Silent Auction to Benefit IMHS

Artwork auction at River Canyon Gallery in Bailey to raise money for animal shelter

Olivia Jewell Love
olove@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 11/15/21

With helping animals on their minds and creativity flowing in their souls, the artists of River Canyon Gallery have a lot to offer in the way of art for sale. River Canyon Gallery in Bailey is …

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Silent Auction to Benefit IMHS

Artwork auction at River Canyon Gallery in Bailey to raise money for animal shelter

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With helping animals on their minds and creativity flowing in their souls, the artists of River Canyon Gallery have a lot to offer in the way of art for sale.

River Canyon Gallery in Bailey is hosting a silent auction running from through Dec. 1. The art pieces up for grabs are donated by local artists, many of whom are featured in the gallery. Proceeds go to the Intermountain Humane Society.

“The silent auction, I guess, was my idea,” gallery artist Elaine Gosnell said. “It was in August when I got the idea.”

Gosnell, an artist since she was 4 years old, remembers sitting by her mother and painting as a child. As she got older, Gosnell took to oil painting and found that to be her specialty. 

After a medical condition affected the use of her hands, Gosnell thought she was done painting. A few years later, she discovered acrylic pour painting, which she has been doing ever since. She has multiple unique pieces featured in the auction.

Fellow gallery artist Terry Calhoun has pieces up for auction this month as well. She creates jewelry and crochets sweaters and hats. Calhoun free hands her own designs for her work.

“I never follow directions,” she said, laughing.

Calhoun has been featured in the gallery for more than 10 years and has been seriously pursuing art since 1998. When she heard about Gosnell’s idea for the auction, she was on board.

“Anything that would benefit animals, I’m all for,” she said.

Lacy Cook, programs director at IMHS, says help at this time of year is greatly appreciated.

“Once it starts snowing, our adoptions go down,” she said. “It’s our biggest time of year for needing to bring in major donations to set us up for the springtime.”

Cook says she believes this is the first time IMHS has paired up with an art gallery, but the organization often fosters collaboration within the community. 

“We’re really trying to get the local businesses and get the people to come back to the businesses and get people to help the animals while they’re doing it,” she said.

Money is the best and most useful donation the humane society accepts, but it also accepts food donations and kitten products seasonally. Volunteering at the shelter or IMHS’ thrift store is also helpful this time of year. 

To bid on artwork in the silent auction, stop by the gallery, 57 Main St., Bailey, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday. Bids may be placed through Dec. 1.

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