Items for the Auction!
Gail Werth combined her interest in the Bernese Mountain
Dog with her creative talents as a wood carver and turned out a
limited number of unique carvings. One such carving was chosen
as the BMDCA's representation at the AKC Dog Museum. The scenes
depict dogs in various activities, including the early days of
draft work, agility and obedience. She did a limited number of
wood carvings, all of which she has donated to be used as
fundraisers. Only a few have been in fundraisers so far, each
unique, and each a fantastic work of art - by someone who bred,
showed, and worked with her dogs. Although there are no Bernese
Mountain Dogs at Broken Oaks kennels these days, their memory is
retained through her carvings, true collector pieces.
The piece for the 2010 Health Auction is titled
Bluebell 2 Obedience 1/2 way over High Jump
Carved and donated
by Gale Werth
Hand Painted Berner in the Mountains on Slate
Donated by Lilian Ostermiller
Standing Berner Statue
9 inches tall
Donated by Lilian Ostermiller
Welcome Slate with Drafting Berners
(11 1/2 x 8 1/2)
by artist D. Craig.
Donated by Lilian Ostermiller
Berner cast in ore by Randy Pepe
numbered item (#2) by Randy Pepe dated 6/8/88
Donated by Anonymous
Vera Bradley Outfit with white blouse
Donated by Ann Comfort
21 years of Specialty Mugs
Here are two photos
of the mugs that I have arranged by years. I have a full set
from 1989 to 2009 and have packed them into 2 big boxes to bring
to the Specialty. I am hoping to get enough to make 3 more sets!
I have 1 of each (at
least) from 1991 on, plus a few earlier ones. I'll just keep
collecting them and making sets for future auctions or
Donated by Dottie Schulte, Carolyn Moore, Michael O'Hara,
Fara Bushnell, Anne Copeland, Anya Wittenborg, Joanne Prellberg,
Elizabeth Pearson, Roxanne Bortnick, Mary Garbe, Alise
Burbridge, Linda Seaver, Karen Baru, Val Horney, Alexis Smith
and Joye Neff.....
2 Berner puppies at the open door...
Donated by Vilma Kistner Briggs
<click here to zoom in on the
Berner feather painting from the UK
Donated by Pat Long.
Pencil drawing of Darwin by Jennifer Hoover
Donated by Pat Long
Large print of the 2010 Logo by Mary Garbe
Limited Edition Print #1 of 50 ~ 11" X 14" image
Matted and framed to
approx. 20" X 24"
"The edition is
very limited as I only printed
50 ~ 8 X 10 prints
and 50 ~ 11 X 14 prints"
Frame: Wood ~ Black
with very subtle Barn-Red highlights
Donated by Mary Garbe
THEME: Working Together...Playing Together
Harness & Cart
Matching harness bag, traces, collar, lead and bell
Decorated RED Biothane fully adjustable SIWASH harness
A wooden competition
cart to go along with this,
the cart will have a
checkerboard painted on the inside of it
Donated by All Things Bright & Biothane
and Draft Carts for
(Martha McCormick & Steve Diers)
Michael Johnson watercolor
Will be framed!
More details to come.
Donated by Pat Long
Willem Wijnberg service plate
with Berner and golden edge
Donated by Sherri Starbird
15, 16, 17
Made and Donated by Tom and Nancy Giusti
The term "Raku"
came from Japan and has a variety of meanings. The application
of "Raku" was first granted to a small ceramics
workshop in Kyoto in the late 16th century by the warlord
Hideyoshi, and was used both as a family name of the generation
and as the name for the wares they produced. The Raku family was
famous for producing tea bowls, but also made a variety of
serving dishes for food eaten during the tea ceremony. Raku
wares were hand built and carved from a porous clay body,
decorated with lead glazes and fired one at a time in a small
indoor, charcoal kiln
Inspired by these Japanese rough porous low fired pots,
Paul Soldner in the 1960's started a Raku movement in the United
States. He discovered tossing the hot pots into a reduction can
gives the glazes the characteristics that most people now
associate with "Raku". They are the crazing of the
white glaze, bright flashes of color in the copper glaze and a
darkly smoked clay body.
Today "Raku" has evolved from a name given to a
ceramics family by a warlord in Japan because of the unique way
they fired their pots to a name given to a low fire firing
technique used by artist and teachers around the world. The
common theme is each piece is fired individually and tells its
own story about the fire. This is what gives 'Raku " is
strength, flexibly and romance.
A BMD mailbox
Donated by a group of BARC families in honor of BARC
The dark brown one has "hair on cowhide" on the
front, pockets on front, inside pockets good for cell phone,
zipper pocket on back
The light leather one is a shoulder bag, two pockets and
zipper compartment on front, open pocket on back, inside
pockets. It has a heart silver concho on the shoulder strap.
Donated by Joanne
Donated by Pat Long & Deborah Butler Miller
Meet Alex, or as he was known, multi BISS CH Donar v
Mutschen, BMDCA Top Producer of Champions, owned by Hausie and
Most importantly, Alex was a farm dog. Carri Lindblom
Borisch knew him well, and shares these memories. One day the
older Hauser kids were playing down by the cow pond and JoDee
was up in the yard with the youngest child. Alex was very torn
about where he should be and spent the day running down to the
pond to watch the kids swim and up to the yard to keep an eye on
Another story took place when Hausie and JoDee took my pup
Celeste to the farm for puppy camp. Alex wasn't too thrilled
about this youngster following him all over the farm so Alex
tricked Celeste into the kids' fenced-in play area, he got out
and left her there so he could attend to farm matters in the
barn with Hausie.
He was over a year & 1/2 old before he even had a leash
on. Carri had agreed to show him and decided that he needed to
get out into the show ring before he turned two-years-old.
With just a few training sessions, they headed to Hammond
Indiana for two days of shows. They got lucky, there were
majors. When Carri took that impressive young dog into the ring,
the judge couldn't take his eyes off him. Then he walked up and
got a whiff....."Now THAT'S a Farm Dog!" he said. Yes,
Alex still smelled like the cow barn. Alex won both days and
finished in the next few shows before he had even been taught
HOW to be a show dog!
(from this photo)
A painting of Diana Gerba's Fidelio
by UK artist Carol Pontin
Donated by Alexis Smith.
Wrought Iron Pet Gate
Donated by Brenda Broome
This beautiful pressure mounted dog gate is a simple
mission style gate with stylish ornamental rings. It is made of
sturdy wrought iron to hold back even the largest of pets.
Sturdy, easy to install and require no drilling. Heavy Duty
latch opens easily and closes securely. This gate is Mocha
Dimensions: 32" tall x 34"-40" wide (max)
Distance between bars - 2 3/8" 30lbs
When gate is fully extended, open spaces on each side can
Gap fillers and
extensions are available. Latch hardware may vary slightly.
Framed original watercolor
by Finnish artist A.Wainio, signed and dated 1994
Donated by Dana and Sue Sanvido
In Memory of Bob Kinley
Berner Paw Print Pendant
Introducing Series II of the Paw pendants
The Berner Paw is a "Very Limited Edition Series"
designed and custom made to raise money for Berners. These are
hand made by a silversmith, using inlaid gemstones and
surrounded by mother of pearl to resemble snow. The stones are
set in heavy sterling silver. This one is Series II # 6. It
measures approximately 1"x1"in size. The photo does
not come close to showing it's real beauty. It comes with a
sterling silver twisted rope chain and gift boxed.
Designed and Donated by Brenda Broome
(Brenda also sells these necklaces and 100% of the money
goes back to BEHAF or some other Berner cause. The money is
either donated or used to have more of these made to donate)
Statue of a Berner mom with her pups
Painted and donated by Lecia Conroy
Free form Berner Quilt, titled "You Called"
Size is approximately 30" x 22"
"It will come with a hanging rod in a sleeve on the
back and I will deliver it when I get to WI - it is from a photo
of my beloved boy Jasper, whom I lost last April at the age of
Donated, pieced and machine quilted by Murray Johnston.
"Well - I just finished my piece for the health
auction, I am very excited about this one - the only real
problem is going to be letting it go!:-("
24" high with the seat area 14" in diameter.
BMD burned in parawood, colored with oil pencils, and a
minimum of six coats of UV protection poly finish
Donated by the artist - Carol of
An original painting by Anne Mainman
"She is very well known and respected in the
Newfoundland world, and this is the first and only Bernese
painting which she has done exclusively for us!"
Mounted and framed.
Donated by Jon Peck
This magnificent quilt was made by Kate Elders,
a long time Berner
breeder from Maine.
You quilters may
recognize all the different styles of traditional quilting
contained in this beautifully colored quilt! And as we all know,
there is more than likely to be plenty of Berner fur lovingly
embedded here and there!
Made and Donated by Kate Elders
A Bernese Basket includes:
Authentic Black Leather Collar from Bern's Market
Several boxes of Swiss chocolates
A Swiss Cross/Edelweiss cookie tin
Swiss Photo Calendars
Wooden Chalet Box
Donated by Patty and Pascal Gartmann
Michael Dunn's Lily running in the snow
Painted by UK artist Russ Abbott
acrylic on stretch
11 x 14" original
Donated by Brenda
For Lily's page on
1 dog bed, featuring wild-eyed sheep cotton fabric
backed with cream colored fleece
adorned with toffee-colored paw prints.
Approx 33 x 50".
1 Berner-garde limited edition herding ornament
2 fabric ornaments, approx. 3" square,
featuring selected sheep from the wild-eyed sheep fabric
The herding folks won't want to miss a chance at these
Donated by Stephanie Bicksacky
- with a little help
The sheep included in the
package may be slightly different than these pictured
The quilt is
approximately 54 x 70".
The front is pieced
cotton fabric and the back is black fleece with brown ultrasuede
dog bones machine appliqued on.
Made and donated by the Inland Northwest Quilters,
Debra Bammel, Stephanie Biksacky, Dino Candelaria,
Vicky Hall, Amy
Pannell and Vicky Whitney.
Bring on the Beads!
Libby Smith loves to
design and make one-of-a-kind necklace and earring sets. This
year's set is made of Swarovski crystal bicones and rounds from
Austria, gold plated dog bones spacers, and a dog bone and dog
collar toggle made of Antique gold. The focal is meant to appear
as the Swiss cross on all of our Berners. A pair and a spare in
matching earrings is included.
Libby thinks having beads and Berners in her life is just
about as good as it gets.
This set is offered in grateful thanksgiving for Scotty's
continuing recovery from the FCE he suffered on February 5,
Made and Donated by Libby and Walter Smith
# 36, 37 & 38
Original Digital Art by Dawn Gabig
Classique Photography & Graphics.
One Adult Female Bernese Mountain Dog
One Adult Male Bernese Mountain Dog
One Puppy Female Bernese Mountain Dog
All Custom framed.
approximately 18" x 24" or larger
Donated by Dawn Gabig
A Berner Wheel Cover
Custom made and
featuring the winning bidder's Berner/s
Here is an example,
taken from this
Donated by Annie Bell
Framed photo of Gertie
from a limited
The size of the print (art area) is 36 x 15,
there is a 1-2" border all around,
details of the framing to come.
This beautiful photo of a working dog at work
Art donated by Beth Schmoyer
Printing donated by Bob Jones of the Imagesmith, LLC
to see the enlarged print
Pillow with Fidelio....
...The King of Costumes in one of his favorites...
Made and donated by Diana Gerba
In Loving Memory of
Original Painting by artist Lana Goldstein
Acrylic on canvas
CH Trillium's Talkin' Up A Storm JSB RA CGC
Donated by Lana Goldstein and Beth A. Schmoyer
Painted and framed feathers
by well-known Maine artist, Nicki Nickerson
. Donated by Judy and Jon Cons
This lovely oil painting by Lee Ann Shepherd
is small, but a true
It measures 10 x 10, and is painted on wood.
Donated by Michael OHara
. Inlaid wood art.
It is 3 feet wide and huge.
Donated by the North Coast Bernese Mountain Dog Club of
Glass art pieces
The first is similar to last year's raffle plate
The second is a clear plate with a Berner on it.
(The photo shows a round plate but the one I am sending is
Donated by Betsy Kirby Designs
Donated by Beverly Hilmes