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“Ocracoke Through Your Eyes” art auction/reception at OPS today

Heron by Daymon Esham, 5th Grader at Ocracoke School

Heron by Daymon Esham, 5th Grader at Ocracoke School

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The Ocracoke Preservation Society’s annual small artworks show today will feature close to 90 works of art for sale as a fundraiser for the island’s history museum.

Called “Ocracoke Through Your Eyes,” these small canvases depict the island in paint, collage, photography, mixed-media, and, new this year will be work by island youth as well as some off-island kids.

Silent bidding will go on during a reception this evening from 5 to 7 p.m., including a variety of hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages, in the museum at 49 Water Plant Rd.

Those who can’t make it to Ocracoke can still participate since photos of the canvases will be posted on the OPS Facebook page. where the artwork can be viewed and bid on.  Participants can continually check the page as it is updated as the canvasses and bids come in. 

Online bidding is available via email: admin@ocracokepreservation.org until noon today (Jan. 28).

The Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum at 49 Water Plant Rd.

The Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum at 49 Water Plant Rd.

The minimum bid is $10 for any piece. Online bid increments can be placed in even dollar amounts; at the event, the bid increments will be in $5 amounts.

Winning canvases from online bids will be sent to the winners with a $5 shipping charge added. 

For more information, please contact OPS Administrator Allison O’Neal at 252-928-7375, or at the email above.