Jennifer Bright, Juan de Fuca Foundation board member and guitar auction committee chair, accepts a guitar donation from Doug Parent. (JFFA)

Jennifer Bright, Juan de Fuca Foundation board member and guitar auction committee chair, accepts a guitar donation from Doug Parent. (JFFA)

Juan de Fuca Foundation seeks donations of unwanted stringed instruments to be made into art

Instruments will be made into decorative pieces and auctioned in January in Port Angeles to help support foundation programs.

PORT ANGELES — The Juan de Fuca Foundation is seeking donations of broken or unwanted guitars or other stringed instruments such as fiddles, banjos, cellos, basses, ukuleles and mandolins.

The instruments will be transformed into decorative art pieces and auctioned off in January at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. 4th St., to help support foundation programs, according to a news release.

The instruments can be acoustic or electric. Instruments that aren’t worth fixing are preferred since they will take on new life as a piece of art, according to the release.

Local artists will create art pieces from the instruments.

Donations of instruments to the Juan de Fuca Foundation, a nonprofit organization, may be tax deductible, according to the release.

The completed pieces will be exhibited at Studio Bob, 118 1/2 Front St., Port Angeles, during the second weekend art event in December.

During the exhibit, members of the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces and also make silent auction bids to purchase the art.

The winners of the vote will be announced during the fundraiser at the Vern Burton Community Center, where the instrument auction will be completed.

Instrument donors will be acknowledged in the auction program and during the Studio Bob exhibition.

To donate, contact a JFFA board member such as Jennifer Bright at 360-775- 9159 or jennifer.brightpa@gmail.com; Clark Driese at 360-565- 6180 or cldriese@aol.com; Steve Gilchrist at 360-460-5956 or landnw@olypen.com; or Eric Neurath at 360-452-5911 or fotos@olypen.com.

For more information, visit www.jffa.org.

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Features Editor Chris McDaniel can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at cmcdaniel@ peninsuladailynews.com.

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