Some of you may remember the Friends of Art spring auction of 2014 that I mentioned in a previous blog( https://shaystreet.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/distractions/ ,) this is a follow up.
In regards to the Friends of Art Auction of 2014 ( http://siuefriendsofart.com/sculpture-metals2014.htm ,) my goal was to donate several pieces that made it to the big screen to be auctioned off.
I had two goals. The first was to donate pieces “worthy” enough to make it to the big screen for the larger auction; my second goal was to experience one of my pieces being auctioned off.
Sadly, I did not meet both goals.
I was determined to go to the auction because I desperately wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to experience something that most people will never know.
However, due to excruciating pain in my back and leg, I missed classes that day and almost skipped the auction all together, but I decided to suffer through it, and chose to ride with my mother to the auction.
But I missed my first sculpture to be auctioned; which was item 15.
(Untitled Sculpture by Shannon Norton, 2014; Glass, pewter and marble.)
My next items for bid were numbered 169 and 170.
Around item 50 the auction was paused due to a tornado warning and we were escorted to the hallways.
Finally we headed back to the auction. But it wasn’t long before my mother was ready to leave.
The silent auction was ending at 9pm, it was pouring out, and we were only at item 70. It would have been at least an hour before they got to my items at the end of the list.
So I had two choices, stay and hobble around on a busted leg hoping to find a ride home in the pouring rain, or call it quits.
After all that hard work, photo shoots, edits, paperwork, collecting and deliveries, and I didn’t even get to see any of my pieces auctioned off.
It was a very discouraging evening to say the least.
The past two semesters have had their fill of serious problems, issues and even deaths. I pray and hope this semester can end in amazingly positive way for everyone.