2019 Live Auction
"Who Wants to Live Forever" by Mary Payton
This 36” x 36” x 1.5” acrylic paint and colored pencil piece is featured on gallery wrapped canvas, unframed and sealed with archival quality products. The vivid painting, by Mary Payton, is intended to remind the viewer that there is beauty everywhere. As in life, it contains moments of complexity and simplicity, intensity and emptiness, sporadic movements and calm, anxiety and peacefulness, contrast and cohesion. But as one whole, it encompasses all of this and becomes a happy, energetic piece. Mary’s work is about the exploration of color and how color affects the viewer. As a visually impaired artist, she is interested in less tangible things and concentrates on abstract, non-representational paintings. She wants the work to reach emotions in the viewer without tying them to person, place, or thing. Her work is generally bright and vivid and plays with calm vs active areas.
"Horizon Hearts in Healing" by Kathleen Fesler and the Horizon Elementary 1st Grade Classes
This piece, which measures 25" x 28.75", truly is the "heart" of what HeArts and Healing is all about. First grade students from Harrisburg Horizon Elementary collaborated to create a multi-media piece based on the color studies of Abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. They also got to experience the beauty that can happen when we all work together and share our hearts with others.
Donated by Tamara Vik and Lisa Garrett
"Intersection" by Kelly Tadlock
The painting is a 18"x 60" piece by Kelly Tadlock. Kelly was born in Sioux Falls and currently lives in Brandon. When creating, Tadlock is motivated by structure and balance while constantly taking risks and pushing the medium to its limits. She is fascinated by the relationships found in her artwork; tension between colors, space and balance, all reflections of personal experiences and emotions.
"Sunrise on Tallgrass Ave" by Joan Zephier
Oil painting that is 48" x 12". Joan’s body of work focuses on the emotional stories of addiction, recovery, family and spirituality and how it looks in her own life. She works in many mediums to express her life, always seeking to communicate a spiritual and human connection in her art. Her philosophy is that every single person has a story and every single person has an artist spirit. Our unique story, told in a visual way, has the ability to connect with someone else in ways that our words cannot.
"Life, a Master Study after Michelangelo" by Darwin Wolf
This icon of the Italian Renaissance is reproduced in classic relief by local sculptor and long-time Avera supporter Darwin Wolf. In creating the appearance of an aged plaster fragment, the panel is actually cast in a hi-tech, lightweight material. The result is a stunning edition weighing less than 15 lbs. It can be adapted for wall or ceiling installation. The winning bidder for this item will have their choice between deliveries by the sculptor of the actual piece on the auction or collaborating with Darwin to create a custom reproduction to fit your color scheme. Many tones of plaster such as ivory, sandstone or other lighter stone can be accomplished. Sorry, not available in neon green, blaze orange or hot pink.
"The Wind Takes You" by Amanda Viau
Framed painting - 27 x 51
Plain and Cimpl
Father Chuck Cimpl and our own HeARTS in Healing Auctioneer, Jim Woster, will host ten people at Father Cimpl’s home at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Enjoy great food, beverages (your choice of libations will be available), along with wonderful conversation.
Dinner with the Sisters
Past winners vie again and again for the opportunity to join the Sisters for stimulating conversation during an evening of wonderful food, beverages and fun.
This package is for up to six guests at the Sisters’ home. Set your date for this package with the Sisters.
Florida Vacation Package
Seven days, 6 nights in the beautiful villa at the amazing Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa. Conveniently located close to Orlando's theme parks and shopping with plenty of on-site amenities. This is a top choice for Florida vacation destinations. Includes gift card towards airfare. Dates subject to availability. Must be used by 12/31/19.
Here We Go Again Tour
Four floor seats to Cher's "Here We Go Again" Tour at the Premier Center on May 16th.
Thank you to the 2019 Event Sponsors
Sands Drywall, Inc.
Boyce Law Firm, LLP*
Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith, P.C.*
Eide Bailly, LLP*
First Bank & Trust, N.A.*
Great Western Bank*
Ideal Wedding & Events*
Maguire Iron, Inc.*
Journey Group Company*
Thompson Electric Company*
Avera Medical Group Midwest Psychiatric Medicine
Avera Medical Group TMS Therapy
Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry As.
Avera Heart Hospital
Component Manufacturing and Reaves Buildings Systems*
First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard
Interstate Office Products*
Security National Bank of South Dakota*
Smithfield Foods Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank
Current Friends of Behavioral Health
Rich and Sue Aguilar
Dr. Michael and Jenny Bergan
Dale and Judy Blauwet
James and Linda Breckenridge
Dr. Nicole Christenson-Keisacker and Rob Keisacker
Brian and Audra Eide
Mike and Amy Elliott
Dr. William and Gail Fuller
Matt and Peggy Griffin
Dr. Beveryly J. Gunderson
Helpline Center, Inc.
Kathy and Tad Jacobs
Rich and Cindy Korman
Tim and Kori Kromminga
Steven and Patricia Lindquist
Paul and Michelle Lavallee
Mary and Steve Maertens
Anne and Scott Morstad
Thomas and Dody Otten
Ann and Christopher Schiltz
Sioux Chapter of the South Dakota Counseling Association
Dr. Timothy and Elizabeth Soundy
South Dakota State University Foundation
Southeastern Behavioral HealthCare
Matt and Susan Stanley
Lori and Bob Sutton
Dr. Shawn and Lisa Van Gerpen
Tamara Vik, MD
Mark and Sarah Vortherms
Jim and Karri Wiederrich
Dr. Nancy Wise-VanderLee and Jerry VanderLee
Mary Wolf and Chuck Weis
Jim and Penny Woster
*Cornerstone Society Member
Thanks to supporters like you, proceeds from HeARTS in Healing directly benefit patients and families at Avera Behavioral Health Center through the Art in Healing Program and patient/family navigation services. Thank you to our artists, sponsors, event attendees for making gifts to support the health and well-being of the local community.
Art in Healing
Avera Behavioral Health Center provides excellent care through passionate staff, state-of-the-art facilities and the latest treatment methods. Our dedication to guiding the future of behavioral health care has led to innovative treatment methods including the use of art for healing purposes. Below are some stories from patients who have directly benefited from your gifts!
"I cannot believe the difference in our son. You helped me find the child I knew was in there. He smiles easily, jokes around, is playful and doing well in school. He’s improved so much since hospitalization. Thank you to the staff for the care provided to our son and family."
"All of the Avera Behavioral Health staff was absolutely supportive, uplifting and positive and I commend the entire staff for what they do. I believe they are all good and faithful servants. They truly are God's mission that has come to help us when we cannot help ourselves. I got a lot out of this stay and can’t thank you all enough. Everyone deserves a thumbs up!"
"The nurses and techs literally went above and beyond the call of duty and never invalidated me or my feelings and condition. They were great. I didn't think they could teach me much, but they did! I learned a lot that will stay with me always."