The 2023 Silent Auction will take place on Tuesday, September 26th during Tedford Housing’s Annual Meeting from 5:00-7:00 pm.
All bidding will take place in person at the Annual Meeting.
If you would like to attend the Annual Meeting, please RSVP here.
Auction Items From These Generous Businesses and Organizations:
Carroll Thayer Berry original woodcut print ‘Bay Islands – Maine Coast’, matted & shrink wrapped – $700 value. Opening bid $300.
Carroll Thayer Berry (1886-1978) is a printmaker known for his emblematic wood engravings of Maine. Berry was born and raised in New Gloucester, Maine.
In 1915, he moved to New York, where he earned his living as a commercial artist. In 1917 he volunteered to serve in the army during World War I, where he worked as a camouflager. After World War I, Berry settled in Chicago, where he worked as a designer of installations and interiors for office buildings. There he met his second wife, Jane Scott, a successful illustrator.
During the Depression, Berry and his wife left Chicago and moved back to New England, where they bought a house in Wiscasset, Maine and later Rockport, Maine, where he also maintained his studio. It was there, equipped with a 19th-Century printing press, that Berry perfected his printmaking skills, in the process of which he made use of wood engraving, woodcut and linoleum block. Berry focused on indigenous subjects, including the limestone mills in Rockland, the windjammers of Rockport and Camden harbors, and local fishermen and lobstermen, among others.
The Brunswick Hotel – One Night Complimentary Stay in a Superior Guestroom – $400 value. Opening bid $200.
The Brunswick Hotel in Brunswick, Maine, boasts a phenomenal location, thoughtfully appointed rooms, and an excellent guest services team.
Conveniently located in downtown Brunswick at the edge of Bowdoin College, the hotel is known for its stylish interiors and a phenomenal, onsite restaurant, Noble Kitchen + Bar.
For more information on The Brunswick Hotel, click here.
L0LBean – $100 gift Certificate good for product or Outdoor Discovery classes – $100 value. Opening bid $50.
LL Bean believes the more time you spend outside together, the better. That’s why we design products that make it easier to take longer walks, have deeper talks and never worry about the weather. It’s like our founder always said – being outside brings out the best in us.
For more information on LL Bean, click here.
VentiCordi Chamber Music – 4 concert tickets for the 2023- 2024 Season – $100 value. Opening bid $50.
Led by Artistic Directors violinist Dean Stein and oboist Kathleen McNerney, VentiCordi concerts have been praised for their “…beautifully articulated, shapely playing and rock-solid ensemble”. VentiCordi combines McNerney’s and Stein’s love of chamber music with innovative programming that blends wind and string instruments. They invite musicians with the same spirit to collaborate and explore creative frontiers of chamber music.
For more information on VentiCordi Chamber Music, click here.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – 2 Guest Passes valid for the 2024 garden season – $50 Value. Opening bid $25.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience.
For more information on Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, click here.
Flight Deck Brewery – A $125 gift card, pint glass and drink sleeve – $140 value. Opening bid $70.
Flight Deck Brewery is located in the former Small Arms Firing Range on the re-developed Brunswick Naval Air Station (now called Brunswick Landing). Flight Deck has been named the “Best Tasting Room/Taproom in Maine” by Down East Magazine three times. Donated by board member, Jamie Pacheco.
For more information on Flight Deck Brewing, click here.
Wilfred E Richard Original Photo, Matted and Framed – $95 value. Opening bid $50.
Wilfred E. Richard is a geographer and photographer who frequently travels to the Subarctic and Arctic. He is a research collaborator with the Smithsonian’s Artic Studies Center and a research fellow at the Uummannaq Polar Institute in Greenland. He is well known for his photography and collaboration with William W. Fitzhugh for the book Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast. The book is a testament to one of the world’s great geographic regions: The Maritime Far Northeast. For more than three decades, William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard have explored the Northeast’s Atlantic corridor and its history, habitat and culture. The authors’ personal essays and Richard’s photography transport readers to this vibrant region, joining Smithsonian archaeological expeditions and trekking in vast and amazing terrain.
Donated by Just Framing. Just Framing has been voted “BEST PICTURE FRAMER” in Midcoast Maine for 2022,making this their14th year in a row. For more information on Just Framing, click here.
Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops Gift Cards – $50 value. Opening bid $25.
Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops are located in nine great communities along the Coast of Maine…Bar Harbor, Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor, Freeport, Rockland, Topsham, Windham, Falmouth and Portland.
For more information on Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops, click here.
Bowdoin International Music Festival – 2 concert vouchers – $100 value. Opening bid $50.
The Bowdoin International Music Festival is one of the world’s premier music institutes. Founded in 1964, the Festival engages exceptional students and enthusiastic audiences through world-class education and performances. Each summer, 250 students from more than 20 countries and nearly every state attend the Festival to study with distinguished faculty and guest artists. Community members attend memorable guest artist and faculty performances as well as 175 free events including student performances, composer lectures, masterclasses, community concerts, and family events.
For more information on the Bowdoin International Music Festival, click here.
Shutterbugs 4 Charity – 18” x 54” gallery wrap canvas print by photographer Darylann Leonard – $500 value. Opening bid $250.
Shutterbugs 4 Charity is a nonprofit organized in 2019 by a group of diverse individuals who are focused on “Inspiring A Better World through the Lens.” By sharing impactful images and stories that catch the eyes and hearts of the community, we hope to organize support for charitable initiatives and nonprofit work dedicated to improving the world around us. 100% of all profits are donated to community based nonprofit groups, with a particular focus on grassroots organizations. Some of the areas we are focusing our effort on are groups serving the homeless, children/teen, mental health, and animal welfare and more. For more information about Shutterbugs 4 Charity, click here.
Shutterbugs 4 Charity – 2 sets of Photo notecards (10 in each package). – $50 value. Opening bid $25.
For more information about Shutterbugs 4 Charity, click here.
Cantrell Seafood Gift Card – $100 value. Opening bid $50.
Call them to hear about their menu of fresh Maine seafood and learn more about their seafood shipping options nationwide.
For more information about Cantrell Seafood, click here.
Donnabeth Mitchell Jewelry Artist, Necklace and Matching Earrings – $50 value. Opening bid $25.
Donnabeth Mitchell assembles jewelry with light-gathering glass and crystal colored beads. In her rural woods location of North Carolina, she is inspired by the shade of old trees, light playing on the mountains, the simple symmetry of a weed.
Union Street Bakery Gift Card – $35 value. Opening bid $15
A favorite spot for locals, Union Street Bakery and Cake Shop serves up delectable breads, pastries and cakes, sandwiches and salads and is also available for catered events.
For more information about Union Street Bakery, click here.
F45 Training – 2 gift certificates for a 1 month pass – $180 value each. Opening bid $90 each.
F45 offers innovative, high-intensity functional group workouts that are fast, fun and results-driven. Each F45 workout is a unique program that incorporates cardio, resistance-based strength training, or a hybrid of both, all geared toward everyday life.
For more information about F45 Training, click here.
Skillins Greenhouses Gift Card – $100 value. Opening bid $50.
Skillins Greenhouses is a true Maine tradition. This fifth-generation Maine family business was founded in 1885 by Alexander “Pa” Skillin to provide seedlings and produce to the local area. After World War II, Skillins expanded into a landscaping, greenhouse, and floral business. Their Brunswick and Cumberland locations, along with their Web site, make their selection of plants, gardening items and special gifts available to people all around Maine and the country.
For more information about Skillins Greenhouses, click here.
Karl Saila, Watercolor and Acrylic Art – “Winters Scarecrow” with matching notecards-$200 value. Opening bid $100.
As a self taught artist Karl Salia’s attempts to depict the world around all of us, people, places and things. He continually varies his subjects. See his world in art. It has been forty five years since Karl started with pen & ink drawings and nearly 20 years developing color through watercolors and acrylics. He sees art as based on contrast with deep tonal values and what he see around him.
Grandpa’s Garden – Heatable Nor’easter Scarf and Hand Warmers – $50 value. Opening bid $25.
In 1993, Grampa’s Garden was founded to provide all-natural therapy and comfort products to help people live a healthy life. Their self-care products help relax, balance, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul. Most of the self-care items are hand crafted right here in Maine by people who care about your health and protecting the environment.
For more information about Grandpa’s Garden, click here.
Royal River Grill House Gift card – $50 value. Opening bid $25.
Located in Yarmouth, Royal River Grill House offers fresh seafood, wood fired steaks, Maine beers on draft, curated wine and craft cocktails
all in an unrivaled atmosphere.
For more information about Royal River Grill House, click here.
Sue Ellen Damour’s Homemade Lap Blanket “We Are All Connected” – $50 value. Opening bid $25.
This lap blanket with cotton flannel filling is 36″ x 42″, perfect for those Maine chilly nights in front of the fire.
Morning Glory Natural Foods Gift basket – $75 value. Opening bid $40.
Gift basket will contain a selection of items from Morning Glory Natural Food. Morning Glory Natural Foods is located on Maine Street in downtown Brunswick. They are a family owned, independent natural food store specializing in local and organically grown foods. They offer a wide variety of specialty wines and cheese. Fresh bread is delivered daily from local bakers. They work with local farmers to provide the freshest local organic produce available.
For more information about Morning Glory Natural Foods, click here.
Owls Head Transportation Museum 2 Household Memberships – $75 value each. Opening bid $40 each or $80 for both.
Founded in 1974, the museum is a place where machines of a bygone era are celebrated through conservation, preservation and demonstration. Unlike many museums, the OHTM collection is primarily operational, offering visitors a spectacular and rare experience at a number of outdoor event throughout the year. Care and maintenance of these historic vehicles aircraft requires the attention of a small but mighty staff and an extensive, dedicated volunteer network.
For more information about Owls Head Transportation Museum, click here.
Kathy Paul, LMT , 60 minute massage – $60 value. Opening bid $30.
Kathy Paul specializes in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage and draws on training in myofacial release, sports and prenatal massage, comfort touch and Zen Shiatsu bodywork. She believes that massage can profoundly facilitate improved health and well-being. Whether primarily supporting injury recovery, stress reduction or increased comfort and body awareness, she is honored to work with clients to meet their individual goals and needs. Located at 103 Harpswell Rd. Brunswick.
Valerie Tamplin, Original Acrylic framed ‘Illumined’ – $180 value. Opening bid $90.
A native Californian, Valerie Tamplin currently lives in Maine and paints exhibits and does commissioned work. After college she studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and later in New York at the Art Students League. In Maine since 1987 and while a language arts teacher, she has been an artist-in-residence and helped start two cooperative galleries. Commercial projects have included illustration, an award winning film strip, house portraiture and a large scale oil for the Senter’s building in Brunswick. Her personal work reflects both her classical training and her interest in abstraction.
Heidi Boyd, Craft Kit – $156 value. Opening bid $75.
Heidi Boyd is the author of fifteen craft books with subjects that range from sewing to beading and recycled crafting. In the last few years, Heidi and her husband Jon founded a small business inspired by the success of her book Stitched Whimsy. They produce Whimsy Softie Kits, Whimsy Stitches Hoop Kits, and Embroidered Whimsy Tea Towel Kits. Whenever possible their products feature locally sourced American-made materials. To insure each creators success every kit includes full-sized templates and a detailed illustrated instructional booklet. The kits put all the supplies at your fingertips so you can sit back, relax and enjoy being creative.
For more information about Heidi Boyd, click here.