By: Carrie Heath, January 9, 2024
ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS AND ART LOVERS! Since last year’s auction to benefit the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center was such a success, Art’s Friends have decided to
make this an annual event. In order to have an auction, though, we need your art! If you are an artist OR if you have artwork in your home collection that you no longer need, we
would love to have it! We are accepting all forms of art – photographs, drawings, paintings, drawings, sculptures, fiber arts, ceramics, quilts, handmade jewelry, glass
pieces, scratchboard, pastels, fine woodworking, etc.

If you have a new or old item in good condition to donate, please reach out to the Art’s Friends auction committee at [email protected] or (856) 371-5112or Carrie
Heath, the director of the Gmeiner. We will have official drop off days on Tuesday, March 26 th from 4-6 PM and Wednesday, March 27 th from 12-6PM. However, we can
accept artwork from now until March 27 th . Donors will be required to fill out a donation form. The Gmeiner is a 501c3 organization, so donations are tax deductible, but the
Gmeiner cannot provide an estimate of value. The Gmeiner is open from 12-6PM Tuesdays through Sundays and is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro behind the
Green Free Library. For further information contact Carrie at 570-724-1917 or [email protected].

The wonderful folks at Jelliff’s Auction Group are kindly donating their services again this year to provide a platform for the auction. To kick off the month-long online auction,
the donated art will be in display in the Main Gallery of the Gmeiner from 12-6PM on Saturday, April 6 th and Sunday, April 7 th . Members of Art’s Friends will be available to
help guests learn how to use the online auction system. The auction will conclude on Wednesday, May 1 st .

With the many wonderful art pieces that were donated last year by members of clubs that meet at the Gmeiner, area artists, former exhibitors, and local art owners, Art’s
Friends exceeded their goal of covering the Gmeiner’s expenses for a summer art camp for kids. We were able to also sponsor art classes, purchase art supplies for art
takeaway packets for children, and provide iPads to allow the Gmeiner to offer digital art classes. Art’s Friends are hoping to continue raising lots of funds to support all the great
programs for the community at the Gmeiner. Your donation will help us make this year’s auction a great success!