Silent Auction - Meredith Miller Watercolor

SILENT AUCTION
As part of our Antique Road Show and Yard Sales next week we are holding a SILENT AUCTION for an original watercolor by Meredith Miller! The painting is of a South Florida fishing village; painted in 1976 when Ms. Miller lived in Coconut Grove.
The painting may be viewed at the Historical Society during our open hours or by appointment.
The Auction will run until the end of the Yard Sale, Saturday, April 17th at 3:00. We will announce the winner then.
Bids may be made by EMAIL to: [email protected] or by TEXT to: 954-782-3015
STARTING BID IS $25 WITH INCREMENTS OF $5.
The winner may pick up the painting after the end of the auction at the Historical Society or will be shipped to the winner at their cost.
Than you in advance to everyone who takes part of this new and exciting fundraising venture!
A huge thank you to Daryl Miller for donating this beautiful painting that once hung in her father's office!
Meredith Miller original Watercolor Painting on paper of a South Florida Fishing Village.
Signed in the lower right corner and dated ‘76. Painting is beautifully framed with painted wood and aluminum with protective acrylic.

The Painting

Meredith Miller original Watercolor Painting on paper of a South Florida Fishing Village.

Signed in the lower right corner and dated ‘76. Painting is beautifully framed with painted wood and aluminum with protective acrylic.

Dimensions:

Frame: Width: 44.5” - Height: 34.75”

Painting: Width: 38” - Height: 28”

Painting is in good condition. The Paint on the frame is cracked near the bottom edge of the glass and there is some dust behind the acrylic glass.

 

The Artist                                                                            

Meredith was sixteen when she enrolled at the Art College of Design. She went for four years, studying to be a magazine illustrator, but just before graduation, she ran off with a wild and crazy boy. “Pirate Jim” promised Meredith a life of romance and adventure sailing around the world. Instead, he got in trouble and went to jail leaving Meredith broke and alone, stranded in a strange place with no one to turn to. “I couldn’t go back to CA for the shame of it all. I had no money, just my portfolio. There was a famous art show in Coconut Grove, Miami, one that drew international talent. I didn’t have the fifteen bucks to enter it, so I hung my paintings with clothes pins in the parking lot, and by the end of the day I’d sold everything! Now I had $500. I thought that was pretty cool, so I got busy and painted some more, and entered the next show. They gave me the last space in the row, but I sold out again and won Best-of-Show. And now I has a thousand bucks! Ten years later I was successful. I had a beautiful home in Coconut Grove. I had a following and a famous   salon, and I was married to a great guy. I had fifteen wonderful years in Florida before moving on.”

meredithmillerart.com

 

WHEN
April 11, 2021 at 6pm - April 17, 2021

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