We are so grateful for the exceptional group of artists who have donated their work to raise funds for the
Sancy Shaw Memorial Scholarship Fund.
All profits from the sale of their work will go directly to the fund.
Original Hand-Hooked Pillow
100% wool- pink is hand dyed with beet juice
The love in Sancy’s Heart branches out to all of us.
Shining in the Starry Night Sky Necklace
Sterling silver pendant with 14K gold star accent on a sterling ball chain, 16” with a 2” extender.
Shining in the Starry Night Ring
Sterling silver ring with 14k gold moon accent – size 7
I chose these pieces to go along with the Shine On them, hoping that they might encourage the wearer to think of Sancy every time they see a star or the moon shining in the night sky. To me, as a jeweler working to make one of a kind and carefully curated design collections, jewelry is more than fashion. It is art. It is history. It is a story.
Encaustic 20″ x 16″ x 2″
Spring flowers are one of my greatest joys after a long Steamboat winter. I use encaustic – a beeswax mixed with a hardening agent called Damar resin (tree sap). It is applied in molten form and every layer is fused with heat. Most of my paintings have 20 – 40, sometimes up to more than 100 layers of wax.
Cracked But Not Broken
Photograph 11″ x 17″
I came across this rock hiking and was immediately struck by the beauty of the cracks and scars. Each scar has a story I know nothing about, each crack shows weathering but also shows strength – the strength not to break, the strength not to fall apart but instead to be proud of what it has taken to survive as long as this rock has. I chose this piece for the auction because I know how loss scars us and how we can choose to break or choose to find strength in where we have come from. Brett and his family have shown a strength we can all learn from.
Sitting It Out
Hammered steel, plasma cut with lost wax cast figures. 18″ x 14.5″
I divide my time between Spain and North Routt, Colorado. This piece was made while I was working in Rajasthan, India.
Denise Bohart Brown
Eighty Degrees at 7 AM
Fused Glass 19”x8”x1” (stand base is 9”x5”)
Inspired by growing up on the eastern plains of Colorado – you knew it was hot when you could look out across the flat and see the heat waves rising, distorting your view. Usually in Colorado, it cools off at night… but not always. When it’s already 80 degrees at 7 AM, you know you’re in for a really hot one.
Oil 8” x 10”
Dona Steele Designs
I painted this piece for a Plain Air event at a property north of Steamboat.
Behind the Scenes
Photograph 16″ x 21″ framed
This image summed up the importance of the things that happen behind the scenes in life. The role of a mother, like Sancy, the importance of community, friendship and solidarity.
Glass piece 17.5 x 8.5
Metal base 22 x 12.5 x 3.5
Metal base was generously donated by Pete Schroeder
When I was asked about creating a piece for this event I was familiar with the Shaw family tragedy but was not familiar with Sancy herself. I started reading about her and the more I read the more overcome with emotion I became. More importantly, the more I read the more I realized how full of life, family and community she was. I wanted to create something bright and colorful to reflect the brightness Sancy brought to those around her.
Black Walnut and Silver Maple – urban forested wood from Boulder County
Seat of chairs vary from 10 – 14”
Height of seats off floor are 15 -17”
Seats are tipped at 10 degrees
Total height of chair backs at 38” and backrest is 33”
Digital photo, matted and framed. 30″ x 22″
Minimum bid $300
It is impossible for me to visit Canyonlands National Park without feeling a sense of wonder. The views are so big, but simultaneously the starkness emphasizes the importance of detail. I tried hard to capture this spectrum in this photograph.
The Road Less Traveled
Watercolor 11″ x 15″
This barn is off of RCR 14, along the bypass route that becomes River Road and takes you through Brooklyn. As I painted my plein air study in preparation for this piece, I noticed how many people use this route to bypass town – to practice strength training for skate skiing or cycle. I met and smiled at several of them as I painted. This is a road less traveled by tourists. But it is well known to us who live here.
Sancy also knew how to walk less traveled roads. In her walk with God, in her passion for excellence, in her mothering and marriage, she lived well. That’s why we set up these tangible ways to remember her. We could never say Sancy lived in a rut or a groove. She took the road less travelled. And as Frost would say, that has made all the difference.
Digital photograph printed on metallic paper and acrylic float-mounted. 25″ x 17″
I am always drawn to abstract, worn and weathered images. We were enjoying a majestic view at the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, but I found myself exploring the photographic possibilities of road construction equipment!
Iris and Swallowtail
Oil 24″ x 36″
Iris are beautiful in the Yampa Valley in May and early June. Swallowtail butterflies are their natural friends here. It’s a thing of beauty to see a Swallowtail perch over an iris. The butterfly that emerges from the odd caterpillar is a reminder of the changing nature of life. The lovely butterfly represents the transcendence of life emerging in a beautiful, new form.
Paper on paper, mounted on wood 18″ x 24″ x 4″
This piece was inspired by the powerful currents, which roared through our beautiful Yampa River this summer. In physics, the definition of a standing wave is “a vibration of a system in which some particular points remain fixed while others between them vibrate with the maximum amplitude.” In water, this is seen as a tall wave that seems to not move at all. Although I did not know her, it seems Sancy’s legacy and presence has remained intact while creating ripples of super positive outcomes for the community.
Bronze 12” x 9” x 6”
The sculpture “Transporter” is about books and literature and their power to transport you from wherever you are to somewhere else. On a deeper level, this piece is about the relationship between parent and child, having the courage and vulnerability to meld, separate, and intertwine.
Mixed Media Original 8″ x 10″
The Road Home
Acrylic on wrapped canvas 24″ x 24″
Like Sancy who loved the outdoors, my soul is fueled by nature. As I worked on this piece, I felt inspired constantly by Sancy’s light. I hope this painting offers a sense of peace, and a reminder that no matter what life brings, there is always a place where flowers bloom, mountains protect and sunlight warms.