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Sharing message from Colleen Hogan-Lopez on behalf of the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library

Dear members of the Gloucester community,


As we, the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library, open our 2020-2021 Membership Drive, we must acknowledge the profound changes that Covid-19 has made in our lives here in Gloucester and across the nation. Our lifestyle and the way that we are able to connect with others in our
families and community, has changed in ways that we could never have imagined.

The Covid-19 virus has impacted the library significantly, including the Friends’ ability to raise money on which the library depends for programs, equipment and services that are beyond the library’s annual budget.

Our major sources of income, our Book Shop and our annual Art Auction, are suspended. With the library closed, patrons have not been able to access the books for sale in our Book Shop.

Also in light of public safety concerns and Covid-19 restrictions, we thought it wise to postpone our annual Art Auction until Spring 2021*.

Our mission is to enhance the patrons’ experience at the library. Now, this year, with the shortfall in revenue, our Membership Drive becomes even more crucial to the ability of the library to continue to serve patrons at the same level as in the past. The Friends of the Sawyer Free Library are reaching out to ask that you please consider becoming a member of the Friends at whatever level of membership you are able. Your donation will allow us to continue our support of the library, and, in turn, allow the library to continue serving all patrons to the fullest extent possible during this unprecedented time. Here is the link to render payment via PayPal for Oct. 2020- Sept. 2021 annual membership, or print out the membership form here (see below) and mail a check to the address at the bottom of the form. We thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Aliberte, President
On behalf of the Friends of the Sawyer Free Board of Trustees

*You can view selections from the 2019 auction here

Artists are so generous. Here’s the list of local artists for Sawyer Free. Don’t miss the lively auction Wednesday!

Reminder: silent bids close TONIGHT! Just 4 hours left for write in and absentee bids!

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And donors are generous, too.  Don’t worry. There are two full days left to visit the exhibit. Come to the preview party Wednesday night at 6PM and get ready to bid in person!

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Thanks to Sawyer Free for sharing the checklist featuring 70 local artists participating in the 2016 annual Sawyer Free auction.

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VIDEO: Sawyer Free Library Art Auction Preview

Lisa Smith sent us this nice video by Cape Ann TV’s Becky Tober featuring Carol Gray with a preview of the art in this year’s Sawyer Free Library Art Auction on Wednesday, October 2 beginning at at 6pm with a preview party, entertainment and refreshments.

Sawyer Free Library Art Auction – October 2nd

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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.

 

Sawyer Free Library Annual Art Auction 2013

The Bidding Has Started!

 

The 2013 Annual Art Auction will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. the silent auction will take place in the Adolph Matz Gallery from August 26, to give visitors and opportunity  to see the paintings and bid early. The vocal auction will be held October 2 at 7:00 p.m. A preview party will precede the auction.

Works of art will be displayed in the Adolph Matz Gallery, located in the main lobby of the library, and can be viewed by all that enter the library each day. Great interest in generated through the month as the bid book fills up. The final vocal auction is always an exciting event. In addition to funding art books, art DVDs, and a select number of museum passes, this year’s proceeds will support free art workshops for adults and children as well as an art movie series in the Fall and Winter.

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Sawyer Free Library Art Auction EJ’s Contribution!

GMG’s own EJ has donated a beautiful painting to this years Sawyer Free Library’s Art Auction. I checked the Silent Auction book and it already had a few bids (more bids than mine had). But it’s still a great deal. check it out. This is the only time of year you can get a chance to get an Awesome work of Art by a Famous Cape Ann Artist at an unbelieveable price!!!

EJ’S Contribution: “Misty Morning Queen Anne’s Lace” wish I could’ve got a better picture, it’s a beautiful work of art!

HERE’S THE DETAILS;

The Silent Auction will take place throughout the month of September in the Matz Gallery. The Live Vocal Auction will be held on October 5, 2011 at 7 pm. A Preview Party at 6 pm(FREE FOOD AND DRINK!!) will precede the auction. Hope to see you there!

2011 Sawyer Free Library Art Auction

2011 Sawyer Free Library Art Auction

Director Carol Gray shows off a few Paintings in this years Auction

The Silent Auction will take place throughout the month of September in the Matz Gallery. The Live Vocal Auction will be held on October 5, 2011 at 7 pm. A Preview Party at 6 pm will precede the auction.

 HOW IT WORKS

Joey C did a great video describing how you place a Silent Bid

This video is from the 2009 Art Auction.

Going, Going, Going……………………

It’s That Time of Year Again!

It’s Time for the Annual Art Auction at the Sawyer Free Library right here in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

This is your chance to win a beautiful piece of Artwork from Some Great Cape Ann Artists!

The Bidding Starts low and if your Lucky you’ll win your favorite Painting. There’s always great stuff to choose from.

From the Sawyer Free Library;

The Art Advisory Committee of the Sawyer Free Library is sponsoring the  always popular “Annual Art Auction” in the Matz Gallery the entire month of November.

Patrons are invited to come in and view Original Paintings by Local Artists.

Silent bids will be accepted the entire month.

Great interest is generated throughout the month as the Bid Book fills up.

A Final Live Vocal Auction will take place on Dec. 1, 2010 at 7 p.m. A preview party will precede the auction.

The Final Vocal Auction is always an exciting event. There will be a lot of Beautiful Paintings on display.

Go Check it out! and Bid!

Below is my contribution to this years Auction.

 

“Glass Vase with Flowers” by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

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Http://www.FrontieroGallery.com