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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 2002
THE ART AUCTION arriving at North Carroll High School in November will offer top-quality framed paintings and prints as part of an entertaining community experience. It also will raise money for sports programs at the school. "We're looking to have a fun evening. Even if people don't buy a painting, they'll enjoy it just to see something different," said Paul Kraushofer, event chairman. Often, fine art is linked to athletics by depicting sports. The fine art in the auction doesn't use sports as its subject, but the event will benefit fund-raising efforts of North Carroll Athletic Boosters, a group of parents that helps support athletic teams at the high school.
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February 10, 2008
Reservoir and Atholton high schools will sponsor the 2008 Music Boosters Art Auction on Feb. 23 at Kahler Hall in the Harper's Choice Village Center. The adults-only event will raise money to purchase new instruments, uniforms and equipment for music students in both schools. The auction preview begins at 6:30 p.m., when guests can try wine and hors d'oeuvres. Door prizes and a silent auction will be offered. The auction, coordinated by Marlin Art Inc., begins at 7:30 p.m. Thirty-percent of sales will go to the music departments of both schools.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 16, 1999
ART AFICIONADOS will want to mark their calendars for the annual Benefit Art Auction sponsored by the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council 7612 of the Knights of Columbus on March 6 at St. Joseph's Catholic Community.A preview will begin at 6 p.m. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.The auction will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature originals and lithographs from renowned artists including Powell, MacWilliams, Behrens, Cuberos, Wyeth, McKnight and others. The Heisman Fine Arts Gallery of Philadelphia will conduct the auction.
NEWS
May 29, 2005
Art in the Park to feature exhibit, music entertainment The Carroll County Arts Council will hold its annual Art in the Park 2005 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Westminster City Hall, just off East Main Street on Locust Street. About 50 artists will participate in the juried art show and sale. On display will be paintings, drawings, collage, photographs, fine prints, sculpture and stained glass. Featured entertainment will include Jerry Haines (guitar and vocals) at 10:30 a.m.; Tim Jenkins and David Sheets (jazz duo)
NEWS
By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 11, 1998
BEN AND Eileen Woodbury of River Hill are planning River Hill High School's art auction.Heisman Fine Arts Gallery of Ardmore, Pa., will bring 200 pieces of art to be auctioned at the event, to take place at 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the school, 12101 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), in Clarksville.Prospective buyers are invited to preview the art from 6: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.Rosemary Lather -- the school's orchestra director and director of the Howard County Middle School Gifted and Talented Orchestra -- has arranged for students to play in a string quartet during the preview.
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By Bonita Formwalt | February 19, 1992
The big question facing Glen Burnie this week -- just what does one wear to an art auction?This dilemma has been bothering many of ussince the Glen Burnie Health Center announced plans to conduct an auction as a fund-raiser.The problem with special affairs like this is that we are forced to exhibit a little fashion sense, something that always has managed to elude me.References in the invitation to wine, fruit, cheese and hors d'oeuvres made me realize immediately that my L.L. Bean duck shoes were not appropriate.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1998
Organizers of the first "Art Show and Auction," scheduled Saturday in Westminster, are aiming to provide scholarships for young first-time drug offenders to enroll in Reality, an early intervention educational program.Good Samaritan Inc., the sponsor, is a faith-based, nonprofit local group that raises funds to support other nonprofit organizations, such as Residents Against Drugs (RAD) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)."The Art Show and Auction will give grown-ups a change-of-pace night out and help prevent substance abuse among our youth," said Patrica Holbert, who will be hostess for the affair, which begins with a preview hour at 7 p.m.The auction, presented by Heisman Fine Arts Gallery Inc. of Ardmore, Pa., will include oils, prints, lithographs, enamels, etchings, sculptures and serigraphs by national and international artists, Holbert said.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1998
Out of events of great darkness comes "Illuminations," a gala benefit that combines a celebrity art auction with an exhibit that, in touching and harrowing images, illustrates the impact of child sexual abuse.Twenty-six artist-painted child's chairs and a number of other artworks will be auctioned at the end of this week, and proceeds will benefit St. Vincent's Center, a home for abused boys and girls in Timonium. The center was where Justin and Matt Wilke, two young men whose lives and family were warped by child abuse, did volunteer work.
NEWS
January 19, 1993
Health center to conduct art auctionThe Glen Burnie Health Center Association will hold an art auction on Feb. 26 to raise money for furniture and equipment for its building, which is undergoing renovation.The auction, the second for the nonprofit organization, will be at Michael's Eighth Avenue."Last year, we raised about $8,000. Our goal this year is $10,000," said Barbara Turner, association president. "We had over 400 people last year. We hope to have 500 people."Previews will start at 7 p.m. with bidding starting at 8 p.m. on more than 200 works from the Heisman Fine Arts Gallery of Ardmore, Pa. Individual tickets for the auction are $5 and include refreshments.
NEWS
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 4, 1997
DOZENS OF STUDENTS and visitors toured the Wax Museum at Freedom Elementary School last week. The "museum" is an annual presentation by third-grade students at the school and is the highlight of the February biography unit.The 150 students worked hard to learn all they could about the people they portrayed. Wonderful points of history were recalled as well as little-known details as the "wax" figures gave their brief speeches.Once again, Cal Ripken was featured in the world of sports, with students portraying coach Knute Rockne, skater Kristi Yamaguchi and hockey star Mario Lemieux also making fine presentations.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 22, 2003
NEW YORK -Sotheby's Holdings Inc. and its controlling shareholders, the family of jailed former Chairman A. Alfred Taubman, are no longer seeking to sell the art auction house. While there were "substantive discussions with a significant number of people" about a sale of the world's No. 2 auctioneer, terms for a "satisfactory transaction" couldn't be reached, said William Ruprecht, Sotheby's chief executive. The company began looking for a buyer in June. Sotheby's said its financial position has strengthened after the sale this month of its New York City headquarters for $175 million.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 20, 2003
An art auction, a locally sponsored wine tasting and a beer sampling from the Fordham Micro Brewery will highlight a fund-raiser Saturday night for Arundel Habitat for Humanity. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville. Funds will be used to help eliminate substandard housing in Anne Arundel County. The cost per ticket is $35 and may be purchased online at www.arundelhabitat.org, at the door, or by calling 410-384-9212, Ext. 10. Arundel Habitat for Humanity has built more than 57 houses over the past 16 years for low-income families and is seeking to build 50 more over the next decade.
NEWS
By Carol Vogel and Carol Vogel,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 14, 2002
NEW YORK - In a reversal of fortune that few in the art world expected, Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg held a strong sale of contemporary art Monday night, the first of three consecutive evening auctions in Manhattan devoted to art from 1945 to the present. After its disastrous sale of Impressionist and modern art last week that totaled $7 million, just one-seventh of its low estimate, the struggling third-place auction house rallied, selling all but six of the 46 works on offer. The sale totaled $24.8 million, a hair shy of its low estimate, $24.9 million.
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By Carol Vogel and Carol Vogel,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 7, 2002
NEW YORK - A Picasso portrait and a Monet landscape, a Matisse cutout and a Henry Moore sculpture - works that would have easily brought millions of dollars in seasons past - were just a few examples of big-ticket Impressionist and modern art that failed to sell on Monday night at Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg. Even Phillips executives were unable to put a positive spin on the auction, the first in two frenetic weeks of fine-art sales. "We expected it to be difficult, but not that difficult," said a deflated Simon de Pury, chairman of Phillips and the evening's auctioneer.
NEWS
By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 18, 2002
THE ART AUCTION arriving at North Carroll High School in November will offer top-quality framed paintings and prints as part of an entertaining community experience. It also will raise money for sports programs at the school. "We're looking to have a fun evening. Even if people don't buy a painting, they'll enjoy it just to see something different," said Paul Kraushofer, event chairman. Often, fine art is linked to athletics by depicting sports. The fine art in the auction doesn't use sports as its subject, but the event will benefit fund-raising efforts of North Carroll Athletic Boosters, a group of parents that helps support athletic teams at the high school.
NEWS
By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 8, 2000
"GOING ONCE, going twice sold!" will be heard many times March 4 as the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council of Knights of Columbus hold their annual Art Auction at St. Joseph's Catholic Community in Eldersburg. About 200 pieces of art from the Heisman Gallery in Ardmore, Pa., will be offered for sale to the highest bidder. Most pieces are expected to be in the $75 to $175 range. Proceeds will benefit the Robert H. Clark Memorial Scholarship. Clark was a longtime educator in Maryland and a member of Council 7612.
NEWS
May 29, 2005
Art in the Park to feature exhibit, music entertainment The Carroll County Arts Council will hold its annual Art in the Park 2005 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Westminster City Hall, just off East Main Street on Locust Street. About 50 artists will participate in the juried art show and sale. On display will be paintings, drawings, collage, photographs, fine prints, sculpture and stained glass. Featured entertainment will include Jerry Haines (guitar and vocals) at 10:30 a.m.; Tim Jenkins and David Sheets (jazz duo)
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer | March 5, 1993
Are you thinking of doing some redecorating as spring approaches? Maybe that empty wall in the hallway could use a nice picture? Or maybe the den, to brighten it up.For $5, you can go to an art auction, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, buy a painting -- which will cost more than $5, of course -- for that wall, and help a local high school student get through college.It's the 11th annual benefit art auction for the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council Knights of Columbus, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Church, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.
FEATURES
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1999
The Haussner collection boasts marble busts of Roman emperors, saucy nudes from the Stag Bar, landscape, seascape, pastoral and sporting paintings, bronze busts and Meissen figurines, charming and delicate bisques and porcelains, dark weighty Victorian furniture and three panels from "the world's largest painting."But the great big ball of string is still the star of the 502-lot sale from the collection, which goes on display today at the Richard Opfer Auctioneering house in Timonium."The ball of string is the single item we've had the most phone calls about," says Richard Opfer, the auctioneer.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 26, 1999
NEW YORK -- On this particular day at Christie's auction house, the sale is "Magnificent Jewels." Real ones, alarmingly multi-carated and one accidental nose-itch away from having to mortgage the house.The crowd awaits the auctioneer; surely he will be the silver-tongued Brit of countless Hollywood portrayals who ratchets up bids in a blur of fast talk and cool charm. Instead, in strides Barbara Strongin, all smiles and straightforward demeanor, next-door New Jersey rather than across-the-pond British.
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