While the season usually comes to a celebratory close with the annual SummerFest event, the current government restrictions prohibiting gatherings of groups of more than 50 has forced all non-profits to think outside the box and create a new approach to fundraising. With that, we are thrilled to announced The Collectors Sale, which will take place in-person in the Theater at 25 Jobs Lane starting on Friday, August 28 and running through Sunday, September 13 open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 AM-5 PM and will continue on SAC’s Online Gallery through December 31, 2020. Artists and collectors are being asked to contribute to this special fundraiser by donating a work or works of art. Those who cannot visit in person will be able to view and purchase remaining works from our online gallery starting September 8. Whether you are a long-standing collector or just beginning, there will be something for every eye and budget.
All proceeds from this fundraising art sale will underwrite SAC’s diverse slate of year-round programming.
The benefit art sale will premiere with an intimate First Look Cocktail Reception held on Thursday, August 27 from 6-8 PM in hour-long shifts on SAC’s West Lawn and Theater. Face masks are required, and all social distancing protocols will be followed. This event will be a fun evening, no more than 50 people, per hour to preview and have first dibs on purchasing the works that will be available to the general public starting at 11 AM on August 28. Tickets for the first look reception are $250 per person and can be purchased by clicking HERE or by calling 631.283.0967.
Artists include Cliff Baldwin, Monica Banks, Roisin Bateman, Jodi Bentivegna, Scott Bluedorn, Hal Buckner, Henry Buhl, Perry Burns, Michael Butler, Linda Capello, Isadora Capraro, Jeff Carpenter, Darlene Charneco, Philippe Cheng, Rossa Cole, Michael Combs, Andrea Cote, Janet Culbertson, Franco Cuttica, Lautaro Cuttica, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Dever, Eric Fischl, Francine Fleischer, Helen Frankenthaler*, Denise Gale, Ralph Gibson, Janet Goleas, April Gornik, Melinda Hackett, Michael Halsband, Candace Hill, Stephanie Hirsch, Kara Hoblin, Alice Hope, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Erica-Lynn Huberty, Carol Hunt, Ruby Jackson, Yung Jake*, Will Kurtz*, Mary Lambert, Laurie Lambrecht, Denis Leon*, LoVid, Jennifer Lynch, Christa Maiwald, Janine Martel, Dinah Maxwell Smith, Lydia McKee, Paton Miller, Steve Miller, Artem Mirolevich*, Altone Mishino*, Lindsay Morris, Jeff Muhs, Michael Paraskevas, Miles Partington, Cindy Pease Roe, Toni Ross, Will Ryan, Sara Salaway, Matthew Satz, Bastienne Schmidt, Kerry Sharkey Miller, Dennis Snyder, Adam Straus, Aurelio Torres, Jim Torok*, Dan Welden, Robert Wilson, Lucy Winton, Domingo Zapata*, and Almond Zigmund.
In addition to artists generously donating their works, private collectors and galleries have also contributed including Lise and Michael Evans, Lisa Dennison, Andrea Glimcher, Simone and David Levinson, Christine and Richard Mack, Lydia McKee and Bill Ford, Paula Viscogliosi, Arte Collective, Avant Gallery, Denis Leon Gallery, and Tripoli Gallery.
*Denotes donations by collectors and galleries.
Cover Image: Janet Goleas, Sometimes We Hurried, 2016, Gouache on Paper, 18″ x 12″