Item 31.The Picasso Watercolor

PicassoWatercolorWatercolor rendition of “The Picasso” on Daley Plaza in Chicago — the Picasso served as the inspiration for this year’s AALL Annual Meeting logo.  Painting measures 9″ x 12″ and is temporarily matted in a double mat measuring 11″ x 14″.  Instead of a picture postcard, take home this memento of your stay in Chicago!
Value: $20
Opening bid: $10
Donated by Gail Warren

Item 22. Sterling Silver Earrings

CW-EarringsHear the whisper of the Founding Founders in your ears all day long when you wear these beautiful round post earrings inspired by architectural details in Colonial Williamsburg.  Feel the ‘Burg (now that “Feeling the Bern” is no longer a viable option)!

Value: $40
Opening bid: $20

Donated by Donna Bausch

Item 2. Eat & Explore Virginia: Cookbook & Travel Guide

eat-and-explore-virginiaFrom the publisher’s website:  
Experience The Old Dominion like never before as you explore the distinct flavor of Virginia and discover the state’s exceptional communities, beloved celebrations and remarkable destinations… all within the pages of this unique cookbook.  You’ll discover favorite recipes straight from the kitchens of hometown cooks across the state… Stratford Hall’s Famous Ginger Cookies, Gray Ghost Miniature Cheesecakes, and Chincoteague Clam Pot Pie.  Delicious Virginia fare such as Rosemary Chicken, Peach Dumplings, Hot Virginia Dip, and Grey Swan Inn Signature Strata will tempt the taste buds and guarantee raves from your friends and family.

Value: $18.95
Opening bid: $10

Donated by Gail Warren

Item 1. Forsaken: A Novel

ForsakenIn April 1912 in Hampton, Virginia, white eighteen-year-old reporter Charles Mears covers his first murder case, a trial that roiled racial tensions. An uneducated African American girl, Virginia Christian, was tried for killing her white employer. Virgie died in the electric chair one day after her seventeenth birthday, the only female juvenile executed in Virginia history.  Written by Ross Howell, Jr. and released in February 2016, this work of fiction is based on an actual case and the primary characters were real people.  See his website for more information about the book.

Value: $27.95
Opening bid: $15

Donated by Gail Warren