One of the most eggcentric auctions in New England features ovoid works of art by artists from around the world (including many children’s book illustrators), available at auction to support Open Fields School, a small independent elementary school in Thetford, Vermont. This biennial auction combines fine art and whimsy, and a nearly ineggsaustible supply of puns.
This year's auction includes work by the following authors and illustrators, as well as by many other artists and community members:
- Mary Jane Begin
- Theresa Brandon
- Ashley Bryan
- Diane deGroat
- Rebecca Dudley
- Barbara Johansen Newman
- Meg McLean
- Rebecca Thornburgh
- Sam Van Dam
- Ed Young (Caldecott Medalist)
The preview runs from 4:30 to 8:00 pm on October 6, during White River Junction’s First Friday at Newberry Market. The auction begin at 1:00 pm on October 7.
Phone and absentee bidding is available at www.openfields.org/egg_auction.html. If you can’t attend but want all the eggcitement of the live auction process, you can sign up for telephone bidding by advance arrangement.
Contact: Open Fields School