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Art Auction History

Breaking the cycle of family homelessness in Hampton Roads since 1988.

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The History of Art Auction

In the spring of 2002, ForKids faced devastating government funding cuts for our work with homeless families. We weren’t a fundraising nonprofit and the community largely didn’t know we existed. The solution? We needed a special event to raise money and awareness about the needs of our children. The ForKids Children’s Art Auction was born.

The first Art Auction was a memorable night: pouring rain, 60-mile-an-hour winds, and crazy bidding wars over artwork with names like “Rainbow Turkey”. It was amazing what people did that night for our kids. It cost us just $600 and we raised an astounding (to us) $21,000, allowing us to keep our services flowing for families. Each spring the magic happens all over again, but in drier conditions with higher stakes. Our 2016 Children’s Art Auction raised over $800,000 allowing ForKids to provide more services to more families and children in Hampton Roads, with a greater impact, than ever before.

Join us for our 16th Annual Children’s Art Auction. In one night, we change the lives of hundreds of children right here in our communities.

Our Past Sponsors

360IT PARTNERS
Advanced Design Fabrication Corp.
Amerigroup
Amy G. Pesesky, PLC
Any and All Graphics
B & K Concepts, Inc.
Bank of Hampton Roads
BB&T
Beck Roofing Corporation
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Towne Realty
Bon Secours Health System
Brown & Brown Insurance
Capital Concrete Inc.
Cash Converters
Cherry Bekaert LLP
Clark Nexsen
Colony Insurance Agency, LLC
Cox Communications, Inc.
Jeff & Mary Creekmore
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer
The Decker Law Firm
DIA
Dollar Tree, Inc.
DOMA Technologies
The Dragas Companies
Edward Jones
Electronic Systems, Inc.
Empire Machinery & Supply Corp.
Farm Fresh Charitable Foundation
Marie A. Finch
First Potomac Realty Trust

Jeff & Tricia Forman
Fox 43
Mayor Paul Fraim
Gannett Foundation
GEICO
Gifford Management Group
Gilbert Albiston & Keller
Global Supply Solutions LLC
Grand Furniture
Ray & Debra Gromelski
Louis & Mary Haddad Foundation
Hansen Family Foundation
Harvey Lindsay Commercial
Real Estate
Holden Marketing Strategies
John and Karen Hollinger
Home Depot
Hustead’s Canvas Creations
Robert & Kristi Jones
IssueTrak
Kaufman & Canoles
KITCO Fiber Optics
L3 Communications
Dr. John Lapetina Jr.
The Lawson Companies
LifeNet Health
London & Norfolk
Frances Luter
MacArthur Center
Maersk Line, Limited
MANCON Inc.
Marshall Advisory Group, Inc.
Caroline & Mike McCartney
McGuire Woods, LLP

Andrew & Nancy Minton
Monarch Charities Inc.
Montagna Klein Camden LLP
Morningstar Mini-Storage
Nancy Chandler Associates
Newport News Shipbuilding
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Marilyn & Jack O’Donnell
Old Point National Bank
The Palace Shops
Papineau Family Foundation
Paramount Builders
Parr Funeral Home & Crematory
PC&A Business Environments
Performance Training Innovation
PF&A Design
Pilato & Counts Interior Design
PlanIT
Port City Java
Premier Events Inc.
QVC
Raymond Key Commercial
Contracting
RBC Centura Bank
Rinaldos Second Generation
Robert W. Hayes Company, Inc.
Rotary Club of Norfolk
Rutter Mills
RW Baker & Company Funeral Home
S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company
SAIC Inc.
Saunders, Matthews, & Pfitzner PLLC
Schaefgen Family
Sentry Business Solutions
Sertoma Club of Norfolk

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
Tod & Kenya Smith
Spacemakers
SteelMaster Buildings
Ellie & Tom Steffens
STIHL, Inc.
Suburban Asset Management
Swank Construction, LLC
T J Crooks, Inc.
Tanner’s Creek Garden Center
Technology Network Group
Tidewater Fleet Supply
Tile & Terrazzo, LLC
Titan America
Hernani Tosoc
TowneBank
Troutman Sanders LLP
Tymoff + Moss Architects
Valianos Grading & Clearing
Contractors
Virginia Housing Development
Authority
Virginia Natural Gas
Wall Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.
WellPoint Foundation
Wilbanks Smith & Thomas
Wilks, Alper & Harwood, P.C.
William E. Wood & Associates
Williams Mullen
Melanie Wills
Windward Fund
WM Jordan Company
WR Systems
ZBZ & Associates, Inc.
Zel Technologies, LLC

Past Auction Themes

2002 "Every House is a Dream Home"
2008 "My Home My Castle"
2009 "Ending Homelessness: The Final Frontier"
2014 "Gimmie Shelter"
2003 "Art of Homelessness"
2006 "Moving Pictures"
2010 "The Stakes Have Never Been Higher"
2015 "Oh the Places They'll Go"
2004 "Building a Brighter Future"
2007 "Aaarrt Suction"
2011 "There's No Place Like Home"
2016 "Superheroes"
2005 "Masterpieces"
2013 "Safe at Home"
2012 "Wanted"

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