Central Penn College - Silent Art Auction

 

Silent Art Auction

To Benefit Student Scholarships

1.    Bernard LeVan
•    “Green Lantern”
•    2012
•    Photography, 20”x16”
•    Two of Bernard LeVan’s photography entries were selected to be shown in the 2013 Pennsylvania Art of the State exhibition, and he earned first place in photography at the 2010 Art Association of Harrisburg member show. A student of photography at HACC, LeVan served the military and federal government as a retired Colonel and later served as a project manager.

2.    Jan Bricker
•    “Seashells”
•    Acrylic, oil, watercolor
•    7 ½”x18 ½”
•    Jan Bricker, a member of the Capucines—a collective of female artists—is an accomplished oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink and colored pencil artist. Past president of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, her work has been published in several classical wildlife journals. Bricker has led art classes, and has painted a series of pieces associated with trips to England, Italy and the Western U.S., including Yellowstone National Park. She currently is focusing on landscapes, wildlife and Native American works.

3.    Donald Patton Roosa (1918-1996)
•    “10 Degrees to Starboard”
•    Oil Painting
•    24”x30”
•    A graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Donald Patton Roosa enjoyed photography, painting and wood work. On Dec. 27, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy until April 3, 1947 and he later worked as a draftsman. His daughter, Lori Roosa, is a 2014 graduate of Central Penn College.

4.    George Michael Lane
•    “Diamond Cove, Maine” and book gift
•    2012, 3/9
•    Photography—Giclee print on canvas
•    16”x24¼”
•    George Michael Lane is a retired senior vice president of global human resources and a graduate of Rutgers College. In retirement, he continues to work on his writing and photography, which he shares online at www.facebook.com/mybookslooks. His book, “A Different Kind of Perfect, the Story of Parents’ Choices and a Special Child’s Blessings,” is available at Barnes & Noble and at Amazon.com; and a blog about his book can be found at www.adifferfentkindofperfect.com. Lane lives with his wife and daughter in Camp Hill, Pa., and at Diamond Cove on Great Diamond Island, Maine.

5.    Donald Patton Roosa (1918-1996)
•    “South Pacific Mirage”
•    1973
•    Oil Painting
•    24”x30”
•    A graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Donald Patton Roosa enjoyed photography, painting and wood work. On Dec. 27, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy until April 3, 1947 and he later worked as a draftsman. His daughter, Lori Roosa, is a 2014 graduate of Central Penn College.

6.    Erin Sparler-Brandberg
•    Harrisburg (Two Pieces: “Tree I,” “Steamy Capitol”) Tree I is the Susquehanna River, double exposed with a tree.
•    2004
•    In-camera double exposure photography
•    9”x11”
•    Erin Sparler-Brandberg is an artist and fine-art photographer residing in Pennsylvania. An active environmental documentary photographer, Sparler-Brandberg’s current emphasis is on multiple exposure and HDR or High Dynamic Range photography. Several of her pieces have been shown in the Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Her work has also been shown internationally in the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts; D-ART for the International Conference of Information Visualization; London, England; and the conference for Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization in Sydney, Australia.

7.    David Lenker (1917-2009)
•    "Walnut St. Bridge at Night"
•    1996, 176/500
•    Watercolor
•    12”x23.5”
•    David Lenker was famous for his watercolor subjects, which are indigenous to rural Pennsylvania or reflect his interpretations of his journeys to the Eastern seashore, Arizona, Bermuda, Hawaii and Europe. Lenker grew up at Lenkerbrook, the family farm in Dauphin County, Pa.; was a graduate of Lebanon Valley College; a WWII pilot; and an accomplished watercolorist.

8.    Erin Sparler-Brandberg
•    Double exposures (Two pieces: “Blown away,” “Throughout the Church”)
•    2003, 2004
•    In-camera double exposure photography
•    9”x11”
•    Erin Sparler-Brandberg is an artist and fine-art photographer residing in Pennsylvania. An active environmental documentary photographer, Sparler-Brandberg’s current emphasis is on multiple exposure and HDR or High Dynamic Range photography. Several of her pieces have been shown in the Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Her work has also been shown internationally in the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts; D-ART for the International Conference of Information Visualization; London, England; and the conference for Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization in Sydney, Australia.

9.    Tom Coleman
•    “Autumn Leaves,” Fall colors in Dad’s Summerdale yard
•    2008
•    Digital photography, Claria high definitaion pigment inks
•    16”x20”
    Born and raised in Summerdale, Pa., west coast photographer Tom Coleman approaches the genre of travel photography by traveling often, traveling far and traveling slowly—combined with a penchant for shooting his way into a story, always having his camera ready and always being ready to use it. With stops in Houston, Turkey, Chicago and now California, Coleman’s work is shot in a way to both bridge and transcend potentially vast cultural and geographical distances. Whether shot in faraway parts of the world or in his own backyard, Coleman’s images ask viewers to see themselves in others and their settings—not despite the disparate contexts—but because of them.

10.    Erin Sparler-Brandberg
•    Tree in Enola (Two Pieces: “Summer,” “Fall”)
•    2003
•    Photography
•    9”x11”
•    Erin Sparler-Brandberg is an artist and fine-art photographer residing in Pennsylvania. An active environmental documentary photographer, Sparler-Brandberg’s current emphasis is on multiple exposure and HDR or High Dynamic Range photography. Several of her pieces have been shown in the Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Her work has also been shown internationally in the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts; D-ART for the International Conference of Information Visualization; London, England; and the conference for Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization in Sydney, Australia.

11.    Donald Patton Roosa (1918-1996)
•    “Deer Lake”
•    1947
•    Pen and Ink
•    19”x14.5”
•    A graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute,  Donald Patton Roosa enjoyed photography, painting and wood work. On Dec. 27, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy until April 3, 1947 and he later worked as a draftsman. His daughter, Lori Roosa, is a 2014 graduate of Central Penn College.

12.    Bob Paulding
•    “First Kiss”
•    2009 Limited edition, No. 1/50
•    Photography, 35mm
•    20”x28”
•    In addition to his passion for the details and geometry that nature provides, Bob Paulding’s other passion is studying the artistic details of the automobile. He has captured those details by just shooting specific areas, never the entire vehicle. He has been fortunate to have studied under such notable photographers as John Shaw, David Middleton, Cliff Zenor, David Muench and Scott Rouse. Paulding has also studied with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. His photographic journeys have taken him across the U.S. and Canada, including Olympic National Park, The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, The Smokies and Acadia National Park, just to name a few. Website: www.bobpauldingphoto.com.  

13.    Frederick D. Swarr
•    “Imagine”
•    2013, 2/100
•    Mixed Media
•    11”x14”
•    Fred Swarr, a resident of Mount Gretna, Pa., has been an active painter since 1969. He has produced artwork of many different types, primarily in acrylic paint on a variety of surfaces, with a masterful use of colors, rich textures and unique subject matter. His method of staining raw canvas, over painting primed canvas collage, and painted textures has evolved into his present technique to produce “live” and studio versions of his subject. Website: www.fdswarr.com.

14.    Amy Nielsen / Evident Life Photography
•    “Music for the Lonely Road”
•    2010
•    Digital photography
•    16”x20”
•    Amy Nielsen majored in traditional film photography in college and has since self-taught in digital photography and retouching. She is primarily a portrait photographer who specializes in senior portraits and head shots, but who also has a passion for beauty and fashion photography. Website: www.evidentlifephotography.com.

15.    Donald Patton Roosa (1918-1996)
•    “Cocker Spaniel”
•    1961
•    Pen and Ink
•    18”x14”
•    A graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Donald Patton Roosa enjoyed photography, painting and wood work. On Dec. 27, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy until April 3, 1947 and he later worked as a draftsman. His daughter, Lori Roosa, is a 2014 graduate of Central Penn College.

16.    Debra Schell
•    “Red Flower with Water Drops at Longwood Gardens”
•    2012
•    Photography
•    11”x14” image in 16”x20” matte, framed and signed
•    Harrisburg-based artist Debra Schell began exhibiting her nature and fine art photography in August of 2012 and continues to show new work at various locations in the central Pennsylvania area. Schell is a member of the American Photographic Artists Association, the Art Association of Harrisburg, Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts and the Susquehanna Art Museum. Schell also is owner of Debra Schell Photography and provides photography services in central Pa. Services include event photography, business/professional portraits and location/architecture photography. Previously, Schell worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers.

17.    Erin Sparler-Brandberg
•    Orchids at Longwood Gardens (Two Pieces: “Wings,” “White dragons”)
•    2006
•    Photography
•    8”x10”
•    Erin Sparler-Brandberg is an artist and fine-art photographer residing in Pennsylvania. An active environmental documentary photographer, Sparler-Brandberg’s current emphasis is on multiple exposure and HDR or High Dynamic Range photography. Several of her pieces have been shown in the Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Her work has also been shown internationally in the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts; D-ART for the International Conference of Information Visualization; London, England; and the conference for Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization in Sydney, Australia.

18.    Sarah Nagle-Davidson
•    “Tulip Stamen”
•    2007
•    Photography
•    8”x10”
•    Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Sarah Nagle-Davidson earned a degree in fine art photography and printmaking from Kutztown State University. The artist’s work primarily focuses on the deconstruction and manipulation of nature to a form that can only be distinguished by a color or basic shape.  

19.    Treacy Ziegler
•    “Night At the Farnasina”
•    2013
•    Monoprint
•    20”x14”
•    Treacy Ziegler is the current artist exhibiting in The Gallery at Central Penn College. Ziegler is an exhibiting artist represented in Philadelphia by Rosenfeld Gallery, as well as galleries in New York City, Toronto, Boston, Miami, Corning, N.Y., and Alexandria, Va. Ziegler volunteers as an art teacher in prisons and has a through-the-mail-art program for 2,300 prisoners, mostly in solitary confinement, throughout the United States. She lives in Newfield, N.Y.; her website is www.treacyziegler.com. The website for the prison project is www.anopenwindowproject.org.

20.    Romeo Azondekon
•    “Able Hands” – The Black hands represent the absence of color, symbolically the absence of race. The colorful background symbolizes the beauty that is created when race is omitted and only “Able Hands” co-labor to paint the picture of a beautiful world.
•    2014
•    Collage / Acrylic paint
•    24”x18”
•    Romeo Azondekon resides in Mount Joy, Pa. He was born in Benin, West Africa. Azondekon creates unique pieces using a combination of collage materials, paint and natural objects. His pieces are usually immersed in symbolism and multiple meanings surrounding global societal issues.

21.    Danielle Norcross ’12 business administration – healthcare administration and human resources management
•    Untitled – “I wanted to create a piece of artwork that would reflect how our life struggles make us stronger. One of my struggles during college was financial hardship. That's why I applied for an Education Foundation scholarship. The day I found out that I had been chosen to receive a scholarship, I was overcome with joy. An immense weight was lifted off my shoulders. I am hoping that the sale of my artwork can help a Central Penn student who is struggling like I was to know that there are people who care, people who want to help them succeed."
•    2014
•    Abstract in Sharpie marker, 8”x10”
•    A 2012 Central Penn College graduate and Central Penn College Education Foundation scholarship recipient.

22.    Amy Nielsen / Evident Life Photography
•    “Fallen but Forgiven”
•    2011
•    Digital photography
•    12”x18”
•    Amy Nielsen majored in traditional film photography in college and has since self-taught in digital photography and retouching. She is primarily a portrait photographer who specializes in senior portraits and head shots, but who also has a passion for beauty and fashion photography. Website: www.evidentlifephotography.com.

23.    Donald Patton Roosa (1918-1996)
•    “Solitude”
•    1992
•    Oil Painting
•    18”x24”
•    A graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Donald Patton Roosa enjoyed photography, painting and wood work. On Dec. 27, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy until April 3, 1947 and he later worked as a draftsman. His daughter, Lori Roosa, is a 2014 graduate of Central Penn College.

24.    Danielle A. Klebes
•    “Boyer House Fog”  
•    2014
•    Photography
•    11”x14”
•    Danielle Klebes is a practicing artist living in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She studied studio art at the University of North Florida, focusing primarily on oil portraiture (though she studied photography, as well). Her work has been featured in galleries in Florida, West Virginia and Croatia. Her work has appeared in magazines including “AT Journeys,” “Teen Ink,” “Blick,” “Jax365,” and many online publications. She illustrated the novel “Nikolai Returns” for Jacksonville, Fla., writer Michael Tanner.  

25.    Erin Sparler-Brandberg
•    Round Top (Two Pieces: “Double,” “Parallel Lines”)
•    2004
•    Photography
•    9”x11”
•    Erin Sparler-Brandberg is an artist and fine-art photographer residing in Pennsylvania. An active environmental documentary photographer, Sparler-Brandberg’s current emphasis is on multiple exposure and HDR or High Dynamic Range photography. Several of her pieces have been shown in the Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Her work has also been shown internationally in the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts; D-ART for the International Conference of Information Visualization; London, England; and the conference for Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization in Sydney, Australia.

26.    Donald Patton Roosa (1918-1996)
•    “Kansas Sky”
•    1965
•    Oil Painting
•    22”x30”
•    A graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute, Donald Patton Roosa enjoyed photography, painting and wood work. On Dec. 27, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy until April 3, 1947 and he later worked as a draftsman. His daughter, Lori Roosa, is a 2014 graduate of Central Penn College.

27.    Danielle A. Klebes
•    “Protests in Paris”
•    2011
•    Print, original is acrylic on canvas
•    11”x14”
•    Danielle Klebes is a practicing artist living in Mechanicsburg, Pa. She studied studio art at the University of North Florida, focusing primarily on oil portraiture (though she studied photography, as well). Her work has been featured in galleries in Florida, West Virginia and Croatia. Her work has appeared in magazines including “AT Journeys,” “Teen Ink,” “Blick,” “Jax365,” and many online publications. She illustrated the novel “Nikolai Returns” for Jacksonville, Fla., writer Michael Tanner.  

28.    Dalton James
•    “Rijeka, Croatia”
•    2014
•    Photography
•    11”x14”
•    Dalton James has a serious addiction; the thrill of traveling and the adventures that come with it. James, along with his camera, has roamed the U.S. on cross-country road trips, has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, and has explored Italy, Croatia and Guatemala. Traveling is a whirlwind of activity that produces beautiful blurs of memories; photography serves as a means of translating those memories into an observable and understandable form.

29.    Kathy Gordon ‘15 entrepreneurship &  small business
•    Sheridan-style Pyrography
•    2012
•    Sheridan-style tooling design burned (pyrography) on gourd, with leather braided rim in the Mexican basket weave pattern, feathers and copper coil embellishment.                                                             
•    Central Penn College student Kathy Gordon is a self-taught artisan/craftsperson, working primarily with gourds. She became interested in gourds in 2006, and discovered a previously untapped creative ability.  A member and a director on the board of the Pennsylvania Gourd Society, she now teaches techniques such as fiber weaving, pyrography (burning), pine needle coiling and texture painting at gourd festivals. She has taught at festivals in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Washington. Gordon was asked to submit her tutorial for leather-braided rims for an upcoming book, “Creative Rims for Gourd Art,” by Marianne Barnes, to be published in October.  

30.    Lynn E. Shuster
•    Fused glass and sterling silver wire jewelry
•    2013
•    Four years ago, Lynn Shuster enrolled in a class for the afternoon at the Grasshopper Glass Art Studio, and was hooked. Working with her teacher Lesley Scott, Shuster has since learned the art of designing fused glass and has created hundreds of fused glass pieces. Each one is unique, and recently Shuster has been getting more creative with wire wrapping the pieces.

31.    Dr. Brenda Pillari
•    Hershey Theatre, Fenicci’s dinner and wine package
•    A new resident to Elizabethtown, Pa., Dr. Brenda Pillari has dedicated nearly 20 years to the pharmaceutical industry with organizations such as the FDA and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. However, Dr. Pillari’s passion is art, theatre and fundraising. She has been a proud fundraiser for the Children of Persia, Good Grief, Hawthorne Christian Academy and the March of Dimes, where she has served as a board member for the Central Maryland Division.

32.    Jason Boisclair and Matt Lane
•    Complete Recordings
•    2007 - 2012
•    Music – Folk Genre
•    Jason Boisclair and Matt Lane followed a simple recipe to create their albums: Two old friends; some songs they'd been kicking around for years; and a handful of guitars. The most important ingredient, perhaps, is revealed in their debut album's first two words: "No pressure." Lane and Boisclair, buddies since college, traveled between their homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania over a five-year period to record and master four projects: “Starting Now,” “Cowboy Shorts,” “Glass House,” and “Little Superheroes.” Their songs are a collection of postmodern lullabies; Lane and Boisclair are admittedly leaving the world's ills behind on these efforts and giving folkies something manageable to explore.