Dragon’s Treasure Silent Auction

Last year, our Promotion & Fundraising Development Committee initiated VWMC’s first Dragon’s Treasure Silent Auction.  The purpose of the auction was to showcase the amazing talents of our community – singers, patrons and the Friends of the Choir (the FOTC is our fabulous group of volunteers who help us with everything from fundraising to front of house work at concerts!).  We also hoped that the auction would bring us together at a time of enforced separation due to the COVID pandemic.  It was an amazing success – participants from far and wide bid on a broad array of items and services, and it was a lot of fun!

This spring we are bringing you the Second Dragon’s Treasure Silent Auction.  Once again, our talented and generous members have donated some fabulous items for auction.  We would like to tell you about some of these items, and to showcase a few of our wonderfully creative and talented friends.

Anne-Marie Crosby, a world renowned artist from Vancouver has donated this oil painting titled “Evening Reflections”.  Anne-Marie’s work has appeared in galleries in Canada, the U.S., Italy and France, where one of her smaller paintings was in a show in the Louvre in 2015. Her paintings have also been published in Juried Exhibitions and featured in art magazines around the world.

Anne-Marie’s connection with our choir is through our choir Members Diane and Derek Blackstock. In Anne-Marie’s own words, “I don’t normally offer my work for sale at Auctions but because Diane and Derek are good friends of mine and because I have enjoyed many VWMC concerts over the years, I have agreed to help raise money for the Choir.”  We are so excited to include this wonderful piece in our auction and we are so grateful to Anne-Marie for her generosity!

This unique handcrafted chest of drawers was created and donated by our very own T2 Don Ellis.  Made from solid black walnut with an elegant curved front, and hand-cut dovetails, it has been informally valued at between $5,000 and $7,000!  Don has been working with wood since he was a child and he has created many lovely pieces of furniture.  We are so glad to be able to include this wonderful piece in our auction.

Heather Davies is a member of the Vancouver Welsh Society and a longtime FOTC thanks to her Welsh heritage. She was evacuated from London to stay with her grandmother in Wales during World War II.  A talented quilter, Heather has donated two quilts.

Her first quilt, released into the auction on April 23, is a gorgeous baby quilt titled “Woodland Animals”. The woodland animals are cute and colourful, and the backing is Fireside, a very cozy and warm synthetic fabric. The top is made of cotton fabric.

Heather’s other gorgeous quilt, now just released to the auction, is a 55″ x 57″ lap quilt titled “Dance in Paris” which is a playful arrangement of hexagons in the colours of spring. Be sure to get your bid in as there is a lot of interest in these lovely pieces!

The last item we want to highlight is a charcoal drawing on paper titled “Lady in Charcoal” by T2 Randy Quickfall.  “I joined an art class back in 2015 when I quickly discovered that I enjoyed painting and drawing immensely, and that people really liked my work. From there, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Since that class in 2015, I’ve had my artwork displayed in numerous public spaces throughout New West and even have sold a few of my pieces! Who knew that would happen! I enjoy using graphite, charcoal, watercolors, and acrylic mediums.”

These are just a few items available on this year’s auction which ends at 3:00 PM on 15th May.  Take a look at our Auction site to register and get your bids in!