Art of the Piedmont Art Auction and Reception

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 300 W Washington St Middleburg VA 20117  See map

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WHAT: ​Art Auction and Reception, “ART OF THE PIEDMONT”

WHERE:​Middleburg Community Center, 300 Washington St. Middleburg, VA

WHEN:​Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 5:30-8:00PM (Free to the public)

WHO: ​​Hosted by Middleburg Montessori School. Contact: 540-687-5210





Artists Join Forces to Support School


Virginia (January 4, 2013).  Distinguished works of art will grace the
Middleburg Community Center on Friday, February 22th, in an unprecedented auction of original artwork from the community’s
best local artists.  Doors for this fundraising event will open at 5:30
P.M., and proceeds will benefit the Middleburg Montessori School.



With more
than twenty committed artists, the auction will showcase the art of Dana
Volkert, Misia Broadhead Barham, Mikel Diaz, Charlie Matheson, Cathy Zimmerman,
Dana Lee Thompson, Nancy Bass, Hwa Crawford, Donna Clark, Antonia Walker, Gail
Guirreri-Maslyk, Anthony Barham, Lilla Ohrstrom, among others.  


A sample of
the featured artists:


Dana Lee
Thompson lives and paints in the countryside near Casanova, Virginia.  Her work has been published in The Chronicle of the Horse, The Piedmont
Virginian Magazine
, and the Master of the Foxhounds Centennial book.  She has paintings in the permanent collection
at the AKC Museum of the Dog in St. Louis, Missouri and a purchase to the
permanent collection of the Miniature Art Society of Florida.  Her work has also been selected for exhibit
at the 50th anniversary show of the Society of Animal Artists in San
Diego, CA, the Art Show at the Dog Show, The Museum of Hounds and Hunting, The
AKC Museum of the Dog, MASF and the MPSGS.


artist, Dana Volkert, captures the natural world, isolated and enlarged,
in abstract beauty.  Her compelling work has been exhibited in
galleries worldwide and is a must for the modern collector.  Her works have been exhibited throughout the
US and Europe abd have appeared in the New
York Times, Art News
, the Washington
among other publications.


Walker, whose works are represented in many collections including the
Arts-in-Embassy Program of The State Department, has been a visiting artist at
the American Academy in Rome. She has studied under Spanish Sculptor Benjamin
Saul as well as Brittany, France-based artist William Woodward.  Antonia
is most well known for her oil paintings of the Virginia countryside and images
of Italy and France.


Many of
these artists have websites, and new and old collectors alike are encouraged to
explore the artists’ work ahead of time.


The public is
invited to this open event.  The French
Hound will be providing delicious hors d’oeuvres, adding a touch of French



“We are
thrilled to be partnering with these talented artists,” explained BethAnn
Slater, Head of School of Middleburg Montessori.  “Ultimately, we are all
coming together to benefit the children in our community.”  


Montessori School is a primary Association Montessori Internationale accredited
environment that for more than 30 years has educated children, age 2-½ through
6, in the Middleburg community.  In Fall 2011, the school opened a new
elementary classroom for children age 6 through 14, which is now too an AMI
accredited classroom. The benefit, organized by parents and friends, will
help the 501(c)(3) non-profit school to continue growing their primary and
elementary programs.


For more
information about the event, or to become of donor, please contact Middleburg
Montessori School at 540-687-5210.









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