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Forum staff reports, Published February 17 2010

Nelson County winter art auction set March 7

PEKIN, N.D. – The Nelson County Art Council’s winter art auction will begin at 3 p.m. March 7 in the community center here.

Thirty-four pieces of artwork will take viewers and bidders from a whimsical gnome home to exquisite jewelry to the realistic painting of a songbird.

The event will include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $10 and reservations are not required.

Participating artists have donated their work to help the NCAC finance the Stump Lake Fine Arts Youth Camp. Those unable to attend the auction can place bids online. The online bids will be held in reserve, and the live auction will be conducted as usual.

Online bidders will be notified on March 8 if their bid was the highest placed on an art piece. To bid or view the artwork, visit www.pekinnd.com and follow the links.

Donating artists include: Bill Rivas, Don Paul, Theresa Paul, Alfred Jason Lindell, Robert Kurkowski, Doug Pfliger, Josh Hagen, James Hanson, Donna Chalimonsky, Anna Jacobson, Greg Vettel, Linda Whitney, Jennifer Parker, Andres Knudson, Judi Koehmstedt, Sherry Rude, Sheri Tuchscherer, Nelda Schrupp, Sue Morrissey, Donna Opoien, Brand and Netty Berger, Black Pinto Horse (Monte Yellow Bird Sr.), Adam Kemp, Tam Goodman Wisthoff, Janet Jacobson, Diane Schill, N. Boyd Hagen, Michelle Hagen, Mary Weaver, Monte Breckeimer, Annette Rorvig, Cecil Loe and Jeffrey Hoff.

For more information, call Brenda at (701) 296-4515 or e-mail bebjorlie@gondtc.com.