RONCEVERTE, W.Va. — The Thursday, Dec. 11 deadline for bids on each of the eight original paintings donated to the Ronceverte Public Library by Ellen Fischer, a highly respected artist in the Southern and Mid-Western sections of the country, is quickly approaching, Librarian Cherie Davis has announced.
The eight paintings featuring scenes in the Ronceverte area have minimum bids ranging from $150 to $300, depending on size, and all proceeds from the auction goes to the Ronceverte Public Library.
“Fischer’s ancestry is from the Ronceverte area and she comes frequently for reunions on Rockland Road and in the Teaberry Road area,” Davis added.
The paintings are on display at the Ronceverte Public Library, located at 120 Main St. W., as well as on the library’s homepage and Facebook page.
“To bid, simply telephone or visit the library, telling the library attendant the amount of the bid and contact information,” Davis added. “Then, the bidder can check daily until 5 p.m. on Dec. 11 to see what the high bids are and, if they need, make another bid. The winning bidder for each will be notified that evening.”
The non-profit library serves the Fort Spring and Irish Corner districts of Greenbrier County, along with adjoining areas in Monroe and Greenbrier counties.
The Ronceverte Public Library is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, and on Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Bids can be made by calling (304) 647-7400.
This painting, titled “Greenbrier River Near Island Park,” is one of eight original paintings by artist Ellen Fischer that are being auctioned off to benefit the Ronceverte Public Library. The deadline for bids on each painting is Thursday, Dec. 11. The paintings are on display at the library, located at 120 Main St. W. in Ronceverte, as well as on the library’s homepage and Facebook page. (Photo Courtesy Mike Williams)