Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tetawken Finished!

I'm assuming I'm going to be at the Car Doctor's all day today (wish me luck!), so no Friday Tip. But the good news is Tetawken is done! Sarah Rose graciously donated one of her lovely Caldero resins, and I have customized his mane and tail and painted him in a roany chestnut frame sabino. You can see his full gallery here.

As a nod to the show's Portland location this year, Tetawken has been created as a Cayuse mustang. He has a notch in his ear - a scar from battle with the Snake or a scuffle in the herd? Either way, he has stories to tell. Tetawken's name means "we, the people" and is the tribal name for the Native Americans we know as the Cayuse. The Cayuse frequently visited with other tribes, especially the Nez Perce, and were amabassadors to the east, trekking yearly over the Rocky Mountains to hunt buffalo. What better breed to welcome everyone to the Pacific Northwest?

Proxy Bidding Information:

For interested parties who cannot attend the NAN Auction in person, NAMHSA is pleased to offer proxy bidding for the NAN Auction lots. Every year a substantial number of pieces are sold to proxy bidders! Proxy bids will be accepted by the Auction Coordinator beginning on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Proxy bidding will conclude on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10PM Eastern (7PM Pacific).

Auction lots and descriptions can be viewed at the 2009 NAN Auction Page. There are some major updates which will be taking place at this site in the next few days so please check back frequently:

To place a proxy bid, please submit the following information to Barb Ness, the 2009 Auction Coordinator at :

- Name of the Artist/Auction Lot you wish to place a bid on

- Amount of your bid in whole US dollars

- Your full name

- Your e-mail address

- Your full snail mail address

- Your telephone number

- Your eBay ID

All starting bid amounts and proxy bid updates will be posted on Model Horse Sales Pages. On June 6th, a link will be provided which leads to all of the MH$P ads for the NAN Auction lots. Outbid notices will be provided to engaged bidders by the Auction Coordinator throughout the proxy period.

The winning proxy bidder for each auction lot will be represented by NAMHSA's official proxy bidder at the live NAN Auction on Saturday, June 27th. Auction lots will not be sold for less than the winning proxy bid. Therefore, if a bidder at the live Auction does not match or top the winning proxy bid, the highest proxy bid will be considered the final sale amount. If you have questions about this or any other information regarding the auction, please contact the Auction Coordinator.


Xoie said...

He is absolutely Gorgeous! Oh How I wish he was mine!

brambleclaw23 said...

he is absolutely breathtakeing!!!

Mel Miller said...

Thanks guys! :-D