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LEATHER BOUND DEAF HERITAGE BOOK
This very special, leather bound and autographed copy of the special Gallaudet edition of DEAF HERITAGE is listed with a minimum value of $300 because it is so rare and the chance of possessing another copy like it are very unlikely. This DEAF HERITAGE edition has the same content as the regular DEAF HERITAGE book. The Gallaudet College seal embossed in gold on the cover makes this book very special.
DEAF HERITAGE was researched and written by Jack R. Gannon, a Gallaudet graduate, who at that time was Executive Secretary of the Gallaudet College Alumni Association and Director of Alumni and Public Relations. The College gave him release some time to complete the book.
DEAF HERITAGE was first published in 1981 by the National Association of the Deaf as part of its centennial celebration and the book has since gone through 18 reprints. Gallaudet University Press has just come out with the 19th edition. With the publication of Gannon’s latest book, the World Federation of the Deaf: A History, Gallaudet University Press has assumed publication rights to DEAF HERITAGE which GUP defines as a classic. Since writing DEAF HERITAGE Gannon has written four (and co-authored one) other Deaf history books.
Following publication of the book the College had an unknown limited number of copies of it bound in leather with the College seal on the cover to present to special friends and supporters of the College.
Jack R. Gannon, Author
The author was born and grew up in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri. He was deafened at the age of eight (spinal meningitis) and educated at the Missouri School for the Deaf and Gallaudet College where he developed a strong Deaf identity and bond to Deaf history and Deaf culture. His love for writing was influenced by his Deaf and hearing teachers and other writers. He retired from Gallaudet in 1996 as special assistant to the President for Advocacy.
Gannon married his College sweetheart five days after graduation and the two taught at the Nebraska School for the Deaf for nine years. They have a son, Jeff, and a daughter, Christine and four grand children. Now retired, they reside on an old farm in Maryland named for one of Edward Miner Gallaudet’s stories, “Tempted to be Content Farm.”
Donated by: Jack R. and Rosalyn Gannon
A Basketful of Memories to Capture with your Digital Camera
This Vivitar ViviCam iTwist V7028 Digital Camera Basket includes:
4 GB SD Secure Digital Memory Card
Memory Card Storage Wallet
Package of LCD Screen Protectors
Len Optics Cleaning & Care Kit
Flexible Mini Tripod with Pocket Clip
Samsonite Photo Bag
Walmart $10 Gift Card
4 x 6 Family Picture
Family Statue with Picture Holder
On behalf of the National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc. Board of Directors, Executive Board, national program directors, standing committee chairpersons and esteemed members, it is our pleasure to donate a digital camera gift basket up for auction to benefit the NAD. NBDA is the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. The mission of the National Black Deaf Advocates is to promote the leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people.
Donated by: National Black Deaf Advocates, Inc.
In This Sign
An original watercolor painting by Morris Broderson, dedicated to Ed Waterstreet. Ed is portrayed as Abel, his character from Love is Never Silent, in this compelling piece.
Morris Broderson, Deaf Artist
Morris Broderson attended the California School for the Deaf and with natural talent that was evident from a young age, and went on to study at the Pasadena Art Museum and the Jepson Art Museum, with support from his Aunt Ankrum, a gallery owner who recognized his talent. He went on to great success as an artist until his death in 2011 at the age of 81. What was unique about Broderson is that while he worked with both oil and watercolors, he preferred to use watercolors, which are more difficult to fine-tune, for his more detailed works of art. With original water colors and oil paintings in hundreds of private collections worldwide and in the permanent collections of Gallaudet University, the Joseph Hirshorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Whitney and Guggenheim Museums in New York, to name a few, Morris Broderson is one of the most exhibited and celebrated Deaf artists in history.
Donated by: Ed Waterstreet
San Xavier Mission
Suzanne Smith, Deaf Artist
Suzanne Geneva Smith was born in Sierra Vista, Arizona and raised in Tombstone. She attended and resided at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind in Tucson, a residential school, since she was 6 years old. On weekends, in Tombstone she studied under the famous American Landscape artist, Marjorie Reed, where she practiced her interest in painting mostly horses. Suzanne continued her studies in Art at Gallaudet University but she chose to receive a degree in Biology. She is currently a Science teacher at ASDB, the same school she attended as a child. During her free time, she paints mainly landscape scenery. She hopes to find her inner muse and sell her paintings someday.
Fauna and Fruit
Acrylic painting 20" x 30"
Janna Dahl, Deaf Artist
Janna Dahl was born and raised in the town of Tolyatti, Russia which is southeast of Moscow. She lost her hearing at the age of four, and, within a world of silence, she saw everything in bold color and brilliant images. Her father was also an artist but she never observed him working. When she was around seven years old, she asked him if he could buy her painting supplies and without asking for lessons, she taught herself how to paint. With the encouragement of her family, she expressed her artistic ability on canvas throughout her childhood.
Calling her work "soul-inspired," Janna continued her art studies and graduated from Leningrad Rehabilitative Center in St. Peterburg with a degree in that respective field, initially specializing in oil painting and batik methods. Around that time, her artwork began to sell locally but she still needed to earn a living which made it more difficult for her to do artwork on a full-time basis.
Janna believes that everything happens for a reason, and when a friend invited her to visit Flagstaff, AZ in 2004 she knew she had to go. She fell in love with the Southwest and her future husband. Along the way, she learned the English language and is now U.S. citizen. Janna resides in Flagstaff with her husband and Russian son. Specializing in acrylic, she continues to produce various art pieces, some of which are already on display in local venues. She recently opened her own art studio. Check www.dahlspiritualart.com for more information.
A Row of Trees in the Snow
Watercolor painting 17" x 12"
Watercolor painting 11" x 14"
Cape Henlopen in Lewes
Watercolor painting 10" x 12"
C. Viers Mace, Deaf Artist
C. Viers Mace is a well-known artist in his home state, Delaware, where he has been awarded Best Watercolor, Best of Show, and Most Outstanding Work of Art in exhibits throughout the state. He was formally trained by Frank Schooner, an American artist and illustrator, before he went on to study Fine Art and Speech Therapy at Penn State University. C Viers Mace's work in watercolor is also part of many corporate and private collections around the United States. Mace is known for his beautiful watercolors depicting awe-inspiring natural settings, setting the scene through the use of light and subtle color.
All three paintings donated by: Helena Schmitt
Fruit and Wine
On old shingle in acrylic8" x 11"
Irene Kane, Deaf Artist
Irene Daniels Kane was born in Sellersville, Pennsylvania in 1936. She was born deaf and is from a deaf family. She graduated from the Pennsylvania school for the Deaf in 1956. When she was fourteen years old she took her first oil painting class. The instructor was her friend Amy Coppola’s mother Mary Eibel. Mary had a great influence on Irene’s life as an artist. Irene started showing and selling her paintings at the age of 21. A few years later Irene married Jerry Kane, has four children and painted as much as she could while the children grew up. Soon after all the children was raised Irene got back to paint more often and attended art classes. Irene’s first love is oil. She also paints with acrylics and watercolor. Most of her paintings are landscapes, seascapes and still life. She is best known for her acrylic paintings on old shingles. She has won several awards and honors at numerous exhibitions and art shows. Visit www.sayitinsign.com for more information.
Katherine Loker, 2002
35" x 24"
35" x 34"
Lidia Segal, Deaf Artist
Lidia Segal was born Oct 3, 1944 in St. Petersburg, Russian. She was only one child her parents had. While receiving education there in a theatrical ballet, she was also an artist, ages between 13 and 14. She met Boris, also from Russia, in the deaf theatre and they got married on Jan 22, 1972 (The date Lenin passed away as Boris said). They had a son, hearing, born in St. Petersburg. Three of them moved to America and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 3, 1979, Lidia's birthday! After settlement in Cincinnati, she had a job and was busy with her family, thus she stopped her dancing and arts. Their son grew up and became an engineerer with some oil companies traveling a lot. She was active with sewing and knitting and with Women's Club of Greater Cincinnati Deaf Club. The best memory Lidia and Boris entertained was a small Russian Festival at Greater Cincinnati Deaf Club in the mid-1980's - performances, games and food - all Russian - best event the Women's Club had ever hosted! Finally she resumed her paintings back just the last two years of her life. She painted so many pictures (more than you see her with her paintings in the picture). Lidia displayed her artworks at Ky DeaFestival 2004. She battled with Lymphoma for 14 years. She passed away on June 22, 2005, age of 61.
Donated by: Boris Segal
A Sea Scene
Oil Painting 18" x 12"
Oil Painting17" x 14"
Edna Wood, Deaf Artist
Both paintings illustrate Edna Wood's love for nature and tranquil scenery. Ms. Wood was the mother of Betty Wood Witzcak and was proud grandmother and great grandmother of several successful Deaf individuals. Ms. Wood dabbled with art as she got older, so there are very few of her paintings available to the general public- bid and join the few proud owners of Edna Wood's artwork.
Both paintings donated by: Helena Schmitt
No Language Between No Talk
Joan Popovich-Kutscher, Deaf Artist
Joan Popovich-Kutscher was born deaf in 1951 in Pasadena, California. Misdiagnosed as mentally retarded, she was placed in a group home then a state hospital. With a childhood full of pain and confusion, Joan learned to draw and use scissors when she was four. Finally, at age 9, Joan was properly diagnosed and transferred to the Riverside School for the Deaf. Having spent her formative years socializing primarily with mentally challenged children, Joan slowly learned to school her expressions and her emotions. Inept at socializing with deaf and hard of hearing children her age, she never quite felt like she fit in with her peers. Joan studied art under Felix Kowalewsky, a deaf teacher at Riverside School for the deaf until she graduated from high school. She graduated with her BFA from California Arts in 1975. Art has literally been Joan's anchor, allowing her to transform her painful childhood into a unique and constantly evolving artistic approach. In 1990 she was proud to be a positive influence on children as an artist in residence at the Taft Hearing Impaired Elementary School in Santa Ana, California. She continues to explore printmaking through travel and study. Joan Popovich-Kutscher's dominant method of expression is etching, in which she uses a mixture of printmaking techniques on a variety of cloth, paper and metal to express her emotional process.
Donated by: Linda Bove
Watercolor and ink painting by Ralph Miller
Donated by: Jack and Rosalyn Gannon
Mary A. Rappazzo, Deaf Artist
Mary A. Rappazzo is a Los Angeles native, a Fine Arts Painter, Digital Artist, and Graphic Designer. Art has always been her important part of her life while growing up in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. Mary began painting at age 10, with her grandmother’s encouragement, because she felt that Mary had good spatial ability to create things, and inspired her to paint representational images such as flowers, old barns, and landscapes, using acrylic medium. Mary discovered her recognizable, one-eyed signature style in her early twenties, which she expresses in bold statements using a broad palette of colors, figurative and representational images in idealized forms. She chooses provocative themes from everyday life: personal and emotional issues, social injustice, political policies, and people in the public eye. The figurative images that Mary created are often without a sensory organ or two, and yet they are completely engaged in the world around them. Mary's paintings have been shown at several galleries in California, New York, and Japan. Recently, her retrospective exhibition of 32 paintings were exhibited at RIT/NTID’s Dyer Arts Center in Rochester, New York. Her work has garnered national awards and has been featured in several publications including the book “Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary,” by Deborah Blumenson (formerly Sonnenstrahl). Mary was selected as a honorary member of The Pearls Collection: 20 deaf women from across the U.S. whose work has transcended and shaped their fields.
Mary is currently working as a freelancing artist, creating digital art and graphic design for her clients, and she loves her creative job. In her extra time, she does her own paintings, and commissioned art projects for her clients. Additionally, Mary has contributed to fundraising efforts in the deaf community through donation of her art. She supports organizations such as GLAD (Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness), the California State University's at Northridge National Center on Deafness, KODAWest, Hearing Loss Association of Los Angeles, and the Deaf Seniors Foundation of Palm Springs. She has taught computer graphic design to the deaf high school students at Marlton School for the Deaf in Los Angeles.
To contact Mary about an exhibition or a commissioned piece for private or corporate use, visit her website, www.mar1eye.com.
Oil Painting, 8" x 10"
Nancy Rourke, Deaf Artist
Nancy Rourke was Born Deaf and raised in San Diego, CA. Her parents didn't know she was Deaf until the age of 6. Soon after, at the age of seven, she began painting and the rest is history. In college, she pursued Art at NTID/RIT in Rochester, NY, building a solid foundation for her career. For twenty years after putting down the books, Nancy worked in the corporate world as a graphic designer. In 2010 she switched gears, becoming a full-time artist. A leader in the Deaf artist community, she started Deaf Art and discovered her passion for art rooted in Deaf culture. She was the recipient of a grant to study Deafhood, Deaf culture, Audism, Deaf history, Deaf politics, bicultural and bilingualism through painting. Nancy Rourke is strongly influenced by three art movements: Neo-Expressionism, De Stijl Movement and the Cubism Movement. Her painting style incorporates primary colours with black and white pigments in painting, and her work is influenced by her Deaf Art that she is using in the De’VIA Movement.
ASL Set of Videos and Books from DawnSignPress
ASL is the life force of the deaf community. Enjoy this set of ASL videos and books from DawnSignPress!
Signing NaturallyUnits 1-6 is one of the premier sign language curriculums used in the nation, as well as Canada.
ASL at Work is a flexible curriculum that is designed for use in a variety of settings from the workplace to the classroom.
In A to Z: ABC Stories in ASL, six gifted performers use imagination and skill to create a collection of ABC stories sure to entertain.
DawnSignPress creates, develops, and publishes quality American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture-related books and DVDs. DawnSignPress is highly recognized in the United States, Canada and worldwide for unique and innovative products.
Donated by: DawnSignPress
Deaf Culture Set of Books from DawnSignPress
Deaf Culture is the common bond for the deaf community. Enjoy this set of Deaf Culture videos and books from DawnSignPress!
Deaf Culture, Our Way is a fun-filled ride through the cultural aspects of the deaf world.
Audism Unveiled is an educational, and poignant documentary about the many faces of audism, and the deep emotional scars resulting from this discrimination.
Bragg on Bragg is a life-long collection of the legendary Bernard Bragg’s stories, experiences, and performances.
For more about DawnSignPress, check out the ASL Set - also donated by DawnSignPress - above.
Donated by: DawnSignPress
Sands of Time: NAD Presidents 1880 - 2003
Larry R. Newman, Author
An autographed copy, signed by past NAD Presidents. "Sands of Time: NAD Presidents 1880-2003" shares the history of the Deaf Community through the eyes of the NAD Presidents, written by a former NAD President.
Donated by: The National Association of the Deaf
Seeing a Need
Larry Puthoff and Frank Turk, Authors
Donated by: Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD)
Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir
Kambri Crews, Author
In this powerful, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter looks back on her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile it to her present life—one in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison. As a child, Kambri Crews wished that she’d been born deaf so that she, too, could fully belong to the tight-knit Deaf community that embraced her parents. Her beautiful mother was a saint who would swiftly correct anyone’s notion that deaf equaled dumb. Her handsome father, on the other hand, was more likely to be found hanging out with the sinners. Strong, gregarious, and hardworking, he managed to turn a wild plot of land into a family homestead complete with running water and electricity. To Kambri, he was Daniel Boone, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ben Franklin, and Elvis Presley all rolled into one.
Donated by: Kambri Crews
The Deaf Community in America: History in the Making
The deaf community in the West has endured radical changes in the past centuries. This historical volume tracks the changes in education and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics covered include the attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America, the evolution of communication and language and the increasing influence of education. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, rather than medicalized or pathologized, as it was in the past. Successful contributions to the deaf and non-deaf world by deaf individuals are also highlighted. The authors bring to this book an unique perspective as both came from Deaf families.
Melvia M. and Ronald E. Nomeland, Authors
Melvia M. Nomeland, who is Deaf, of Deaf parents, has taught Deaf students for 25 years. She is a co-developer of the Deaf Studies Curriculum Guide that is currently in schools. She has contributed articles to a variety of publications, and teaches Deaf Studies and ASL courses. Ronald E. Nomeland is a professor emeritus at Gallaudet University, where he was a professor and department chair for over 35 years. Born into a Deaf family, he has written articles for several periodicals and served as a president and an officer of several national organizations serving Deaf people.
Donated by: Melvia M. and Ronald E. Nomeland
My Yesterdays: In a Changing World of the Deaf
Mervin D. Garretson, Author
Mervin D. Garretson was born to a cattle ranching family in northern Wyoming 89 years ago, and he became profoundly deaf from spinal meningitis at the age of five. Mr. Garretson attended the Colorado School for the Deaf, and then received his B.A. from Gallaudet in 1947. His postgraduate work led to a M.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1955 and ABD doctoral work at the University of Maryland, leaving to become executive director of the Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf (COSD).
Mr. Garretson was a professor in the Graduate School at Gallaudet following 12 years as principal of the Montana School for the Deaf, and later the principal of the newly established Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD). As a result of his long service to the deaf community, and his work as special assistant to four Gallaudet presidents, he received honorary doctorates from both Gallaudet and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). As a member of the NAD Board of Directors, Mr. Garretson also served as Vice President and President of the NAD. His involvement in deaf organizations doesn’t stop there- he also served as President of the Delaware Association of the Deaf and Tri-County Association of the Deaf in Florida. Mr. Garretson, in his capacity as a Board member of the World Federation of the Deaf, spent 20 years as International President of the WFD Commission on Pedagogy, and was voted lifetime member at the Tokyo Congress in 1990. Mr. Garretson is also the author of two books, My Yesterdays and Words from a Deaf Child (poems), and seven NAD monographs.
Donated by: Mervin D. Garretson
Deaf Artists in America
Deborah M. Blumenson, Author
Deborah M Blumenson (formerly Sonnenstrahl) was born in Baltimore, MD to culturally oriented parents who despite her congenital deafness exposed her to art museums and live theaters without the assistance of interpreters or any other visual aids. It was not until she became an adult that she began to appreciate the “nuances” of the visual arts. Deborah earned her BA degree in Art from Gallaudet University in 1958, a MA degree in Art History from Catholic University of America in 1976 and a Ph.D. in the combined fields of Deaf Education and Museum Studies from New York University in 1987. Deborah as Dr. Sonnenstrahl taught Art History and Museum Studies at Gallaudet University for 32 years and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1996.
Dr. Meranski-Blumenson has given numerous presentations showcasing Deaf artists’ contributions to artistic styles. She also served on several museum accessibility advisory committees including Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC with the goal of both increasing museum accessibility for Deaf visitors and placing Deaf interns in the museum workforce nationwide. She also was instrumental in situating Museum Studies in the art curriculum at Gallaudet University.
Deborah enjoys theater and has acted in many award winning productions. Deaf Artists in America: Colonial to Contemporary published by Dawn Sign Press in 2002 is her only book. This book captured the coveted 2003 Benjamin Franklin Book Award. She resides in Boynton Beach, FL with her husband Dr. Les Blumenson, a retired biostatistician. She has two Deaf children, Sam Sonnenstrahl and Beth Sonnenstrahl Benedict and four Deaf grandchildren.
Donated by: Deborah M. Blumenson
Autographed Sesame Street Hat and Framed Print
Linda Bove is world renowned for her role on SESAME STREET, where for more than 30 years, she entertained and enlightened TV audiences young and old, deaf and hearing. Prior to that, Linda had the distinction of being the first deaf actress to attain a recurring role on TV, on the soap opera, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW. Before embarking on a successful TV career, Linda toured, for 10 years, with the National Theatre of the Deaf. Shortly thereafter, Linda was invited to understudy the lead role in the Tony Award-winning "Children of a Lesser God" on Broadway. She then went on to star in the National Tour, that also extended to Canada. She later appeared in the Oscar winning feature film of the same name, and also in Sesame Street's first full length feature, FOLLOW THAT BIRD.
A founding member of the multi-award winning Deaf West Theatre, Linda has directed, produced, acted, served as translation master, and designed and managed the company's Professional Training Program. She garnered raves and accolades for her performance in ST. JOAN, MEDEA, HOUSE of BERNANDA ALBA and BIG RIVER.Ms. Bove has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards over the years, including an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from Gallaudet University and the AFTRA Disability Awareness Award from Media Access Office.
Donated by: Linda Bove
A Love for Playing Cards
Acrylic print9" x 12"with mat
Pumpkins and Gourds
Watercolor print11" x 14"with mat
Irene Kane, Deaf Artist
See "Fruit and Wine" above for more information on Ms. Kane.
Untitled- Black Lab with Fowl
Print with mat and frame 16" x 21"
A Loving Family
Print with mat and frame17" x 14"
Louis Frisino, Deaf Artist
Louis Frisino has been interested in art since childhood. His love for dogs and wildlife was an incentive to develop his talent. Deaf since birth, he attended the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, graduating in 1953. He later graduated with honors from Maryland Institute College of Art, receiving at that time the Peabody Award. Since then he has exhibited in art festivals all along the Eastern seaboard, winning numerous awards for his work. He has done extensive art work including the drawing of 45 separate fish for the 1970 edition of Fishing in Maryland, published in Baltimore. In addition, his work can be seen in many art and specialty shops across the United States.
He won first place in the Maryland Duck Stamp, the Maryland Trout Stamp and the Ward Foundation World Championship Wildfowl Painting contests multiple times. He also won in the first North Carolina Sportsman License Stamp contest in 1987, the Marie Conway Memorial Purchase Award (second place) in 1985. Louis Frisino's credits include 1987 New Jersey Duck Stamp, 1988 North Dakota Duck Stamp, 1988 North Dakota Salmon and Trout Stamp, 1989 North Carolina Duck Stamp, 1990 Alaska Duck Stamp, 1990 West Virginia Duck Stamp, Who's Who in Waterfowl Art by Ray Chapman, and the 1991 Oregon Waterfowl Stamp. Louis Frisino has worked from photographs on special orders to capture the uniqueness of a personal pet. He is retired from the News American, where he was employed as a commercial artist for 25 years, and is now a full-time artist at home. A sketch of Louis Frisino's life is included in Deaf Heritage, published by the National Association of the Deaf (and also available as part of this silent auction!).
Untitled donated by: Eileen and Steve Schultz
A Loving Family donated by: Gertrude "Gertie" Galloway
Vermont Covered Bridge
Photograph 11" x 14"
Photograph11" x 14"
Gerald Kane, Deaf Artist
Gerald J. Kane, born in 1935, is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the Illinois School for the Deaf in 1955. In 1960 he married Irene Daniels, and moved to Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. While raising four children, Jerry picked up photography as a hobby in the early 80’s. He eventually started showing his work along with Irene’s artwork at various art shows in the Philadelphia area.
Soon he began to win awards for his photography capturing moments of serenity and innocence in the Bucks County and Amish countryside in Lancaster County, PA. His photos have appeared in Seven magazine. Learn more about the Kanes by visiting www.sayitinsign.com
My Hands Are My Ears
Photograph, 16" x 12"
This is a series of pictures of Harry Williams' artwork in Astrid and Harvey Goodstein's private collection. Limited edition. Framed and matted.
Donated by: Astrid A. Goodstein
Photograph, 8" x 10"
During Astrid and Harvey's travels in Peru in 2008, a large painting in an "art barn', caught their eye. Dejavu! They thought they were looking at our beloved internationally acclaimed mime, Bernard Bragg! Astrid had the good fortune of being able to get permission from the artist to take pictures. The photo of the painting is affectionately titled "PeruvianBB." Matted and framed.
Donated by: Astrid A. Goodstein
Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University (2 prints available!)
Matted and Framed Print16" x 21"
Cat on Roof
Matted and Framed Print13" x 15"
Washington Monument from the Roof of the Gallery of Art
Matted and Framed Print
Tom Mayes, Deaf Artist
Dr. Thomas Mayes is known as the "Father of Continuing and Community Education for Deaf People." A pioneer and leader in adult, family, professional, community and continuing education, he taught in the Leadership Training Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and later became Gallaudet University’s first Dean of Continuing College and Vice President for Public Services. He received numerous awards for his volunteer work and commitment to families, deaf adults and professionals.
Upon retirement in 1986, he became a widely acclaimed photographer. He often held photo exhibits, with sales going to charities. Tom Mayes passed away in 1999, and Julia Mayes joined him in 2003. A friend of Tom remarked, “When I take a picture, it’s just a photo. When Tom takes a picture, it’s a work of art!”
Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University Print #1 donated by: Helena Schmitt
Chapel Hall at Gallaudet University Print #2 donated by: Eileen and Steve Schultz
Cat on Roof donated by: Helena Schmitt
Washington Monument from the Roof of the Gallery of Art donated by: Helena Schmitt
Ducks and Flowers Lap Quilt
Red and Blue Baby Quilt
Quiltwork 52" square
Phyllis Frelich, Deaf Artist
Phyllis Frelich has been a professional actress for 45 years, done dozens of plays and TV guest appearances along with a handful of films. She is especially proud of having won a Tony award for CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD.
A little bit of information about each quilt, from Phyllis herself:
"I have been a quilter for 50 years. Each of my quilts is one of a kind. When I'm not acting - my latest acting work was as Mrs. Grissom on CSI - I enjoy being a homemaker which includes taking care of my grandchildren, gardening, and sewing for family, friends and charities. All of my quilts are pieced together by machine with all cotton fabric and are machine quilted. The batting I use is mostly lightweight polyester that can be machine washed in cold water and dried in a dryer set on cool for some minutes or it can be hung up for drying.
"Ducks & Flowers" is approximately 52 inches square. I thought this store-bought fabric pretty so I machine quilted it as-is. It can be used as a lap quilt on a chilly evening or as a throw. The last one, "Red & Blue," is a baby quilt and is approximately 52 inches square. It is backed with the same flannel material as the front border for a baby's comfort.
With great pleasure I donate these quilts to NAD for its auction fundraiser. They are signed and dated on a back corner."
Wall Hanging- Quiltwork24" square
Malina Lindell, CODA Artist
Sol, Revisited is a wall hanging quilt handmade by Malina Lindell, embellished with beads, yarn and decorated thread with a hanging sleeve in the back. This lovely quilt was donated by Elizabeth Dayton, Malina's deaf mother.
Donated by: Elizabeth Dayton
Bands of Color
Wall Hanging- Quiltwork36" square
Nine Patch Weave
Quiltwork Perfect for twin beds
Helena Schmitt, Deaf Artist
Helena Schmitt grew up on a poultry farm in southern New Jersey. She attended the New Jersey School for the Deaf from 1951 through 1966, earned a B.A. degree from Gallaudet in 1971 and received a M.L.S. from the University of Maryland in 1975. Helena retired from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), which is under the Department of Commerce, with over 28 years of federal service in the DC area. She has been volunteering for many deaf organizations for over 30 years, and currently serves as a volunteer for the DSA 2013 Conference. Helena enjoys machine quilting and has been an active member of the Deaf Quilt Guild in Frederick, Maryland since 2006.
Billy Babb, Deaf Artist
Billy Babb grew up in Missouri and attended the Missouri School for the Deaf. He also continued his education at Johnson Community College in Kansas. He has relocated to different states and currently resides in Phoenix AZ with his wife, Leslie Romak. For many years, he worked as a welder. Being talented, versatile, and creative, Billy discovered different diversions as a result of his trade. Mr. Babb builds and sells beach scoops for metal detector users online, and recently developed an interest in metal art. The Hands Wind Chime is one example: the hands "wave" in the wind as a visual signal. You can find him and his metal artwork at the booth at various deaf events.
Victorian Stained Glass Panel
Talmadge Flanagan, Deaf Artist
Talmadge first became interested in stained glass work after visiting his brother’s stained glass business in Rhode Island around 1978. He worked for him on Mondays and Saturdays. Later on he worked at a glass studio in Frederick, Maryland where he received training. Mr. Flanagan continues with his stained glass work making repairs, creating various pieces such as jewelry boxes, mirrors, Tiffany lamps, church windows and many other glass objects. He resides in Ocean Pines, Maryland with his wife, Priscilla.
Pendant Necklace with three sterling silver sticks attached to a silver chain.
Win Moore, Deaf Artist
Winchell Moore attended the Rochester Institute of Technology for three years and studied in the department of American Craftsmen. He graduated from RIT in 1957, and from Gallaudet University in 1962. He has been creating handmade sterling silver and gold jewelry since 1957. Mr. Moore also enjoys collecting rocks, hiking and gardening, and currently resides in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Fimo Jewelry Box
Single-beaded necklace and jewelry box.
Fiery Sun Mirror
A radiant wall mirror.
Diane Sigoda, Deaf Artist
Diane's success was achieved through her powers of analytical and intuitive observation and experimentation. Her first drawing as a young child was the eye of which she still finds it intriguing and powerful because the eyes are always alert. They lead her to paint, draw, and many different things. She enjoys creating life-like paintings of people through the use of cursive strokes in extreme color combinations. Her paints possess distinct 3-D effect. Diane enjoys making the subjects come alive more than a photograph could. Diane has been quoted to say, "Art makes me whole - it is the essence and pleasure of life. I am naturally driven by instincts. Art is like divinity for me."
Handmade TV Remote/Book Holder with Swivel
Design may vary from what is pictured, but will be handmade by Jimmy McGaughey.
Jimmy McGaughey, Deaf Woodworker and Artist
Layered and painted woodwork
Photo of the Artist is from 2010 Site
Bonelle Liardon Amann, Deaf Artist
Born to a hearing family and raised in Texas, Bonelle liked to do pencil sketches of flowers, animals, and human figures during her idle time. As a student at Texas School for the Deaf, she loved to study the works of art and was involved in school plays. After graduation from TSD in 1965, she went on to Gallaudet University to receive her Bachelor's degree and CSUN for a Masters degree. She married Franklyn Amann, a '64 Gallaudet graduate. They were blessed with 4 sons, two daughters-in- law, and 5 grandchildren. Bonelle was part of the Arizona Commission on the Arts for many years as an ASL storyteller. After her retirement from Phoenix Day School for the Deaf after 30 years of service, she rediscovered her "old" interest in art and went into painting and creating Southwest woodwork of landscape, plants, people and adobes. She has been called "Grandma Moses." She lives in Scottsdale, AZ with Franklyn, her husband of 42 years.
Handmade Zig Zag Necklace/Earring Set
An elegant necklace and earring set, ready to wear!
Lisa Zornoza, Deaf Jeweler
Linda Bove, Deaf Artist
Linda Bove, in addition to being an accomplished actress, is also the celebrated author of two classic sign language books for children (SIGN LANGUAGE ABC's and SIGN LANGUAGE FUN) as well as the popular video (SIGN ME A STORY), published and distributed by Random House. For more on Ms. Bove, please refer to the Sesame Street listing above.
A Blast from the Past: Vintage '99 Barbie I Love You in Sign Language Doll
Iconic plastic doll, limited edition.
Mattel, Inc., Manufacturer
Donated by: Karen Kleiman
Mingua Beef Jerky & Accessory Basket
Delicious beef jerky. Need we say more?
Pam Mingua, Beef Jerky Curer
The basket will include a t-shirt and cup with the Mingua Logo, T-shirt, plus assorted items. Delicious jerky from a SODA-owned family business!
Donated by: Pam Mingua & Pat Lush, her deaf sister
Painted ceramic hedgehog
Cookie Williams, Deaf Artist
Donated by: Rose Stapleton
Donated By: Rose Stapleton
All Tied Up: Table Mats Made From Ties
Table mats made from colorful ties!
Sharon French, DeafArtist
Assorted ASL Greeting Card Set
A set of twelve hand-drawn, digitally scanned and printed cards.
Assorted ASL Christmas Greeting Card Set
A set of twelve hand-drawn, digitally scanned and printed cards.
Priscilla Womack, Deaf Artist
Birthday Greeting Card Set
A set of 10 hand-made greeting cards.
Judy Daniels, Deaf Artist
Handmade Knitted Scarf
Colored gray heather with teal, purple, and pink.
Rebecca Reihm, Deaf Artist
Set of two NAD 100th Anniversary Trays
Donated by: Ann Benedict
Laminated Photo Mat of 100th Anniversary NAD tray
Made by: Steve Kaufman
Donated by: Ann Benedict
Celebration of NAD's 100th Anniversary - Photo of the First Conference Signed by the first female NAD president, Gertie Galloway Matted and framed
Donated by: Gertie Galloway
All of these items are available through our Silent Auction at the NAD Conference!
Many thanks to the artists and donors who made this Silent Auction possible.