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“Love to Build” online art auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers

02/12/22 - 02/26/22
6:00 pm



From February 12-26, 2022 Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers will host an online auction, “Love to Build,” featuring works by local artist, Valerie Upham.  Valerie donated her time and talent to paint 20 original paintings featuring Maine flora, fauna and landscapes on reclaimed wood.

The auction will feature 20 original, unframed works. The iconic Mid Coast Maine scenes will be on display at the Topsham ReStore, 126 Main Street, Topsham, ME, open Tuesday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.  Paintings can be previewed online starting February 12th; online bidding will open February 14th with starting bids at $100 for each original work. Bidding will close February 26 at 6 pm. Preview and bid on the art by visiting:

All proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers whose efforts support homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes.

Valerie Upham studied commercial design while attending a vocational high school. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration and Graphic Design. She worked in the commercial advertising industry for over 15 years as a designer, art director and creative director. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her colorful portraits, unique still lifes and intriguing landscapes.  A life-long passion for the ocean and nature are the inspiration behind her art. Exploring the New England coastline and meeting hard-working people that bring out its personality and beauty are active parts of Valerie’s artwork. She lives and works in Brunswick, Maine.

Val can be reached at 207-370-7255 or

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