Silent Auction, Happy Hour, and Poster Session

RiversEdge West
February 4th, 2020
University Center Ballroom, 2nd floor
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Experience a part of our annual conference!
Join us at Colorado Mesa University's University Center from 5:00-7:00 pm on February 4th, 2020 for a happy hour, silent auction, and poster session.
This informal happy hour is part of our 18th Annual Riparian Restoration Conference. Enjoy a free drink and appetizers, participate in our river-themed silent auction, and experience one of our cornerstone programs. You do not need to register for the conference or be a riparian restoration professional in order to attend.  
Along with bidding on over 45 unique artwork and crafts, you'll have the opportunity to talk with experts in the riparian restoration field. Over 25 different researchers, students, non-profit groups, and land managers will be sharing their work via large posters during the event for you to explore (after you've completed your silent auction bidding, of course). 
The silent auction bidding will end at 6:45 pm. 
Artists and donated items include:
  • Serena Supplee - River print titled "Playful Life" and custom playing cards
  • Powderhorn Resort - Two full-day powderhorn lift tickets
  • REI - Women's sleeping bag
  • The Great Frame Up - $100 framing gift certificate
  • Ron Johnson - Hopi prayer feather carved from cottonwood root and a Hopi Child Katchina: corn boy made from cottonwood root
  • Barbara Polacca - Hopi Pot
  • Nancy Ohlson - Fisher Towers & Canyonlands Painted Gourd  
  • DG House - Dog print
  • Annie Brace - Salmon print and river camp print
  • Trent Bristol - Handcarved bowtie made from Russian olive
  • Lee Gelatt Photography - Framed print "Cottonwood"
  • Tim Graham - Four burl buttons
  • Deb Woltjer - Stained glass
  • Clark Hale - Carved tamarisk bowl
  • Susan Owens - Framed canvas print and custom greeting cards
  • C. Lacouture - Carved wooden duck
  • Christina Jacobsen - "River Guy" in pen and ink
  • Peg Oswald - Pastel landscape 
  • Jeanette Davis - Textile painting "Dream River"
  • Cathy Berreie - Tile mosaic "Bluebird-blackbird"
  • Marla Ferguson - Birch trees handmade quilt and river quilt
  • Kaylee Smith - Two paintings
  • Betsy Greslin - Handmade boxes with carvings and a hand-carved oak wooden spoon
  • Robert LeFebre - Landscape painting
  • Lori Raper - Flower wall pocket
  • Basil Ede - Twilight Duo-Pintails
  • Danielle Jolette - framed Colorado Butterfly Plant
  • Kathy McCarthy - handmade 100% Tchairo Alpaca felted wool shawl and hand woven pine needle basket
  • Sylvia Emery Wilhelm - "Water Drop" and "Rain" collages
  • and more!
THANK YOU to all of the generous artists and vendors who have donated items to the auction!
This portion of our conference is open to the public with a donation of any amount. Donations can be made on the last page of our online registration or at the door.
All proceeds from the auction will go towards RiversEdge West's student scholarship fund.
Donating Items to the Auction:
We welcome any donation to the silent auction! Examples include art, tools, hand-made crafts, gift cards, or vouchers, etc. To make a donation to silent auction, please email Cara at

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mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.



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