Bid on your Art-A-Ron-Dack chairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 13, 2010
CONTACT: Jaimie Crawford, 603-356-5701, firstname.lastname@example.org
THEY’RE BACK! THE 2010‘ART-A-RON-DACK’ PROGRAM BRINGS ART, CULTURE AND HIGH-STAKES BIDDING BACK TO MT WASHINGTON VALLEY, NH AGAIN THIS SUMMER
32 pieces of functional art decorate the Mt Washington Valley this summer
as artists make their mark on cedar Adirondack chairs
NORTH CONWAY, NH— The Art-A-Ron-Dack program, running from June 21st through Labor Day 2010, will showcase 32 cedar Adirondack chairs that have each been painted or decorated with the original artwork of local artists. This exciting summertime promotion presented by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce with support from R& R Woodworkers, Lindsey’s Paint & Wallpaper, Mosston Media and Glass Graphics, is back for its second year with a diverse line-up of artists and remarkable show of artistry.
To kick-off this summertime celebration, the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a Summer Kick-Off reception on the first day of summer, June 21, 2010 at the Eastern Slope Inn Resort in North Conway from 5 to 7 p.m. The 32 Art-A-Ron-Dack chairs will be on display on the Eastern Slope Inn Resort veranda during the opening reception, where the public is invited to meet the artist, view the chairs and place bids on their favorites before they make their way into participating sponsor businesses throughout Mt. Washington Valley, where they may be bid on for purchase by the public.
Reception attendees can enjoy tastings from Vintner’s Cellar Winery, beer from Tuckerman Brewery, Joe’s Dogs of North Conway, brownies from Flatbread Company and goodies from Rafferty’s Restaurant and Pub as they saunter around this unique North Country-Style art show. Each of the 32 Art-A-Ron-Dack chairs will be judged during the opening reception by a team of accomplished artists including Mt Washington Valley’s own Grant Hacking, renowned for his depictions of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Sarah Eastman from the MWV Arts Association and Linda Pinkham from MWV Theater Company. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning chairs, after being displayed at their respective sponsor's business all summer long, will be brought to the 3rd Annual Fields of the Saco Dinner on August 28, 2010 where they will be auctioned off live.
The 2010 Art-A-Ron-Dack chairs may be found at these participating business sponsors:
Bavarian Chocolate Haus-Peggy North, Black Mountain-Donna Woodward, Eastern Slope Inn-Daren Daigle, Essence of Art-Lisa Labbe, Grandma’s Attic-Greta George, NH Log and Timber Homes, LLC-Suzy Carper, Indian Mound Golf Club-JoAnne Manning, Inn at Thorn Hill – Marty Sage Gilman and Laureen Hylka Wondolowski, Joe Jones’ Sun & Ski Sports – J. Stephen Russ, Karla’s Pet Rendezvous-Josef Keller, Mc Sherry’s Nursery & Garden Center-Jaimie Crawford, Mt. Washington Auto Road-Jill Butterfield, Mt. Washington Observatory-Jonathan Goodwin, R & R Woodworkers-Juls Twombley, Rafferty’s—American Red Cross-Melissa Mulvey, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort –Janet Durkee Prescott of Sally Bags, Residence Inn by Marriott-Suze Hargraves, Salvatore Michael’s Framed Art Superstore-Nancy Russo, Simply Primitive-Barbara Anderson, The Conway Daily Sun-Angela Acone, The Local Grocer-Kathy Bowie Byrne, The Metropolitan Coffee House-Nancy Russo, Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce – Candace Maher, The Mountain Ear-Daphne LeMay, The Oxford House Inn-Kezia Hearn, Vintner’s Cellar Winery-Yvonne Staples, White Birch Books-Cindy Spencer ,White Mountain Cupcakery-Angela Acone,Wildcat Mountain-Suze Hargraves, Zeb’s General Store-Becky Foster
How to Bid on an Art-A-Ron-Dack Chair
Opening bid is $150. Bids may be made in increments of $25. You may place bids 3 ways:
On location: go into the business where the chair is displayed and ask for
a bid form
(be sure to include your name, the name of the artist, chair location, bid amount
and your phone number)
Phone: Call Mary Seavey at 603-356-5701 ext. 305
Incomplete bids will not be considered; must be 18 years or older to bid
(If bidding via email or phone, it is considered a reserve bid and someone will be bidding on your behalf.)
Profits received from the sale of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chairs auctioned at the Fields of the Saco dinner will be donated to the MWV Green Team, with the profits from the sale of chairs sponsored by North Conway Village businesses being donated to the North Conway Village Association Events and Marketing Committee. Remaining funds generated from all other chairs will be used for general marketing by the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce in the promotion of area tourism.
For more information about the Art-A-Ron-Dack program or to view the chairs and place your bids visit MtWashingtonValley.org or call the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at 800.367.3364.
Photos available upon request.
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