2015 Ossabaw Island Pig Roast and Art Auction

Guests feasting on the home of Eleanor "Sandy" West.

2015 Ossabaw Island Pig Roast & Art Auction, the annual fundraiser for The Ossabaw Island Foundation, was held on the lawn of the home of Eleanor "Sandy" West on Oct. 17.

Epting Events of Athens, Georgia, and Roger Parker and his "smokin'" crew prepared the feast. Auctioneer Daniel Epting coaxed over $29,300 from the generous bidders during the live auction which included the painting by Sandy West and Betsy Cain, Mark Frissell's Ossabowl created from walnut and alligator teeth and two Ossabaw Weekends. 

Artwork in the silent auction represented nearly every facet of life on the island, contributed an additional $27,675 to the bottom line. 

Event sponsors included:

The Broadfield Foundation

Georgia Power
King & Spalding

Sea Island 
BB&T Wealth
Cohen’s Retreat
SunTrust
Taqueria del Sol

Jenny Lynn & Waldo Bradley
Patty &Todd Deveau
Don Callahan Real Estate
eSavannah/Seimitsu
Tom & Sharon Fischer
Chris & Karen Knight
Ruth Knox
Rose Lane & Chuck Leavell
Rosemary Magee & Ron Grapevine
Moon River Brewing Company
Ted and Linda Moore
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Steve & Rosalie Sanderson
Savannah Distributing
Seacrest Partners
Service Brewing Company
South State Bank
Lisa & Mason White
Wells Fargo/The Private Bank


Host Committee
Barbara Baker
Patricia Barmeyer
Linda & Carl Bleicken
Boaen Mechanical
Chatham Foundation
Kay Davis Dunn
Walker Gaultney
Bobby & Leigh Goff
John & Melanie Helmken
Cecil & Sandra Hudson
Walker Gaultney
Pat Ingle-Gillis
Chris & Rebecca Kirkpatrick
John & Megan Manly
Mermaid Cottages
Dr. Sidney & Colleen Smith
Southern Environmental Law Center
Zelda & Sheldon Tenenbaum
Weichert Realtors,/The Sumner Group
Suzie Williams


In addition, The Ossabaw Island Foundation gave special thanks to The Landings Association, Delegal Creek Marina at Skidaway Island, Bull River Cruises, Good Times Charters, Walks on Wassaw, Clean Coast, over  35 volunteers who worked behind the scenes for months, contributing artists, musicians, newcomers and returning guests. 


Eleanor "Sandy" West welcomes guests to her home.

Elizabeth DuBose, executive director of The Ossabaw Island Foundation,
displays Mark Frissell's "Ossabowl" during the live auction.
This painting by Sandy West and Betsy Cain went home with Ms. Ruth Knox, president
of Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia.

And a view of the back of the painting by Sandy West and Betsy Cain.


Roger Parker's "smokin'" BBQ was the toast of the Roast!

Sandy West conversed with all of her guests.

A rear view of Sandy West's home.

A view of the garden.

Antique tile on the garden fountain.

Guests gathering on the lawn after lunch.

The island shuttle.

The lone palm which inspired Sandy West's painting.

The gate at Sandy West's home.

Goodbye Ossabaw Island ... see you next year!

For more information or to donate to The Ossabaw Island Foundation, visit  www.ossabawisland.org.

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.