and ink artists, sculptors and photographers, metal workers, mixed media artists, printers and acrylic, oil, watercolor and encaustic painters. It is absolutely amazing that we have such a wealth of talent right in our midst—we don’t want it to go unnoticed.
Local merchants also stepped up to endorse the value of local art. We are very grateful that they understand its importance in documenting, celebrating and reflecting on our community and the place we live. We want to thank Big Dog Construction, CBC Rentals, Country Liquors, Espresso Barn, Grant Aviation, Home Depot, Kenai Air, Kenai Catering, Kenai River Brewery, Peninsula Clarion, and the Redoubt Reporter.
Food, beverages, door prizes, old and new friends all contributed to a celebratory evening tied together with gifted local musicians, Jack Will, Susan Biggs, and Maria Allison plus the perfect master of ceremonies and auctioneer, Dan Pascucci.
The venue was filled to capacity by art and art lovers and it overflowed with energy and good will—the Peninsula Art Guild is grateful to each and every artist and patron who participated to assure that the Kenai Fine Arts Center will be able to continue in its mission to honor the artists among us.
Connie Tarbox, Coordinator
Benjamin Jackinsky, PAG President