Monthly Archives: September 2014

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