Ashes to Art Project to Benefit Volunteer Fire Departments After Historic 2020 Colorado Wildfires
Online auction May 10–15 features artwork containing wildfire charcoal
Artwork incorporating charcoal from the 2020 Colorado wildfires will be sold in an online auction to help fund the financially devastated local volunteer fire departments that worked to contain and extinguish the summer wildfires.
The 2021 Ashes to Art Project, co-founded in 2012 by Lori Joseph and Tim O’Hara after the High Park Fire, asked artists across the country to donate various forms of artwork including paintings, photography, textiles, woodworking, jewelry, sculptures and more to be sold in an online auction for charity.
All proceeds from this year’s auction will equally benefit the Colorado Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District and the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department.
Online bidding will begin Monday, May 10 and continue through the week until Saturday, May 15 at 8 p.m. (MST). Items can be viewed and bid on at the Bidding for Good website.
Artwork from more than 80 artists from all 50 states will be represented. Work created by artists from Columbia, South America and Great Britain are also featured this year. There will be approximately 100 pieces of art for sale.
For more information, contact Lori Joseph or Tim O’Hara at the email and/or phone numbers listed below. You can also learn more at our Facebook page and our Instagram page.
About Ashes to Art
The Ashes to Art Project, founded in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2012, is a way for the creative community to support the local firefighters who worked to protect the homes, lives and families during the most devastating series of fires in Colorado history.
About the Fires
In 2020, fires raged across the state of Colorado, causing devastation never seen before in the state. Between the Cameron Peak, East Troublesome, Mullen and Pine Gulch fires, more than 700,000 acres burned across seven counties in Colorado. The Cameron Peak fire burned from August 13 until December 2, 2020 and covered 208,913 acres. The record-breaking 2020 wildfire season caused an immense amount of damage to homes and wild lands and required nationwide resources and support to control.
Lori Joseph, Co-Founder of Ashes to Art — 570-337-3010
Tim O'Hara, Co-Founder of Ashes to Art — 970-218-5155