Sawyer Free Library Art Auction

The Sawyer Free Library will hold the Annual Art Auction on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The Silent Auction will take place in the Matz Gallery from September 6 through October 3, to give visitors an opportunity to see the exhibit of paintings and bid early. The Vocal Auction will be held, at 7:00 PM. A preview party will precede the auction. Refreshments will be served and music by Jeannine Lynch and Peter Phillips. The auctioneer is Jack Good, who has volunteered  for over a decade. His humor and encouragement to bid adds to the delightful entertainment of the evening.

But the best part is the works of art, displayed in the Adolph Matz Gallery located in the main lobby of the library. Great interest is generated throughout the month as the bid book fills up. The final vocal auction is always an exciting event. This year there is seventy paintings in a variety of mediums, from oil, to watercolor, to collage; all original. The artists are all local and the subject is generally Cape Ann. It’s a great way to buy a small painting for yourself or as a gift to others. Noted artists such as Ray Crane, Jeff Weaver, Peter Tysver, Theresa Wonson, Carole Loiacono, Bob Blue and Don Gorvett are represented along with many artists who regularly contribute paintings. This year the quality of the artwork is awesome. Proceeds to the Art Advisory Fund provide scholarships, art supplies, art books and much needed supplies.This has been an important fundraiser for the library for many years, and its success is due greatly to the ongoing support by the contributing artists and loyal supporters.

So check out this year’s paintings and place a bid in the Silent Auction and then come to the live vocal auction to support your bid. If no one bids higher that your “Book” bid in the Silent Auction, your bid will be successful. But come to the live auction and enjoy the competition, food, music and find yourself a charming painting for a great bargain that will give you or a friend a lifetime of pleasure.

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