Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2008 CFWEP "Flood Days"
Silent Art Auction

Why is CFWEP holding a Silent Auction?

On June 21st, the CFWEP worked with the Clark Fork Coalition, the Clark Fork River Market and other organizations and state agencies to coordinate a river awareness event commemorating 100 years since the great 1908 flood that greatly exacerbated the already significant hard-rock mining pollution in the Upper Basin. As part of the event, regional artists created original pieces inspired by the past, present and future of the Clark Fork River. Two pieces are being auctioned off as a fundraiser for the CFWEP and CFC.

How does the Silent Auction work?

CFWEP, in coordination with the Clark Fork Coalition, is currently accepting bids on two of the original pieces produced at the event. in a "silent auction" format. Here is how it works:

1. Email your bid to

2. Please be sure to include your name, phone number, bid amount, and which piece you are bidding on in the email

All current bids will be listed on, updated weekly. The auction will close on 09.01.08, with pieces going to the highest bidder at that time. All proceeds go toward the CFWEP and the CFC. If you have any questions or comments, send an email to

The Art:

Item #1: The Living River, Summer Solstice 2008 by Corey Graceacrylic on canvas24" x 36"

Item #2: River Kills by Matt Vincent dye and mine tailings slurry on textile 36 " x 48 " (approximate)