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Fundraiser Party!

September 24, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00

  • Celebratory Refreshments
  • Gorgeous Setting
  • Inspiring Music
  • Live Auction with Kaja Veilleux

at Jewell Lodge at Camp Wavus

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Host Committee

It's not too late to join the Host Committee.
Email Amy for more information: Amy@DaPonte.org.

Nancy & Henry Kennedy, Honorary Chairs
Donald & Susan Blagden
Tom & Kate Chappell
Gerry & Suki Flanagan
Cynthia Howland
Joe & Merna Guttentag
Paul Kando & Beth McPherson
Douglas Light & Barclay Shepard, M.D.
Herbert & Harriet Paris
Lucas Richman
Cliff & Susan Russell
Dick & Alice Spencer
Michael & Wendy Taylor
Paul & Linda Wilson

Auction Items

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Day Sail on 48' Sloop

Enjoy the foliage of Maine from the best possible vantage point: on the water with your friends and Captain Scott Teas in his 48' sloop, sailing out of Robin Hood Marina (Georgetown). Meal included. 4-6 people. Dates flexible.

Value: $1,000       Minimum Bid: $400

Rambler's Way Jacket

Ramblers Way creates ethically sourced, skillfully crafted, American made sustainable clothing. All Ramblers Way garments are made from premium, natural fabrics. We are committed to protecting the planet, supporting local economies, and building a business based on lifelong values.

A week in the West Indies

One Week at The Historic Vervain Mill on Nevis, West Indies

Built 200+ years ago during the days of grand sugar plantations, Vervain Mill was originally a working, wind-powered mill for processing sugar cane. Located on the southeast side of the island, part way up the hill toward Mt. Nevis where ocean breezes cool and refresh, this private villa offers three bedrooms, three baths, beautiful furnishings, swimming pool, gazebo, architectural ruins, sweeping views of ocean, fields, and mountain, and lots of privacy.

The quiet island of Nevis, birthplace of Alexander Hamilton and two miles from St. Kitts, has a variety of beautiful beaches, old plantation restaurants, snorkeling and diving, hiking and exploring nature and historical ruins.

It's hard to describe the thrill of watching the sun rise over the ocean from the terrace, seeing monkeys playing in the lower yard, enjoying the sunset from the gazebo, and listening to the sounds of tree frogs at night.

For more information and photos please visit www.vervainmill.com

For more information about Nevis, please visit www.nevisisland.com

Capacity: 6 people. Offer for one week during the 12 months following the auction.

Value: $3,000

4. Pair of Paul Plante framed pastels
10.5" x 10.5"

Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Female Common Eider

Father Paul Plante focuses his work on the eyes of warblers, herons, swallows, and other birds in his 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" oil pastel paintings. The compositions call to mind the cosmos and the mysteries of life, as well as the spirit of his He says that "being a priest and being an artist are naturals to me. One is into a spiritual and religious realm and the other is on the edge of it."

In addition to exhibiting with the Caldbeck, he has had solo shows at Colby College in Waterville, ME, and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME, and at Neilsen Gallery in Boston, The Arts and Cultural Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, and numerous other galleries throughout the country. He has a BFA from Maine College of Art Portland, and degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Montreal, and St. Paul's University in Ottawa.

Value: $240

Private Dinner at Hugo's or Honey Paw in Portland

Imagine having Hugo's or Honey Paw restaurant all to yourself for a private dinner prepared by two of the best chefs in the Northeast. Mike Wiley and Andrew Taylor, chef/co-owners of Hugo's and Honey Paw as well as Eventide Oyster Company in Portland and James Beard Award Finalists for Best Chef: Northeast for 2016 and 2017, will welcome you and your friends on a day when the restaurant is closed to the public. Get some friends together and put in a bid! (Alcohol and gratuity not included.)

Restrictions:
Time: A day when restaurant is closed
Numbers: Hugo's: 4 diners; Honey Paw: 6 diners

Rich Entel monoprint, unframed
18" x 23"

Birth of Rhythm and Melody

One of a kind, musically inspired prints, made by painting directly onto a flat plate, were created after Rich finished work on a group of sculptures using corrugated cardboard and broken musical instruments called "Cardboard Menagerie," which traveled along the East Coast last year and some of you may have seen displayed at the Jewish Museum when the DaPonte String Quartet played upstairs. Entel is a graduate of Skowhegan School of Art and has had his work displayed at the Portland Museum of Art Biennial.

Value: $450

Rich Entel monoprint, unframed
10" x 12"

The Sound of Blue Flowers

One of a kind, musically inspired prints, made by painting directly onto a flat plate, were created after Rich finished work on a group of sculptures using corrugated cardboard and broken musical instruments called "Cardboard Menagerie," which traveled along the East Coast last year and some of you may have seen displayed at the Jewish Museum when the DaPonte String Quartet played upstairs. Entel is a graduate of Skowhegan School of Art and has had his work displayed at the Portland Museum of Art Biennial.

Value: $250

Rich Entel monoprint, unframed
10" x 12"

Harmony

One of a kind, musically inspired prints, made by painting directly onto a flat plate, were created after Rich finished work on a group of sculptures using corrugated cardboard and broken musical instruments called "Cardboard Menagerie," which traveled along the East Coast last year and some of you may have seen displayed at the Jewish Museum when the DaPonte String Quartet played upstairs. Entel is a graduate of Skowhegan School of Art and has had his work displayed at the Portland Museum of Art Biennial.

Value: $250

Poached Salmon

A 6-pound whole salmon, poached and beautifully displayed with a covering of cucumber "scales," prepared by Susan Blagden (see this year's salmon). Perfect for a party or wedding.

Week's notice needed

Value: $125

Music Lessons by a member of the DaPonte String Quartet

Have your own private master class with a member of the DaPonte String Quartet and bring your playing to a new level. Bid on four lessons on the violin, viola, or cello. For yourself or makes a wonderful gift.

4 lessons

Value: $200

30-Minute "Flightseeing" departing from Wiscasset for 1-2 people

Fly over your own home, take some aerial photos or just sit back and enjoy the stunning fall foliage, coastal views and landmarks of Maine with a private pilot.

300 lb weight limit.

Value: $100-$200

Granite Inn: one night stay

One night at this beautiful seaside inn in Rockland. Best breakfast buffet in the state. Perfect for that weekend getaway — or when you miss the last ferry to Vinalhaven.

Value: $150

More items will be posted as they come in. Check back again soon!

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