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Auction artworks being accepted through June 29 By Sue Howsmon, BVD Editor Time is running out for artists and crafters to be part of this year's Blackfoot Valley Art Auction held in Lincoln on August 7~ and 8~, 2009. Art works are still being ac- cepted until noon on June 29t~, when jurying and judging for awards will occur. The Blackfoot Valley Art Auction, now in its 28t~ year brings artists from most of the western states to submit samples of their best pieces to be viewed by an audience of serious collectors and oth- ers who just enjoy owning a quality example of western or contemporary art. Artists like Texan Manuel Franco, Utah's Thomas deDecker, Washing- ton State's Hulan Fleming and many local Montana art- ists have all been part of the Blackfoot Valley Art Auction. Patrons look forward to paint- ings from award-winning Nina Baril, Don Templeton's woodcarvings, Becky Eiker's sculptures and a host of other significant local artists who have all been a part of the auction in the past. Organizers of the auction realize that this year the econ- omy may play a significant role in the auction's outcome and would like to see artists and buyers representing a variety of economic levels and budgets. Blackfoot Valley Medical Services Organiza- tion, organizer of the auction, is expanding the scope of the types of art accepted in this year's auction. From higher end art in the traditional sculp- ture, oils, pastels, acrylics, and wood carvings to beautiful and artistically created crafts will be available for bid this year at the auction. There is always something for every budget and eye at the Black- foot Valley Art Auction. To submit a piece of art, craft or to inquire about the auction, contact Ann Pryor at 362-4438 or Dennis Smrdel at 362-3236. Submitted artwork should be sent to BVMSA, P.O. Box 422, Lincoln, MT 59639 or hand delivered to Lambkins Restaurant, Main Street, Lincoln, MT prior to June 29 to be considered for jurying. Late pieces may also be submitted for auction after the cutoff date but they will not be part of the judging portion. The Blackfoot Valley Art Auction is a fundraiser for the Parker Medical Clinic in Lincoln. Renowned western art auctioneers Jack Raty and Fred Burrow will again bring their expertise, candor and H .o .netovm Bar andq Center - II1 OF BL:N 5/$IZ~ Open Pool ~ Mondays Wednesday Bingo - $100 Blackout and Mystery Bingo Prize - 7 p.m. BLACKFOOT VALLEY DISPATCH Lincoln, MT June 18, 2009 - 3 MOUNTAIN VIEW Co-oP Propane Sales Service & Installation Rinnai and Majestic/Vermont Castings Freestanding Stoves, Fireplaces & Furnaces Certified Service Technicians 406-362-4246 1-800-792-4246 525 Main St. Hwy. 200 Lincoln, MT59639 humor to the storied event. Tickets for the auction are $30, which entitles the holder to both days admission, a wine tasting social, and color catalog to follow the auction proceedings. Art in the Pines will be set up in the areas surrounding the Lambkins 7-Up Sup- per Club, which is hosting the event. The ever-popular Quick Draw, where patrons can watch an art creation hap- pen before their eyes will be available and then later bid on the piece. Patrons wishing to preview any of the art may do so prior to the auction, which will be hanging in Lambkins Restaurant back room. Mthtana Maidens iat/O ta Brenda ~ 362-qSqq Beth ~ 202-1#55 *Minister ministries in Lincoln. Pastor Johnson will be helping out with the annual barbecue sale over the 4~ of July weekend ~tt the Community Hall. Stop in for a chance to meet Lincoln's new minister and enjoy a bit of Dan Stone's famous Texas- style barbecue.