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STMA Rotary Art Auction Feb. 28, All Local Art!

posted Feb 14, 2013, 6:54 AM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club
The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Rotary Art Auction, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive.  This family-friendly event will begin with an auction preview, appetizers and soft drinks served from 5-6 p.m.
This year’s art auction will exclusively feature local artwork by STMA students and professional artists from the St. Michael-Albertville-Buffalo area. Proceeds will be used to enhance the arts in the local community through scholarships, ISD #885 arts and theatre programs and STMA Rotary projects.

“We are changing the art auction up a bit this year,” said Rotarian Linda Borchardt, auction coordinator.  “We’ve learned that people are most interested local artwork, especially local student artwork, so we have partnered with STMA Schools and several professional artists to introduce an entirely new local art auction that is classy yet family-friendly, fun and richly rewarding.  This is a fantastic opportunity to buy quality affordable original art and to support the local arts community, Rotary and our schools.”

The auction will include approximately 75 pieces of matted unframed original artwork, including paintings, drawings and photography.  A small number of pottery and jewelry pieces also will be up for bid.  STMA student art is being submitted from every school in the school district, including each elementary school, both middle schools and the high school.  Professional artwork includes the works of local artists Karen Berning, Keaton Van't Hull, Gina Beaudry, K.T. Phanthavong, Louie Darang, and Al Stelton.

Admission is free.  Kid-friendly appetizers and soft drinks will be provided by River Inn, Dehmer’s Catering and Coborn’s.  For more information, visit

About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary
Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the new St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit or e-mail