Connecticut Society of Decorative Painters has been around for a couple of decades, and, for the first time, the group is opening its fundraising auction to the public.
It's happening Saturday at the East Lyme Senior Center. People can chat with the artists, too, since many will be there.
Among the artists are Margit Hartl, a decorative artist and teacher who wrote a book called "Stroke Work with Flair"; Julie Talarski, who has focused on colored pencil instead of her acrylic painting over the past year; Kathy Lamb, who has been painting in acrylics for year and has developed a love of folk art painting; and Carol Kernozek, who often works in oil and who teaches are her studio, Country Creations in Montville.
All proceeds from the auction go to funding art programs and education, including the Carol Bond Scholarship.
Connecticut Society of Decorative Painters art auction, Saturday, East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme; live auction viewing 1-2 p.m., live auction 2 p.m., silent auction, 1-3 p.m.; cash and local checks only.