Handmade for the Holidays Silent Auction

As part of the Arts Council’s December 12th festivities, a silent auction featuring handmade items by local artists will be held.  The items are currently located in a window display next to High’s restaurant for public viewing.  Bidders may enter their highest bids for any of the items and place those bids in the dropbox located in High’s.  Bidders may alternatively send their bids to artscouncil@highlandcountyartscouncil.org.  Bids should include the name of the item, bid amount, name of the bidder and their contact information (phone or email).  Bids will be opened at the end of the day on December 14th and the winners will be contacted.  Check out all the fantastic items in person or see them below.


Item Descriptions


Woman’s felted cloche hat

Felted wool hat, with additional angora and mohair fibers; maple leaf embellishment.  It is not just stylish, but made to keep the wearer warm.

Small adult size or may fit a school age child in upper elementary or middle school, 17 1/2 inches inside brim.

Estimated value $46

Donated by fiber artist Tate Dunn



Made from felted wool balls and accents, with cashmere hat and scarf.  Mounted on a piece of driftwood that has been painted silver.

Estimated value $17

Donated by fiber artist Tate Dunn



Sunrise Over Jack Mountain

Local photographer was fortunate to catch sunrise over Jack Mountain in Highland County on a foggy August morning. Photograph is in 16 x 20” mat.

Estimated Value – $35, Time spent on the mountain top – priceless.

Donated by photographer Michael Bedwell


Antler Basket

Deer antler makes the perfect handle for this wood hued inspired 9” diameter basket.

Estimated Value $75

Donated by basket maker Donna Bedwell


Christmas Snowflake

Celebrate the season with an 18” diameter woven snowflake woven from reed basket making materials. Not recommended for outdoor use but can grace a front door or the top of your Christmas tree.

Estimated Value $28

Donated by basket maker Donna Bedwell


Pottery Bowl

Hand thrown bowl by local talented potter will complement any table setting. Bowl is 9” in diameter.

Estimated Value $50

Donated by potter Lorraine White


Stained Glass Window Hanging

Add a colorful accent to your window or treat a favorite friend this Christmas with a 12” diameter round stained glass accent.

Estimated Value $75

Donated by stained glass artist Liz Devenny


Eugene B. Smith Lithograph Print

Eugene Smith is a well know artist with a gallery in Winchester, VA. His refined approach to water colors created this beautiful lithograph inspired by mountain scenery. Finished frame size is 20 x 24”

Estimated Value: $280

Donated by Elizabeth McClung

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