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Fine Art Auction to Raise Money for the Museum of Art

May 26, 2010

Watercolor Mary Bradish Titcomb

Original works of art by many of the region’s top artists are among the more than 100 drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, and sculpture up for bid at Raising the Bar: A Fine Arts Auction at the Museum of Art, Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Advance reservations are recommended ($35 per person), as space is limited. For reservations call 2-3712 or visit at www.unh.edu/artauction .

Among the highlights of this special fundraising event are six important works of art by four renowned American artists including: “The Writer” by Mary Bradish Titcomb (1858-1927);“View of Portsmouth” by Gertrude Horsford Fiske, (1879-1961); “Tiger Lilies in Black Vase” and “White Roses” by Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945); and “Landscape #35” and “Summer Day”by William Jurian Kaula (1871-1953). 

Additional artists whose works will be available for sale include Sigmund Abeles, Jayne Adams, Barbara Stevens Adams, James Aponovich, Carol Aronson-Shore, Arthur Balderacchi, Tim Beavis, Amy Brnger, Holly Brooks, Karen Bushold, Sam Cady, Mary B. Call, Diane Jackson Cole, Eve Corey, Theresann D'Angelo, Arthur DiMambro, Grant Drumheller, Anne Dubois, Victoria Elbroch, Linda Wood Feldman, Tom Glover, Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, Don Gorvett,  Beverly Hallam, Dewitt Hardy, Conley Harris, John W. Hatch, Julee Holcombe, Craig Hood, Sean Hurley, Robert Indiana, Marion James,  Jane Kaufmann, Dustan Knight, Carol Lummus, Frederick Lynch, Lyn Mayewski, Maryse Searls McConnell, William Mitchell, Jennifer Moses, Frank Moulton, James Mullen, George Nick, Tom Paiement, Caroline Parent, Shawn Pelech, Alan Peters, Jack Pollard, Lauren Pollaro, Douglas Prince, Langdon Quin, Jim Reagan, Monique Sakellarios, Gail Sauter, Patricia Schappler, Scott Schnepf,  Matthew Smith, Gary Haven Smith, Anne Smith, Edna Smith, Paul St. Denis, Rose Sielian Theriault, Lucie Therrien, Galeazzo Tonini Von Morl, Molly Doe Wensberg, Don Williams, Sumner Winebaum, Grace Youngren, and Melvin Zabarsky, among others.

The reception for Raising the Bar takes place from 5 - 7 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Free parking is available in Lot B, located off Mill Rd. between Arts Way and McDaniel Drive. Cash, checks, or credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) will be accepted for successful bids. (No debit cards will be accepted.)

Guest auctioneer is Devin Moisan of Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc., Dover.

Raising the Bar is organized by members of the Museum of Art’s board of advisors and volunteers, and is a "no buyer's premium" fundraising event. All funds secured from this special event will be used by the Museum of Art for exhibitions and educational programs, to support the acquisition and conservation of select works of art, and to upgrade Museum infrastructure (storage and lighting capacity).

Raising the Bar: A Fine Art Auction is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Museum of Art, and a grant from the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, UNH.  The Museum of Art would also like to thank the following sponsors for their valuable support of this art auction: Premier Aviation at Portsmouth; Charter Oak Capital Management; Sam and Paula Reid; Debra Holloway and Scott Marion; and Anna Grace and Paul Holloway.

All works to be auctioned may be viewed online at www.unh.edu/artauction. For more information, or to make reservations for Raising the Bar: A Fine Art Auction, visit  www.unh.edu/artauction or www.unh.edu/moa  2-3712.



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