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14th Annual
MICA Gala Dinner & Auction Fundraiser

Thursday, November 10, 2016, Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre

Wonderful auction items for our 2016 Auction are arriving ...

NEW: Online Bidding for several items is available now!

"Dory" by Tim Freeman
"Miss Dory" by Tim Freeman
Meet "Miss Dory", the beguiling, hand-shaped, welded and detailed sheet metal garden feature Tim has created especially for MICA's 2016 Auction. From fluttery fins to welcoming smile, she measures 42" by 32".
Created by TIM FREEMAN, scrap metal artist extraordinaire
Value: $1500
Minimum Bid: $1000

The Game by Carol Ann Shelton
"The Game"
Signed and numbered print, The Game, by CAROL ANN SHELTON
Print size: 25" x 30" | Matted and framed
Value: $425

Old Lighthouse On Westhaver Island
"The Old Lighthouse On Westhaver Island in Mahone Bay c. 1933"
Original framed watercolour 8 inches by 12 inches, by KATHY BROWN CSPWC
Kathy Brown, a watercolour painter living in Halifax, has a strong affiliation with the sea, sailing and the history of this area and particularly its lighthouses. Kathy brings us her interpretation of Westhaver Island as depicted in a documentary photo held by the Department of Transport. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. Her paintings are in public and private collections in Canada and internationally. This painting is one of her historical works. The source is a black and white photograph in the collection of the Nova Scotia Archives. When she first sailed Mahone Bay in 1974 the lighthouse was standing on the eroded island, but the keeper's house was gone. Now, the island is but a nub and the lighthouse has been replaced by a fiberglass cylinder.
Value: $475, Minimum Bid: $275

Ghost Boats by Ward Isnor
"Ghost Boats"
Digital Archival Photographic Print by WARD ISNOR, matted and framed
Value: $500

Herreshoff Goldeneye
Herreshoff Goldeneye
Herreshoff Goldeneye Condition & Value Report - click here

Designed by Nathanial Herreshoff and built by Cape Cod Shipbuilding,
the Goldeneye provides a small cabin and self bailing cockpit.
Cape Cod Shipbuilding Hull #177
LOA 18'-6"
LWL 16'-8"
Draft 3'-0"
Donated by Anja, Nathaniel and Ben Pearre
Value: TBA

Untitled Folk Art Painting
Untitled Folk Art Painting by IAN FANCY
This is a unique piece by Ian Fancy who in 1994 became part of the folk art scene in Nova Scotia. Accepted as a member of the Nova Scotia Folk Art Society, he was invited to begin displaying his work in 1998. He became noted for his vibrant use of colour creating whimsical figures of fish, birds and animals as well as seascapes. Ian's work was sold around the world but mostly in North America. He is no longer painting so this is a rare opportunity to purchase a unique piece of Nova Scotia Folk Art.
Donated by Stewart and Trish Early of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Minimum Bid: $400

Fish House and Ice Pans
"Fish House and Ice Pans"
Original watercolour by CAROL WHITCOMBE
Framed 8" x 12.5", framed and matted
Value: $575

acrylic painting by Anya Holloway
Acrylic on canvas by Mahone Bay artist ANYA HOLLOWAY. 32 in. x 24 in.
Value: $950

Midlife Crisis
Midlife Crisis
This is one of the South Shore's most popular musical groups. MIDLIFE CRISIS has been performing as an eclectic band that has kept audiences on their toes since 1990 - for 25 fantastic years! The bandmates are David & Heather Abriel, Jon Allen, Dave Moore and John Hughes. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or parties, Midlife Crisis will play for you anywhere in Lunenburg County at a mutually convenient time and place. This is a charitable donation to MICA and is to be a no-charge performance. Contact: Jon Allen: e-mail / Tel. 902-624-8961
Minimum Bid: $500

"Dutchy Mason"
"Dutchy Mason"
"Dutchy Mason" fish carving by GARY LONGARD
The 2016 Funky Fish this year is representing Masons Island. It is called "Dutchy Mason". Dutch Mason was a famous Nova Scotian Blues musician who received the Order of Canada in 2005. It measures 23 inches x 17 inches.
Gary's fish have always been a popular item in the MICA auction.
Value: $300

Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
Deep Sea Fishing Adventure
This ia a complimentary pass for deep sea fishing offered by Murphy's Cable Wharf and Ambassatours for 20 adults.
It is valid for the 2017 season. Click here for PDF of full-sized certificate.
Donated by Ambassatours Murphy's Cable Wharf
Value: $1,099
Minimum Bid: $275

Blue Bistro Chair
"Blue Bistro Chair"
Original oil on canvas by LAUREL HASLETT
Value: $225

An original acrylic painting by MARIA KUTTNER
Member of Crossroads Artists
Value: $275

Original acrylic by SYBILANN BENITZ
24" by17", Matted & Framed
Value: $750

Market Day by Kate Church
"Market Day"
A ceramic, engobe layers of colour and a little wooden box by KATE CHURCH
Value: $275

Lunenburg School of the Arts
Lunenburg School of the Arts Certificate
SUMMER 2017 offers a wide variety of programs for adults and children.
They include, painting, drawing, pottery, crafts and more. *SUMMER 2017
schedule is pending. For more information visit our website:
This certificate has a tuition value of $400 for a week-long class
at LSA, Summer 2017. Makes an ideal Christmas gift!
Value: $400
Minimum Bid: $300

Watercolour by Tom Ward
Watercolour by TOM WARD, 8" x 10", with frame
Tom is an experienced and professional watercolour painter and educator. And a frequent donor to the MICA auction. The inspiration for his landscapes and seascapes comes from the area near and around his seaside home overlooking Mahone Bay. His watercolours, in this unforgiving medium, reflect his ability to capture light, shadow and reflection with a delicate but assured hand. For further information on his work go to
Value: $300

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