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VAA’s art auction — slated for Friday and Saturday

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The scoop on the auction

VAA’s art auction — slated for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, at Blue Heron Art Center — will include nearly 150 works of art.

Art afficionados can get a sneak preview of all those works of art (including artist-embellished ceramic rabbits, such as the one at right crafted by Corma Ottersen) from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at Blue Heron Art Center.

The preview party will boast a spread of appetizers donated by more than a dozen Island restaurants, caterers and chefs. Billed as a “Taste of Vashon,” this buffet will include complimentary wine and other beverages.

Silver raffle tickets, which provide a chance to win a work of art valued at $700 or less, will be on sale at the preview. Proxy bidding sheets will also be on hand for those who can’t attend the auction.

Organizers said that this year’s auction theme, “The Mad Hatter’s Ball,” will take art lovers “on a whimsical trip down a rabbit hole” filled with artwork, food, libations and live entertainment by Lelavision.

Works by six commissioned artists will headline the event.

These artists are Jenn Reidel, Karen Dale, Jerry Balcom, Ivonne Escobar de Kommer, Jiji Saunders, and John Anderson.

The auction on Friday, Sept. 19, will include a performance, live auction and buffet dinner. Tickets are $45 per person, or $25 for contributing artists and Saturday auction guests.

The festivities on Saturday, Sept. 20 will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include both silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner and a performance. Tickets are $120 per person or $1200 for a table of ten.

More information can be found online at www.themadhattersball.org. Call 463-5131 for reservations.

The auction is sponsored by John L. Scott, Puget Sound Energy, Thriftway, US Bank, David Erue and Bobbi Arnold.

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