Silent Auction

2018 Benefit Auction Dinner and Dance

Paintings, Prints, and Drawings

100

Ralf Feyl
Barn Portrait
Value: $4,200
Opening Bid: $1,680
Bidding Increment: $200

Oil on board, 16 x 12 inches. Ralf Feyl studied with the respected Bill Parks at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He then traveled East to study at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and became inspired by the mysterious borderlands of the New England coast and the people who inhabit it. The Cooley Gallery offered Feyl his first exhibition in 1992 and has shown his work there ever since.

Donated by the Artist

101

Maureen McCabe
Pansy
Value: $3,500
Opening Bid: $1,400
Bidding Increment: $200

Mixed media, pastel, inkjet on archival paper, mounted on archival board, 16 x 13 x 1 1/2 inches, summer 2017. Maureen McCabe is an internationally recognized and celebrated collagist, known primarily for her playful yet carefully composed box constructions.  Pansy was featured in her solo exhibition The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst Von Maydell (1888-1960) at the Cooley Gallery in fall 2017.

Donated by the Artist

102

Peter C. Daitch
Griswold Garden #2
Value: $3,000
Opening Bid: $1,200
Bidding Increment: $200

Photograph, edition 2/10, 24 x 36 inches, 2016. Daitch is a Connecticut-based expressionist photographer who was born and raised in Boston. He has a BFA in Photography from the University of Bridgeport, and his works are part of many private and public collections. This abstract motion study was displayed in the FGM exhibition, In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum on display October 1, 2016 through January 29, 2017.

Donated by the Artist

104

Janine Robertson
River Glow
Value: $1,900
Opening Bid: $750
Bidding Increment: $100

Oil on aluminum, 24 x 24 inches. Robertson is a prolific, award-winning artist who paints luminous landscapes on aluminum and copper. Her paintings are known for their vibrant color, texture, and glow. Janine began her career as a muralist and trompe l’oeil painter but has turned her full attention to landscape oil painting. Her work hangs in private collections throughout the United States.

Donated by the Artist

Donated by Ruud H. Bergmans and Ann B. Lane

106

Fred Lyle
Water Dance
Value: $1,200
Opening Bid: $500
Bidding Increment: $100

Acrylic, 17 x 12 1/2 inches. Lyle received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California. He then worked in the entertainment business, writing for Remington Steele, serving as the music coordinator for Miami Vice, and ultimately running the Television Music Department for Universal Studios. Currently he and his wife reside in Madison where he works on his abstract paintings using an unconventional technique that came to him in a dream. He paints color on color on color and, once dried, rubs different grades of sandpaper on the canvas to blend and reveal the final image.

Donated by the Artist

107

Joseph Raffael
Water Lilies
Value: $1,000
Opening Bid: $400
Bidding Increment: $100

Watercolor, 17 7/8 x 17 1/2 inches, 1979. Raffael was born in Brooklyn, NY to Sicilian and Swiss-Irish parents. He became interested in drawing at age 7 and spent his high school years taking classes at the Brooklyn Museum. He attended Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and was awarded a scholarship to the Yale School of Art where he studied with Josef Albers and received his BFA in 1956. After school he moved to New York to become a painter. His works have earned critical praise since the mid-‘60s and are featured in the collections of nearly fifty museums and many private collections. He currently resides in the south of France.

Donated by The Rockwell Family

108

Kim Muller-Thym
Dear Dorset
Value: $1,000
Opening Bid: $400
Bidding Increment: $100

Oil, 9 x 12 inches. Kim grew up on a farm in Maryland and was encouraged to roam the hills and woods, taking in the beauty of nature. This has helped to shape her core as an artist. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently resides in Old Saybrook. Seventeen of her impressionistic paintings are in the Yale-New Haven Hospital collection.

Donated by the Artist

113

Nancy Pinney
Passing Storm, Lieutenant River
Value: $850
Opening Bid: $350
Bidding Increment: $100
Oil,  7 3/4 x 12 inches. Pinney is known for her poetic and mood-filled landscapes of the Connecticut shoreline. She studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and has exhibited in many local gallery shows, including The Cooley Gallery, the Hoxie Gallery, the Lyme Art Association, and the Essex Art Association.

Donated by the Artist

114

Peter Harron
Two Egrets
Value: $850
Opening Bid: $350
Bidding Increment: $100

Photograph, 14 x 11 inches. Essex-based photographer Peter Harron has exhibited his compelling and hypnotic works in the United States and abroad. The artist’s background is in theatre and film production, but he returned to his first love of black and white still photography in the late 1980s, never looking back.

Donated by the Artist

115

Frederick R. Wagner (1864-1940)
Train Bridge by Night
Value: $750
Opening Bid: $300
Bidding Increment: $50

Pastel, 11 x 9 1/2 inches. Born in Port Kennedy, PA in 1864, Wagner enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he served as chief demonstrator of anatomy to the life classes and studied under Thomas Eakins. He then traveled to California where he began painting before returning to Philadelphia and taking a job as illustrator for the Philadelphia Press. He often painted impressionist urban scenes and in 1912 founded the Addington School of Painting. His modernist work is sought after by many collectors of the avant-garde movement.

Donated by Ruud H. Bergmans and Ann B. Lane

116

Charles Gruppe
Boats
Value: $750
Opening Bid: $300
Bidding Increment: $50
Oil, 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches.

Gruppe comes from a respected family of East Coast artists. He studied at Yale University, the National University of Mexico and earned a Masters of Fine Art from Columbia University. His works are represented in over 5,000 private collections.

Donated by Ron Luich

117

Angie Falstrom
Moonrise, Old Lyme Beach Club
Value: $700
Opening Bid: $300
Bidding Increment: $50
Watercolor, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Falstrom received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Connecticut College and in recent years has received awards from the Connecticut Watercolor Society and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. Specializing in miniatures, she finds much of her inspiration in the rural landscape of Lyme.

Donated by the Artist

119

Tom Rose
Dauntless
Value: $650
Opening Bid: $250
Bidding Increment: $50
Oil – waterbase, 41 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches.

In addition to owning and operating Black Whale Antiques at Rattleberry Farm in Hadlyme for 30 years, Tom Rose’s artwork has appeared in numerous national magazines, including House Beautiful, Country Living, and Colonial Homes.

Donated by Tom Rose and Black Whale Antiques, Hadlyme, CT

 

122

Judy Friday
Red Roan
Value: $500
Opening Bid: $200
Bidding Increment: $50
Archival inkjet, 7 x 5 inches.

Judy Friday is a prolific Lyme artist who turns her creative eye to many mediums. She studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and with Robert Reed of Yale University. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout New England and the Midwest. This piece appeared in her recent exhibition at FGM, A Year in the Life at Tiffany Farm.

Donated by the Artist

Decorative Arts

200

Pair of Chapman Brass Table Lamps
Value: $1,000
Opening Bid: $400
Bidding Increment: $100
Measures 31” high x 18” wide with shade.

Designed by The Chapman Manufacturing Company, these double-bulb table lamps have solid brass column bases topped by custom-made fabric shades. A sumptuous choice for book-ending a plush sofa in a grand living room.

Donated by Andrew & Diane Kaslow

201

Modern Rosewood End Table
Value: $1,008
Opening Bid: $400
Bidding Increment: $100
Measures 22”w x 27”d x 25”h.

Clean lines along with gilt collar and ferrules define this handsome updated rosewood and gilt leaf end table with drawer by Modern History.

Donated by Pough Interiors, LLC, Essex, CT

203

Piggy Bank
Value: $700
Opening Bid: $300
Bidding Increment: $50
5 ½” tall, 2018.

One-of-a-kind, polymer clay and Swarovski crystal piggy bank. Made in the ancient technique of millefiore and Venetian glass. Handmade by Robert Nielsen and Billie Tannen of Billie Beads.

Donated by Billie Tannen and Robert Nielsen, Artists for Billie Beads, Brooklyn, NY

204

David D.J. Rau
Mermaid’s Grotto, 2018
Value: $500
Opening Bid: $250
Bidding Increment: $50
Approx. 13” high x 9” round.

A fantastical diorama of a mermaid’s undersea world, ensconced under a glass dome. A descendant of Poseidon, the mermaid princess Neptunaria sits on her seashell throne surrounded by treasures that have floated down from the world above. Created by the Museum’s Director of Education & Outreach.

Donated by the Artist

208

Pair of Bulb Vases by Mundy Hepburn
Value: $500
Opening Bid: $200
Bidding Increment: $50

Hand-crafted blown glass, blue vase is 4 x 7 inches and purple vase is 4 x 5 inches. Hepburn has made a name for himself with a unique style of art — luminous glass. Mundy Hepburn’s glass art has been exhibited in over thirty installations and featured in five publications. He also specializes in static sculptures, including bowls, cups, flowers, and both indoor and outdoor standing sculptures.

Donated by the Artist

209

Four Panel Japanese Screen
Value: $350
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50
Measures 46” high x 68” wide

Add a little woodland charm to any room of your home with this four panel Japanese screen made of rice paper and adorned with butterflies, leaves, and grasses. Framed in dark stained wood.

Donated by Hedy & Jim Korst

Events to Remember

300

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Value: $560
Opening Bid: $250
Bidding Increment: $50

Receive two subscriptions for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 concert series. Sit in section A orchestra seating and delight in a piano, viola, cello and violin concerto. Concerts scheduled for October 20, 2018; November 17, 2018; January 26, 2019; February 23, 2019; March 23, 2019 and April 27, 2019.

Donated by Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, New London, CT

301

New York City Ballet, Backstage Tour and Autographed Shoes
Value: $500
Opening bid: $200
Minimum bidding increment: $50

Immerse yourself in a truly magical evening at the ballet, reveling in the beauty of the dance both on stage and behind-the-scenes at the New York City Ballet. The winner will receive two orchestra tickets for the performance of your choice during the 2018-2019 repertory season at the David H. Koch Theater, while also having the unforgettable experience of watching a rehearsal and receiving a backstage tour (Tuesdays through Fridays, in the afternoon). Your souvenir will be a pair of pointe ballet shoes worn and autographed by Ballerina Tiler Peck. Performance selection is subject to ticket availability. Valid through June 2, 2019.

Donated by Sally & Larry Lawrence and the New York City Ballet

304

Golf and Lunch at Old Lyme Country Club
Value: $460
Opening Bid: $200
Bidding Increment: $50

Work on your golf game with 18 holes and two carts for four players at Old Lyme Country Club. Analyze your game afterwards over lunch at the club. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included. Proper attire and advance reservations required. Expires Nov. 30, 2018.

Donated by Old Lyme Country Club, Old Lyme, CT and Howard Tuttle

326

Come From Away on Broadway
Value: $354
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50

Receive two tickets to a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening performance of the Tony-winning musical Come from Away by Irene Sankoff and David Hein at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City between October 2 – November 15, 2018 (blackout dates may apply). Set during the week following the September 11th terrorist attacks, Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland.

Donated by the producers of Come From Away

327

Behind the Scenes Tour at Mystic Seaport Museum and Lunch at Latitude 41
Value: Unique
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50

Your group of six will experience the secret Seaport—what the public doesn’t get to see when visiting the Mystic Seaport Museum. The highlight of your tour will be the Museum’s Collections Research Center where all of its objects reside when not on display. See scrimshaw, ship models, photographs, figureheads, rare books, logbooks, historic small craft, and more. Date to be mutually agreed upon and expires Sept. 23, 2019. After your tour, take in lunch at Latitude 41 with a $100 gift card.

Donated by Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT and Latitude 41 Restaurant, Mystic, CT

 

328

Movies for Two for a Year at Madison Art Cinemas
Value: $338
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50

Experience a movie date night once each month for a year at Madison Art Cinemas! Arnold Gorlick opened the cinemas in 1999, which play both first-run independent art and upscale foreign and domestic films. Each pass will admit two people and will expire one month after each other, beginning October 22, 2018. (Expired passes will not be honored). The passes can be used any day of the week except for special events or benefit showings. Also enjoy a $50 gift card, which can be used at the concessions stand for some sweet treats or popcorn to enjoy with the show.

Donated by Madison Art Cinemas, Madison, CT and Gregory Strupes

331

The Band’s Visit on Broadway
Value: $318
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50

Receive two house seats to the Tony-winning musical The Band’s Visit by David Yazbek at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band’s Visit—now one of the most celebrated musicals ever that rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together.

Donated by Ruth Hendel Productions, New York, NY

332

U.S. Open Tennis Tickets
Value: $300
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50

Two loge box seats to the 2019 U.S. Tennis Championships held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, NY. The U.S. Open is a sports and entertainment spectacle featuring world-class athletes and electrifying action. Day session, Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Donated by Bud & Katy Canaday

361

Four Tickets to a 2019 Yankees Home Game
Value: Unique
Opening Bid: $100
Bidding Increment: $50

Receive four tickets to a weekend 2019 New York Yankees home game. The seats will be located on the terrace level overlooking first base, section 312, row 2, seats 15, 16, 17, and 18. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Valid April 2019 – September 2019.

Donated by Gowrie Group, Westbrook, CT

Travel

400

Elegant Stay at the Spicer Mansion
Value: $1,700
Opening Bid: $700
Bidding Increment: $100

Escape to Mystic with an elegant stay for two at the Spicer Mansion, where you will enjoy a two night stay in the “Magellan” room on the third floor. Named after a schooner that Captain Spicer’s father commanded in the West Indies, the Magellan offers a king-size four-poster bed with a Duxiana mattress, en-suite bathroom with shower, coved ceilings, flat screen television, high speed Internet, and a workspace. While there you will enjoy a four-course meal in the dining room crafted by Executive Chef Randy Rucker on one of the nights (alcoholic beverages and gratuities not included), and creative and seasonally inspired bar fare in the Speakeasy on the second night. Valid for Sunday through Thursday arrivals only and subject to availability; holidays excluded.

Donated by Spicer Mansion, Mystic, CT

401

Summer or Fall Getaway to Jackson Gore Village at Okemo Mountain
Value: $1,200
Opening Bid: $500
Bidding Increment: $100

Enjoy a one-week stay in a 2-bedroom condo at the Adams House located at the base of Jackson Gore at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT. You are steps away from the Adventure Zone, indoor/outdoor pools, retail shops, the Coleman Brook Tavern, Okemo Valley Golf Club, and much more. Condo includes: a king size bed in the master, 2 queen beds in the second bedroom, queen sleeper sofa in the living room, three full bathrooms, equipped kitchen, cable TV, WiFi, and daily housekeeping. Choose from the following dates: July 12-19, 2019, August 9-16, 2019, September 6-13, 2019 or October 4-11, 2019. Please select the date 30 days prior to your stay.

Donated by Katie Tuttle 

403

Overnight Stay in Philadelphia and Private Tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Value: $460
Opening Bid: $200
Bidding Increment: $50

You and a guest will enjoy an “Introduction to the Collection Tour” of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country, with elected trustee Zoë Pappas. The tour will provide an overview of some of the Museum’s most renowned treasures. After the tour, enjoy an intimate dining experience at Stir, the only Frank Gehry-designed restaurant in the Northeast. Alcoholic beverages not included. Then check into a hotel of your choice with a $250 Hotels.com gift card where you can relax and unwind. Tour date to be mutually agreed upon. Valid for one year.

Donated by Zoë Sarbanes Pappas and Fred & Marie Martin

404

Relaxing Overnight Stay at Saybrook Point Inn
Value: $425
Opening Bid: $200
Bidding Increment: $50

Unwind with a one night stay at Saybrook Point Inn, located at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Includes a $75 gift card to the Inn’s upscale waterfront restaurant, Fresh Salt. A perfect way to treat yourself or your next out-of-town guests. Subject to availability, excludes holidays and Saturdays. Tax, gratuity, and alcoholic beverages not included.

Donated by Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa, Old Saybrook, CT

412

Maine Mansion Retreat
Value: $250
Opening Bid: $100
Bidding Increment: $50

Get away to Kennebunkport, Maine for some much-needed R & R! Gift certificate for a one-night stay, Sunday through Thursday, in a classic room at the historic Captain Lord Mansion, an intimate Maine coast inn and the subject of the Museum’s painting by Willard Metcalf. Valid October 15 – December 17, 2018, January 1 – May 1, 2019, and October 17 – December 15, 2019. Excludes weekends, all major holidays, and special events. Expires December 15, 2019.

Donated by The Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport, ME

Potpourri

500

White Oak & Steel Bench by City Bench
Value: $1,500
Opening Bid: $600
Bidding Increment: $100

City Bench repurposes grand, historic trees that are cut down or fall in a storm and extend the life left in those trees by building uniquely hand-crafted furniture that tells their stories. This white oak and steel outdoor bench was salvaged from Elizabeth Park in Hartford and would look amazing in any garden or patio. Bench measures 84” long x 24” wide x 17” tall.

Donated by City Bench, Higganum, CT

502

14K Gold Basket Weave Bracelet
Value: $1,200
Opening Bid: $500
Bidding Increment: $100

This stunning vintage 14K gold basket weave bracelet is adorned with ruby, sapphire and turquoise flowers. Seven inches in length.

Donated by The Rockwell Family

505

2012 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Value: $450
Opening Bid: $200
Bidding Increment: $50

Enjoy three bottles of 2010 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, made for members only of The Napa Valley Reserve, a private club for wine aficionados established by legendary Napa winemaker Bill Harlan of Harlan Estates. Grape cultivation and winemaking operations all take place under the supervision of the Harlan Estates team.

Donated by Sally & Larry Lawrence

512

Rock Garden
Value: $300
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50

This handsome rock garden will make an eye-catching addition to your décor, either outside or inside. Handcrafted by stone mason, Brant Amacher, with granite and quartz crystals.

Donated by Brant Amacher, Stone Mason, Moodus, CT

Potpourri

515

Perfect for a Woodland Garden
Value: $290
Opening Bid: $150
Bidding Increment: $50

This Hartlage Wine Sweetshrub (Carolina Allspice) will take center stage in your landscape. This spring bloomer has large purplish flowers with a subtle, sweet scent and glossy green foliage. Will mature to six feet high and eight feet wide. Perfect for a shaded woodland garden. Also includes a variety of six perennials locally grown at Judge’s Farm in Old Lyme. Randy Robinson, the Museum’s grounds keeper, will plant them for you within a twenty-five mile radius of the Museum and within one week from the date of the Auction. Date to be agreed upon.

Donated by Van Wilgen’s Garden Center, North Branford, CT and Judge’s Farm LLC, Old Lyme, CT

Planting donated by Randy Robinson

 

522

Blackkat Leather Tote
Value: $250
Opening Bid: $100
Bidding Increment: $50

Every Blackkat Leather bag, wallet, and belt is cut and sewn by hand with classic styling and the highest quality materials. Cassandra Amu and Drew Archer started the business in Santa Cruz, CA and opened in 2016 their shop on Main Street in Chester, CT. Take home this handsome new design, the Redford Tote, made of full grain cow hide leather and bridle leather handles. The bag has three exterior pockets with a large interior compartment and measures 16” long, 12” tall and 5” wide. Completely handcrafted in Chester, CT.

Donated by Blackkat Leather, Chester, CT

527

The Essence Classic Deluxe
Value: $235
Opening Bid: $100
Bidding Increment: $50

Indulge yourself at Essence Center for Beauty & Wellness in Old Saybrook with the classic deluxe experience. Includes a 60-minute customized massage and an anti-aging deluxe facial with special deluxe eye treatment with Karla. Expires December 31, 2018.

Donated by Essence Center for Beauty & Wellness, Old Saybrook, CT

528

Vintage Gold & Pearl Double-Ring
Value: $200
Opening Bid: $100
Bidding Increment: $25
Make a fashion statement with this retro vintage gold and pearl double-ring. Size 7 1/2.

Donated by The Rockwell Family

530

Elephant Necklace and Stud Earrings
Value: $165
Opening Bid: $75
Bidding Increment: $25

Many African cultures revere the elephant as a symbol of strength and power. For those elephant lovers who like to make a statement, here is a beautiful elephant necklace on an 18” vintage snake chain plus a pair of sterling silver elephant stud earrings.  Elephant pendant measures 3 3/4” wide x 3” long and is designed by Kelley Soloman, owner of Aquinnah Jewelry in Killingworth.

Donated by Aquinnah Jewelry, Killingworth, CT