I've just learned that Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus are hosting a photography auction at Cassilhaus in Chapel Hill on March 2nd to benefit the new photography studio being planned by Penland School of Crafts.
The auction includes 35 framed prints covering a range of styles and photographic processes. The works have been donated by the artists.
The list includes quite a few Southern photographers including Evon Streetman, Elizabeth Matheson (see image below), John Menapace (see image above), Ralph Burns, Dan Gottlieb, MJ Sharp, Carolyn Vaughan, Linda Foard Roberts, David Spear, and Harry Taylor.
The show is up at Cassilhaus now and can be seen by appointment.
The auction will take place on Sunday, March 2. The event is open to anyone and it's not full yet, but seating is limited.
Absentee bidding is available. Details on attending the auction or on bidding in absentia and a full catalog are on the Penland website here: http://penland.org/
Sale of this work will support fund-raising efforts to build a new photography studio that will allow Penland to teach more-or-less every kind of photography that's ever existed.
This is a great way to acquire some fine examples of Southern photography and to support one of the great centers for arts education.
Check it out!.