Saturday, 5 November 2016
After Allan and I had a rainy day at home, we were joined at the 6×6 Art Show and Auction by my friend of almost 40 years, Seattle Carol, and Our Kathleen.
The museum’s current special display is “Tabletop Tourism”, which we all enjoyed before the auction.
We had made sure to get to the event at the opening hour, to see the exhibit and to have plenty of time to nosh on the buffet.
We had an excellent table in the front, thanks to Allan’s and my work on the Discover Ilwaco Facebook page.
I would have loved to have acquired some of the live auction pieces.
Any item in the live auction is likely to go at over $100, out of my budget this year.
Karla of Time Enough Books was in charge of telephone bids, on various instruments.
Another piece that set off a bidding frenzy was by Jacob Moore (Jacob’s Hammer).
A plea for donations featured the wolf at the door.
As always, the sock monkey piece precipitated the usual bidding war between Karla and her sister, Kathy.
This time, there was a twist. Karla stealthily crouched down to the floor next to me and said to me “You are bidding for me!” Allan, on the other side of the room, was flummoxed to see me bidding lavishly for said monkey.
It was an effective ploy. I learned later that hardly anyone could see where Karla was hiding. She won the monkey for $600!
More bidding on the silent auction came at the end.
I bid on three items. I didn’t get lunch for six at the Cove Restaurant or this map-like work of art:
I regret now that I did not try harder for the map, after it went over $80. I did not get high enough to secure our friend Jean’s little bird.
I did not even try to bid, live or silent, on art that I know would go very high.
I did get the one work that I was determined to have: the Wendy Murry art. I always MUST have hers.
I’ve managed to acquire Wendy’s art several times before at previous 6×6 auctions. From previous years:
I think the 6×6 auction was a treat for Carol and showed her how our community comes together here. I would be spending the next day and a half having touristy fun with her.