The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will host its annual Gift of Art event 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and a silent auction will begin at 7 p.m.
The auction will include works by local artists, high school students and art collectors who have donated art to sell.
“The Josephy Center provides affordable art for gifting or collecting,” said Cheryl Coughlan, executive director at Josephy. “It’s a great way to gift locally handmade works of art at affordable price while raising funds for a good cause ... our youth art program.”
Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the artists and the other half goes to Josephy. The last two Gift of Art events have helped cover art supplies, scholarships and the cost of art instructors.
This year, guests may also purchase sponsorships for upcoming exhibits, scholarships for youth to attend art classes and supplies for a new ceramics studio opening next spring.
Artists and artwork will include works by Rodd Ambroson, Kathy Bowman, Carrie Chupp, Seth Kinzie, Janis Carper, Konkie Forster, Mark Kortnik, MC Reardon, Dennis Reinke, Ellen Bishop, David Martin, Mike Koloski, Mellica McIntire and Tim Norman.
All artwork that doesn’t sell will be for sale until the show ends Dec. 15. As each piece is sold, people can take the artwork home. Anyone interested in donating art or creating art for the show may contact Megan Wolfe at 541-432-0505 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.