2017 Silent Auction Preview: Unique and Unusual

We’re counting down to our concert and are very excited to share our 2017 Silent Eco-Auction items!

So far we’ve blogged about items to treat yourself off the trails and and the extraordinary adventures that make our eco-auction stand out from the crowd. Today, meet the unique and unusual silent auction items you truly cannot find anywhere else.

Auction Lot #22: Great Blue Heron

This hand-crafted artwork was created by member Dick Anderson from a piece of driftwood found on CREW lands. For several years, Dick has created and donated original works of art to the silent auction and guests look forward to seeing what he will create next. Value: $200; Staring Bid: $50.

Auction Lots #23-31: Art by M.E. Parker

Each year, artist M.E. Parker donates her breathtaking wildlife photography. This year’s selections include “Calm Water,” “Tricolored Heron,” “Anatomy of a Leaf,” “Buckeye Butterfly” and “Red Hibiscus.” Value: Ranges from $15 to $350; Starting Bid: varies.

Auction Lot #2: Power of Gold II

This original artwork by Lucinda Carlstrom is a stunning 20″x30″ paper quilt. The artist’s works are displayed in museums and private collections around the world. Value: $900; Starting Bid: $100.

Auction Lot #17: Handcrafted Fishing Rod

You give the specs and the rod will be created for you. Spin, fly, surf, cast – you can choose whatever you like. Value: $300; Starting Bid: $100.

Auction Lot #1: Fossil Megalodon Tooth

Forget all of those tiny shark teeth you find on Gulf beeches. This tooth is estimated to be between 3 to 15 million years old and comes from a megalodon shark, one of the most powerful predators in history. Value: $200; Starting Bid: $100.

Auction Lot #41-43: Hand-turned Wood Bowls and Plates

These are almost too beautiful to use! Dogwood, cedar and mahogany are transformed into sleek, smooth one-of-a-kind works of art. Value: Ranges from $60-$150; Starting Bid: Varies.

Want to see more? Get your tickets now for our 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction on Feb. 18 from 5-9 p.m. at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.












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