GVT’s 23rd Annual Art Auction is Right Around the Corner

GVT is excited to host its 23rd Annual Art Auction on Saturday, July 15. The Art Auction is GVT’s largest annual fundraiser, featuring donations from prominent local artists and generous patrons, each of which goes toward fulfilling GVT’s mission of providing quality year-round theatre. Donations include everything from handmade jewelry and crafts to paintings and photographs of West Virginia’s beautiful countryside.

 Sue Howard teaches art at Carnegie Hall WV and is a member of the Greenbrier Artists.

 “Celebrating 50 Years of G.V.T.” by Sue and Don Howard. (Photo Courtesy / Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

“Celebrating 50 Years of G.V.T.” by Sue and Don Howard. (Photo Courtesy / Greenbrier Valley Theatre)

She and her husband Don enjoy painting at their home in Alderson, WV. They created the 20 inch x 16 inch oil painting “Celebrating 50 Years of G.V.T.” in honor of GVT's 50th Anniversary Season.

 Courtney Fridley is originally from Covington, Virginia. She lived in the art and comedy world of Los Angeles for over five years, but has recently come home to the mountains she loves. She has made two donations this year: "Mountain Mama" is a set of 11 inch by 14 inch photographs of “Rhododendron maximum” or "great laurel," the state flower of West Virginia, showing off in the warm summer sun. "Path to Spring" is also a set of 11 inch by 14 inch photographs. The gorgeous green of spring has sprung in this set of photos taken at Blue Bend Recreation Area.

GVT’s 23rd Annual Art Auction is on Saturday, July 15. A preview party with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and silent auction opens at 6:00 p.m. The live auction begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the preview party are $12. For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

Laura Kastenbauer