19th Annual Art & Wine Auction

April 8th, 2011

Summer is quickly approaching (who could tell with the snow on the ground), and you know what that means: Time for the Deschutes Children’s Foundation Art & Wine Auction (May 20 at Riverhouse Convention Center)! The Art & Wine Auction is the largest fund raising event to support Deschutes Children’s Foundation and the 27 non-profit programs who reside rent-free on 4 campuses managed by Deschutes Children’s Foundation. Now in its 19th year, the Auction is looking to be one of the best ever.


For those of you who have visited our website and have been on our Facebook page you no doubt know about the amazing artist, Kim Jones, whose painting “Rejuvenation” is our Signature Piece. Of course you will see other amazing artists work featured in our Live Auction as well as fantastic vacation packages and limited release wine lots from collectors and wineries.


With the 19th Annual Deschutes Children’s Foundation Art & Wine Auction in six short weeks, please join us over the next few weeks as we spotlight some of the artists and community members whose contributions and efforts are contributing to the Auction’s continued success.


This week we are pointing the spotlight on Helen Brown. Helen Brown is a watercolor artist who works from her studio in Sunriver, Oregon. Her paintings are known for their unique composition and dramatic perspective.


Helen created her painting “Moon Jam” from a reference photo she took during a trip to New Orleans. Helen simplified the background and painted these street musicians using her “batik-like” resist method of watercolor painting that has come to represent her style of artwork.


“Moon Jam” was selected for the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s Fall Exhibition where it received the “People’s Choice Award” among 80 paintings and was juried into the Northwest Water Color Society’s National exhibition.

More of Helen’s work can be seen at the Tumalo Art Co. in the Old Mill District in Bend and at Donterra Art Works in Sisters. She is a member of the High Desert Art League, Tumalo Art Company and the Watercolor Society of Oregon. You can see Helen’s work online by visiting http://www.hbrownart.com/


Tickets to the Art & Wine Auction are $99 each or 2 for $175. For tickets or more information about the Art & Wine Auction, and how you can support Deschutes Children’s Foundation, please visit www.deschuteschildrensfoundation.org or call 541.388.3101.


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