It's about that time of year when over 200+ artists create pieces of work to be auctioned off for a good cause. Partygoers bid on these new works donated by the artists but no one really knows who the artist is before winning the piece at the end of the evening.
This fun local event benefits the Art Association's mission to provide art education for ages one to 100, as well as community Outreach programs partnering with more than 35 valley organizations. Check out more info on the event here. http://jhcenterforthearts.org/calendar/events/whodunnit-anonymous-art-show-sale
Most artists donate 6 x 6 pint size works of art with a wide range of creativity on the canvases. Over the years I have submitted pieces that fit nicely on such a small canvas.
This was my piece from last years event. A little tribute to the animals in hibernation that are emerging from the long cold winter around our valley.
This years piece is a tribute to a water creature in my neck of the woods that like to play and live by the rivers. Fishing this last weekend I witnessed a family of otters in their winter home on the side of the river. A snow cave of sorts gave them the shelter they needed to survive our incredibly brutal winter.
Enjoy the process of how I made this little guy, "Upper Snake River Otter" for this incredible benefit!