The Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum announces their Second Annual Woodson Warrior Scholarship Auc;on to be held virtually on March 14, 2021 at 5PM. Featuring five major works by renowned St. Petersburg ar;sts Mark Aeling, Jane Bunker, Steven Kenny, Duncan McClellan, and Brenda McMahon, the auc;on will award college scholarships to deserving African American students from St. Petersburg. More informa;on is available at woodsonscholarships.com or by contac;ng Jane Bunker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-577-8018.
In addi;on to the five major works to be auc;oned by well-known auc;oneer Jason Alpert, there will be a Silent Auc;on featuring 19 more pain;ngs by Jane Bunker. The March 14th “broadcast” will also feature entertainment by Alex Harris and other local favorites.
The scholarship fund was founded in 2019 by ar;st Jane Bunker who had a desire to unite her love of pain;ng with her desire to be of service to the African American community. She contributed twenty major canvases which were auc;oned off so successfully that the scholarship program was able to award over $40,000 in its first year and $43,000 last year, in spite of the canceled auc;on. Since that ;me the fund has con;nued to grow and prosper. Thanks to the generous contribu;ons from private donors, The Milkey Family Founda;on, Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Founda;on and other businesses and organiza;ons, this year’s awards will total more than $125,000. Seventeen young students have thus far received awards of up to $5000 a year. Recipients are eligible to reapply for con;nued support every year they remain in school. Many of these amazing young people have wri\en tes;monials about their college experiences and how much receiving scholarship funds has meant to them which can be viewed at www.facebook.com/ woodsonwarriorscholars.
The Woodson Warrior Scholarships Fund is grateful for addi;onal generous dona;ons and support from organiza;ons including Fairgrounds, American Stage, FreeFall Theater, Galleria Misto, the duPont Registry Tampa Bay, the Florida Orchestra, the Vinoy Renaissance Resort, and numerous private donors.
All of the artwork for both the live and the silent auc;ons can be viewed by appointment weekdays at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum March 2- 12 from 1-5 by contac;ng Jane Bunker at email@example.com or 505-577-8018.
Registra;on for the auc;on and watching the live virtual program is free. h\ps://qtego.net/qlink/ woodsonwarriors#silent-auc;on. A virtual catalogue of all work to be auc;oned in both the live and silent auc;ons will be available by Jan 19,20121 on the registra;on site: hDps://qtego.net/qlink/woodsonwarriors
Bidding for the silent auc;on begins on March 2 and closes on March 14th, when the live auc;on begins.