By Miriam Raftery
June 18, 2022 (El Cajon) – Bidding is now open online for a special auction of two signed, limited edition, framed and matted prints by Olaf Wieghorst, an internationally recognized artist considered one of the top painters of Western art. Some of his works sold for over a million dollars during his lifetime. Proceeds will benefit both the East County Art Association and East County Magazine. Now you can own one of Wieghorst’s exceptional works, Spring Rain and Beef Herd. View video for a close-up look at these impressive artworks: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/7V496dpqHSw.
About the auction:
The auction opens online (see below to bid), and will close on Saturday, June 25 at 3 p.m. during the ECAA’s upcoming event, “Ocean Love” at the Courtyard Marriott in El Cajon. View event flyer. If you wish to view the works in person, you can visit the ECAA gallery at 124 East Main St. in downtown El Cajon, Wed.-Sat. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 60 percent of proceeds will benefit the East County Arts Association and 40% will benefit East County Media, the nonprofit that supports East County Magazine.
How to bid:
Send your name, mailing address, phone number, and email along with your bid amount to firstname.lastname@example.org and the words "AUCTION BID" in the subject line, along with which art piece you wish to bid on, and the amount of your bid. You will receive a bid number and confirmation your bid was received. Bid numbers and amounts will be posted online at the bottom of this page and updated regularly. (No personal information will be posted.) The online auction bids will be accepted until June 25 at 11 a.m., after which the auction will continue at the event from1-3 p.m.