I’m happy to say that the 20 x 30 canvas print “Sunrise at Lost City” that I donated to the Mohonk Preserve for their annual auction was sold for $800 this past weekend. There were also photographs from Hardie Truesdale and Steve Jordan, and those sold handsomely as well. It was an honor to be included in this group of established and respected landscape photographers, and inspiring to come together for a common cause.
Being present at an auction where your own work is being sold can be a bit stressful. The possibility that no one will make an offer did cross my mind, expecially after the short but eternal silence that occurred when my print came up for bidding. But the bids did come, and I breathed a big sigh of relief when the words “sold” were shouted. While I will definitely donate again next year, I will probably skip the event and wait to hear from my trustworthy sources for the outcome. In the meantime, I can rest assured that one of my favorite places will remain protected and wild.