poetry and prose about place

art auction !

with 6 comments

This week begins another Art Auction at Isaac’s Way Restaurant in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  For the next 4 months (late January through to late May), Isaac’s Way displays art by local artists and runs a silent auction and sale.  This 23rd auction will sponsor MUSIC lessons for Fredericton kids-in-need.

Here is how Isaac’s Way describes the benefits of the Art Auction:

Thank you for your interest in this community fundraiser at Isaac’s Way Restaurant! We organize three auctions per year, each raising funds for one of four artistic areas: dance, art, music, and theatre. This is a win-win-win opportunity for sure: the children gain confidence and creativity, their families feel blessed to have the help, you [the artists] get a chance to display in a public space along with free advertising, the instructors earn more income and word-of-mouth recognition, the community feels good to be helping the kids, customers get local, original art at amazing prices, our wait staff has an excellent conversation starter with visitors, and our restaurant gets a colourful face lift three times per year. Everyone wins!


In this 23rd Art Auction, Isaac’s Way will be displaying the work of more than 50 artists.


I have a painting in the auction, an acrylic entitled ‘blue stone’ (24″ x 20″, unframed, gallery edges).  It is a version of a watercolour done during my virtual cycling trip along the Cornwall coast.


Here is the watercolour, ‘blue stone’ …


October 25, 2013  'blue stone'   Jane Tims

October 25, 2013 ‘blue stone’ Jane Tims



And the acrylic, now for sale or auction at Isaac’s Way …


blue stone  (Jane Tims)

blue stone (Jane Tims)


This will be the forth painting I have contributed to the auction:  ‘blue stone’ (acrylic), ‘iron gate in Cornwall’ (acrylic), ‘gate in Ponsanooth’ (watercolour), and ‘rainbow gate’ (watercolour).


If you are in the Fredericton area, I hope you stop in at Isaac’s Way.  The food is delicious, the atmosphere is inspiring and you have a chance to acquire a piece of art by a local artist!  The restaurant is located in the historic York County Court House (est. 1855), so you can even dine inside the former vault!


Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 26, 2015 at 9:27 am

6 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. As usual, the paintings are wonderful. I really like how the relationship between Isaac’s Way and the auction is described as a win-win situation. What a wonderful way of facilitating the sense of community!

    Liked by 1 person


    January 27, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    • Hi Sheryl. The longevity of the auction also amazes me. 23 showings! Last auction they raised $11,400 for kids charities. Jane


      jane tims

      January 28, 2015 at 10:47 am

  2. I always like when you post your art! These are charming and leave you longing to climb up the steps to see what is behind the wall. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


    January 26, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    • Hi Rebecca. Wouldn’t we both like to know!? It’s one thing I like about painting the ‘gates’, what is beyond is more compelling than the entryway!! Jane


      jane tims

      January 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm

  3. Jane, those are beautiful. And what a great cause for the auction.

    Liked by 1 person


    January 26, 2015 at 11:12 am

I'd love to hear what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: