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7th Annual Art Auction

Feb 03, 2012 12:06AM ● By Anonymous

Wells Fargo is premier sponsor with ARINC and Towne Transport returning as major sponsors.

ANNAPOLIS—Maryland Hall will host its seventh annual All That Art auction fundraising event on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6-9 pm in the Maryland Hall galleries. The event includes an exhibition of nearly 30 pieces of art in all genres and an elegant reception with a live and silent auction of art during the evening. Wells Fargo is the premier sponsor of All That Art with ARINC and Towne Transport providing additional support.

Tickets to the All That Art auctions and reception on March 2 are $75 per person. The reception includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne as well as entertainment. Proceeds from All That Art support Maryland Hall’s community-based visual arts program and the participating artists.

All That Art will include both live and silent auctions of artworks ranging from traditional and abstract paintings to photography and sculpture. A select group of artists has been invited to participate. The artists who will exhibit and auction their work are:

Lee Boynton
Jean Brinton Jaecks
Michele Byrne
Eva Carson
Ken Cosgrove
David Diaz
Joe Dickey
Lorraine Ellerson
Peter Emerson
Nancy Hammond
Gail Higginbotham
Hai-Ou Hou
Channing Houston
Gary Jameson
Gayla Lee
Rick Malmgren
Ebby Malmgren
Claire McArdle
Patricia McHold
Celia Pearson
Wilford W. Scott
Thackray Seznec
Debra Soreff
Lida Stifel
Betty Wallace
Marion E. Warren Collection
Mindy Weisel
Pat Worsham
Elliott Zuckerman

Maryland Hall has, for the second year, created a special opportunity for patrons to purchase artwork and donate it to the Hospice of the Chesapeake. At last year’s event, 5 pieces of art were purchased and then donated to Hospice of the Chesapeake. “This is a great opportunity for patrons who want to support the event and the artists, but perhaps don’t have space in their homes for art or who would like to purchase an additional piece to give as a donation,” says Linnell Bowen, MHCA President.

“We are very excited about this unique partnership with Maryland Hall and the All That Art event. The donated artwork will assist in the transformation of our new campus in Pasadena to a sacred space for those living with advanced illness as well as those experiencing grief over the death of a loved one.” said Michael S. McHale, President and CEO, Hospice of the Chesapeake. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Maryland Hall and its patrons.”

From February 27 through March 2, the artwork will be on display in an All That Art exhibition in Maryland Hall’s Chaney and Martino Galleries. The galleries are open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm. A preview catalog of works to be auctioned will be available beginning February 15 at Proxy bid information will also be available at that time on the Maryland Hall web site for individuals who would like to bid on artwork but are not available to attend the reception.

“This event continues to be one of our signature events for artists and for our community’s arts patrons,” adds Bowen. “All That Art is a win-win for the artists and Maryland Hall. The artists gain exposure to new audiences and sell their artwork and Maryland Hall raises funds for our programs through a quality event which highlights our mission as an arts organization. Even in a difficult economy, we believe the arts engage and enrich our community and at Maryland Hall we are committed to supporting local artists through this event and our visual arts program.”

Individuals who would like to buy tickets attend the reception and auctions should contact Maryland Hall at 410-263-5544 ext. 10 or go to and click on the “buy tickets” link.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD. For more information, go to or call 410-263-5544.