Sippican Woman’s Club Call for Artists

If the Wind Will Not Serve, Take to the Oars! Creative donations to Benefit Sippican Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund

            Let your imagination soar! Paint, carve, embellish, create art using an oar or paddle. This inaugural fundraising event of the Sippican Woman’s Club takes place this summer in July and August.

            Each unique piece will be publicly displayed for a silent auction in Marion Village.

            Can you imagine this lovely, nautical community without oars and paddles? And imagine the opportunities for Marion students when educational scholarships support great ambitions?  The Oars and Paddles Project combines both needs in a fun and adventurous event that will increase the scholarships SWC will award in 2021. Please join us!

            For months, members, families, and friends have been collecting old and new oars and paddles. One will be furnished to each artist as long as the supply lasts. Each unique piece will be auctioned online, and at the final reception, to the highest bidder. Oar and paddle art can be whimsical or elegant, functional or strictly decorative—the only requirement: your imagination and originality. Please help!

            We believe in expressing recognition and thanks to each of our supporters. The oars and paddles will be exhibited in a variety of village venues from July 5 through August 7, and will be spotlighted in local media. The online silent auction process will end on August 7. There will also be a chance to bid at the Reception held at Washburn Park on August 19. This winner may take possession of their treasure at our Reception at Washburn Park Lawn Party on August 19.  

            Oar or paddle submissions are due by June 22 (to provide ample time for display).   Entry forms are available online at or, by calling Sue Mattson (508-748-1154) to get both the entry form and an oar or paddle.

            While you are immersed in creativity, SWC members continue to develop programming to benefit our community and are well underway planning the 2020 Annual Holiday House Tour – the traditional mainstay for scholarship funds.

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