Our annual benefit dinner and auction is approaching! Do you have your ticket(s) yet? For $150 you will enjoy a creative and engaging night with a delicious meal while contributing to our largest fundraising effort. Text your friends and make a plan to attend. You will have a great time!
Saturday, April 14th. 5:00-10:00pm. Pickering Barn in Issaquah. Dress code: creative, expressive, and fun!
Snag those tickets soon!
This year our table centerpieces are a collection of original art across multiple mediums and styles, from purely decorative to engaging to functional.
If you have ever visited our gallery, you know that ArtEast hosts the full spectrum of visual arts, and we have chosen to reflect that diversity in our centerpiece choices.
Something catch your eye? You can see these pieces in person until April 8th in our front window!
We are offering “I Feel Lucky” and “Buy It Now” options: you can buy your favorite centerpiece now at 150% of the value, or you can try your luck by agreeing to pay 75% of the value if it doesn’t sell the night of the auction.
Many centerpieces will sell for a higher price. How lucky do you feel?
Complete your “I Feel Lucky” reservation or “Buy It Now” transaction by calling our art center at (425) 392-3191 or visiting us in person. Please have the item number handy (P014, for example).
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Item P003. Set of six crows donated by Kamilla White (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $225. Buy It Now price: $450.
Set of six polymer clay crow sculptures by a bona fide crow enthusiast. Kamilla’s paintings and sculptures express the social and intelligent nature of crows, and often her work displays a clever sense of humor.
For Kamilla, crows are “harbingers of possibility.” What possibilities do they hold for you?
Item P013. Ceramic Rooster Jar. Donated by Judy Thomas (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $110. Buy It Now price: $225.
Judy’s ceramic work often reflects her passion for gardening and she mixes intricate details (like the rooster’s carefully crafted feathers) with lighthearted pieces. Judy has a long career in art with a keen eye for both texture and scale.
Item P018. Candelabra donated by Denny Croston (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $210. Buy It Now price: $420.
A 5-stick candelabra constructed from recycled metal, including vintage hand drills. Denny deconstructs found, functional objects to create pieces with entirely new purposes. Denny’s artwork displays creative resourcefulness and this piece demonstrates flexible appeal for a variety of home decors.
Item P019. Ioun's Fruit Urn. Donated by John Altwies (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $165. Buy It Now price: $330.
John’s ceramic pieces evoke a sense of reverence and invite consideration for symbolism and ceremony. The composition of this 16x8” porcelain urn is a study in balance, and the exquisite lid detail with gold accents highlights John’s incredible skill with this medium.
Item P063. Maple salad bowl with feet. Donated by David Lutrick (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $150. Buy It Now price: $300
David Lutrick has turned maple wood into a deep salad bowl with feet. David creates both decorative and functional wood pieces that showcase the natural character of the raw material.
In addition to contributing items for the auction, David is also offering an opportunity for hands-on wood turning lessons to a lucky winning bidder during our auction.
Item P065. Forged Copper Leaf sculpture. Donated by Deby Harvey (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $210. Buy It Now price: $410.
Deby Harvey combines forged copper holloware techniques with organic shapes in this copper leaf sculpture. A career artist, Deby is versatile from the table top scale to full architecture. In Deby’s words, “Nature is astounding in its ability to make the complex look simple. For me, that contradiction holds a parallel to every day of life. It’s that same interplay of simple to complex that directs my approach to art.”
Item P075. Set of two recycled glass bowls. Donated by Recology. I Feel Lucky price: $60. Buy It Now price: $125.
These two recycled glass bowls turn discarded material into new possibilities thanks to the artists at Recology.
Recology has offered Artist-in-Residence opportunities since 1990 to creatively address how materials can be repurposed, and in 2017 ArtEast hosted an artist during our youth summer camp program.
Item P085. Turned wood bowl. Donated by David Lutrick (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $150. Buy It Now price: $300.
Take home a piece of the community in this bowl. A sawara cypress classified as an Issaquah Heritage tree once stood on Front St. in front of Village Theatre. This bowl is part of a family of pieces created from the tree after it was felled by a windstorm. Size 15.5” x 5.5”. This is the second centerpiece donated by David Lutrick.
Item P093. Fluted glass bowl by Dan Bergsma. Donated by Anne Anderson. I Feel Lucky price: $300. Buy It Now price: $600.
Dan Bergsma’s fluted glass bowl is a signature piece that adds flair to any decor. Dan’s work is found in many galleries and museums in the Pacific Northwest.
Item P094. Glass vessel by Dan Bergsma. Donated by Anne Anderson. I Feel Lucky price: $170. Buy It Now price: $335.
A hand blown glass vessel by Dan Bergsma in browns with a dichroic glass swirl. This is the second piece we are pleased to offer from this widely collected glass artist .
Item P102. Figurative Wire Sculpture. Donated by Anne Anderson (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $185. Buy It Now price: $375.
This figurative sculpture is made of wax, silk, and gauze on wire. Inspired by a technique she learned while living abroad, Anne Anderson spent many years working with silk and wax to create vibrant and unique paintings. She is also a collected jewelry artist, and this sculptural piece combines her eye for line and form with mastery of her most familiar materials.
Item P114. Set of three glass flutter bowls, small, medium, large. Donated by Art by Fire (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $265. Buy It Now price: $530.
A set of three hand blown glass flutter bowls of various sizes in festive red ribbons.
Art by Fire is a glass school and gallery just down the street from ArtEast art center. Art by Fire offers classes in glassblowing, lampworking, and jewelry making.
Item P118. Ceramic Absolutely Bowl. Donated by Kerstin McKee (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $135. Buy It Now: $270.
This piece by painter and ceramicist Kerstin McKee is a bowl full of absolute joy finished with a gold rim and her signature glazing style. Kerstin’s pieces often reflect sensual, nature-inspired themes.
Item P119. Ceramic For Sure Bowl. Donated by Kerstin McKee (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $135. Buy It Now price: $270.
The second centerpiece offerred by painter and ceramicist Kerstin McKee is a bowl full is a delightful affirmation, finished with a gold rim and her signature glazing style.
Item P147. Waves black wire mesh basket with pearls. Donated by Anne Lindsay (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $95. Buy It Now price: $185.
“Waves” is a basket constructed of black steel mesh, pearls, and hand-formed metal domes. As a former architect, Anne brings a wonderful knowledge of space and form to her pieces.
Item P153. Dog Biscuits and Other Magic story box. Donated by Carol Ross (artist). I Feel Lucky price: $170. Buy It Now price: $335.
A imaginative and playful story box that invites the viewer to narrate a story. Size 10x10”. Carol has brought wonderful wit and charm to this featured centerpiece, and it will be a fun conversation piece in any home.
Item P161. Glass tulip with stand. Donated by Barbara Jirsa. I Feel Lucky price: $75. Buy It Now price: $150
A delicate, blown-glass tulip with stand.
Carol Ross and Pam Holderman hand-dyed Pysanky eggs (Item P162) through an in depth process of wax design and dye application. This is a traditional Ukrainian technique for decorating Easter eggs.
Anne Lindsay created a case for the eggs (Item P163), and the case comes with an invitation to join Carol Ross to dye your own eggs in 2019.
I Feel Lucky Price for both P162 and P163: $205. Buy It Now Price: $410.
Items P200 and P201. We all know about those plastic, novelty Magic 8 balls, but this blown glass version is twice as big! We are lucky to offer two of these great pieces as auction centerpieces this year. I Feel Lucky price per item: $150. Buy It Now price: $300.