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Aronson, Perkins Cove
George Carpenter's Nubble Light from the North is one of the paintings that will be auctioned off at OMAA's 2013 Art by the Sea fundraiser.

Art by the Sea 2013 Auction Items

Saturday, August 24th, 5 to 8 p.m. will be Art by the Sea, the Museum's major annual fundraiser. Live auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music, arts and entertainment auction. Come support the OMAA at its premiere event of the season! Admission is $125 and all proceeds benefit the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. 

To order tickets call the Museum at 207-646-4909.

Here are some of the items to be auctioned at this year's Art by the Sea:

Art Auction Items
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Doyle, Two Minds

Ben Aronson
Copley Square in the Rain, 2009
etching, 24 x 18”

Value: $2,000.

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Ben Aronson
The Bridge at Perkins Cove, 2013
oil on canvas

Value: $8,500.

Ben Aronson is an American figurative painter known for his work in abstract expressionism and social realism. He earned his BFA and MFA in painting from the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, studying under Reed Kay, John Wilson, and his father David Aronson, among others. He also studied in Greece, Paris, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. In 1991 he won a prestigious international award from the American Society of Architectural Perspectives. His work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions at galleries in California, Chicago, New York and New England. Most recently he has been featured at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.


Aronson-Shore_Fall Golds at Strabery Banke

Carol Aronson-Shore
Fall Golds at Strawbery Bank, 2013
oil on canvas, 20"x 20"
Value: $3,800


Doyle, Preparing T Go On

George Carpenter
Nubble Light from the North, 1971
oil on board, 19 1/2 x 26 1/2”
Value: $3500.
Courtesy Van Ward Gallery, Ogunquit

George Carpenter was an impressionist painter known for his oil and water color landscapes. He has been featured in one man and group exhibitions in the U.S., Canada, and abroad, including the American Watercolor Society in New York, the Farnsworth Museum in Maine and the Galerie Simonis in Holland. His love for his native New England is evident, especially in his marine landscapes. While he received no formal art training, he has demonstrated his technique at various lectures across the United States. He opened his own Gallery in Perkins Cove, Maine where he regularly painted the scenery around him. He was a well-recognized and revered member of the art community, and was known as the “Mayor of the Cove” until his death in 2006.


Kate Doyle. Eastern Point

Kate Doyle
Eastern Point, Late Afternoon
18 x 24"
Oil on canvas, 2013

Kate Doyle is a San Francisco-born artist, who studied in Belgium, Italy, and the U.S. before receiving her BFA from the American University in Washington, DC. Her work has been exhibited both across the country and internationally at museums such as the Portland Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art in Verona, Italy, and the Museum of Modern Art in Oostend, Belgium. She was also featured in the New England College’s 2002 exhibition “New Hampshire Women, New Hampshire Landscape” as well as the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s 2001 exhibition “Regional Choices.” Her work has been showcased in a number of solo exhibitions as well, in institutions from the Tatitscheff Gallery in New York City, to the Almeida Theatre in London, to the Galerie Rutzmoser in Munich. Doyle is known for her poignant landscapes and figures in oil and pastel.


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DeWitt Hardy
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DeWitt Hardy is one of Maine’s best known watercolor artists. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he went on to study at Syracuse University before teaching at the University of Maine at Augusta and Heartwood College of Art in Kennebunk, Maine. He was also the curator and associate director at the Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, Maine. Hardy has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and museum and galleries across the U.S., including the Frost Gully Gallery in Maine, the Olga Dollar Gallery in California, and Gallery Henoch in New York.


Harling, Atlantic Daybreak

Steve Hawley
Morning Mist, Ogunquit, 2011
encaustic on panel,16 x 12”

Value: $8,500.


Paarlberg: Memorial Bridge from Badger's Island

Bill Paarlberg
Memorial Bridge from Badger's Island, 2013
watercolor, 13" x 16"
Value: $800

Bill Paarlberg grew up in Hampton, New Hampshire, and holds degrees from Oberlin College and Indiana University. He has been drawing and painting Portsmouth and vicinity for many years, and is the author of the Illustrating Portsmouth blog.


Rafferty, Marginal Way

Dennis Rafferty
Bridge Up, Perkin' Cove
acrylic on watercolor board
, 22 x 18"
Value $1,100.

Dennis Rafferty moved to Maine in 1998 to open a bed and breakfast, and went on to teach at Heartwood College of Art in Kennebunk. He studied at Emporia State University and Kansas University, as well as with various renowned artists around the country – such as Caleb Stone and Guy Corriero on Monhegan Island in Maine. Rafferty is also a skilled stage designer, having taught stagecraft design in Topeka Kansas and worked as the stage designer for the Topeka Civic Theatre. Since moving to Maine he has been featured at the Mast Cover Gallery in Kennebunkport, and is a member of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks. Most recently he participated in the New England Watercolor Society’s Bienniel National Open show in Attleboro, MA.


Walek: Bridge at Cape Neddick

Michael Walek
Bridge at Cape Neddick, 2013
watercolor on paper
15 ½ x 17 1/2”
Value $1,000

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Russel Whitten
Reflecting Pond (Mill Pond), 2013
watercolor on paper, 24 x 20”
Value $900.

Russel Whitten studied at the Art Students League of New York, the Maine College of Art, and the Heartwood College of Art. He is a member of the Ogunquit Art Association, the Barn Gallery, and the Kymara Gallery. He is also a scenic designer for various venues, including the Ogunquit Playhouse, Hackmatack, the Prescott Park Arts Festival, and Good Theater. His works are in numerous private collections.


Non-art Auction Items
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Wilkins Archtop Guitar
Wilkins Archtop Guitar

The Gift of Music
Take home a beautiful handcrafted Wilkins Archtop Guitar made from Maple, Ebony and Walnut with an exquisite green abalone inlay. Tuned for tone, its sound matches its beauty and can certainly be appreciated by all levels of musicians and music lovers alike. With this gift, also enjoy an evening at Jonathan’s Restaurant with dinner and two tickets to one of these concerts: Tom Rush (9/1), David Wilcox (9/13), or Ari Hest (11/22).

Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier
Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier
of Arrows Restaurant (Jeffrey Gurwin photo)

Wine and Dine with Mark and Clark
Enjoy an intimate evening for four at Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit. Famed chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier will provide you and your guests with wine and a six course tasting menu. Mark and Clark have been featured in several leading magazines and have been guests on multiple well-known television shows over the years. After one of their meals you won’t question why their culinary skill has hit a national level!

Ogunquit Playhouse

A Night of Theatrics
The Ogunquit Playhouse will come alive for you and three guests with four tickets and special back stage passes for the 2013 fall production of West Side Story! Before the show, enjoy a lovely dinner at Cornerstone in downtown Ogunquit.

Dominski House
The Dominski House as seen in Maine Home and Design Magazine

Dinner at Peter Dominski’s home for up to 10 people
Peter Dominski’s home in Cape Neddick is truly a hidden gem. The house was featured in the 2012 November issue of Maine Home and Design magazine. But why look at pictures when you and nine of your friends can see it in person?

Winslow Homer Studio
The Winslow Homer House and Studio

Winslow Homer House tour for 10
Take a group of close friends to visit one of the most significant locations in the history of American art, Winslow Homer’s Studio. This intimate tour allows you to see first-hand where this great American artist lived and painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his death in 1910.

Letterman Show

New York City Package
1 pair of David Letterman, 1 pair of Jimmy Fallon tickets, 1 pair of Top of Rock tour tickets.

Black Point Inn
The Black Point Inn

Overnight stay with dinner and breakfast for two at the Black Point Inn
Relax and indulge with this overnight stay at the Black Point Inn. Located at the tip of Prout’s Neck, the Inn is tucked into the rocky coastline with spectacular views of the water and its own beautifully landscaped property. Dinner and breakfast are included in this unique package.


triangle Click here to review the history of the OMAA's annual auction fundraiser, (previously known as the Almost Labor Day Auction).




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