The Dutch Art Gallery, which showcases dozens of famous and rising, local and national talent is holding a silent auction Saturday, July 27 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Festivities include a contest to win a free canvas oil painting by Beth VanDeventer, producer of fine portrait, wildlife and animal art.

Drop a print photo of your pet in the Pet Photo Contest Drop Box inside the Dutch Art Gallery at Northlake Shopping Center, Northwest Highway east of Ferndale. Make sure all of your contact info is on the back of the print. Deadline: Saturday, July 27 at 4:30 p.m.

By now most of us have discovered that "brush strokes" filter in Photoshop. Here it's applied to a pic of Seamus the mutt. Here's your opportunity to have the real deal.

By now most of us have discovered that “brush strokes” filter in Photoshop. Here it’s applied to a pic of Seamus the lovable mutt. Now, have the real deal.

At Saturday’s auction, bid on works by  Rebecca ZookJudy MackeyDebbie LincolnSharon HodgesGwen Bell, Melissa Smith, Kay WyneBeth VanDeventer and more. Find the auction schedule and rules here.

Gallery staffers will announce high bids and photo contest winners at about 5 p.m. (Photo contestants need not be present to win). VanDeventer will live paint throughout the day.

Side note: same day as the auction, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Nancy Standlee will host a day-long collage workshop. Details, cost and supply list is all here.

Collage art: Nancy Standlee via Dutch Art Gallery

Collage art: Nancy Standlee via Dutch Art Gallery

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