Rainier Symphony 2008-2009 Season

Painted Violins

Rainier Symphony Painted Violin Benefit Auction

Join us May 17 - 27, 2009 for our online auction of beautiful painted violins. These incredible works of art were created by local artists exclusively for Rainier Symphony. The artists worked with various media to transform real violins into one-of-a-kind art pieces. All proceeds will sustain the Symphony's efforts to promote classical music.

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Rainier Symphony has been committed to supporting our local communities for over 25 years, and continues to make this commitment stronger each year. A primary objective over the last five years has been to reach out and connect with music students in our area. Our youth outreach efforts include free concert tickets for children, and working with local teachers and youth orchestras to encourage the development of young musicians. Please help us continue to fund these and other valuable Symphony programs.



Click here to see the violins and read the Artist Statements.

Neptune's Prelude

by Stacie Lyn Kentop
20" long
Includes violin case*; does not include a violin bow
Buy-it-Now price $500

Tea Time

by Petronella Fursman
24" long
Includes violin case*; does not include a violin bow
Buy-it-Now price $500

Stamps from My Friends

by Lauren Oney
16" long
Does not include a violin case or bow
Buy-it-Now price $200

The Song Bird

by Lisa Lamoreaux
24" long
Includes violin case*; includes a hairless violin bow
Buy-it-Now price SOLD

Midsummer Night's Dream

by Ellen Miffit
24" long
Does not include a violin case; haired bow permanently attached
Buy-it-Now price $500

Hummingbird

by Todd Karam
20" long
Includes violin case*; does not include a violin bow
Buy-it-Now price $200

Van Gogh

by Janet Wold
24" long
Includes violin case*; does not include a violin bow
Buy-it-Now price SOLD

Jeweled Child's Violin

by Rebecca DeVere & River Burke
16" long
Does not include a violin case or bow
Buy-it-Now price $350

Found Object: Music of the Street (No Strings Attached)

by Robert Stockton
20" long
Includes violin case*; includes a haired violin bow
Buy-it-Now price $200

Baroque 'n' Strings

by Lynette Hensley
22" long
Includes violin case*; does not include a violin bow
Buy-it-Now price SOLD

Little Blackbird

by Janet Fagan-Smith
20" long
Includes violin case*; includes a haired violin bow
Buy-it-Now price $200

* Includes a very used violin case that will provide protection during shipment, however the case is in poor visual condition and is not suitable for display or hand-carrying.

The violins are for decorative purposes only, and are no longer playable as musical instruments. Good instruments were not harmed in the making of these art pieces! The instruments were donated by local music stores specifically for this art project after being retired from student use.

Buy-it-Now

To buy one of these beautiful violins prior to the auction they are available at a "Buy-it-Now" price listed above. If you are interested in this option, please call the main Rainier Symphony number or e-mail us at questions@RainierSymphony.org. You will be contacted with the information required to make the purchase or provided any information needed to support your purchasing decision.

Online Auction

All violins not sold through the Buy-it-now presale will go into the online auction. The presale ends, and the presale prices expire, at 5:30 pm Pacific Time on May 17th. The online auction will open at 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 17th, close at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 27th, and be held on eBay. Once the auction begins, you can search on ebay for "Rainier Symphony," or check here for a link. Please email or call 206-781-5618 if you have any questions or would like more information.

Click here to see the violins and read the Artist Statements.