Spontaneous Construction – Silent Auction
Every Year, Home Resource Celebrates Art and Community at their Spontaneous Construction Event
…and this year was no different. The pieces created on the day of SponCon 2009 were as diverse as those who created them. Beautiful coffeetables, chicken coops, a couple of kaleidoscopes, a working Dobro and a waterfall powered composter just to name a few. As in years past, many local artists (including me!) donated works to Home Resource for inclusion in a silent auction.
This year, the auctions run a little differently. The silent auction is running online through the 15th, and will culminate at the live auction Friday, October 15 at The Elks Lodge here in Missoula. All of the silent auction items will be up for bid, as well as the best of the best in the live auction featuring the pieces created the day of Spon Con.
Spon Con is a celebration of art and community that benefits the non-profit Home Resource, a building reuse and recycling center in Missoula, Montana. I volunteer there every year and every year there are lots of surprises. This year one of the surprises happened after the event itself, and that is the live auction.
Head over to the Home Resource site to view all of the items in the silent auction and begin bidding.
Please bid by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit your bid in the following format:
a) Title of Piece
b) Your bid amount
c) Bidder number
FINAL BIDDING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SPONCON AUCTION AND AWARDS GALA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, AT THE ELKS LODGE. Mayor John Engen is gonna auctioneer/MC, and we’ll have live music by Cash for Junkers! Not only is it gonna be a super fun party, but it’s the only way to guarantee that you’ll get the final bid! Tickets to the auction are free to all contest participants and volunteers, and for sale to the general public for $10 in advance (available at Home Resource), and $15 at the door. Hope to see you there!
This year I donated three pieces to the silent auction. All three pieces are from my recent series The Leaving and the Left. The photos on the site are not very detailed. You can see which pieces I donated to the auction below, (and above) and if you’re interested, clicking them will take you to the Flickr site where you can view more from The Leaving and the Left series.
The pieces I have sold from The Leaving and the Left series have been going for upwards of $300. The opening bid on two of the pieces in the Spon Con auction is $100, and one is $200. The entire proceeds of the sale of the art go to Home Resource, so get clicking!