The inaugural Chris Rose Online Art Auction benefitting the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism is right around the corner.
Due to pandemic-related gathering limits, the centre is going online with this fundraiser, with the auction taking place from April 9 at 4 p.m. to April 11 at noon. April is World Autism Awareness Month.
A number of pieces have already been donated, but artists who wish to add to the donated artwork to be auctioned off is asked to call 250-376-6494 or email email us at email@example.com.
The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism has been in operation since September 1989 and, during the past three decades, has helped hundreds of families in the Kamloops area supporting children with autism spectrum disorder.
Thus far, works donated include creations by local artists such as David Langevin, Tricia Sellmer, Lynne Woodruff, Vaughn Butland, Lance Weisser, Susan Knox, Bonnie Kavanaugh, Jackie Ziehe, Penny Heaslip, Deb Fong, Sheila Macdonald, Valerie Deacon, Sarah Rose, Kathie Gray, Ken Gray, Gine Rose, Lee Walton, Dr. Allen Frissell, Parm Armstrong, Maureen Hove, Ila Crawford, Karl Willms, Sandra Sugden and Wendy Madsen.
In addition, there are works from outside of the Kamloops area: Aina Elina Rønningen (Norway), Amy Ballett (St. Catharine’s, Ont.) and Debbee Skinner (New Hampshire).
Mediums explored include watercolours, acrylics, oils, sketches, linotypes, quilting, felting and metalwork.
For more information and to view the auction, go online to chrisrosecentre.org/Art.