Online bidding open for Vail Symposium art auction |

Online bidding open for Vail Symposium art auction

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

Plucked from the Valley’s creative nests and private collections, the Vail Symposium has collected an array of art for a fundraising auction. From paintings and drawings, to mixed media and handmade paper, to jewelry, sculpture and metalwork, the auction items express variety and expression. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Vail Symposium.

The contributing artists are: Carol Anthony, Meg Bernet, Ian Clark, Lynn Cohagen, Susan Mackin Dolan, Helen Gillespie, Randy Milhoan, Joan Norris, Myrna Sigman, Woody Stockwell, Humberto Trejo and Joyce Wimer. These artists have exhibited nationally and internationally and their works are collected privately and publicly. Pieces were donated by Susan Mackin-Dolan and Lynn Mackechnie.

The art auction is currently available online at Electronic (on-line) bidding will close at midnight on Aug. 16. Silent bids will continue to be accepted on-site at Vista at Arrowhead on Aug. 16, where the Vail Symposium is hosting an art appreciation dinner with Dean Sobel. Sobel is the director of the Clyfford Still Museum (opening in Denver 2009), and will be speaking about Clyfford Still and his fellow Abstract Expressionists. The auction will close at 8:30 p.m. For those not attending the art dinner, proxy bids will be accepted. For a private preview or additional information call 476-0954.

The Vail Symposium’s Dinner with Dean Sobel and the conclusion of the Benefit Auction will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16 at Vista at Arrowhead. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Tickets to the Art Dinner and Auction are $100 or $85 for Vail Symposium contributors. Call 476-0954 or purchase tickets online at

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