2024 Spring Auction

Welcome to our Spring 2024 Silent Auction!

Interested participants may make a bid by emailing bethLockard@deafcanPA.org between April 17 to May 5 with the number of the item of interest and amount of the bid. The last bids will be accepted at 3:30 p.m. May 5.  Bidders will be contacted if another bidder tops their bid. If bidding is hot, texting can be used later.

Please let others know of this Auction!  DeafCAN! appreciates your support!

1. Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square) (www.longwoodgardens.org): two complimentary guest tickets expiring September 3, 2025. (not valid for specially ticketed events such as fireworks or Wine & Jazz Festival; every weekend during A Longwood Christmas; or December 25—January 3). (value $50; starting bid $35)

2. “End of the Day” framed & matted 16” x 20” signed watercolor painting by local Delaware County artist, Fran Van Allen, MA, LPC [Fran attended Newark School of Fine and Applied Art and also majored in art at Southern Methodist University.  Later she changed career goals and became a psychotherapist, often utilizing art and dance movement in the therapy process when appropriate.  Fran worked as a counselor for the Friends Counseling Service and is a member of Goshen Friends Meeting. In the last thirty years Fran returned to doing visual art with the hope of creating mystical or spiritual images.  She studied with Jane Miluski and Nancy Berch.] (value $350; starting bid $125)

3. Signed painting “Grow Sunflower“ by nationally known Deaf artist Nancy Rourke, 16” x 20” acrylic painting (value $150; starting bid $75)

4. Cut glass fruit bowl and fresh fruit with Giant Food Stores $25 gift card (GiantFoodStores.com) (value $50; starting bid $35)

5. Large vintage wooden/glass jewelry box with music, vintage ceramic box, pewter butterfly necklace, and Kendra Scott gold toned necklace (Nordstrom) (value $95; starting bid $40)

6. Two hours interpreting services by SIGNINterpreting Services (requests@signinterpreting.org) based in West Chester (value $120; starting bid $75)

7. Large multicolor (white, tan, lavender, green) crocheted shawl with picot edging (cotton/acrylic yarn, machine wash & dry) by Karen Leslie Henry and flower necklace (value $155; starting bid $65)

8. “Moored”: 16.5” x 20” framed painting by local Delco artist, Jane James. [Light and color are the first things to attract her to a painting or a potential painting.  While she works primarily in watercolor or pastel, she may enhance a painting with other media.  One joy of her art career has been two painting trips to Tuscany and finding the incredible light and color there.  A painting trip to Scotland inspired an entirely different palette. Ms. James is a juried winner and member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and has been painting and drawing seriously since 1996, studying primarily with Jane Miluski and Nancy Berch]. (value $350; starting bid $125)

9. Knitted blue/lavender color blend crocheted triangle shawl (cotton & acrylic blend yarn, machine wash & dry) by Karen Leslie Henry with blue Derbyshire pottery mug (value $85; starting bid $60)

10. Cut glass sunflower relish tray (10’ x 4.75 “) (value $35; starting bid $20)

11. “Friendship is a Precious Treasure” hand stitched 16” x 16” wall hanging (value $50; starting bid $20)

12. Small green lidded basket filled with 4 pink plastic lunch plates, 4 plastic blue green glasses, 2 dish towels, and a Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. $50 gift card (value $80; starting bid $30)

13. Numbered 709/152 vintage flowered crudité tray made in Germany (value $40, starting bid $25)

14. Clear glass grape design pitcher, five butterfly lunch plates, and Apple Walnut Café $25 gift card (Broomall) (value $80; starting bid $35)

15. Vintage mid-century signed Franz Grosz etched glass vase/Chairish (has a tiny chip) (value $40; starting bid $20)

16. $50 gift card from The Gables at Chadds Ford (thegablesatchaddsford.com), two wine glasses, and a bottle of Benigna’s dry white wine from Traminette, PA with notes of honey and apricot (value $67; starting bid $35)

17. Harvest Grill & Wine Bar $50 gift card (Glen Mills, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Newtown (https://harvestseasonalgrill.com /, one wine glass, and a bottle of Benigna’s dry white wine from Traminette, PA with notes of honey and apricot (value $66; starting bid $35)

18. Vintage Depression glass pitcher with six iced tea glasses on a tray (value $75; starting bid $35)

19. Schmidt Bros six-piece BBQ Knife Set (value $78; starting bid $50)

20. FOUR Phillies tickets for Monday, May 6, at 4:05 p.m. against San Francisco Giants. Seats are Section 203, Row 8, Seats 10–13 (worth $190; starting bid $100). We will get these tickets into your hands Sunday/Monday!