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Opportunity to buy art from a collector
Vashon Allied Arts will hold a unique art sale this weekend, offering works from the private collections of passionate art collectors who live both on and off the island.
Billed as the Collector’s Choice Art Sale, this event will feature paintings, prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculpture and pottery. The sale will include a range of artwork with varying prices, all generously donated by the collectors.
Work by several beloved but now deceased island artists will be available, including art by Jakk Corsaw, Fred Eernisse, Gene Admonson and Joe Petta. Among other popular artists represented in the sale are Pam Ingalls and Carole Meriam. There will be five paintings by Pam Ingalls from one collector.
The sale will kick-off on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. for VAA members only. Those who are not members can join at the door.
For the general public, doors will open on Saturday from 10 to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy music and entertainment at a fundraiser
Best-selling author David James Duncan and storyteller, mythologist and author Michael Meade will be the guest speakers at a fundraiser for former islander Andy Royer, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 at All Pilgrims Church in Seattle.
Duncan is the author of “The River Why” and the “Brothers K.” He is a renown fly fisherman and practitioner of what he calls direct, small-scale compassion-activism.
Island author Meade founded the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation. His most recent book is “Why the World Doesn’t End.”
The fundraiser includes music by Sarah Christine, a Vashon-based musician who blends folk, soul and reggae. Offerings in the auction include paintings and photographs from professional local artists, fly-fishing gear, vacation packages, restaurant, massage and body-work certificates, wine, gift baskets and more. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Royer, who raised his 17 year-old daughter on Vashon, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer last November. His medical bills after insurance run up to $10,000 a month. Benefit proceeds will defray the on-going costs of Royer’s cancer treatments.