A Posting by Sharon Begay, BUSI Intern
Who knew organizing a Silent Auction could be fun and exciting? Certainly, not I. This is my first attempt and so far, it’s coming together quite nicely. Perhaps, it’s due to the fact that I do not have to solicit items for donations. Instead, all of the items are being submitted by our very own Emerging Artisans from the program. This is where it becomes exciting because... if you’ve been following their progress, you’ve seen some of the amazing and awesome work they have been doing. And now, this Silent Auction will give you an opportunity to bid on and possibly win one of their creations. How exciting is that?
I’m sure you’re now asking where? When? How? Next week, during the Annual Sheep is Life Celebration, navajolifeway.org , the NCAP will set up a booth on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, 2016 at Diné College Rodeo Grounds here in Tsaile, Arizona. So, come on out, view the items and BID! We will close bidding at 4 pm on Saturday and the results will be announced at 5 pm during the Awards Ceremony, right before the Dinner.
Now you don’t have to stay for the Dinner, but let me tell you, it’s going to be a great meal! At 6:30 PM a Dinner of Navajo-Churro Lamb prepared by Chef Terri Ami to Benefit the Navajo-Churro Lamb Presidium will be held. If you’re like me, and you love food and knowing the lack of great restaurants around here, you might want to consider staying for the Dinner.
There are going to be some great items up for Auction so, I’m going to give you a preview of what’s in store for the Silent Auction.
This picture is highlighting a sterling silver and earring set by Delia Wauneka. The flower design was created using the etching technique, a technique the Artisans learned on their trip to the Meltdown Studio in Albuquerque, NM.
I will be posting updates as the Artisans complete their projects, so keep checking back and perhaps you’ll see an item, you would love to own. All proceeds will go directly back to the Artisans, so they can continue to build on their newly acquired skills.