The 18th annual Art on the Lawn art auction, a fundraiser for Hospice of Amador and Calaveras, raised a record $50,000 on Sept. 22.
The sold-out event was held at Karmere Winery and Vineyards in Plymouth.
Artwork donated by local artists ranged from glass art and artisan jewelry to original photographs and more, in addition to a selection of donated raffle prizes from local businesses and individuals. Auction items included a “Head Table,” which sold for $1,500. Donated by Stan Lukowicz, the winner of the item (and guests) will receive the 10-12-seat center table at next year’s event, complete with concierge service and hand-selected wines to accompany dinner. A custom crafted Adirondack-style oak “wine barrel chair” made by local craftsman Jim Burgess sold for $2,000, and capping off the evening was the “Last One Standing” activity, to which Doreen Lukowicz donated $10,000.
A major portion of the amount collected will go directly to core hospice services and programs that Hospice of Amador and Calaveras provides to the two-county area. Hospice of Amador and Calaveras has served the community for more than 35 years.