Art Auction to benefit Music at Port Milford

Pieces will be on display throughout the Festival Performances

Saturdays, 7:30pm, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St. Picton

New pieces to be auctioned weekly at festival concerts: Saturdays from July 22 - August 12 at 7:30pm, St Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St. Picton (weekly featured item displayed at Books & Company, 289 Main St., Picton)

If you are unable to attend a concert but would like to place a bid, please contact Emily at (613) 476-7735 / Shipping is available at the cost of the winner.

Winning bids for final pieces announced at wine and cheese reception, following the final concert on August 12th


Wheat, Horse, Woman

Artist: Don Maynard

Date: 1996

Medium: oil pastel

Size: 33” x 17&1/2”’ with frame 41”x 26”

Value: $5000

Starting Bid: $1500

Don Maynard’s painting is a rich exploration of markings and gestures. He paints with encaustic; a centuries-old technique of working with molten waxes. Paintings become carefully built up surfaces - layer upon layer of texture - revealing subtle traces of symbols and graphic iconography. Various traditional and industrial materials create these highly textured surfaces.



Artist: Diane Robinson

Medium: Print

Size: 22” x 25"

Value: $200

Starting Bid: $50

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Alchemy II

Artist: Susan MacDonald

Date: 1979, commissioned by Bruce Wilson

Medium: Quilt

Size: 68” x 80”

Value: $2000

Starting Bid: $800

Susan MacDonald, from Port Hope Ontario, is an award-winning textile artist whose quilts and wall hanging have appeared for the last twenty- five years in invitational exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Britain and France, on CD covers, in national publications, and in Canadian, European and American collections.

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Dark Flower

Artist: Irina Schestakowich

Medium: drypoint monoprint 8/10

Size: 20”x26”

Value: $800

Starting Bid: $350

Irina Schestakowich spent her childhood in Montreal and has been in Toronto since the 1980’s. Irina graduated from the University of Victoria, BC in Fine Arts. She specialized in printmaking and early classical Buddhist imagery. She is an active member of Open Studio.

Pompeii: Yellow Wall Study

Artist: Mary Pocock (1952-2004)

Series: Vesuvio

Date: 1999

Medium: Photography

Size: 31” x 32”

Value: $500

Starting Bid: $120

Mary Pocock was a Toronto-based artist, photographer and teacher whose works explored unexpected truths about the meaning of existence.

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Merganser Fantasy

Artist: Yükselle Hassan

Medium: natural dyes, marbled paper and gouache

Dimensions: 12" x 18"

Value: $300

Starting Bid: $100

Artist Statement:

My work is an exploration of realism in fantasy; representing familiar things and places in an imaginative way.

Nature's magic work on earth, organic shapes and patterns created by its force inspires me; I paint the moods and colours of Lake Huron, the rocky beauty of Georgian Bay and Muskoka region, shorelines and fauna of Southampton.

I have a strong passion to recreate nature on canvas as I see it to give pleasure to people's imagination.