Featuring Masterworks by Historic Cape Ann Artists Offered in Rockport Art Association & Museum’s 36th Annual Art Auction on Saturday, May 1st, 2:00 PM (EST).
Live Online Only Auction via LiveAuctioneers:
Auction Preview Exhibition in the Hibbard and Maddocks Galleries of the RAA&M:
Saturday, April 17th – Saturday, May 1st.
Auction Preview Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Saturday, May 1st, 10:00 AM – Noon).
Bidding is available live online via LiveAuctioneers (with advanced registration) or by submitting an absentee bid with the RAA&M in advance. Auction Sneak Peek video episodes with noted Cape Ann historian and author Judith A. Curtis are featured on our website.
More information and an online photo catalog of all auction lots is posted on the RAA&M’s website: www.rockportartassn.org/auction
Over the years, the Annual Art Auction, a major fundraiser for the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M), has become a highly anticipated event. As a prestigious art auction, it attracts serious collectors throughout the country, as well as those just starting an art collection.
Live online from the RAA&M’s Hibbard Gallery, this year’s auction features works by master Cape Ann artists of the past including Harry A. Vincent, Emile Gruppé, W. Lester Stevens, Aldro T. Hibbard, Anthony Thieme, Antonio Cirino, Charles Kaelin, William Meyerowitz, Charles Paul Gruppé, Paul Strisik, Charles Vickery, Don Stone, Charles Movalli, Bernard Corey, Al Czerepak and Otis Cook, among many others. The auction specializes in Cape Ann art, but is not limited to this region and also includes works by numerous other prominent historic American artists.
The auction, now in its 36th year, began with a bequest by founding RAA&M member Antonio Cirino (1888-1983). Cirino left his artwork to the Association with the stipulation that the art be auctioned to help support the organization. The auction quickly evolved to include other historic Cape Ann artists, and has been the Association’s major annual fundraising event ever since.