Save the Ozarks, get art

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Art of all kinds will be offered at the Save the Ozarks Auction at Caribe Restaurant on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. to view auction items, followed by live auctions at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. A silent auction runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Two anonymous donors will match up to $10,000 in donations raised at the Caribe fundraiser, organizers have announced.

Detail of pendant made by Mary Springer.

Mary Springer has donated art and jewelry. Valerie Damon, Phyllis Moraga, Sharilyn Wood Stalling are among the local artists and photographers who have donated paintings and photographs.

Cheri Yarborough, author of "Inspirations for Crochet," donated two hand-made items. Doug Stowe, author of "Building Small Cabinets," is donating a small walnut cabinet valued at $900, along with a signed copy of the book.

Craftsman/author Doug Stowe donated this walnut cabinet, a project in "Building Small Cabinets," to the auction, along with a signed copy of the book.

"I will also have a box to donate to the silent auction," Stowe said.

Sculptor Robert Norman is making something for the auction -- see a sneak peak on the "Save The Ozarks Fundraiser Concert/Auction at Caribe" facebook page. Timm Hilty, a former Eureka Springs resident, sent one of his "bronzedermy" skull sculptures.

"I've always had an obsession with taxidermy, so I've created an entire line of skull replicas in bronze," Hilty wrote. "I'm sending you Jezebel."

Mount Victoria Inn is donating a certificate for a night at the inn with breakfast, valued at $325. Eureka Springs School of the Arts is donating a voucher for $295 towards a five-day workshop at the school. The Grand Central Hotel is giving a "Grand Escape" package, valued at $429, for two nights lodging, dinner for two in the Grand Taverne and a couple's massage. The Crescent Hotel, Basin Park Hotel, local galleries and stores have contributed gift certificates and items to the auction.

Faith and Michael Shah have donated four watches from Shah Jewelry, valued at $400 and $550.

"We have one each in small and large in both white and graphite," said Ilene Powell, who is organizing the auction with Teresa DeVito, Penny Walker and KJ Zumwalt, owner of KJ's Caribe Restaurant on Highway 62 west.

Maureen Alexander will play music between the two live auctions, from 4 to 5 p.m. Gaskins Switch founding members Wolf Grulkey, Gary Albritton, LeRoy Gorell and Ron Sumner will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. and play until 9 p.m. Cover for the evening is $10 per person.

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