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Big Muddy Art - Benefit Auction March 12, 2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St., Columbia, MO

McBaine Bur Oak - Sunset - Brian Mahieu - 40x30

Featuring "McBaine Bur Oak—Sunset" by Fulton artist Brian Mahieu and a live auction with works by an impressive list of Missouri River valley artists.

Event is FREE and open to the public!

  • 7:00 p.m. - Doors Open - Music by Paul Weber - FREE Refreshments donated by Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Logboat Brewing and Missouri River Relief
  • 7:30 p.m. - Sealed Bid Auction of "McBaine Bur Oak - Sunset" by Brian Mahieu ends
  • 7:35 p.m. - Screening of "Big Tree at McBaine" short films by Orr Street Productions
  • 7:45-9 p.m. - Live Auction of works by other Missouri River valley artists. 

Missouri River Relief will be sharing the proceeds with the artists.

This benefit art auction will support an expansion of Missouri River Relief's education partnership with Columbia Public Schools, organizing on-the-river workshops with teachers, a summer river excursion with students and an after-school program in five Columbia schools this fall called "Missouri River All-Stars". 

Sealed Bid Auction - "McBaine Bur Oak - Sunset" by Brian Mahieu

Auction is can bid now!

"McBaine Bur Oak - Sunset" - plein air oil on canvas by Brian Mahieu, 15 July 15, 8:15 pm, 40"x30"  Value: $2500

The signature piece of the Big Muddy Art Auction is a plein-air oil painting of the state champion McBaine Bur Oak tree by Fulton artist Brian Mahieu (pictured above). This painting will be auctioned in a "sealed bid" process. Interested buyers can submit a bid here, at Orr Street Studios where the painting is now on display, or the evening of the event. 

Check out this great little video showing Brian working on this piece. 

How does a sealed bid auction work?

Simple. Submit a bid of what you want to pay for the piece. Add a "Tie-Breaker" bid and your contact information. The evening of the auction, we will announce the high bid winner! (You do NOT have to be present to win). You can either place your bid online, at Orr Street Studios next to the painting on display, or the night of the auction (before 7:30 p.m.)

Live Auction - March 12 - Orr Street Studios

Additional works by a impressive list of Missouri River Valley artists will be auctioned in a live bid auction March 12, 2016, from 7-9 at Orr Street Studios. Here are our submissions, in order of confirmation. 

Bryan Haynes - "Magnificent Missouri" 

Limited Edition print on canvas, 36"x13". Value: $585

Framing donated by Kelly Coalier of Orchids & Art

See more of Bryan's work here. 

Jane Mudd - "View at Mokane Access"

Plein air oil painting on canvas. 22"x22". Value $500. 

See more of Jane's work here. 

Read this wonderful article about Jane in the "Missouri Conservationist"

Paul Jackson - "The Gathering Tree"

Artist Proof print on paper, Fall 2015, 40"x25.5"  Value: $1800

Framing donated by Kelly Coalier of Orchids & Art

See more of Paul's work here. 


Lance Stroheker - "New Life Along the River"

Blown and sculpted glass, gold, driftwood. Value: $700

View more works from the Astral Glass Studio in New Haven, MO, here. 


Frank Stack - "Missouri River at Boonville" 

Watercolor and ink on paper - 7"x 9" framed - Value - $250

See more of Frank's work here. 

Read a recent article about Franks's impact on Missouri art. 

Notley Hawkins - "Katy Bridge"

Framed giclee photo print on paper, 16"x24"  Value: $550

See more of Notley's work here. 


Lisa Bartlett - "The Poet" 

acrylic on canvas - 30"x40". Value=$400. 

See more of Lisa's work here.


Joey Los - "Water Story"

Painted, reclaimed metal. Value = $250.00

See more of Joey's work here. 


Leslie McCullough-Payne - "Brand New Day - Sunrise in the Wetland"

acrylic & pallet knife - 16"x20". Value = $580.00

See more of Leslie's work here. 


Charles Stegner - "River Road"

"River Road" - Charles Stegner - 7"x8.5". Value = $400.00

See more of Charles' work here. 


Jean Sax - "Our Blue Heron"

oil on canvas - 18"x24". Value = $500.00

See more of Jean's work here. 


Mike Seat - "Sunset at Cooper's Landing" 

Mike Seat - Sunset at Cooper�s Landing

framed photo, giclee on paper, 10"x13". Value = $100.00

See more of Mike's work here. 


Marie-Josee Brown - "Migrating Sanderling"

Marie-Josee Brown - bird

Oil painting on galvanealed steel. 13.5"x16" (NOTE - this painting may be substituted the day of the event). Value=$750.00

See more of Marie-Josee's work here. 


Dennis Ternamian - "Saxophonia" 

Watercolor and acrylic on paper


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