Hundreds of riveted readers | Patricia and Donald Oresman renowned art collection selling at Doyle’s Auction 11/20/18

I’ve been an arts adviser, curator and gallerist  for more than three decades. Patricia and Donald Oresman were clients and friends– curious, erudite, generous and kind. The Doyle auction on Tuesday November 20, 2018 features 567 works from their renowned collection. Have some fun viewing – they loved to share it– here’s a link to the complete catalogue on line: 

Patricia and Donald Oresman sale at Doyles Tuesday November 20 2018 _
Cover art- I sold “Special Edition“, a 1936 color linocut masterwork, by Australian artist, Ethel Spowers (1890-1947) acclaimed Grosvenor School of Modern Artist 


photos of the Oresman collection illustrated in the Doyle auction catalogue (for Cape Ann locals- there is one work inspired by Gloucester, and some artists with connection here, e.g. Louis Lozowick, John and a Helen Farr Sloan, and a couple of works by Sally Avery, etc.)


Throwback photos at the Oresman library. I suppose a more accurate photo of Donald would show him sporting his favorite hat. He took it off when he met my kids 🙂 


Andy Warhol art found in Amesbury North Shore MA goes to local Auction house

Andy Warhol gifts of art and memorabilia to Jon Gould to sell at John McInnis Auctioneers estate sale on December 2, 2017

From the auction house printed matter:

The Contents of The Harriett (Woodsom) Gould Country Home in Amesbury, MA
Removed for convenience to our McInnis Gallery,76 MAIN STREET – AMESBURY, MA


Friday, December 1 at 3 p.m.
There will be no internet bidding for this session

Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.

Harriett and her husband “Bud” were well known long time Amesbury Residents. Harriett grew up on the famous Woodsom Farm and Bud ran Gould Insurance for decades. Discovered in  the estate to be auctioned are the personal belongings of Jon J. Gould, son of Harriett and Bud.  Jon was a former Vice President of Paramount Pictures and shared a special bond with Andy Warhol, becoming Andy’s closest friend and companion in the 1980’s. 

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Sawyer Free Library Art Auction – October 2nd


The 2013 Annual Art Auction will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The Silent Auction will take place in the Matz Gallery from August 30, to give visitors an opportunity to see the exhibit of paintings and bid early. Great interest is generated throughout the month as the bid book fills up. The Vocal Auction will be held on October 2, at 7:00 PM. A preview party will precede the auction. Light refreshments are available and a performance of live music is presented. The final vocal auction is always an exciting event. This is an important fundraiser for the library, so please come for an entertaining evening and take home a piece of Cape Ann art.

North Shore Arts Association Live Art Auction Coming Up


Gala Preview Party – Friday, July 29, 5:30 – 8 pm
Public Viewing – July 29 – August 6

Live Auction – Saturday, August 6, 7 – 9 pm

Featuring Auctioneer Frank Kaminski
Doors open at 6 pm for final preview and light refreshments.
This year’s auction introduces several NEW features!

· Gala Preview Party, Friday, July 29, 5:30 – 8 pm

Join us on opening night for an exclusive opportunity to meet the artists and preview the outstanding selection of auction paintings, while enjoying live jazz music, creative hors d’oeuvres, open wine bar ….and beautiful views of Gloucester Harbor at sunset!

· Live online bidding!

If you can’t come to NSAA on August 6 to attend the Live Auction in person, you can still follow the proceedings live from the comfort of home using your computer, and place your own live bids at any time while the Auction is in progress! (Must register by August 5 to bid online; see instructions at )

· View all paintings online at your leisure, at

NSAA Catalog at

Tickets: $15 Live Auction Only * $20 Gala Preview Party Only * or
$30 for Both
· More paintings than ever before with over 100 works of art, this year’s auction offers exceptional variety of subject and style – truly something for everyone!
Seating is limited …please reserve early! Call 978-283-1857 OR register online at
More information:

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E.J. Lefavour History Behind The Painting At The Sawyer Free Art Auction

Good Morning Joey,

Great – this will be fun.  Attached is a little info about me, and a painting I did of a turnabout (this painting was donated to the Sawyer Free Library for their annual art auction), info below about it and its history.  EJ-

Did you know

That the National 10 class was originally known as the Turnabout class, built in 1953 by Harold R.Turner as a small wooden single or double handed dinghy class at the Parker River Marine. The boats were initially built as a junior training boat, although adults enjoy the boats as well. The class has grown mainly in the New England and Northeastern regions of the U.S. Fleets are located in Northern Lake George, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine and New Jersey. This turnabout, located in Annisquam on Lobster Cove, is said to be the first turnabout ever built.


I went by the Art Auction display at the library this morning and leafed through the bid book.  there were many gorgeous paintings without any bids.

My suggestion is for you to go to that auction tomorrow night (Wednesday) for the live auction and you might just walk away with a great piece for very little dough.


Annual Art Auction 2010 Rescheduled
The live auction will take place December 8 at 7pm. with a Preview Party at 6pm. Please join the Library for this very special evening.

Wednesday, December 8
Main Floor, 7:00pm

To check out E.J.’s work-

E.J. Lefavour-Khan Studio

Sawyer Free Art Auction! Only a Few More Days Left!

This the last full week for bidding on the Paintings that are up for Auction at The Sawyer Free Library.

This is a great Video Joey did of last years Art Auction. It describes How the Silent bidding works at the Library Art Auction.


I usually Contribute a Traditional Cape Ann scene. This Year I entered a Bright Floral Painting. I was a little bummed out Saturday when I checked the Bid Book. So far there are no bids on it. Bidding on the Painting starts a $50.00.

Even If it doesn’t sell I Have the perfect spot for it. it will be my Xmas gift to myself.

My painting is at the top left

Click the Links Below to Check out more Info on the Sawyer Free Library Art Auction.!/profile.php?id=100000504276052!/pages/Gloucester-MA/Sawyer-Free-Library/202051117106


Sawyer Free Library Art Auction Exhibit Video- How It Works Video

There are works by Jeff Weaver and Bittman that are going for fractions of their worth.

My advice?  Get down there and bid!  You might just steal something.  The Live Auction sounds like a blast as well-

The Annual Sawyer Free Library Art Auction

The Annual Sawyer Free Library Art Auction

Here are some Photos from this years Sawyer Free Library Art Auction Exhibit.

There are 71 paintings up for Auction this year.

The bidding starts low and if your lucky you can get a great deal on a work of Art by some of the best artists on Cape Ann.

Just in time for the Holidays!

The Silent Auction will be taking place all through the month of November.

The Bid book is located along with the paintings in the front lobby.

You are warmly invited to attend the Annual Art Auction, featuring live music and refreshments at the 6pm preview party, followed by the live auction. Proceeds support the Sawyer Free Library’s museum passes, programs, scholarships, art books and materials.

Paintings make great gifts to others, or to yourself! Please join us!
Wednesday, December 2
Preview Party 6pm, Live Auction 7pm, Main Floor

Paulie Frontiero’s pic-