Preview now! LIVE art auction October 3, 2018: local artists annual fundraiser for Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library

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Wall facing entrance numbers 1-16

 

and continued with numbers 17-22

 

Wall on the right as one enters- numbers 23 – 42

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Walls to the left upon entering: 43 – 54 and 55 – 63

 

Organized by the Friends of the Library committee including Mary Weissblum Smith and the Art Advisory Committee, the (21st) Annual Art Auction on October 3, 2018, will feature 63 participating artists:

Jerry Ackerman, Deborah Aldrich, Melissa Aliberte, Nancy Alimansky, Anita Beloff, Coco Berkman, Linda Lea Bertrand, Sheila Farren Billings, Carol A. Bistrong, Lois Showalter Blankenship, Roy Blankenship, Isabel Brown, Katherine Coakley, Ray Crane, Mary L Crowningshield, David Curtis, Susan W. Daly, Michael DeCosimo, Patricia Doran, Cynthia Dunaway, Phyllis Feld, Susie Field, James Formichella, Grace Frost, N. Hale, Marion Hall, Joy Halsted, Jeanne Havran, Olga Hayes, Sandra Herdman, Deanie Johnson, Pia Juhl, Phyllis J. Kaplan, Susan Kelley, Fred L. Kepler, Barbara Kremer, Mary Jane Lane, Margaret Laurie, Carol Loiacono, Lauren Maher, Mary McCarl, Patricia McCarthy, Roy McCauley, Perry McIntosh, Danny Mears, David Millar, Kate Nordstrom, Christine Pitman, Mary Rhinelander, Richard Roche, Jess Semerano, Emily Strangman, Peter Tysver, Juni Van Dyke, James Watson, Lea Watson, Jeff Weaver, Alyce Wherren, Curtis Wilcox, Jane Wolf, Heidi Caswell Zander, Ann Mechen Ziergiebel

Checklist Numbers 1 to 63: Continue reading “Preview now! LIVE art auction October 3, 2018: local artists annual fundraiser for Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library”

Carol Ackerman Boston Globe obituary

Lovely tribute to long term teacher and volunteer – Carol Ackerman (December 17, 1941 – October 31, 2017) Boston Globe obituary by Marvin Pave published Dec 3rd (following special memorial service held in the Shalin Liu Performance Center). Ackerman served on many boards in the community — Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free, the Gloucester UU, Rockport Music, and Wellspring.

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Obit in the Gloucester Daily Times

 

Artist constituency steps up mightily! Don’t miss Oct 4th annual art auction scene for Sawyer Free Library

It’s great to see the beautiful Matz Gallery at Sawyer Free featuring local artists again. There’s always room for the traveling exhibitions on walls and rooms elsewhere in the building, but I think the Matz gallery and Sawyer Free library sings most when it devotes its main exhibition space to local artists.

Save the date for the LIVE event! OCTOBER 4, 2017

The annual benefit exhibition is hung salon style in advance of an exciting annual live auction reception. Stop by to preview the art or leave a silent bid.  Minimum opening bids range from $40-$400. On October 4th, bring your family, friends and co-workers. There’s always a great buzz in the room.  Bid alone or ‘group-on’ with friends–and generously! You’ll help the artist and the art community in general as well as the library.

Sawyer Free Library deserves the community’s support. Here’s a list of all the 2017 participating magnanimous artists (many are repeat donors). Enjoy some photos from the exhibit to draw your attention to the art.

Jerry Ackerman, Deborah F. Aldrich, Cynthia Asaro, Anita Beloff, Baraka Robin Berger, Coco Berkman, Sheila Farren Billings, Bob Blue, Carmel Bourneuf, Isabelle K. Brown, Pamela Burke, Ann G. Campbell, Nancy Caplan, Katherine Coakley, Ray Crane, Mary Crowningshield, Mary Curcio, Susan W. Daly, Terry Del Percio-Piedmonte, Nancy Davis, Patricia Doran, Phyllis Feld, Susie Field, Karen Fitzgerald, James Formichella, Paul George, Dina Gomery, Don Gorvett, Noreen Hale, Marion Hall, Joy Halsted, Jeanne Havran, Olga Hayes, Sandra Herdman, Deanie Johnson, Phyllis J. Kaplan, Fred Kepler, Barbara Kremer,  Mary Jane Lane, Carole Loiacono, Judy Magee, Florence Martin, Mary McCarl, Roy McCauley, Perry McIntosh, Jeannie McIntyre, Danny Mears, Judith Menicocci, KT Morse, Kate Nordstrom, Christine Pitman, Mary Rhinelander, Charlotte Roberts, Sandra L Sperry, Marilyn Swift, Bonnie Sylvester, Peter Tysver, Juni Van Dyke, Jeff Weaver, Alyce Wherren, Bernica Wilcox, Curtis Wilcox, Marnie Williams, Jane Wolf, Theresa Wonson, Heidi Caswell Zander

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2016 exhibition

Artists are so generous. Here’s the list of local artists for Sawyer Free. Don’t miss the lively auction Wednesday!

Reminder: silent bids close TONIGHT! Just 4 hours left for write in and absentee bids!

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And donors are generous, too.  Don’t worry. There are two full days left to visit the exhibit. Come to the preview party Wednesday night at 6PM and get ready to bid in person!

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Thanks to Sawyer Free for sharing the checklist featuring 70 local artists participating in the 2016 annual Sawyer Free auction.

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Jerry Ackerman’s Photos from New Year’s Day 6th Annual Freshwater Cove Polar Bear Plunge

Freshwater Cove 010115-FFreshwater Cove 010115-H (1)Jerry Ackerman writes: “Denizens of the Freshwater Cove neighborhood marked the turn of the year with their 6th consecutive Polar Bear Plunge…rescheduled, slightly, when the Cove unexpectedly iced up more than usual, with a few folks still coming out of the water with superficial cuts on their legs. Yet again, Alicia Terenzi pulled it altogether (that’s her calling out the countdown and pausing for a portrait).”

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2012 Freshwater Cove Annual Labor Day Cookout From Jerry Ackerman

Not to be outdone, the Fresh Water Cove Yacht Club rallied for a summer’s end celebration – the 12th annual, this year honoring Jimmy Lane , a Covie cut from the best of cloth – finest kind!

Gloucester UU Church’s “Bidding for Good” Auction Site

Jerry Ackerman Writes-

There’s someone out there who would DIE to have a poster signed by BRAD PITT and TERRENCE MALICK… It’s up for sale now, at a bargain price, on the Gloucester UU Church’s “Bidding for Good” auction site… but TIME IS SHORT – THE AUCTION CLOSES TUESDAY EVENING. This film hit the theaters last week – so this item is HOT.

Here’s the description…

Picture this on YOUR WALL!

Brad Pitt/Terrence Malick SIGNED poster

Rare teaser poster for the upcoming film by Terrence Malick, "The Tree of Life." Very few posters of this initial campaign featuring a baby’s foot are in circulation. It was only out for a few weeks when it was replaced by the final poster which is the multi image one that’s everywhere now. This copy has been signed by writer/director Terrence Malick and producer/star Brad Pitt.  Size 27" X 40". Comes in mailing tube, excellent, unused condition.

Here’s the link:

https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Item.action?id=136595185

Please let folks know – TIME IS SHORT!

Best wishes – Jerry Ackerman

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