Silent Auction, Happy Hour, and Poster Session

RiversEdge West
February 4th, 2020
University Center Ballroom, 2nd floor
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Experience a part of our annual conference!
Join us at Colorado Mesa University's University Center from 5:00-7:00 pm on February 4th, 2020 for a happy hour, silent auction, and poster session.
This informal happy hour is part of our 18th Annual Riparian Restoration Conference. Enjoy a free drink and appetizers, participate in our river-themed silent auction, and experience one of our cornerstone programs. You do not need to register for the conference or be a riparian restoration professional in order to attend.  
Along with bidding on unique artwork and crafts, you'll have the opportunity to talk with experts in the riparian restoration field. Over 15 different researchers, students, non-profit groups, and land managers will be sharing their work via large posters during the event for you to explore (after you've completed your silent auction bidding, of course). 
The silent auction bidding will end at 6:45 pm. 
Artists and donated items include:
  • Serena Supplee - Art piece and custom playing cards
  • Powderhorn Resort - Two full-day powderhorn lift tickets
  • REI - Women's sleeping bag
  • Ron Johnson - Hopi carve prayer feather from cottonwood root and a Hopi Child Katchina made from cottonwood root
  • Nancy Ohlson - Fisher Towers & Canyonlands Painted Gourd  
  • Trent Bristol - Handcarved bowtie made from Russian olive
  • Lee Gelatt Photography - Landscape photograph
  • Deb Woltjer - Stained glass
  • Clark Hale - Carved tamarisk bowl
  • Susan Owens - Framed canvas print and custom greeting cards
  • C. Lacouture - Carved wooden duck
  • Christina Jacobsen - "River Guy" in pen and ink
  • Peg Oswald - Pastel print
  • Marla Ferguson - two handmade quilts
  • Kaylee Smith - paintings
  • Barbara Polacca - Hopi Pot
  • Betsy Greslin - handmade boxes
  • Robert LeFebre - landscape painting
  • Basil Ede - Twilight Duo-Pintails
  • Danielle Jolette - framed Colorado Butterfly Plant
  • Kathy McCarthy - handmade 100% Tchairo Alpaca shawl and hand woven pine needle basket
  • and more!
THANK YOU to all of the generous artists and vendors who have donated items to the auction!
This portion of our conference is open to the public with a donation of any amount. Donations can be made on the last page of our online registration or at the door.
All proceeds from the auction will go towards RiversEdge West's student scholarship fund.
Donating Items to the Auction:
We welcome any donation to the silent auction! Examples include art, tools, hand-made crafts, gift cards, or vouchers, etc. To make a donation to silent auction, please email Cara at

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.