field trip – the burlington art centre art auction

The Burlington Art Centre Art Auction - Update

Lake Erie #9, 11×14 inch landscape photograph framed to 16×20 inches

Friday night Darren and I piled in the car and made the two hour road trip to The Burlington Art Centre’s Art Auction where Lake Erie #9 was set to be auctioned off. And it was certainly a nerve-wracking affair. I’ve never faced one of my images being sold at a live auction, and let me tell you, I was anxious!

{Me and Lake Erie #9, we were bid number 177}

I was lot number three so my time came quickly. I remember when they put it up on the auction block my heart started pounding in my throat and I whispered to Darren, “I’m gonna to need a drink after this”. I mean, what if it didn’t sell? What if it didn’t meet the meagre reserve price that I had set? It wasn’t really about the money, it was about my ego and my confidence. That, and I didn’t want to have to make a third trip back to Burlington to pick up my unsold art. That certainly would be the drive of shame and would take a ton of ice cream to heal.

Bids started flying. Then, before I knew it, it was all over. I stood frozen as the auctioneer announced “Sold for $450”, and Darren whispered in my ear “Do you need a drink?”, my response “Oh ya…”.

I think I was still in shock when I woke up on Saturday morning.

6 thoughts on “field trip – the burlington art centre art auction

  1. Karen Glotzbach says:

    Jennifer – Congratulations on receiving such a high bid for your beautiful artwork. As an owner of one of your pieces, I totally understand the allure of your photography… believe in yourself!!!

    • jennifer says:

      Thank you ladies! We’re still pretty excited over here.

      Karen – Thank you so much for the vote of confidence, you’ve really made my day! Have you hung your photograph yet? I’d love to see it.

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