“Camera and Canvas” Art Exhibit and Auction

Written by Theresa Rose on August 25, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 11-4:30, Salem Crew Public Library

Contact: Jim Dean, jjdean53@gmail.com or (319) 217-1924

Salem, Iowa – Tuesday, August 25, 2015– Over 75 photographs, drawings, and paintings will be exhibited at the Salem Crew Public Library this Saturday, August 29th, in Salem, Iowa. The exhibit will run from 11:00-4:30, and will include a Silent and Live Auction. All items exhibited will be for sale. The exhibit and auction are part of the Salem Old Settlers Celebration, which runs Friday through Sunday.

In addition to the artwork, there will be a silent auction for baked goods and other items donated by members of the community.

Cheryl Sanders, Board Member of the Friends of the Salem Crew Public Library commented: “In the past several years, the Library Board, in conjunction with the Friends of the Library, has held a general silent auction, which has greatly helped to fund programs at the Library. This year, we decided to highlight the work of the many very creative artist and photographers in our area. We appreciate their generosity in allowing us to share their art work with the public, and encourage people to visit the exhibit to see for themselves the talent of these artists.”

As a special feature, selected art pieces will be sold at a live “Sotheby’s style” auction, conducted by the well-known local KILJ radio host John Kuhens. The live auction will begin at 3:30 p.m.

In addition to the artwork, there will be a silent auction for baked goods and other items. Connie Weatherman, President of the Salem Crew Library Board noted “We had to keep the baked goods category, even with this new emphasis on artwork – the competition for these items, for example, a yummy chocolate-chip cheesecake, is just too fierce.”

All proceeds from the auctions will go to support the Salem Crew Public Library and the Friends of the Salem Crew Public Library.

For additional information, or to submit a last-minute piece of work, contact Jim Dean at jjdean53@gmail.com or (319) 217-1924.