Auction has home, garden theme

Tiffin Art Guild is conducting a “Home and Garden Art Auction” Sunday at Tiffin Train Depot on North Monroe Street. A preview of the auction items, created by TAG members and friends, is to begin at 11 a.m. Music is to play, food and refreshments are to be served and the live auction is to begin at noon.

“We have a professional auctioneer who’s volunteered to do it, Don Shade from Upper Sandusky,” said Jon Adams, TAG president and event coordinator.

By Monday, 36 pieces had been submitted for the auction. A color tabloid with all the auction items is to be published Thursday. Another TAG member, Mark Levans, said pre-bids on a few objects are being accepted at the TAG gallery, 178 S. Washington St. One of them is Adams’ acrylic painting, “Yellow Tulips.”

“Don Schramm donated a watercolor called ‘West Wind’ that was done by a lady named Nancy Vogel, who lived here in Tiffin in 1966. He’s had it in the family. … and he donated it. We asked Frameworks to frame it as a donation,” Adams said.

The retail value of the large frame and glass is more than $300, he added.

Additional auction pieces include carved wooden bowls, a woven afghan, dried flower wreaths, matted photographs, paintings, coasters, planters, a tray, a vase, glassware, a table and plants, decorative boxes and a sprinkling can fountain.

A non-profit group, TAG?operates its gallery with space for artists to work, give classes, display and sell their pieces. The guild also offers an annual photo contest and a summer art fair. The auction provides the majority of the guild’s annual operating budget.