Art Club to Host Auction

The holiday shopping season can be a stressful time with frantic shoppers rushing to find the best sales and the burden of having to wait in seemingly endless lines, but there is a way to get all that shopping done early. OBU's Art Club will have an art auction on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., offering original works of art for unbeatable prices.

The Art Club will sell paintings, drawings, pottery, prints, photographs, stained glass and weavings to benefit art shows and charities. Most of the money raised will provide “mini-grants” to help alleviate the cost of senior students’ art shows. Art Club members narrowed the choices for a charity recipient to three candidates, and 20-25 percent of the profits will go to one of the charities, as selected by OBU students through a vote.

OBU student Aaron Morvan has provided a series of photographs, titled "Variety of Three," to be included in OBU's Art Auction Wednesday, Nov. 17. The community is invited to attend the event in the lower GC. Viewing opens at 6:30 p.m., and the auction begins at 7 p.m. (Photo by Aaron Morvan)

“The auction is a time for the artists of OBU to show that we are talented and that we are serious about our craft,” said Aaron Morvan, a junior from Fort Worth, Texas, who serves as co-president of the Art Club. “The auction also provides the students and faculty of OBU an opportunity to buy some great Christmas presents for a reasonable price.”

Dr. David Byland, associate professor of telecommunication, will serve as auctioneer. The evening will start with a viewing of the pieces to be sold at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs Geiger Center. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. and last until all the donated artwork is sold. The Art Club will provide “ghost bidders” for anyone who cannot attend the auction, as long as they attend the viewing, decide which pieces to bid on, and discuss how much they are willing to bid.

The public is invited to attend. Punch and cookies will be served.

For more information, contact the OBU Division of Art at (405) 878-2345.