The Camden Public Library is putting together a silent art auction featuring well-known midcoast artists. The show will be on display at Page Gallery in Camden from November 6 through November 13. Saturday, November 13, is a special all-day “Open House Reception” at the gallery, welcoming viewers and bidders from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bids can be placed throughout the week, closing at 5:00 pm on November 13. The art auction is a fundraiser to benefit the Camden Public Library.
Participating artists include Ingrid Ellison, Greta Van Campen, Susan Van Campen, Samantha Appleton, Colin Page, Gideon Bok, T. Allen Lawson, Kate Fitzgerald, Antonia Munroe, Peter Ralston, Julie Crane, Margaret Rizzio, Ni Rong, and Ileana Appleton.
“Our library is an incredible asset to our community, and has done great work keeping residents informed and connected through this time of COVID,” says Colin Page, owner of Page Gallery.
“We are grateful to the local artists and our art-collecting neighbors who have stepped up to help with fundraising during the pandemic,” says the library’s Executive Director Nikki Maounis. “For the second year in a row, the library had to cancel both the summer and fall Harbor Arts and Books fairs, typically our largest revenue-generating events. Proceeds from this year’s art auctions are crucial to helping the library sustain our vital services.”
Funds from the silent auction at the Page Gallery will be evenly split between the artists and the Camden Public Library. The public is invited to stop by Page Gallery to see the art, make a donation to the library, or place a bid.
Featured Image: Hibernating Home, woodcut, 37×37″, by Julie Crane