By Ken Stern 

MoNA 31st annual auction a night of shared magic


Ken Stern

THIS WAS ONE OF 30 ITEMS SOLD THROUGH LIVE BIDDING AT THE 31ST ANNUAL MONA AUCTION – Saturday night, art handler Lucy Mae VanZanden held up the "Frog Bowl," bronze, no date, created by sculptor Ann Morris, before the bidding for it started. Mary Rytand bought it for $2,000.

There was sharing aplenty at the Museum of Northwest Art Saturday night as MoNA raised $370,000 through purchases and donations at its 31st annual auction. The First Street museum was humming as people gathered for the second year in a row, with nary an N95 mask in sight. The theme, "Share the Magic of Northwest Art," was visible throughout, with over 300 pieces of art hung and displayed on every gallery wall on the first and second floor, with sculpture and jewelry displayed on stands and tables. Most of the art was donated by local and regional artists and collectors. There were 30 live a...

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