Arts Guild accepting bids in annual art auction

This image by London photographer Bob Rea is one of the many pieces featuring in the London Visual Arts Guild silent auction.
This image by London photographer Bob Rea is one of the many pieces featuring in the London Visual Arts Guild silent auction.

(Posted Nov. 7, 2014)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Looking to get your hands on some great artwork? Look no further.

The London Visual Arts Guild’s (LVAG) annual silent auction is happening now. Artwork up for bid is on display at Gallery On High, 5 E. High St., London. Bidding closes at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 during London’s Old Fashioned Christmas celebration.

“There are over 30 pieces in the auction,” said Kim Lattimer-Reeder, LVAG board member. “There’s pottery, wood sculpture, acrylic paintings, watercolors, paintings on handmade paper, quilted pieces—lots of variety.”

Many of the pieces were created by LVAG members, and some come from members’ personal art collections. Also up for bid are gift baskets.

All proceeds from the auction go to the arts guild. Formed six years ago, the group operates Gallery On High and the adjacent Studio 7, a space for artists to come together to work on their craft as well as teach art classes.

“LVAG is a wonderful place to develop fellowship and inspire each other as artists,” Lattimer-Reeder said. “It’s just a really great group of right-brained, creative thinkers.”

The guild is open to anyone, no matter their preferred art medium or their level of experience. In addition to classes, the guild coordinates monthly exhibits at the gallery.

“We have some members who are shy about sharing their art. It’s been exciting to see them branch out and have their first shows, bringing their artwork into the public eye,” Lattimer-Reeder said.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays.

The guild recently installed officers for the next year: president, Sondra Fox of South Solon; vice president, Tom Keen of South Charleston; secretary, Colleen VanSteen of Cedarville; and treasurer, Elizabeth Lassel of West Jefferson. Other board members include Lattimer-Reeder of London and Marjorie Foulk of London.

For more information about the guild, the auction, upcoming exhibits or how to donate art supplies for the group’s community service projects, contact Kim Lattimer-Reeder at (740) 506-2198 or visit the guild’s website at

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