Middleburg Montessori presents the 3rd Annual Art of the Piedmont auction

Middleburg Montessori School

Middleburg Montessori School

WHAT: Art auction and reception

WHERE: Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg, VA

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. (free to the public)

WHO: Hosted by Middleburg Montessori School

Local Artists Join Forces to Support School

MIDDLEBURG, Virginia — Distinguished works of art will grace the Middleburg Community Center on Friday, February 21, 2014, in an auction of original artwork from the community’s best local artists. Doors for this fundraising event will open at 5:30 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the Middleburg Montessori School.

The auction will showcase the art of Dana VolkertMisia Broadhead, Charles Matheson, Cathy Zimmerman, Dana Lee Thompson, Nancy Bass, Antonia Walker, Gail Guirreri-Maslyk, Anthony BarhamLilla Ohrstrom and others.

A sample of the featured artists:

Local artist Dana Volkert captures the natural world, isolated and enlarged, in abstract beauty. Her compelling work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide and is a must for the modern collector.

Antonia Walker, whose works are represented in many collections including the Arts-in-Embassy Program of the State Department, has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She has studied under Spanish Sculptor Benjamin Saul as well as Brittany, France-based artist William Woodward. Antonia is most well-known for her oil paintings of the Virginia countryside and images of Italy and France.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with these talented artists,” said BethAnn Slater, Head of School of Middleburg Montessori. “Ultimately, we are all coming together to benefit the children in our community.”

Middleburg Montessori School has educated children ages 2½ through 6 in an Association Montessori Internationale-accredited environment for more than 30 years. In Fall 2011, the school opened a new elementary classroom for children age 6 through 14, which is now too an AMI-accredited classroom. The benefit, organized by parents and friends, will help the 501(c)(3) non-profit school to continue growing its primary and elementary programs.