Scribes from across the kingdom will be generously donating artwork to be sold at auction, with all proceeds benefiting MasksOn.org. All items auctioned will be finished pieces. The Signet Office will then facilitate the delivery of the art to the auction winners.
The auction is unaffiliated with the Society of Creative Anachronism.
All items should be less than 11"x14" to make delivery by mail reasonable.
If you would like to collaborate with another scribe to produce a piece, but do not know anyone, or would like to use this as an opportunity to work with someone new, please contact Duchess Thyra.
Vivat, Vivat, Vivat (perhaps to music)
Long live the East
Dante The Entrance to Hell (Inferno 3:1-3,7-9)
Anglo Saxon Riddles - https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Riddles_of_the_Exeter_Book
#74 “The Onion” might lead to some lovely illustrations- https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Riddles_of_the_Exeter_Book/74
#75 “Key” as well https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Riddles_of_the_Exeter_Book/75
OE Poem “The Ruin” - http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/sechard/oeruin.htm
The Latin section of project Gutenberg has a great many classical texts that would have been known in period - http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/la
The works of William Shakespeare - https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:William_Shakespeare
There's a great many more at Wikisource, which you can browse by era- https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Category:Authors_by_era
Is there a deadline to sign up?
You can sign up whenever, but the sooner you do, the sooner we'll be able to help you out if you want! The main deadline to remember is the art is due on Sunday, June 14th.
Are you looking for larger pieces? Something resembling a scroll? Or just a miniature?
Anything that is mail-able, since I don't know when we'll next be able to use more traditional SCA-courier services. The website specifies to try to keep it under 11"x14". If you REALLY want to do something larger, let's chat.
Will this auction be for the EK populace, the general public, or the SCA as a whole?
The intention is to focus it around an SCA audience, but we aren't going to try to exclude anyone who is not a SCAdian. The audience will primarily be Easterners, but I'm sure we'll have some out of kingdom participants as well.
I have an idea but I don't know where to find a source for it?
If you've been thinking to yourself, "I've always wanted to do <x style>, but I can't find a source!" reach out, and we'll hook you up!
Are you looking for something that resembled a page or just a lovely piece of marginalia?
We so rarely get a chance to work on something that is NOT a "scroll", so if folks want to use this as an opportunity to branch out and try something different, I want to encourage that.
On the other hand, if you're like, nope, scrolls/award documents are my jam, and that's what I like to make, then please go ahead and make something like that.
Does it need to include text?
Nope! Though if you want to collaborate with someone and have them do the text that is encouraged! But since it doesn't need to include any text, now's the time to look at all those amazing carpet pages.
I'd love to participate, but I don't have the supplies to put into this project, is there any financial/material help available?
If you need funds to acquire the supplies you need for your project, please let me know, and we will do our best to provide help. We also have a lot of supplies in our closets and may be able to get them to you if you prefer that option.
Does it have to be strictly medieval? Can it be something medieval-inspired but perhaps with a modern twist?
It doesn't have to be strictly medieval, but we want to encourage a period-connection.
Try to aim for a similar balance to most of our scrolls. Have a brilliant idea that mostly draws on medieval ideas, but has pokemon instead of angels in the marginalia (or whatever)? That sounds fun.
Want to go all out and make a perfectly period legal document? Also awesome.
What to paint a picture of an airplane? That feels like it might not fit.