Splash of Red has become one of 'the' summer events in Vernon. It's a fundraiser for Caetani House and celebrates the Italian family alfresco supper tradition.
(Some of these photos are mine, some are friend Kristin's.)
|Guests were greeted with flutes of prosecco and appies, served by lovely volunteers.|
|and the appie plates quickly emptied as guests viewed the works of art to be |
auctioned off while meeting, greeting and schmoozing.
|We were serenaded by lively and nostalgic Italian melodies.|
|Christine Pilgrim found a variety of ways to measure and price prize tickets - |
she fondled a remarkable number of bodies all in the name of charity!
|The evening was perfect - thunderclouds that threatened in late afternoon cleared away |
to leave a sparkling evening. The tables were set and the atmosphere was remarkable.
|Artist Christine Kashuba is a moving force in the valley's art scene. |
I bought one of her pieces in the auction.
|Barb and John Waite were our across-the-table partners. John taught art at one |
of the Vernon high schools for many, many years; a former student of his
had a work entered in the auction.
|General overview of the party.|
|"May I pour you another?" "Why, thank you!"|
|Melina Moore and Judy Rose wowed the crowd with their musical tours de force.|
|It was the first time at Splash for Phyllis, a friend of Barb and John's.|
View down our table toward the microphone area.
|A little break before dessert and the auction, time for a 'comfort stop' and socializing.|
|Gail Short in lovely polka dots. Gail taught a watercolour class I took last fall, |
and I bought her piece in the auction.
Doug Alcock (in straw hat) submitted a glass and metal sculpture piece that fetched $3,000.
|Evening, and the auction began.|
|Bidding was intense on some pieces, a bit slower on others but always entertaining.|
|Victor Noakes is an excellent auctioneer. He had the audience captivated, |
worked the sale well and was a true asset to the event. This particular
piece up on the block was created by John's former student.
|John and Bryan watching the sale.|
It was a lot of fun!