Moorish ceramics are rich in history. From a land of great natural beauty, Moroccan ceramic art represents a distinctive synthesis of varied cultural heritages where each region has its own colors and patterns. This turquoise glazed, lidded jar is enhanced by intricate metal embellishment with overlaid pieces of copper and silver in a variety of interesting designs.
For decorative use only, the jar with lid is 14 inches tall with a diameter of 9 inches at its widest. This Moroccan treasure is sure to intrigue all who see it when it resides in your home. Item must be picked up at CET or ThinkTV. Shipping is not available.
Donor value $1,000.
Local artist and long-time Action Auction donor, Beverly Erschell, works with color and light to create paintings of uncommon beauty. A contemporary artist, she often abstracts the forms of objects, infusing the images with a sense of mystery. Her nationally-known works frequently combine landscape, still life and portraiture into a single painting. Beverly has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and has developed an extensive exhibition history in local, regional and national venues. This year, she has donated an original watercolor on paper, that measures 14 by 10 inches and is titled 'Figures By the Sea'. It gives the impression of bathing beauties relaxing on the beach with water in the distance. Signed by the artist, it is matted in off-white and is in a whitewashed frame measuring 18 by 22 inches, complementing the colors of the artwork. Also included is a softbound book titled 'The Art of Beverly Erschell' by author Sue Ann Painter. The book, signed by the artist, is a compilation of her works and a history of the artist. Item must be picked up at CET or ThinkTV. Shipping is not available.
Donor value is $1,200.
Titled Vakaleris Vacation, the artist John Vakaleris recalls the beauty of time spent on the island of Santorini, in the Greek Isles. A brightly colored fishing boat is reflected in the calm waters of the Aegean Sea while whitewashed, cubiform houses cling to the cliffs overlooking the bay. Painted in 2010, the artwork which measures 30 by 30 inches is signed and dated by the artist. The unframed, wrap-around canvas will be a colorful accent to any room.
John Vakalaris, of Greek heritage, was born in Columbus, Ohio. He has worked professionally in Arizona and in Athens, Greece. His work is known for its vibrant color, reflective of the sunny Greek Islands. Item must be picked up at CET or ThinkTV. Shipping is not available.
Donor value $1,850.
Planning ahead can make difficult end-of-life decisions easier for your family. Founded in 1921, Dayton Memorial Park and Mausoleum, located in Vandalia, north of downtown Dayton, was created to be a special sanctuary where families could memorialize their loved ones. From the stone bridge at the street entrance to the Abbey Mausoleum in the back, this 217 acre facility is the perfect final resting place for you and a loved one. Choose two adjoining plots in the picturesque park-like grounds and then entrust them to handle your future memorial needs quickly and efficiently. You may also arrange for a free consultation from their caring professionals to help guide you through your pre-planning decisions. This certificate for the adjoining plots expires September 11, 2022.
Donor value is $3,800.
For an inviting and safe place where kids overcome their fears of the water, learn to swim, respect the water and have lots of fun while doing it, Goldfish Swim School is the place to be. Their award-winning tropical environment and shiver-free pools cultivate a love for swimming. The indoor swimming pool is heated to a tropical 90 degrees year round while parents have an air-conditioned viewing gallery to relax, work, read and socialize while watching their children swim. Instructions are year round for children ages 4 months to 12 years with specially designed lessons for infants and toddlers. Their experienced staff of trained and certified swim instructors is committed to providing swim lessons which offer guidance in swim techniques and water safety. Using this certificate, start your $1,000.00 worth of swim lessons by the end of 2022 and continue until you have used the entire amount. It can only be used at the location on Lyons Road in Centerville. Flexible class times as well as the structured programs will allow your child to develop and celebrate every achievement along the way.
Donor value $1,000.
North Atlantic Memories "For Those in Peril on the Sea" is the title for this thought provoking, original piece by local artist Ned Stern.
The subjects of his pieces are frequently depicted from interesting angles, and this is no exception. Adrift on a stormy sea, the angry waves turn to whitecaps as the ship sails off in the distance. The dark night sky meets the waves depicting a very stormy night at sea. The painting continues on to the edges of the gallery stretched canvas to complete the look of the 36 by 48 inch oil.
This piece is ready to hang. It is signed by Ned Stern, whose works hang in many local galleries and private homes as well as corporate and museum collections from Cincinnati to Shanghai. Item must be picked up at CET or ThinkTV. Shipping is not available.
Donor value $2,500.
"Pharaoh's Chariot Horses" is an American traditional design that comes from biblical times when horses were seen as a symbol of wealth, status, warfare and power. John Frederick Herring, the artist, was a member of an artistic family who specialized in sporting and animal subject matter. First painted and exhibited in 1848, "Pharaoh's Chariot Horses" alluded to their ancient and noble heritage. The work is a three head study of the gray Arabian stallion, Imaum, originally owned by Queen Victoria and later owned by the artist, J.F. Herring. Originally titled "Pharaoh's Chariot Horses", this was a very highly sought after and hard to locate piece of art. The 20 by 16 inch print, copyright by LM Johnson of Chicago, is in a 27 by 22 inch vintage, wooden scrollwork frame. Attesting to its age, there is minor cosmetic damage to the frame and print. Item must be picked up at CET or ThinkTV. Shipping is not available.
Donor value $1,500.