Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area
"On May 26th and 27th, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) hosted the Creating Fine HeARTS Art Competition & Show and a Docent Dinner benefiting the Jack, Will and Rob Boys & Girls Club (JWR). The goal of these events was to raise awareness and develop ongoing support in the Camas community for, the JWR Club, while raising $25,000. The JWR Club is a valuable asset to the Camas/Washougal area youth and community offering a wide variety of programs to benefit youth both after school and during the summer. The JWR Club provides social and academic support and wrap-around services for youth ages 6-18, it is virtually the only out-of-school time service provider in the area.
The art competition was open to all youth in the Camas and Washougal area and had three age categories (6-8 yrs, 9-11 and 12+). Winners in each age group received a cash prize along with a deluxe Sketching Artist Box Set and sketching pad. Over 200 entries were received and the Camas and Washougal Mayors along with the Camas School District Superintendent and two local artists judged the entries. 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were awarded and the winners were exhibited for a week at the Camas Art Gallery. All the entries were displayed at the Art Show Open House and the community was invited to attend. The turnout was fantastic! Local artists also volunteered their time to teach art classes the JWR Club.
The evening before the Art Show, a dinner and auction was held. Tickets were sold and over 85 local community and business members attended, bidding on donated artwork in the silent auction. A local artists attended and painted a piece or art during the dinner which was auctioned off during the live auction along with multiple beautiful desserts decorated in the style of many famous artists including a framed pan of brownies frosted to look like Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting."
Ten items were generously donated for the silent auction. These included a piece of art created on-the-spot as well as desserts. $25,000 was raised.