provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Zonta supporters are excited about “Peek at the Unique Repurposed,” the re-imagined annual fundraiser by the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. With the online auction now LIVE at ZontaSanCap.org (closing at midnight on Wednesday, March 10) you can “peek” at nearly 40 items of new art and repurposed furniture, buy something unique, and help organizations that seek to empower women. Special thanks to the local artists for their generosity!
And you can still book a personal appointment for Saturday, March 13 with either a gem/jewelry expert or an antiques appraiser with Antiques Roadshow experience, a rare opportunity to have precious items informally assessed in a relaxed setting, the new Blue Giraffe at Sanibel Island Golf Club.
For jewelry, book with Carlos Fernandez of Congress Jewelers on Sanibel. With Congress since 1998, he is a diamond graduate of the Gemological Institute of America with over 30 years’ experience, specializing in antique and vintage jewelry, watches and signed period pieces.
For lap-size antique items—art, glassware, china ornaments—book with H. Peter Curran, a member of Appraisers Association of America with extensive experience appraising American and European paintings, prints, silver and furniture from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. For six years, he toured with Antiques Roadshow and pre-screened material behind the scenes.
Reservations are still available for both appraisal types. For a $100 donation, receive a 15-minute session covering up to three items. Book at ZontaSanCap.org or bit.ly/ZontaPeek. COVID-19 protections will be observed. And while these are not certified appraisals, both experts will offer a discount should participants need a formal appraisal later.
As always, all proceeds will go in grants to organizations whose mission of empowering women mirrors Zonta’s own. Since 2002, the “Peek” home tour has enabled Zonta to distribute over $1 million in grants to area non-profits. Visit ZontaSanCap.org for more information about the “Peek,” or to donate.