Auction canvasses strong community support

Jason Low's oil painting of the Forbury raceway ticket office being held aloft by Ian Begg....
Jason Low's oil painting of the Forbury raceway ticket office being held aloft by Ian Begg. Applause greeted the successful bid of $1175 for the painting, the first price in the auction above $1000.
Members of the crowd at the eighth annual Port Chalmers United Rowing Club art auction at Carey's...
Members of the crowd at the eighth annual Port Chalmers United Rowing Club art auction at Carey's Bay Historic Hotel yesterday. Photos by Peter McIntosh.

Port Chalmers United Rowing Club held its annual art auction at Carey's Bay Historic Hotel yesterday.

Seventy-four of the 95 works sold, with the highest price $2150 for Lindsay Crooks' oil Carey's Bay.

Club treasurer Faye Forgie said last night the final amount from the auction was still being tallied, but the club was thrilled with the support, given the number of events on in the city and the effect of the Christchurch earthquakes on other fundraising events.

 

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