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Dear friends,

We are pleased to offer you a little bit of excitement and opportunity even in these social distancing times – we are holding an eBay for Charity on-line auction for the items originally slated for the silent auction during our March Gala.

We needed to postpone our 20th Anniversary Gala in March due to the pandemic. We thus lost an opportunity for significant fundraising this season.  This auction is in conjunction but not limited to our Fall 2020 Gala lite program. We hope you find something you like!

All auctions are listed on eBay, scheduled to start at 11 EST (8pm PST)  on Saturday, Sept 19, and scheduled to end at 11pm EST (8pm PST) on Saturday, Sept 26.

AUCTION ITEMS

Boxerwood Family Membership & Sustainability Picnic Kit

Starting Bid: $50

Get a one-year Family Membership to Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden and also receive our signature “Think Outside the Plastic” sustainable picnic and kitchen kit, valued at $100.

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Chinese Brush Painting

Starting Bid: $450
Buy It Now: $750

Titled “Spring Plum Blossom and Birds,” this Chinese ink on rice paper painting symbolizes the beauty of spring and the friendship of birds. Painted and donated by Michael Kopald.

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Owl Tureen with Lid

Starting Bid $45
Buy It Now $125

Daniel Caruthers of EarthFireSpirit Pottery designed this wheel-thrown stoneware casserole and hand-sculpted owl lid. Oven / microwave / dishwasher safe

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American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic

Starting Bid $45
Buy It Now $125

Full-page, high-quality reproductions of 60 paintings depicting plants native to the mid-Atlantic by regional artists for a juried exhibition at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. Donated by the Blue Ridge Garden Club.

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Pair of Hand-turned Live Edge Black Walnut Bowls

Starting Bid $45
Buy It Now $125

Hand-turned by local woodworker Larry McNeil.

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Owl Painting

Starting Bid: $45
Buy It Now: $125

This just-right size painting by Natural Bridge artist Karen Pannemaker can fit on any wall, sit on a shelf, or perch on your desk, imparting wisdom while you work!

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Handmade Porcelain Owl Vase

Starting Bid $145
Buy It Now $350

One-of-a-kind, wheel-thrown porcelain vase with hand-etched Owl, Oak Tree and Crescent Moon. Donated by Daniel Caruthers of EarthFireSpirit Pottery in Lexington.

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Stone Jewelry

Starting Bid: $45
Buy It Now: $125

Suzanna Garrett makes necklaces, earrings, and bracelets inspired by the colors and bounty of nature. The river-polished stones in this set are ones she collected along the Maury in our own Rockbridge County.

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Blackwater Photograph

Starting Bid $450
Buy It Now $850

This darkly evocative image of Blackwater River photographed by Sally Mann is part of her body of new work (Abide With Me) shown in the traveling exhibition, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and the National Gallery of Art, and exhibited at the National Gallery in 2018. Photo by Sally Mann. Printed by Eric Luden.

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Maury River Oil Painting

Starting Bid: $2,000
Buy It Now: $2,750

Rockbridge artist Ryan Russell is known for the vibrant palette of his local landscape paintings. Russell’s work can be found in private, public and corporate collections throughout the U.S

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Wingspan Game and European Expansion

Starting Bid $45
Buy It Now $100

Award-winning game with an expansion set. Game content is based on data and information from Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon. Donated by Just Games Lexington

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Truckload of Landscaping Stone + Free Delivery

Starting Bid: $125

Bid on a truckload (3-5 tons) of #8 brown landscape stone. Will deliver free anywhere is Rockbridge County, VA. Stone and delivery are donated by Charles W. Barger and Son

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Handcrafted Athena 8-1/2″ CarbonSteel Skillet & Cast Iron Spoon

Starting Bid: $125
Buy It Now: $250

Bid on a French carbon steel skillet crafted by blacksmith Yates Spencer, proprietor of Athena Skillets in Lexington, paired with a cast iron spoon hand-forged by fellow blacksmith, the late Peter O’Shaughnessy.

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BID HIGH & BID OFTEN

auction ends Saturday September 26th

We look forward to passing these beautiful creations to your home to enjoy for many years to come! Help Boxerwood by forwarding this email to any of your friends who you think might be interested.

**We have worked hard to iron out technical glitches with this auction, however new challenges are always possible. If you have any difficulties or questions, please let us know.**

With gratitude,
Catrien, Laurie & the whole Boxerwood Team