SUNDANCE 99: Auction
|Anyone studying the history of SUNDANCE would quickly discover that the auction was not always part of the event. In fact, when Steve Elkins first suggested it back in 1990 most of the people involved in the event thought it would be a disaster. Fortunately, it was not, and over the years the Auction has grown into an event of its own and is now responsible for a huge percentage of the funds raised during the SUNDANCE weekend festivities.
One of the most enjoyable things about the Auction is the diverse and unusual mixture of items availablefrom airline tickets, dinners at your favorite restaurant, artwork and gift items to t-shirts, massages and even a trip to the tattoo parlor. With so many businesses participating there is always something for everyoneand every budget.
"Every year," says Natalie Moss the SUNDANCE Auction Co-chair, "there are a few things that stand out, and this year is no exception." Once again, SUNDANCE Sponsors John and Pam Sadler of Abizak's have outdone even themselves by donating another room of furniture including a sofa, coffee table and lamps.
From John Sanzone and Anne Hudick at Something Special on Baltimore Avenue comes another original glass sculpture from one of their many talented artists. This year the red ribbon sculpture is by Barry Entner, and called "Critical Mass." It promises to be a big item.
If you're into biking, don't miss the beautiful yellow BMW Bicycle from Sponsor I.G Burton (SUNDANCE Supporter Buck Melton shows just how good you can look on the seat of this fabulous donationbut don't get your hopes up, he doesn't come with the bike!)
And what about a relaxing moment in your own hot tub. John Hardy from New Wave Softub is donating a Softub so you can add a little splash to your next party.
Brooks Long at Nassau Gallery always manages to push our SUNDANCE totals way up and this year is no exception. At press time he was still waiting for certain items to arrive, but he assures us that they will be more fabulous than ever. David Schaefer at Beach Essentials is also waiting for a piece to arrive, and has also donated a mahogony front and side glass cabinet. And Monica Parr and Emile Paternoster have gotten Black & Decker to donate enough tools to stock a small hardware store.
It is always impossible to list all the items to be found at the SUNDANCE Auction, so don't miss ityou're sure to find something you just can't live without.
If you haven't heard from the SUNDANCE staff yet, and wish to make a contribution to the SUNDANCE Auction, you can call the CAMP office at 227-5620 and one of the volunteers will pick it up. (Or you can always be one of the volunteers needed to work this huge event!)
The fabulous "Lulu" sofa from Abizak's.
Critical Mass, the glass ribbon sculpture donated by Something Special.
Mahogany cabinet from Beach Essentials.
BMW Bicycle from I. G. Burton (and Buck Melton).
SUNDANCE 99 Prints Available Murray Archibald's original SUNDANCE painting is always a big seller in the Live Auction. This year's painting from his Queen of Hearts Series is titled Renaissance. Signed, limited edition prints of this year's painting are available through CAMP Rehoboth for $45. And, in case you missed out on previous years, additional prints may be purchased, two for $70, three for $100, or the entire set of four for $125. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of prints will go to SUNDANCE.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 12, Aug. 27, 1999