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Ocracoke Preservation Society fundraising art auction this Saturday

#57 Ocracoke Opry by Lindsay Bost, island visitor, swimmer, and artist, Molasses Creek's Kim France's bass, acrylic, 8 x 10

#57 Ocracoke Opry by Lindsay Bost, island visitor, swimmer and artist, Molasses Creek’s Kim France’s bass, acrylic, 8 x 10

Ocracoke Preservation Society has collected more than 60 dozens of small canvases of art for its third winter art auction fundraiser, “Ocracoke, Through Your Eyes,” from 5 to 7 p.m. this Saturday (Jan. 23) in the museum at 49 Water Plant Rd.

These original small works–almost all pieces are 6” x 8” canvases–are by islanders and artist friends of Ocracoke of all ages, including several works by children. The works include paintings, photography and mixed media.

Amy Howard, OPS administrator, said and all pieces are different from last year, and she expects to receive more before the event begins.

“It’s so much fun to see how different people see Ocracoke,” she said about the theme. The first year they had the auction she was warned that all she would get would be images of the lighthouse.

“And we do get depictions of the lighthouse, but they’re all different,” she said.

All of the received works are shown online on the society’s Facebook page–Ocracoke Preservation Society–which includes online bidding details.

For those not able to attend in person, online bidding is going on again this year, but bids will only be accepted via email to admin@ocracokepreservation.org., and the deadline is noon, Howard said.

Make sure to include the canvas number, name, artist, bid amount and your contact information.  The society will charge a shipping fee.

#46 Night Sky Over the Ocean, by Debbie Leonard, island resident, crafter and retired teacher. Fabric (approx. 8 x 9)

#46 Night Sky Over the Ocean, by Debbie Leonard, island resident, crafter and retired teacher. Fabric (approx. 8 x 9)