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Art Auction To Benefit Southold Historical Society

Originally Posted: April 18, 2012

Southold - The annual art auction, featuring the works of both living and past artists of eastern Long Island, is being sponsored by the Southold Historical Society. The auction, which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, will feature works by a number of important local painters, photographers, and artisans. The event will benefit both the Society as well as many of the living artists participating in the event.

In addition to works by living artists, which will include John Crimmins, Jada Rowland, Lee Cleary, and Robert Mueller, there will be a number of works by painters of our recent past. Some of the featured items include a Greenport landscape by Whitney M. Hubbard, and a winter view by Helen Kroeger. Other painters who will be represented in this category also include Mattituck artist Caroline Bell and Julia Wickham.

"The art auction is a great way for both long time and new residents to support the artists of our region," stated Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director of the Society. "The Society is very proud that half of all the money raised at this event will go to support the participating artists," he continued.

The location of the event, the Castello di Borghese Vineyard, is one of the oldest and most important of the wineries located on the North Fork. Set amidst the vines, the vineyard's tasting room and large reception area are the perfect spot for an auction. "We are delighted to have the support of the vineyard and its owners, Prince Marco and Princess Ann Marie Borghese," continued Fleming.

The preview will begin at 6 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. There is a $10 entry donation, which includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. This inexpensive fee will allow those in attendance to spend the rest of their hard earned money on a beautiful artwork for their home or office.

To see images of the works that will be up for sale at the auction, visit the Society website and click "Auction of Fine Art" at the left hand of your screen.

For further information on this event and others at the Society, call 631-765-5500 or go to the website.

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