You can’t be serious!

Nov 15, 2015 | 8 comments

Swami On Duty

Swami On Duty

When a six-inch by six-inch painting of a sock monkey in a bird’s nest fetches a final bid of six hundred dollars… When the bidding gets so fast and furious that Mark Tyler bids against himself not once but twice… When the Auctioneer Bruce Peterson becomes so confused that he repeatedly ups the amount of the current bid and not a soul objects… And when the Karla-the-Telephone-Operator-cum-Swami gets offers from the city of Hooterville through her crystal ball… you just know the fund-raising auction at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is a huge success!

"Two Monkeys Catering"

“Two Monkeys Catering”

The most serious aspect (besides the art, of course) was the food! Spectacular! Prepared and presented by the Two Monkeys Catering Service (read Rosemary Hickman and Ellen Wallace in their aprons designed by the late Gordon Schoewe!), there were goodies galore to please eye and palate. Everybody but everybody recommended the stuffed jalapenos (which nearly killed me – I don’t do hot but there were so many raves I had to try…) – and the blue cheese nibbles and caprese-on-a-stick, to say nothing of the eye-catching sweets for dessert.

A Winning Image!

A Winning Image!

The artwork, both two and three dimensional, all concerned “A Bird’s Eye View” and the artists took that theme to unimagined heights. There were bird houses and bird nests, realistic birds and fanciful birds, photographs of birds and birds done in acrylic and watercolor. And there were a few non-birds, as well, but no doubt a case could be made that Renee O’Connor’s tile “Bunny with Plant” and Karen Brownlee’s ceramic pot “Hidden Fern” did, indeed, fit right in!

Another testimonial to artists and art-lovers! Another spectacular event! Congratulations to all the hard-working CPHM staff and volunteers who made the evening one to remember.

8 Comments

  1. leslie

    This was going to be my first year to be able to attend, but I have the flu. Glad my monkey found a home again this year 🙂

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  2. Rosemary Hickman

    Small correction. Our beloved Gordon did design our “business” cards but my very talented neighbor, Alexa Avery, was the one who designed and painted our beautiful aprons. We love doing our “catering” gig for the 6×6. Hope everyone enjoyed the food as much as we enjoyed preparing it.

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    • Jean

      Food was so good, kudos!

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    • Skyler Walker

      I didn’t know you lived near Alexa! (nor did I know she was such an artist!)

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      • Alexa Avery

        Skyler, I’ve had several 6×6 entries, and aprons in the 1st (My favorite).. Rosemary and Cliff live on the hill just behind our house. I am glad so many were able to go. Sounds like fun was had by all.

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  3. Dian

    Big thanks to all CPHM employees, volunteers, artists and bidders alike. We couldn’t do it without you.

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  4. Cate Gable

    Just let it be known that I featured “Just Hatched,” sock monkey in a bird nest, in the photograph accompanying my column last week. Obviously I know how to recognize top quality art!

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    • sydney

      In reply, I can only repeat the title to this blog: “You can’t be serious!” lol

      Reply

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