We're excited to share with you the latest and greatest edition of one of our regular fundraising events: The Clearing Speaks: 2021! This year's Clearing Speaks is an online auction of 50 art and fine craft items provided by 34 Clearing instructors. A wide range of unique and beautiful items will be available, including watercolor painting, pastel, fiber art, woodcraft, metalcraft, leather work, drawing, paper art, glass work, polymer clay, woodblock printing, basketry, photography and mixed media. It’s a truly wonderful collection of fine work done by Clearing instructors.
This auction was conceived last summer, during a challenging time when The Clearing staff was working to create new income streams to help offset the loss of income that resulted from having to cancel all week-long classes and all one and two-day workshops. During that time, we had hoped to collect 25 auction items. We've collected 50! This outpouring of artist work speaks to the incredible generosity of those who teach classes at The Clearing. We can't thank them enough!
However, you can help us thank them AND support The Clearing by placing bids on their work -- many, many bids! AUCTION #1 begins on June 20 and includes 25 wonderful instructor creations. AUCTION #2 begins on on June 27 and includes another 25 unique instructor pieces. All auction proceeds will be used to complete projects & efforts at The Clearing postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.