Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Benefit Auction Opens October 5

Downton Abbey on Masterpiece, Great Performances at The Met, Doc Martin, Antiques Roadshow. These and so many other national and local programs you and fellow public television viewers love to watch day after day, week after week on WSBE Rhode Island PBS are supported by donations from you and viewers like you.

Large or small, one-time or recurring, individual donations are the largest source of support for Rhode Island PBS. Every year, the station hosts a variety of fund raising events to boost support opportunities and to offer fun and rewards to viewers for their loyal support. Among the favorite events each year is the annual Benefit Auction, which, for the past 15 years, has featured a vehicle donated by your New England Toyota Dealers.

This year’s Rhode Island PBS Benefit Auction features the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE. If you're in the market for a new car, put yourself behind the wheel of this fuel-efficient sporty sedan by being the winning high bidder.

The Rhode Island PBS Benefit Auction also features three works of original art. Make a bold statement by choosing one or more of these pieces for home or office. Two are framed oil on canvas, signed and dated by artist John Eyre (1935-2007). One measures 38” x 38” and features purples, blues, black and white. The brilliant colors and extra large size of 50” x 74” of the second Eyre work make it an excellent choice for display in a company lobby or hung in a home with high ceilings. The third artwork is untitled and unsigned mixed media encaustic wax and oil on a 48” x 48” panel.

And if the sea is calling and you’re looking for a great winter project while you wait for next summer, set your heart and your sights on restoring a vintage 1967 O’Day Rhodes 19. The sea-worthy vessel includes mainsail and jib, plus LoadRite trailer.

You are invited to call us and come to the Rhode Island PBS studios between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday before the auction closes to inspect the artwork or the sail boat up close before you bid.

The Rhode Island PBS Benefit Auction opens on Monday, October 5 and closes on Sunday, October 25. Closing times are different for each item, so please check the listings on the auction site for the precise closing time for your favorite item.

Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support!

updated October 5, 2015