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Cover Painting Auctioned for Charity

This Philanthropy Issue of Door County Living is devoted entirely to the spirit of giving, a thread that runs strong through the fabric of the Door County community. It is in this spirit that Judi Ekholm, the artist behind the magazine’s cover image, has generously offered the work for auction to benefit a local cause.

Door County Living will auction the Ekholm original painting, “A Whispered Invitation,” (oil on linen, framed 31” wide x 38” tall) by mail bid through August 15, 2010. The painting, completed in early 2010, is of the Meisner Land Trust Property. All proceeds from the winning bid will go to the Door County charity of the bidder’s choice.

The minimum bid for “A Whispered Invitation” is $2,200, and the winner will be notified by telephone and announced in local publications.

Ekholm is a well-known Door County artist whose work will be on display at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek in the summer of 2010 as well as at her studio gallery. Ekholm received her M.A.T. from Indiana University and has studied with Bill Bailey and James McGarrell. She can often be found painting in her studio gallery in Fish Creek on Little Spring Road. Her gallery is open daily, but closed on Tuesdays. She is also available by appointment (920.868.4144) or via her website http://www.ekholmgallery.com.