Marion artist donates watercolor for Newton arts school auction



Artist Sheri Lauren Schmidt from Marion donated a watercolor painting, ?Autumn Harvest,? for a silent auction that will benefit the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts in Newton.

The silent auction began at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Bidding will close at Tanya Tandoc?s ?Cooking for the Arts? program at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Senior Center, 122 E. 6th, Newton.

Tandoc will demonstrate recipes for her famous specialty soups. including Tomato Basil Bisque, Chicken Curry with Chutney, Shrimp and Corn Chowder and Cuban Black Bean.

Tickets to the event are $45 and attendance at this event is limited to the first 60 guests.

Proceeds from the silent auction and the Cooking for the Arts fundraiser will help BCAPA to continue its mission of enhancing the quality of life in Newton and the surrounding communities through the fine arts.

?Autumn Harvest? is on display at BCAPA, 123 E. Broadway, Newton.

To place a bid or purchase tickets, call or e-mail Danika Bielek, BCAPA artistic director, at 316-283-4902 or

Tickets also are available at Faith and Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main, Newton. Sheri Lauren Schmidt?s gallery can be viewed at







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