The history of art: How ASYR acquired collections
What pairs better with spring time than beautiful, bright flowers and plants? We thought this, too, when opening a box of lovely botanical prints donated by longtime Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ board member, Brent Stevenson. Stevenson currently serves as Board Secretary/Treasurer.
Stevenson donated several amazing collections of prints to the Ranch in 2014. The Ranch staff recently identified a large print to frame and display above the fireplace mantel in the newly renovated lodge next to the administration building. Wedding parties, organizations, and corporations will be able to rent the lodge with all proceeds supporting the Ranch. With the exception of a few pieces framed on campus, the Ranch will sell the remaining artwork to support the children who call the Ranch home.
About the artwork, artists, and auction
The first collection we unwrapped of numbered, original prints, features three renowned female artists: Pamela Stagg, Lynn Donoghue, and Adriene Veninger. All three artists gained reputations for featuring natural landscapes and botanicals in their paintings and photography. Veninger’s “Flora and Fauna” collection has been displayed at the National Gallery of Canada since 2012.
We are hosting a 10-day art auction on eBay to raise funds for the Ranch. The botanical prints collection, featuring works by Donaghue, Stagg, and Veninger, is listed until April 26, 2020. These exclusive numbered, original prints from three renowned artists have appraised for $150 to $285 each. We priced pieces to move quickly. We hope you will purchase artwork from these three botanical print collections in celebration of spring and Mother’s Day.
Stay tuned for more virtual art sales in months ahead from the ASYR. Please share this article and our eBay auction site link with art connoisseurs you know.
We hope you are doing well as we move forward into warmer, brighter days together.
From all of us at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches,
Thank you for your continued support.