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Here are many of the pieces that will be available at the Layers of Diversity Art Auction on June 11, 2016. The art work comes from all over the world and features all different types of work. All the money is a donation towards the IRIS Global Grants & Scholarships to benefit IRIS alumni around the world build a better future for their countries. If you are interested or know anyone interested in attending this event please contact IRIS at events@iris-center.org or call the office for tickets! 

Item #101

9(2)

Framed watercolor 

of Waterworks Park looking at the Governor’s Mansion in Des Moines

Artist:

Jo Randolph Simpson, Iowa

total size (including frame): 

22″ x 18″

starting donation bid:

$100

 

Item #102

Item #102: This lovely framed watercolor is by artist Mary E. Hottenstein.The frame and painting measures 17" x 22" and the starting donation bid is $100.  Fact: Past global IRIS donations have helped create a first-ever reproductive health education program to secondary school students in a small district of Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. Some 200 youth attended!

Framed watercolor

artist:

Mary E. Hottenstein, Pennsylvania

total size (including frame):

17″ x 22″

starting donation bid:

$100

Item #103

Item #103: This framed watercolor was originally purchased by the donor at the Des Moines Arts Festival in the 1980s. The artist is unconfirmed and simply signed "Ethel." The painting is 14" x 20" and shows a beautiful moonlit scene. The starting donation bid is $75.

Framed watercolor

(originally purchased at the Des Moines Arts Festival in the 1980s)

artist:

unconfirmed, signed “Ethel”

total size (including frame):

14″ x 20″

starting donation bid:

$75

Item #104

Item #104: This matted, but unframed photograph was taken by Chicago artist Clifton Henri and is entitled "Wings." The starting donation bid for this piece is $50 and it measures 20" by 16". Fact: Donations as low as $150 can provide a Nigerian student with a full year of university tuition.

“Wings”

matted, unframed, signed photograph

Artist:

Clifton Henri, Chicago

total size (including matting): 

20″ x 16″

starting donation bid:

$100

 

Donations as low as

$150

can provide a

Nigerian

student with a

full

year

of

university

tuition.

Item #105

Item #105: "Crow" was created by Oklahoma artist Gillian Kemper. The starting donation bid for the "Crow" is $100 and its size including matting is just over 12 inches square.

“Crow”

matted, unframed painting

artist:

Gillian Kemper, Oklahoma

total size (including frame):

12″ x 12″

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #106

Item #106: This beautiful antique Damask fringed linen tea towel is from the early 1900s. It is nicely framed for display in your home. This is one of our largest framed pieces at 26" x 42" and the starting donation bid for this framed tea towel is $100.

Antique damask fringed linen tea towel 

framed, early 1900s

artist:

unknown

total size:

26″ x 42″

starting donation bid:

$100

Item #107

Item #140: This beautiful black and white painting done by Jess Quinn shows a moon flower blooming in the morning. The starting donation bid for this piece is $200.

“Moon Flower in the Morning”

painting

Artist:

Jess Quinn, Iowa

total size (including matting): 

1’10” x 1’6″

starting donation bid:

$200

 

Item #108

Item #109: This vivid and beautiful Batik print comes from Brazil. Luiz Mendes Mendes was the artist behind both of the batik prints in this year's auction. The starting donation bid is $100 and the matted and framed piece measures 18" x 14".

Batik print

matted, framed

artist:

Luiz Mendes Mendes, Brazil

total size (including frame):

18″ x 14″

starting donation bid:

$100

By supporting

IRIS,

you’ve helped produce a

training workshop

in

Bulgaria

for staff in

27 different

libraries.

Item #109

Item #110: This matted and framed batik measures 18" x 14" and is also by Brazilian artist Luiz Mendes Mendes. The starting donation bid is $100.  Fact: By supporting IRIS you've helped produce a training workshop in Bulgaria for staff of 27 libraries throughout the country!

Batik print

matted, framed

artist:

Luiz Mendes Mendes, Brazil

total size (including frame):

18″ x 14″

starting donation bid:

$100

Previous IRIS donor support

helped implement a training program in

Ukraine

for youth on

“media education

and the tools of a

young democracy.”

Item #110

Item #111: You don't want to miss this item!  This blown glass bowl was hand crafted by Art Ciccotti of Ames, Iowa. The gorgeous blue colors flow right into the orange on this piece. The starting donation bid for is $100 and its stands just over 6" tall.

blown glass bowl

signed by artist

Artist:

Art Ciccotti, Ames, Iowa

total size: 

6″ tall

starting donation bid:

$100

 

Item #111

Item #112: "Trees" is a framed and signed painting by Pakistani artist Kaukab Barni Merchant. Kakaub is a very well known artist from Pakistan who is now working in Iowa. The staring donation bid for this piece is $150. She has 2 pieces in this year's auction, both similar styles and framing and measure 14" by 17."

“Trees”

matted, framed, signed by artist

artist:

Kaukab Barni Merchant, Pakistan/Ames, Iowa

total size (including frame):

14″ x 17″

starting donation bid:

$150

Item #112

Item #113: "Tree Trunks" is the second signed piece by Pakistani artist Kaukab Barni Merchant. The staring donation bid for this framed piece is $150.  This piece also measures 14" by 17."  Fact: Previous IRIS donor support helped to implement a training program in Ukraine for youth on “media education and the tools of a young democracy."

“Tree Trunks”

matted, framed, signed by aritst

artist:

Kaukab Barni Merchant, Pakistan/Ames, Iowa

total size (including frame):

18″ x 14″

starting donation bid:

$150

Item #113

These line of penguin pictures were all taken by Daryl Beall in Antarctica. They feature penguins in all diffferent routines. This one is entitled, Greetings from Antarctica ."Each of these pictures are unframed, and have a starting donation bid of $50 each.

“Greetings from Antarctica”

photograph, mounted, unframed

Artist:

Daryl Beall, Iowa

photo taken in Antarctica

total size: 

11″ x 15″

starting donation bid:

$50

 

Item #114

Item #115: This 15" x 11" photo, also taken by Daryl Beall, is titled "Hen Pecked." It also has a starting donation bid of $50. Fact: Contributions as low as $50 can provide a year of textbooks for a university in Nigeria.

“Hen Pecked”

photograph, mounted, unframed

Artist:

Daryl Beall, Iowa

photo taken in Antarctica

total size: 

15″ x 11″

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #115

Item #116: "Penguin March", photographed by Daryl Beall in Antarctica measures 15" x 11."

“Penguin March”

photograph, mounted, unframed

Artist:

Daryl Beall, Iowa

photo taken in Antarctica

total size: 

15″ x 11″

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #116

Item #117: Our final Antarctica photo by Daryl Beall, measures 11" x 15" and also has a starting donation bid at $50.  Fact: A scholarship of $1,500 can cover the university tuition, books and materials for an entire year for a student in Turkey.

“Twins”

photograph, mounted, unframed

Artist:

Daryl Beall, Iowa

photo taken in Antarctica

total size: 

11″ x 15″

starting donation bid:

$50

Items #117, #118

Items #118-119: These vibrant pieces are from China are known as Drama Characters. The one on the left is called "Monkey King" (Item 118) and the one on the right is "Hua Mulan" also know as "Woman Warrior" (item 119). These two lovely pieces will both have a starting donation bid of $50 each. Their size is 8" tall and 5" wide.

“Monkey King” (#117) & “Hua Mulan” (#118)

Chinese drama characters

from:

China

total size: 

8″ x 5″

starting donation bid:

$50

 

Item #119

Item #120: These miniature Chinese theater masks come from the Jiangsu region of China. The artist is unknown. The starting donation bid for this set is $50.

miniature theater masks

from:

Jiangsu, China

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #120

Item #121: This is a Chinese Buddha Dish. It comes from the Jiangsu region of China and measures 6" in diameter. The starting donation bid for this piece is $50. Fact: University tuition in Tanzania can range from as low as $60 per year to $730. Your donation can help put a Tanzanian student through school!

Buddha dish

from:

Jiangsu, China

total size: 

6″

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #121

Item #122: This very unique piece is a Chinese Hanging Stone. It is from the Jiangsu region of China and hangs just over two feet with a 5" diameter stone. It is one of our most unusual pieces at this year's art auction. The artist is unknown. The starting donation bid is $50.

hanging stone

from:

Jiangsu, China

total size: 

hangs over two feet with a 5″ diameter stone

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #122

Item #123: This beautiful hand-crafted leather rug from Northern Nigeria is 6 feet in diameter. The rug comes with three matching leather pillow covers as well. The starting donation bid for this leather set is is $250.

handcrafted leather rug & 3 matching leather pillow covers

(pillow covers not pictured)

from:

northern Nigeria

total size: 

rug: 6 feet in diameter

starting donation bid:

$250

 

Contributions

as low as

$50

can provide

a year

of

textbooks

for a

university student

in

Nigeria.

Item #123

Item #124: Here is an Ecuadorian woven Tapestry entitled "Marisol." It comes from Otavalo, Ecuador.  It measures 42" x 27" and has a starting donation bid of $200.

“Marisol”

woven tapestry

from:

Otavalo, Ecuador

total size:

42″ x 27″

starting donation bid:

$200

A scholarship of

$1500

can cover the

tuition,

books,

and materials

for an entire year of schooling in

Turkey.

A contribution

of

$1000

can cover

one year

of

university tuition

in

Indonesia.

Item #124

Item #125: Here is Beautiful African fabric. This piece is larger at 12 yards. It has vibrant patterns and bright colors. The starting donation bid for this fabric piece is $75.

“Bird of Paradise”

African fabric

From:

west Africa

total size: 

12 yards

starting donation bid:

$75

 

Item #125

Item #126: This is the second of the larger 12 yards African fabric pieces. This pice also has a starting donation bid of $75.  Fact: A contribution of $1,100 can cover tuition for one year of university for a student in Indonesia.

“Cyclone Colors”

African fabric

from:

west Africa

total size (including frame):

12 yards

starting donation bid:

$75

Item #126-131

Item #127-#132: More African fabrics. These pieces are slightly smaller, but just as beautiful. The starting donation bids for each of these (separately) will be $50.  They are all 45" wide and 9' long (item numbers go left to right)

African fabrics #126 – #131

from:

West Africa

total size:

each piece measures 45″ x 9′

starting donation bid:

$50 each

Item #132

Item #133: Some beautiful wearable art pieces are featured. A local artist, Nancy Oline, created two different pieces influenced by international trends. Both pieces have a starting donation bid of $25 and this piece is an adult extra large.

wearable art

artist:

Nancy Oline

size: 

adult extra large

starting donation bid:

$25

 

Your contributions can help projects like “Millennium Volunteers Youth Camp” in Nigeria, which built a stronger spirit of community service and volunteerism amongst youth.

Item #133

Item #134: This shirt is an adult large also made by Nancy Oline. By bidding on this piece, you can help projects like “Millennium Volunteers Youth Camp” in Nigeria that built a stronger spirit of community service and volunteerism amongst youth in that country.

wearable art

artist:

Nancy Oline

size: 

adult extra large

starting donation bid:

$25

 

Item #134

Item #135: This beautiful metal embossed painting depicting the "Last Supper" is from the town Aquascalientes, Mexico. The artist is unknown at this time. The starting donation bid for this piece is $100 and its size is 30" x 18.5".

“Last Supper”

metal embossed painting, framed

from:

Aquascaliantes, Mexico

total size (including frame):

30″ x 18.5″

starting donation bid:

$100

Item #135

Items #136-137: These two Votive Holders are made from fusing glass. They were created by the artist, C.A.H. All the colors mix well together, but can all be clearly seen when lighting a candle inside. The starting donation bid for the pair are $25.

fused glass votive holders

Artist:

C.A.H., Iowa

starting donation bid:

$25 for the pair

 

Item #136

Item #138: These landscape series photos were photographed by Michael Liedtke. Both pieces beautifully capture the horizon and the expansiveness of the open landscape . They sit at 12" x 18" and both of these pieces will have a starting donation bid of $50.

“Lonely Mountain”

landscape photography

artist:

Michael Liedtke Photography

total size:

12″ x 18″

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #137

Item #139: This second Michael Liedtke photograph also measures 12" x 18".  The starting donation bid for this beautiful work is $50.  
Fact: Your donations can help around the world. One project in Ukraine titled “My Democracy: Values that Unite Us!” included a series of adult and youth dialogue sessions and workshops in Eastern Ukraine as well as a traveling photo exhibition throughout the region.

“Rocky Mountain National Park”

landscape photography

artist:

Michael Liedtke Photography

total size:

12″ x 18″

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #138

Hand coiled pot

Hand-coiled pottery

Artist:

Kay Gibson Baldus, Iowa

total size: 

10″ width x 9″ diameter

starting donation bid:

$50

 

Item #139

Fish plate

Fish Platter Pottery

artist:

Kay Gibson Baldus, Iowa

total size (including frame):

9.5″ x 6.25″

starting donation bid:

$50

Item #140

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“Nature’s World”

painting

artist:

Erza L.A. Mendrofa, Indonesia

YES Student living in Clear Lake, Iowa

total size (including frame):

20″ x 16″

starting donation bid:

$75