Protecting the Land We Love: Desert Foothills Land Trust Art Auction Begins April 29 | Cave Creek
Desert Foothills Land Trust‘s (DFLT) seventh annual art exhibition and sale will be hosted online by Creative connections, fine art and runs from April 29 to May 10, following last year’s event, which had to be prematurely stopped by COVID-19 orders statewide. Bids for the online auction start at 6 a.m. on April 29 and end at 8 p.m. on May 10.
“There is no doubt that the past 12 months have brought many surprises, challenges and changes to all of us,” says DFLT. Mary warren. “Desert Foothills Land Trust, like other nonprofits and businesses, has had to look for creative ways to continue their work, engage the community, and gain support. We are delighted to be selected as a benefactor for the online auction. “
Warren says the theme of celebrating the connection between art and the land will remain the same, as more than 65 artists are expected to submit 2D and 3D work to “Protect the Land We Love.” Contemporary figurative art, arts and crafts and indigenous peoples will be included.
Nancy Breiman, founder of Creative connections, says he is happy to support DFLT and has set a goal of raising at least $ 20,000 in total sales.
“The auctions are a win-win for everyone,” she said. “As local artists, we cherish our beautiful protected lands, our wildlife and our native culture to enjoy and paint. Giving back to those in need fills my soul.
For the purchase of works of art online, the selections for “Jury choice” will be made by jurors AH Smith, a Arizona Artists Guild member, painter and mixed media artist who taught locally for 32 years; and Tempe glass artist and painter Laurie Nessel, member of the Arizona Glass Alliance. The public will have the opportunity to vote for “People’s Choice” during preview days until April 28.
In addition, several artists and collectors have donated a number of important items for which DFLT will receive nearly 90% of the proceeds. They include “The Way” by artist I Knauf, valued at $ 3,500; a contemporary and colorful glass sculpture by Carole perry valued at $ 4,500; and an oil painting of one of the DFLT’s protected lands, “Galloway Wash”, by an award-winning painter Michele schuck, valued at $ 680 and more.
About the organization
Founded in 1991, DFLT focuses its conservation efforts in the communities of Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix, and North Scottsdale. To date, they have permanently conserved 850 acres at 27 sites. DFLT’s mission is to protect these lands dear to the community and sources of inspiration for artists. For more details, visit dflt.org.