Art Auction

‘The second annual ‘An Evening of Art’ auction benefitting the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation raised nearly $15,000 to support Wisconsin 4-H arts and communications programs. The event was hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Ray Cross at the beautiful and historic Brittingham House in Madison, Wisconsin.

“This year’s event was a great success,” said Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Board President Linda Funk. “This is a great showcase for our 4-H youth, who are incredibly talented and creative, and a great opportunity for the public to support an important part of the 4-H program – and they did just that.”

Artwork created by 4-H youth from around the state, along with selected pieces from professional Wisconsin artists, were auctioned.  The youth art was selected through a statewide contest that was held in June that attracted more than 100 entries.  Drawings, paintings, mixed-media, pottery and photography projects were highlighted.

“What an experience for Rafferty,” said Jaime Dresden, mother of one of this year’s prize-winning 4-H artists. “She had the opportunity to meet professional potter Frank Breneisen and learn his story. She was delighted to learn he was a 4-H alum. It was a true honor for her to have Dr. and Mrs. Cross, who hosted us, along with the event sponsors, the Crave family, show interest in her work. I’m not sure who left more inspired, the youth or the adults.”

The ultimate purpose of the 4-H arts and communications programs is to provide opportunities for young people to develop the character and life skills they will need to become successful and contributing members of society.

The ‘An Evening of Art’ auction is one way the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is working to enhance support of the arts and communications programming, including an endowment which permanently provides resources for arts-related programming. Funds generated from the auction will provide resources for 4-H arts and communications programs including visual and performing arts, communications, photography, speech and drama.

The Wisconsin 4-H Arts and Communications programs have a rich history and an exciting future. 4-H youth are encouraged to develop their creative, problem-solving and technical skills through their 4-H experience. Arts and communications programming is one of the largest project areas in Wisconsin 4-H. It provides unprecedented opportunities to explore and develop artistic awareness, creative potential and appreciation of art and the artistic process.

Download the 2019 Art Auction catalog here

2019 4-H STATEWIDE YOUTH AWARD WINNING PIECES

In addition, professional artists donating their work included: Frank Breneisen of Fontana, WI who contributed two glazed pots; Mary Lindemann of Newton, WI who contributed several hand-made necklaces; Eric Treece, Great Lakes Ship Master who contributed aboard his ship, and Connie Glowacki of Rock and Door counties who contributed a collage of her paintings of Door County sunsets.

Click here to download the 2019 Art Auction catalog.

SUPPORT OUR 4-H YOUTH

The Wisconsin 4-H Arts and Communications programs have a rich history and an exciting future. Our 4-H youth are encouraged to develop their creative, problem-solving and technical skills through their 4-H work. Arts and communications programming is one of the largest project areas in Wisconsin 4-H. It provides unprecedented opportunities to explore and develop artistic awareness, creative potential and appreciation of art and the artistic process.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is working to enhance support of 2020 arts and communications programs and through the arts and communications endowment which permanently provides resources for arts-related programming. Funds generated from An Evening of Art will provide resources for 4-H arts and communications programs including visual and performing arts, communications, photography, speech and drama. Thank you for your support in these endeavors.

For more information about the art contest or auction event please contact Erin at Erin@Wis4HFoundation.org or 608.800.2312. Click HERE for the 2019 Call for Artists and official rules.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

LINDA FUNK

WISCONSIN STATE FAIR FOUNDATION

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our Federal tax identification number is 39-0914868. View our Gold transparency status at GuideStar, and learn more about us by clicking here.

Contact

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation, Inc.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1597
Email: info@Wis4HFoundation.org

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation are used to assist the organization in their mission to provide resources to the Wisconsin 4‑H program.

Contributions are made with the understanding that the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds.

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal tax identification number is 39-0914868.

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation Statement of Nondiscrimination

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is committed to, and morally bound to, a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to race, veteran status, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation as applicable to persons served by it, to staff employment, and to membership on its governing board.

As an organization and as individuals, we take the opportunity to learn and benefit from the divergent perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities each individual brings to the pursuit of our common mission.