August 12, 2013

We are looking for: artwork from upcycled/recycled items, nature paintings and photographs, things made from natural media, items that support nature (birdhouses, etc.), and themed gift items. Ideas: carved beeswax candles, butterfly jewelry, kayak screen printing, carved gourds, sculpture, engravings, clothing of natural fabrics, the only limit is your imagination!

What's in it for You?

Artists who submit one or more pieces for DRBA to use in the art auction will receive:
• a ticket to the exhibition/ auction
• a one-year individual DRBA membership
• a brief bio of you and your work (including where to purchase it) in our auction catalog, and
• the opportunity to speak about your work at the event and an article about your work in DRBA's online media .

What Your Contribution Will Do

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the Works of Art in Nature exhibitions and auction will benefit DRBA's work in the North Carolina and Virginia communities it serves. This work includes preserving and promoting the natural resources of the Dan River Basin through recreation, education and stewardship. The Works of Art in Nature exhibitions and auction is destined to become the signature fundraising event for the Dan River Basin Association!

How it Works

Contact us if you have one or more items to donate. We will schedule a time to meet with you, collect your donation(s), and learn a little more about you. Selected works from artists throughout our 3,300 square mile service area will be displayed at one or more events where patrons can browse and learn more about your work. Artists (or artwork donors) will be invited to attend auction-related events. Any unsold art will be featured in DRBA's online store for up to 90 days after the auction and/or featured at future events.

Get to Know Us

To learn more about DRBA and what we do, please visit our website:
We are extremely pleased and excited about the opportunity to expose your work to a much larger audience while also generating much needed resources for the environment. For additional information or to donated items, please contact: or 336 627 6270 (Nancy Bell)