Traditional craft and fine art items are essential elements of the Benefit Auction. In the painting category, this year’s selected poster art is an original watercolor by local Murphy artist, June Rollins.

The star of our auction poster this year is none other than Lady Amethyst, a stunning watercolor by June Rollins. June’s love of irises started in her grandmother’s garden when the majestic flowers were taller than her. June has her own iris garden now where she gets plenty of inspiration for her watercolors. Love the lady? Bid on Lady Amethyst this Saturday at our Annual Gala & Benefit Auction.

See June’s watercolor painting process of Lady Amethyst on her blog where she has an art demo series chronicling the steps. 

Bid on fine crafts during our silent and live auctions, savor delicious food and drink, enjoy live music and, new this year, a raffle for door prizes.

Join Us this Saturday at the Gala & Benefit!

Date: Saturday, May 27
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Keith House Community Room
4590 Brasstown Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Jack Smoot, JCCFS Board member and woodworking instructor, will be your emcee. Bob Grove and Tim Ryan will lead the bidding.

Tickets are $25, and are available at the Craft Shop or via phone: 800-365-5724. Tickets purchased over the phone will be held for pick-up the night of the auction.

Donated items are on display in the Keith Community Room, or visit our online auction item preview. All proceeds benefit the Folk School’s craft programs.


Cory Marie Podielski
About Cory Marie Podielski

Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes.