The silent auction portion of the annual Divas’ Masquerade Ball this year was a win-win for both NPAC and the Gene Matthews Boys and Girls Club.
The ball, held Feb. 15 at the Plantation Golf and County Club in Venice, was a benefit fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club. Members of NPAC’s Fundraising Committee organized and conducted the auction portion of the event, which allowed the Art Center to share in the auction proceeds. The auction raised around $3,100 for the Boys and Girls Club, and just over $2,000 for the North Port Art Center.
We would like to thank all of our members and local businesses and organizations that provided us with our share of auction items that went up for bid that evening. We were truly astounded at our member artists’ generosity with the number of donations of art, jewelry, clay creations, and photography that were part of the auction selections.
Once again, many thanks to you all.
Here’s a salute and another thank-you to the following members and others who contributed auction items: ABC Fine Wines and Spirits, Artistica Spa, Barbara Archer-Baldwin, Barbara Sanchez, BB&T Bank, Bernard Theil, Beth Hornick, Bill Howat, Campaign to Elect Jacqueline Moore, Carmen Sleeth, Carol Dawkins, Chris Sylvester, Catherine Beausoleil, Clare Harvey, Deborah Borner, Eileen Nail, Englewood Sailing Association Inc., Eugene Stodulski, Gayle Luper of Bungalow Beach Resort, Jill Luke, Mimi Steger.
Also, Jann Elwood, JD’s Bistro and Grille, Jim Cattell, John Baldwin, Bema J’s Bistro, Karen Frustereo, Kathleen Wilke, Kathy Plante, Louise Hall, Mark Klingel CPA, Nancy Colby, Nancy Morris, North Port Music Center, Kris Bilodeau of OnQ Financial, Patricia McLean, Patsy Spencer, Rich Cucchi of Caddy Carts, Rod Haggett, Sarasota Opera, Shanna Lee Lange, Sharon Dumont, Sharon Gilman, Sue Berger, Suzanne Boeck, Wendy Namack of Namack Portfolio Investment Professionals , Wanda Carter, and Venice Theatre.
And thanks also to our NPAC Auction Committee members who worked so tirelessly before, during, and after the auction to ensure its success: Karen Frustereo, Carol Dawkins, Clare Harvey, Barry Thorne, and Mary and Steve Alspaugh.