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Online Art Auction

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An online art auction in honor of Breast Month, featuring local artists and pieces that celebrate the female breast, breast-feeding, or conceptualization of the aforementioned.

This invitational and juried virtual auction of artwork benefit Huddle Up Moms. Our mission is to empower, educate, and support mothers in Southwest Virginia by fueling meaningful connections within our community. We believe that all mothers deserve to flourish in all aspects of their lives. We believe that it takes a village to raise a family, and no woman should feel isolated. We believe in empowering women to prioritize their well-being and in connecting mothers to resources they need to be happy, healthy, and confident.

Auction Dates: This virtual auction will be hosted through from Friday, August 21, 2020, at 9 AM, EXTENDED TO Sunday, August 31, 2020, at 5 PM.




Artists Bio


Suzanne Ross

Roanoker Suzanne​ Davis Ross, WHS, actively advocates for the arts. After earning her Masters of Art Education, Radford University 1982, she continues her education with master painters and shares that with her students. In 2002, Suzanne was awarded membership at the Watercolor Honor Society, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri. May 2016, her portrait of her granddaughter Bethany Walter won an Award of Distinction in the 37th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society. Suzanne is a founding member. June "Best Pick" Smith Mountain Lake, Suzanne was awarded First in Watercolor. In July, a contour drawing won a Bath County Art Show. August - October, "Paint Trail," 30 western paintings from her American landscape series compromised her solo showing at Unitarian Universalist, Blacksburg. The watercolors were painted during her husband's retirement and their twelve years full-timing in a 1999 Winnebago adventurer RV coast-to-coast & border-to-border. They often hosted in the National Parks. Her watercolor "Peak Colors" was the poster for the second annual Plein Air South Peak October, which she helped establish. Her master watercolor students in portraiture at the Brambleton Center and she continually exhibit at Hollywood's, Hollins. She paints and exhibits with the 202 Figurative Painters, a group that her niece, Margret Sue Turner founded. Suzanne's condo studio welcomes private students in water media. A member of the Lions Club International, she works with middle school teachers to encourage their students to submit to the annual International Peace Poster contest. She is a woman Artist of Distinction at Ferrum College and her art is in many private and public collections. Her daughter Michele Walter, Blacksburg, also a water media painter teaches privately and at Artful Lawyer and is an exhibiting member of The Virginia Eight and Blacksburg Regional Artist Association.

ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Lady in Blue Shawl", watercolor, Sheryl Greene from life, sketch-pad collage.

  •  "Noon Light", watercolor brush sketch, from life, torso of female nude.

Patricia Placona

Patricia is an artist and yoga /pilates instructor, originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, but has resided in southwest Virginia for many years. She studied art at Pratt Institute in NYC, and have been employed as an advertising coordinator and a textbook illustrator. She has received numerous awards from the League of Roanoke Artists, The Smith Mountain Lake Arts Council, and the Lackawanna Arts Council. She has participated in several invitational shows at the Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine. She has spent many years studying the human figure, both as an artist and a movement instructor.  

ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Gaia Creator and Nurturer", Oil on canvas, Young woman in a blue drape.

  • "Dione - Mother Goddess", mixed water media, Reclining young woman.

  • "Themis - Reflection", mixed water media, woman in yoga pose.


Jay Hough

"Drawing saved me as a kid. In college, I sucked up "eye-mind-hand control"- drawing without looking down from the subject. Though I had had some training with a brush, it wasn't until I took a workshop with MJ Lynch, western Plein air artist, that I saw how to mix and apply color next to color.

That was thirty years ago, and if being an architect hadn't gotten in the way, I'd be a lot better with that brush by now. A slowdown in the office work has me back at the easel, and since the drawing never quit, all I have to do is learn to paint over again. No big deal, huh?"  

ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Shadowed", oil sketch, 11x14 oil sketch of quartering standing female with shadow on wall.

  • "Composite nudes", oil painting, 16x20 Two female models, two skin tones, two 1hr 30 min poses interwoven.

  • "Ryleigh No. 1", oil painting, 12x16 Female study


Terry Lyon

Terry has participated in numerous art shows in North Carolina and Virginia, including Art in the Park (Richmond, VA), Festival in the Park (Roanoke, VA), Boardwalk Art Show (Virginia Beach), and others. Terry uses a variety of media including oils, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil, and conte. His subjects include landscapes and figure work His style has evolved through his rich interactions with regional artists. 


Starting art in junior high school, by his senior year Terry was named "Most Artistic". Recognition continued as he won 1st place in landscape (Bath County) and 1st place at Our Lady of Nazareth Religious Art Show. Art was a hobby for Terry until he retired from his work as an engineer and now spends 5-6 hours a day, six days a week in his studio. 

ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "South Rim", charcoal drawing, 24x16 seated figure.

  • "Gallery Nude", oil painting, 20x16.


Karen Carter


ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Awakening", oil painting.


Dana Phillips


ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Sheryl Contemplative", oil painting, 12x16, seated nude.

  • "Couch Nude", oil painting, 16x12, reclining nude.


Michelle Fisher


ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Model in Red Scarf", watercolor/mixed media, 12 3/4 x 17 1/2, standing figure.

  • "Monday's Model", watercolor/mixed medium, 16x20, seated figure.


Patrick Callaway


ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Untitled", charcoal, 18x24, seated figure.


MargaretSue Turner Wright


ART PIECES [see scrolling Gallery above]:

  • "Letting Go, and Letting Down", oil painting, 30x15.

  • "I Feel You, Little One", oil painting, 24x18.

  • "Coffee Break", oil painting, 36x24.

  • "I Am Already Proud of You", oil painting, 18x24.

  • "Last Trimester of Waiting", oil painting, 24x18.