Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness launches online wilderness art auction.

 Bids for wilderness art will be accepted through November 8.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness’ 2018 online art auction went “live” on September 13, featuring the paintings and photography of eight “Friends,” with the possibility of more to come. The images currently include oils, acrylics and watercolors from Aaron Johnson, Carol Maddux, Diana Moses, Ed Robinson, Marilyn McIntyre and Susan Conway Kean; plus photography from Joe Foster and Marjolein Groot Nibbelink.

“I think we will be adding an artist or two as the show progresses,” FSPW program coordinator Sandy Compton said. “Right now, we have 13 pieces in the auction, all beautiful, and all from around the Scotchman Peaks.

All of the photographs and many of the paintings are the result of the artists’ participation in the annual FSPW Extreme Plein Air Expeditions, which takes visual artists into the back country of the Scotchman Peaks to make art on site as well as capture imagery to take back to the studio to be rendered later.

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Morning and the Peaks, by Diana Moses

“Some of the artists also paint the Scotchmans from the ‘outside,’ Compton said. “In fact, most have   done both. The results from all angles show what a special landscape the Scotchman Peaks contain.”

The auction will be culminate on November 8, when FSPW and Sandpoint’s new Matchwood Brewery team up for a Wild Night For Wilderness; a celebration of local wild country as well as a FSPW volunteer appreciation party.

To visit the auction and bid on the pieces, visit

For more information, write to or call Sandy Compton at 208-290-1281.

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