By Margret B. Nankivell
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe is holding another extraordinary online auction that will open for bidding on Saturday, November 12, and run for a week. Items range from art to apple pie.
Ottawa artist Donna Lynd has contributed a delightful painting that is being used for posters and the website. The work of other local artists, such as John Archer, Margo Blackell, Patti Davis, Mary Richardson and Malcolm Zander will also be available.
The church has received works by significant French-Canadian artists such as Liliane Clément, Charles Daudelin, his children Éric and Katia, Eliane Saheurs, Lucie Jolicoeur-Côté and Marc Séguin and by other noted Canadian artists such as Alfred Cyril Patstone, Robert Hyndman and Richard Vaskelis. Look for the wonderful watercolour by important English artist David Muirhead (1867-1930) and superb pottery from artisans such as Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, whose work has been collected by Toronto’s prestigious Gardiner Museum and the Canadian Museum of History.
Also included are fashion items such as designer purses, jewellery and Hermes scarves. For the sportif, there’s a handsome cruiser bicycle. The auction includes antique silver, collectible books and toy soldiers. Like last year, we will offer certificates for accommodation at resorts in Antigua, Bermuda and Panama.
Last year’s offerings of Christmas baked goods and meals were hot-ticket items so several home-cooked items will be offered again.
St. Matthew’s is grateful for the support and assistance of several local businesses including Amica the Glebe, Capital Home Hardware, Davidson’s Jewellers, McKeen Metro Glebe and Tracy Arnett Realty Ltd.
This year’s outreach partners are the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund, which recently presented university tuition scholarships for five local students, and the FACES refugee group, which is arranging a family sponsorship.
The catalogue will be available for preliminary viewing in early November.
Margret B. Nankivell is a long-time St. Matthew’s parishioner and regular contributor on music to the Glebe Report.