Thank you for your interest in the Bees of Bee Cave Benefit Auction. We were delighted to place five of our ten Bee sculptures with new collectors! For a recap about this unique public art project, follow this link to the December 2021 News emailing.
If you have a question about the Bee sculptures remaining in our collection, please reach out to Deby Childress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each “Bee” sculpture has been individually designed by a different artist and painted with a special blend that withstands outdoor conditions. These sculptures are long lasting and gorgeous. In addition, a book discussing the project and each artist is available (see download button below, or you can purchase a hard copy from Deby at The Hive.
Funds generated through “Bee” auction support greatly needed scholarships for local high school students, educational programming, community projects, and the artists who created these wonderful sculptures. Your support is greatly appreciated!
November 20 | Register to Bid
December 1 | Bidding Opens
December 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Kickoff Party at The Hive
Paint: Envy, an extremely high quality exterior acrylic paint
Winning bidders will each receive email instructions. In brief: 1) you may pick up your Bee in person (email Deby Childress: email@example.com); 2) you may have your Bee delivered within Travis County (professional mover with art handling experience, fee of $250 includes lifting your Bee to and from the vehicle and you would pay the mover upon delivery); or 3) you may have your Bee packed, insured and shipped to a physical address (professional shipping service fee involved). No refunds will be issued. Thank you!
The cost to create each individual Bee sculpture was $3,000. Hence, we hope our bidders will bid “high,” and receive a tax deduction for any funding provided to Bee Cave Arts Foundation above $3,000. A portion of the winning bid will be donated by us to each Bee artist, and the remainder will provide critical financial support to Bee Cave Arts Foundation. We believe the true value of each Bee is $10,000.
Our thanks go to Cis Dickson for her inspiration, Cheryl Latimer for creating the design and building the small clay Bee model, Chris Olson at Global Mariner for the fabrication of the Bees, Robert Childress for the hours of prep work, Kelly Moore Paints for their partnership, all the artists, and the Hill Country Galleria for hosting the outdoor display. This is another perfect example of everyone working together to bring public art to the community!