Supporting Our Nest Egg Fund for Fledgling Artists

The Back Room Gallery (BRG) is excited to host our Visual Arts Scholarship Auction this year.  We are especially excited about holding our auction online for the second time at www.biddingowl.com/ptarmigan.  We know that our supporters are now used to having our auction online and Bidding Owl is a great online venue for an auction.  Even though the auction is online, all bidders will have an opportunity to see each auction item displayed in the BRG.  Anyone participating in the online auction can also stop by the gallery to check out any auction item that may be of special interest.  It is going to be our event of the year because gallery and community members are so enthusiastic about providing financial assistance to local budding high school artists.

The members of Ptarmigan Arts established the Ptarmigan Arts Scholarship auction to encourage and assist local high school students to further their education in the visual arts.  It is the only visual arts scholarship in Homer for high school students.  The annual award can be used for supplies, tuition, supplemental classes before college, or any arts-related activity that will help them explore ways to enhance their craft.

The scholarship fund (now in its 27th year) has always had tremendous support from the Homer community.  All items are donated by members, local artists and businesses.  Eager participants have enabled Ptarmigan Arts to give awards to up to three aspiring artists per year.  The Ptarmigan Arts Scholarship fund is a permanent fund administered by the Homer Foundation (www.homerfoundation.org), a non-profit philanthropic organization.  All proceeds from the auction go directly into our Homer Foundation scholarship fund and are used exclusively for scholarship awards.

So this awesome auction started online on November 1st–the last day of bidding is December 1 at 5 pm.  Take advantage of this opportunity to help us add to our nest egg and support our fledging High School artists!  It is really heartwarming to hear the enthusiasm and gratitude of past recipients.  Thank you for your support!

Don’t miss out on some great bargains—take a look at www.biddingowl.com/ptarmigan.


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