Category Archives: Maudified House Project

Maudified House History

The Friends of AGNS, 1n 2014, under the direction of Wendy Jones, sponsored the Modified House Project as a community celebration of Maud Lewis and as a fund raiser for the AGNS programs we support. The houses were exhibited about the town during the summer and auctioned off at a gala in the fall. Below are the houses, each painted by a different local artist. The houses were supplied by sponsoring local businesses.

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Expert on Maud Lewis coming to Yarmouth Friday Sept. 19

Maud 2 (2)Alan Deacon will be giving a special talk titled “Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis” at the AGNS this Friday September 19 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Deacon not only has the largest private Maud Lewis collection in Canada (spans three decades of her work), he also authenticates her paintings for all the major Canadian art auction houses. In 2011 and 2013 Deacon gave a talk at the Mayberry Gallery in Toronto for their two successful Maud Lewis exhibitions. He says, “It’s rather like being a detective! Authentic Mauds always have certain nuances in the work. I think that’s how I became an authority–by studying and looking at them closely.” This talk is sure to be informative and entertaining! Everyone is invited. No charge.

Auction a resounding success!

Wendy and crew (2)What a night! Raised $17,400 during the evening (and close to $20,000 from the entire project including postcard sales, raffle tickets etc.) The Shell Survivor House sold for $2600 and this money will be going to start the Carl Doty Art Scholarship Fund. The winner of the Plymouth School house was Noella Demille, in Brooklyn. Special thank yous to Linda Marie Coakley and Joan Semple for orchestrating yummy food; students for a darling “Mostly Maud” segue; Bruce Bishop for being a great MC; and Erin Power for being the best auctioneer ever. Of course, Wendy Majestic deserves a bow. And a vacation. Volunteers make the world go ’round!

It’s more than an auction!

Don’t want to bid on a Maudified House?

That’s OKAY. 

There are LOTS of other reasons to buy a ticket and attend !!

There is a tasty opening reception between 6 and 7 pm.

See all eleven houses in one spot.

Chat with the artists and coordinators about the project.

Enjoy a short stage presentation with NINE LITTLE MAUDS.

Be entered in a draw for great door prizes, for example: gift certificates to various restaurants; Rudders, Ye Olde Argyler and others, a trip for two on the NOVA STAR and much more!!

And of course, enjoy the anticipation and excitement as the each house comes up for auction!! 
But most importantly, proceeds from this event help support programs by the Art Gallery like Children’s Art, Family Sundays, Gingerbread Sundays and will help create an Art Scholarship fund, for students who will be attending a university or College. 
Tickets on sale at both Th’YARC and the AGNS. Auction program on line, under “Maudified” House, at www.friendsofyarmouthartgallery.com

See all eleven houses in one spot.
Chat with the artists and coordinators about the project.
Enjoy a short stage presentation with NINE LITTLE MAUDS.
Be entered in a draw for great door prizes, for example: gift certificates to various restaurants; Rudders, Ye Olde Argyler and others, a trip for two on the NOVA STAR and much more!!
And of course, enjoy the anticipation and excitement as the each house comes up for auction!! 
But most importantly, proceeds from this event help support programs by the Art Gallery like Children’s Art, Family Sundays, Gingerbread Sundays and will help create an Art Scholarship fund, for students who will be attending a university or College. 
Tickets on sale at both Th’YARC and the AGNS. Auction program on line, under “Maudified” House, at www.friendsofyarmouthartgallery.com

Maud book signing and film

Book Signing & Maud Lewis Film Showing

Friday, August 15, from 6 PM to 8 PM

Sandra Phinney, will be at the AGNS, Yarmouth on Friday, August 15th, from 6 to 8 to sign and talk about her book “Maud Lewis and the “Maudified” House Project”. The Friends of the Gallery will also be showing, the CBC documentary “Maud” at 6:15 and 7:15, the same evening. This documentary was filmed in 1965 and has live footage of Maud and Everett. “Maudified” House raffle tickets, sets of postcards and Auction tickets will also be on sale.

Hooked on Maud exhibit

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Auction for Maud houses

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Survivor house dedication

On August 7th at 11 AM – There will be a Dedication Ceremony of the Shell Survivor House, located by the Clock Tower on Water Street. This “Maudified” House survived Hurricane Arthur and will be dedicated to all Survivors. Money raised from the auction of this house, will go to start an Art Scholarship Fund for College or University art students. Join us for this inspiring Ceremony.

Auction and raffle plans

Friends of the AGNS- Western Branch Society
“Maudified” House – Auction & Raffle
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Th’ YARC
Reception & Viewing 6 – 7 pm
Auction & Raffle 7 – 9 pm
Door Prizes, Refreshment & Cash Bar
Grand Prize – Nova Star Cruise for 2
Tickets $10.00 each
Available at the AGNS & Th’ YARC

The Auction is sponsored by the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors and Yarmouth Realtors.

We are excited to have our local Realtors supporting this event.

Shell survivor house story

The Shell Survivor House (Maggie Schmidt-Mandel’s House) has been repaired and redecorated by Ann Durkee and her husband David MacIsaac. It was originally rescued by Roanne and Ed Collier and Ed re-assembled the house.

The house is now situated by the Clock Tower on Water Street. Ann and David have put plexiglass in the windows (donated by Apple Glass), with a floor, so it is quite weather proof.. It has been redecorated as a Beach House, with some very personal and endearing touches. The house is locked to ensure that the inside contents are not removed, but it is easy to see inside from the back window. We urge you all to drop by and visit the house.

Thank you to all that helped this house to survive, and to the Tim Horton’s employee that said she would keep an eye on the house on her 3pm to 11pm shift and pass the word on to other employees and to the lady that went out to the beach and collected more shells for the house.

There will be a dedication ceremony on August 7th, time to be determined.