Art Raffle

McCabe-salmon2-webWin a beautiful carved cedar salmon, original pastel or original watercolor. These pieces, all by Lopez artists, were donated to the Historical Society to help fund museum operations in 2015.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You may purchase tickets at the Museum or online  via PayPal, see below.

The drawing will be held October 9 at the museum. Winners need not be present to win, but prizes must be picked up from the Lopez Island Historical Museum.

Item A: (Above right) Old -growth Salmon” carved from old-growth red cedar by Bob McCabe. 22″ wide x 33″ high.

Item B: “Spring Sunshine at Port Stanley” original pastel by Steve Hill.
13″ high x 21″ wide, including frame.

Item C: “Barlow Bay Cold Plant” original watercolor by Ralph Bladt.
12″ high x 15″ wide, including frame.

Proceeds support the Lopez Island Historical Society.

The Big Event: a Celebration of Lopez Island’s bounty

July 25, 2009

Fabulous food! Chef Kim Bast and her talented crew are working with Lopez farmers and fishers to gather the best seasonal local foods for a truly memorable meal.

The evening begins at 6:30 with delectable finger foods and fine wines, down-home live music with Matt Hummel, Carol Noyes, Eric Hall & Lance Brittain, and a slide show featuring photos from our in-progress book, Images of America—Lopez Island.

Also: spectacular desserts, and a chance to win a huge basket of local treats.

To cap the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to support your Historical Society during an entertaining auction with Dick & Sharon Friel. We’ll have art by Steve Hill, Christa Malay, Patie Savage, Aurore Maren, Bob McCabe, Nancy Bingham, Mike & Jean Peterson, and others, plus a few unique experiences including a cooking class for six by gourmet locavore Kim Bast.

Tickets are only $25. We sold out early last year—call 360.468.2049 to reserve yours now!

2007 Fundraiser

July 21, 2007

  • Gourmet local foods dinner by chef Kim Bast featuring the finest foods grown on Lopez Island. Download: LIHS_Menu_2007-07
  • Program—“Exploring the Mysteries: Island Archaeology” by Laura Phillips, Archaeology Collections Manager at the Burke Museum
  • Music by Hawk Arps & Friends
  • A very small auction with Dick & Sharon Friel featuring ten unique, but irresistible items. Download the list of Auction_items_2007-07
  • A chance to win a huge basket of local treats
  • Much more…

Please call the museum for more info: 360.468.2049

The Walnut Tree Invitational

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July 22, 2006

The Walnut Tree Invitational was the Lopez Island Historical Society’s big fund raiser in 2006. More than 40 painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, and writers created original works inspired by a magnificent walnut tree at the south end.

On July 22, we hosted a celebration with fabulous food, fine wine, foot-tapping music, and silent and live auctions.

This was a chance to buy original work by some of Lopez Island’s finest artists, with proceeds shared between the Museum and the artists—a great opportunity to support your History Museum and Lopez Island’s arts community.

Walnut Tree Invitational was a very great success. The Lopez community contributed a splendid sum of money. Without question the most significant contribution to this success was made by the artists who created and donated the delightful selection of artworks and craft-pieces. Artists—we are deeply grateful for your participation. So, we thank the donors, buyers, sponsors and volunteers who created a good time while supporting both the Museum and our community of artists; an all-win result.

A very significant contribution to “Walnut” was made by Madeleine Linville. Madeleine created and implemented the design for the evening. She coordinated an army of volunteers to decorate the Center with flowers and historic artifacts, and persuaded the best island chefs to create and serve a stunning buffet. Further, Dick and Sharon Friel, veterans of more than 2,600 auctions, volunteered to manage the auction itself. These contributions are noteworthy for Madeleine, Dick and Sharon are not members of the LIHS Board. You three, we thank you.

During the auction a large number of people raised their paddles to support restoration of the Sally J, an historic gill netter, as the center-piece of an exhibit that illustrates the great importance of the salmon harvest to early Lopez. Sally J first needs to be stabilized and Russ Levine, a well-known local shipwright, will survey the vessel and plan the supporting, strengthening, planking and cosmetic actions needed. Then the vessel will be moved to a more visible display area, and an interpretive display crafted. When complete, visitors will be able to see and understand how the Sally J worked as a fishing and a research vessel.