Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction


A Virtual Fundraising Event to Support Wolfe’s Neck Center

Thursday, September 17–Sunday, September 20, 2020

Auction now open for bidding!

Place Your Bids in Our Online Art Auction

Join us for our first-ever online art auction to support Wolfe’s Neck Center. This virtual event highlights the artistic interpretations of climate change and how it affects our planet. We invite you to browse the dynamic array of works, created by over 40 talented local artists inspired by this theme. This online event is a fundraiser to support our farmer training programs and commitment to connecting our community to fresh, nutritious food year-round. In addition to works of various mediums, browse our biddable items for one-of-a-kind farm experiences and more.

Click Here to browse all artwork and experiences

How to Participate

Create your free Handbid account to bid in our art auction—it’s easy! 

This event is free and open to the public, but you must create a Handbid account to bid. Here’s how:

On Your Computer 

  1. Click Here to access our Farm to Easel Art Auction event
  2. Find the ‘Login’ button on the top right and follow the link to Create an Account
  3. Save your login info! You’re ready to go when bidding opens on September 17

On Your Phone or Tablet 

  1. Download the Handbid app from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play store
  2. Open the app, tap “Get Started” and complete your information. Tap NEXT.
  3. Handbid will text you a 5-digit code. Enter this code to log in.
  4. Log in and select 2020 Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction from the list of auctions.
  5. Save your login info! You’re ready to go when bidding opens on September 17

In-Person Art Viewing for Registered Bidders
Saturday, September 19 from 10am to 4pm

We are thrilled to offer an in-person art preview of all pieces submitted to the Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction, on display in the Mallet Barn. To ensure the safety of those in attendance, please reserve a time slot. In order to attend the in-person viewing, you must be registered for the event by creating a free account (instructions above).

Click Here
to attend the viewing & reserve your time slot
Please RSVP by Friday at 4pm


Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 3
Online auction site opens to browse items
Registration opens—create an account to bid during the event!

Thursday, September 17
Online auction bidding opens at Noon

Saturday, September 19
In-person art viewing for registered bidders
Click Here to reserve a time slot by Friday at 4pm

Sunday, September 20
Online remarks at 3pm
Bidding closes at 5pm

Chances to Win Farm Packages

Create an Account Early

Create your free Handbid account before Thursday, September 17th at noon to be automatically entered to win a one-of-a-kind “Beer & Bovine Tour”. One lucky winner will receive a private group hay wagon ride to one of our pastures to visit with the cows, plus drinks from Maine Beer Company along the way.

Make a Donation

All $25 Handbid donations during the auction will be entered into a raffle for a Weekend Camping Adventure at Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Campground! Earn one entry per $25 for a chance to win two nights of camping, bicycle rentals for two, kayak rentals for two, and dinner at the Farm Café!

Artistic Inspiration

Contemplate your own perspective on the climate crisis. We live in a world where the health of our planet is in the headlines almost every day, and where talk around the kitchen table includes topics like rising sea levels, extreme weather and loss of biodiversity. The public policy debate about climate changes looms large globally, and as individuals we seek opportunities to make change in our lives and communities.


“I hope that my paintings will cause viewers to reflect on our shared values, and to support protection of our natural resources.” —Lucinda White, Contributing Artist

Our Event Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses for their generous support of our Art Auction

Help shape the future of farming and food by joining the team at Wolfe’s Neck Center! We are hiring for multiple positions. Check them out below!

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