Live Auction



Metal Artist Duncan Lewis & Chancellor Lindsay Bierman work on their collaboration.

The Live Auction portion of our Community Creates evening is always highly anticipated! Stroll through our gallery-like hallways as our event opens and preview the amazing collection. Bidding for our Live Auction begins at 9pm in the Alex Ewing Theater. Pairs of local artists and community leaders team up to develop an original work of art. The resulting unique creations vary from oils on canvas, metalwork, photography, watercolors, fibers and many other inspiring collaborations.

Community Creates pairs local artists and community leaders to create artwork together. How the pairs choose to collaborate is completely their choice.

Some may meet for brainstorming sessions to develop an idea, work together sketching a creation or tour the artist’s studio to select a previously executed piece that fits their agreed upon theme. The only goal is to enhance rather than impede the creative process for both the artist and the community leader.

2018 Artists & Leaders
Kevin Calhoun & Richard Emmett – Painting
Owens Daniels & Geoff Corbin – Photography
Tom Hollis & Rogan Kersch – Wood Work
Zach Lail & Kevin Nunley – Metal Sculpture
Duncan Lewis & Matt Mayers – Metal Sculpture
Kendall Priest & Mary Haglund – Wall Art
Wendy Prior & Dottie Northup – Painting
Paige Raper & Penny Rue – Quilt
Kyle T. Webster & David Ford – Print
Peter Wilbur & Jim Sparrow – Wall Art
John Blackburn & Rebecca Clark Mills – Painting

2018 Solo Artists
Jan Detter – Mosaic Sculpture
Diana Greene – Photography
Taylor Hayes – Mixed Media/Printmaking
Ellen Heck – Print
Laura Lashley – Painting