June Auction Features Local Artists

Courtesy of Skidaway Audubon

Sixteen very unique pieces by 10 local artists will be auctioned off online (www.skidawayaudubon.org) through June 11 at 5 p.m., as Skidaway Audubon concludes is annual fundraising effort.  Each fanciful piece reflects the artist’s unique creativity and fine skills and can be previewed on our website (www.skidawayaudubon.org).

The artists, most members of The Landings Art Association (LAA), lovingly painted 16 large wooden butterflies, which were crafted to complement the primary focus of Audubon’s fundraiser -- the monarch butterfly.  Proceeds will be used to create butterfly gardens throughout the island, to increase breeding habitat for monarchs, whose numbers have declined 90 percent in recent years.

“These are truly works of art that will certainly bring joy to any room or garden,” said Skidaway Audubon President Dawn Cordo. “We were simply blown away by these talented artists. They did a fantastic job, and we are so appreciative of all of their work on our behalf.”

The butterflies measure approximated 16 x 22 inches and have been treated for outside use, or can be showcased indoors on a display stand, which is included. Winning bidders can elect to have their butterfly mounted on garden stakes at no additional cost. For photos and bidding information, visit www.skidawayaudubon.org.