Heather James Fine Art and Artsy Auction Benefits National Museum of Wildlife ArtSeptember 27, 2018
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
The auction included 70 artworks available for purchase, with notable works by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Marc Chagall, to name a few. Bidding was open online from July 26 to August 9, with a cocktail reception at Heather James Fine Art Gallery as the auction closed, Thursday August 9, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
As a result of the auction, Heather James Fine Art donated $25,000 to the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
But support goes deeper than this auction, “Our relationship is outstanding in large part because of the support they’ve provided, from continued business membership in our Rungius Society, to attendance at our fundraising events like Blacktail Gala, the Black Bear Ball, and Western Visions®, to sponsorship of our popular Mix’d Media program,” said Amy Goicoechea, Director of Programs and Events at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
“Jackson Hole is such a special community and the National Museum of Wildlife Art is a huge part of that,” said Sarah Fischel, Heather James Fine Art Jackson Hole Gallery Manager. “At Heather James Fine Art we strive to serve as a resource for the public and share the artworks we bring in with all. With this mission in mind, it is especially meaningful to work with and support the Museum that not only honors the vibrant ecosystem we live in but houses some of the top artists from around the world and provides such a wonderful cultural outlet for our community.”
In January at the Blacktail Gala, the Museum acquired a Picasso ceramic bowl from Heather James Fine Art. One of the artists represented at Heather James Fine Art, Penelope Gottlieb, is in this year’s Western Visions Show & Sale. HJFA staff also attend the Western Visions Show & Sale, the Jewelry Luncheon, and many Mix’d Media events.
Fallon Ryan, Development Coordinator at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, said, “We are so grateful to be included in this auction, and we’re looking forward to our continued partnership through art.”
A Sequestered Garden by Marc Chagall.
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