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Annual Fundraiser 8.28.22

MoonRise Therapeutics is excited to have many unique and local items for our 2022 Annual Fundraiser! Please see a preview of our items below.

Stormy Sky: Original Watercolor Painting by local artist Kathleen Fiske

Kathy is a visual artist living and working in Woodstock Vermont. She paints in watercolor, acrylic and oil, and has worked on a series of watercolors recently for a book. She has displayed her work in many galleries and has had two recent art openings at the Norman Williams Public Library and Artistree. (Value $500)

Fenway Park and four fabulous seats!

Four tickets for the Red Sox vs. the Kansas City Royals on Friday, September 16th at 7:10PM. The tickets are in the Dugout Box D56, Row 1, Seats 1-4 (this is the front row by the visitors on deck circle). (Value $1640)

Art of The Horse Workshop and Lunch on MoonRise Farm

MoonRise Farm invites you and your friends and family to the farm for a fun and restorative MoonRise Horse Connection experience.This unmounted equine workshop encourages participants to explore the process of developing and deepening relationships between the self and horses using the expressive arts as a vehicle for communication. Participants will have a unique opportunity to learn about horses and how to safely connect with them
through the creative arts, such as painting, drawing, music and movement. No skill in art or equine required.(Value $800; Limit 6 people)

Whimsy Designs Bead Silver and Gold Bracelet and Necklace

Creator of Whimsy Designs,
Libby Anderson, hand crafts silver and gold bead crochet jewelry on the small Island of Cuttyhunk off the coast of Massachusetts. This silver and gold bead bracelet and necklace set may be worn together or on their own, dressed up or worn every day, and will soon be a favorite! Libby has been designing bead crochet jewelry for several years and works primarily in 14K gold-filled and sterling silver beads complimented by Swarovski Crystals and various seed beads. She has specific designs and can also make pieces to order. (Value $400)

Handmade Live Edge Coffee Table

This elegant yet rustic walnut coffee table will be a standout in any style decor. Erin Bell is an upper valley Vermont artist who revels in sustainability and local materials. She creates custom personal and industrial pieces of furniture, that are pure art. Erin states “I revel in the opportunity to work with different clients on bespoke projects that serve their needs and dreams through imaginative design, innovative resourcing and engineering, and classic hand and power tool fabrication.” (Value: $1,000)

Personal Care and Wellness Package

Immerse yourself in Aromatherapy (lavender and oils by Eden Piconi at 5 Birds Farm and Wellness), Relaxing Music (CD by Jay Nash), Facial at REVIVE Esthetics (Sigrid Vayda), Thai Massage and private hot tub soak (Amanda Anderson), Physical
Assessment and Treatment Plan (Rebecca Nash, Physical Therapist, DPT), Private “Work with Kelly” session; (may include Pilates, physical support for trauma, craniosacral therapy, or other modalities with expert Kelly Kane); Assessment and treatment plan with Eden Piconi, Biomagnetic Therapist with a specialty in treating Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses.(Total Value $1000)

Private Cooking Party Prepared with Chef Holly Pierce

Plan a delightful dinner party in your home with Chef Holly Pierce. After planning the menu with the host, Holly will research the recipes and purchase the food. The party begins with everyone gathering in your kitchen to review the recipes and begin the preparation process. Dinner will be served for all to enjoy! (Host to provide kitchen, cookware, drinks, and tableware.) (Value: $800)

Pet Portrait Oil Painting

Natalie Campbell Walden is an accomplished oil painter from Santa Fe New Mexico. Her paintings of animals somehow capture their personality and uniqueness, creating a cherished portrait that will be enjoyed forever. Natalie’s style is inspired by inspired by 19th century French realism, having studied art in Santa Fe and Florence, Italy. She and her husband, Russell Walden, and their children live in Santa Fe, where she is a quilt artist and John Lyons Certified Horse Trainer. Natalie is also a Climate Reality Leader and feels that her life experience of Art, Animals and Passion for the natural world are foundational to her
paintings. Sizes vary, with maximum size 16 X 20″. Natalie will work with the bidder to choose the best photograph of your pet to paint*. (Value $3,000.00)

“Woodstock from Mt. Tom” signed print by Wimby Hoyt

Wimby Hoyt is a well-known local artist, whose work has been featured in many galleries around New England and in other states. This summer he has openings in Maine and Florida and is available by appointment at his private gallery in
Hartland VT. Wimby studied with Dick Grosvenor, and early in his career was struck by Andrew Wyeth’s clarity and tone. He paints with “Contemporary Realism ~ celebrating every day with oil and canvas”.This 12×36 signed Wimby Hoyt print is a panorama of Woodstock from Mt. Tom. (Value $500)

Blue Plum Pottery Clay Platter

Fiona Davis is a local potter who works on clay with intricate designs and colors to create beautiful functional pieces. This oval platter will look lovely in your home as a unique art piece or a serving dish. Beautiful, functional, handmade, hand decorated Vermont pottery. Stoneware dish in red underglaze decorated with forest floor designs.(Oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. Do not use fridge to oven) Fiona Davis, originally from the UK, is the founder of Blue Plum Pottery located in central Vermont. Her ceramic style is directly influenced by the landscapes of her childhood in rural England as well as her current home in the Vermont hills. Her love of saturated color and illustrative line is reflected in her functional pottery. Working in porcelain and stoneware, each pot is handmade and free hand carved through bright underglaze, creating both a functional and original piece of art. (Value $200)

Portrait in Words

Local writer, Anne Critchley Sapio, is the founder of Portraits in Words. Anne will help you chronicle your life story through a series of interviews (10 hours total). You will be
presented with a written narrative documenting the content of these interviews and guided to completion of this personal portrait by adding photographs and sharing ideas for assembling the final product.This is a great gift for people whose parents are getting older, and they wish to learn more about family history while possible. This personal narrative portrait discovers and uncovers family history and may be valuable not only for the storyteller, but for family, friends and future generations. Anne is a local writer of life stories and special cookbooks. Anne’s experience includes writing as a reporter for the Pasadena Star News, Valley Business Journal and Quechee Times, penning articles of
regional interest, and collections of family stories. (Value $500)

“Leading Fields” Two Night Stay at Barbara Kaufman’s Estate in Woodstock Vt.

Leading Fields is a privately owned estate in the hills above Woodstock, VT with 186 acres of grassy fields, Vermont hills and beautiful woods. The home is a beautifully appointed antique cape, fully equipped for your peaceful and comfortable stay of up to 10 people. Exquisite gardens are accented by a meditation labyrinth, swimming pond, and hiking trails. (Value $1900)

Family Photo Shoot Session with Emmy Walden Fox Photography

Emmy Walden Fox is a popular local photographer who captures the unique relationships that a family shares in her photo shoots. When photographing, Emmy creates a fun and relaxed environment that captures a combination of both posed and candid images. (Value $350)


Basin Harbor One Night Stay with Breakfast for Two

“At the end of a winding Vermont country road, on the shores of Lake Champlain, you’ll find the escape you’ve been seeking. When the pace of life today keeps getting faster and faster, we welcome your family to slow down, get some space, and start your traditions here with us.”(Value $600)