Thursday, October 22, 2020

No. 182: StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation Benefit Auction

Presenting a collaborative long rifle accoutrement set by three artists; the entire proceeds of your auction purchase will be donated to StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation. 

Stillbrave's mission is to provide non-medical, supportive care to children with cancer and their families.  

StillBrave's Vision:  We are committed to helping the families of children battling cancer in any way we can. So while they are fighting the toughest war of their lives, we will fight their lesser battles, so they don’t have to. We are not only here to support children with cancer, we are here to help ease the burden of the family and the caregivers who are fighting battles of their own.

The StillBrave Set:

This collaborative ensemble to be auctioned features the efforts of three artists who work within the mediums of the Contemporary Longrifle genre.  

Eric S. Ewing, of Red Hook, NY, created a shooting bag made from a mix of textiles and animal hides.  Materials employed include vegetable tanned goat leather, linsey-woolsey coverlet, linen, antique saddle hardware, and of course bark-tanned raccoon hide.

Clinton Byers of Lenoir, NC crafted a powder horn, with simple homespun lines to compliment the style of the shooting bag.

Ian Pratt, of Peebles, Ohio, contributed a hand-made chain and tin-powder measure, accompanied by a vent pick.

The auction of this ensemble of accoutrements will begin at 6 pm Friday, October 23, 2020, and will close on 6 pm Monday, October 26, 2020. The bidding will start at $450.00 USD.  The buyer will also pay for shipping and insurance.

To place a bid, please go to, and comment your bid amount below along with your name.  As of 6 pm Monday October 26, 2020, the comment with the highest bid will win the auction. As stated, the entirety of the proceeds will be donated to StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation, to assist them in their mission of providing support and care to children with cancer and their families.  More information about StillBrave can be found at their website:  We hope you will also be inspired by their mission and story!

Copy  and photos from Eric Ewing here.

1 comment:

  1. Just to clarify, the auction times are all Eastern Standard Time!
    Thank you all for your support!


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