Silent auction raises funds for Texas Newspaper Foundation

Among the artworks featured in this year’s silent auction is a signed and numbered limited-edition print of the Ward H. Nichols painting The Gutenberg Creation, commissioned in 1981 by the Gutenberg Museum of Mainz, West Germany, and the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) Foundation.

It’s time to think about a donation to the annual silent auction benefiting the Texas Newspaper Foundation. 
Items will be on view and bidding will be open Thursday evening, Jan. 24, and Friday morning, Jan. 25, during the trade show at the TPA 2019 Convention at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.
Items of all kinds have made past auctions popular and successful, including collectibles and home décor items; sports paraphernalia and memorabilia; regional culinary treats and local agricultural products such as Texas-grown olive oil, wine and honey; books; newspaper-themed fashion accessories; and beautiful wall art. 
Featured this year is a signed and numbered limited-edition print of a painting by Ward H. Nichols entitled The Gutenberg Creation, commissioned in 1981 by the Gutenberg Museum of Mainz, West Germany, and the Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) Foundation.
Best of all, donating and purchasing items at the auction helps support the Texas Newspaper Foundation’s primary mission: mid-career training for newspaper journalists and designers, often in conjunction with the Texas Center for Community Journalism at Texas Christian University. Everyone’s support is needed.
Some great items have already been donated for the 2019 auction. In coming weeks some photos will be featured on social media as a preview for shoppers. 
Members may send their auction item donations to Executive Director Mike Hodges (shipping/mailing address is 8800 Business Park Drive, Suite 100, Austin Texas 78759) or bring them to the conference on Thursday, Jan. 24. 
Members who cannot attend the convention are welcome to send donations to the TPA office as well. It’s a great cause to consider for regifting less-than-loved Christmas gifts.
For more information, contact Hodges at mhodges@texaspress.com or 512-477-6755.