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The Art Party 2018 | Silent Auction Preview

June 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Friday, June 29 | 6-8:30pm
Live bidding at CMCA The Art Party; absentee bids accepted through 5pm, June 28. Contact hello@cmcanow.org or call (207) 701-5005 to place absentee bid(s).


Lot #1
Alex Katz, Flowers 2, 2017
Archival pigment inks on Crane Museo Max paper
Image and paper size: 22 ¾ x 38 ½ in.
Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist
Published by Lococo Fine Art, exclusively for CMCA

LAST ONE! Retail value: $4,500 framed; minimum bid $3,000

Created by world-renowned artist Alex Katz exclusively for CMCA, this fine art print of Maine wildflowers is the last available print in the edition. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own this gorgeous, investment-grade work of art!
Courtesy of Alex Katz

Lot #2
John Walker, Pemaquid, 2016

Photogravure with collage on Hahnemuhle Copperplate White paper
Image size: 18 ¾ x 13 ¼ in.; paper size: 24 7/8 x 19 ¼ in.
Edition of 10, signed and numbered by the artist
Published by the LeRoy Neiman Center for Prints, Columbia University

Retail value: $3,750 framed; minimum bid $1,875

Working with the master printers at Columbia University’s highly respected LeRoy Neiman Center for Prints in the summer of 2016, artist John Walker created an edition named for his town in Maine, Pemaquid. To these photogravures, Walker added hand-applied gouache, acrylic, and collage rendering each numbered print within the edition of 10, unique.

John Walker was featured in a solo exhibition at CMCA in Summer 2017. His work has been exhibited all over the world. He is represented by Alexandre Gallery, NYC.
Courtesy of John Walker

Lot #3
James Wolfe, Casco Bay Sails, 2015

Powder coated steel, 12 x 9 x 10 in.

Retail value $2,400; minimum bid $1,200

Sculptor James Wolfe, a resident of Northport, Maine, has built a distinguished international career, exhibiting at galleries in Germany and Canada, as well as throughout the United States, including at the highly regarded Andre Emmerich Gallery, NYC; Meredith Long Gallery, NYC; Baumgarten Gallery, Washington D.C., and Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME.

His work is in many public and corporate collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Storm King Art Center. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Saint-Gaudens Foundation.
Courtesy of James Wolfe

Lot #4

Oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in.
One-of-a-kind. Created especially for you!

Retail value $2,800; minimum bid $1,400

Artist KJ Shows’ incredible “shoe” portraits were recently featured at CMCA in the solo exhibition, Portrait of an Artist. Here is the chance for you or a loved one to be immortalized in a specially created portrait of your own special “pair.” You send the shoes to KJ’s studio in Kennebunk, Maine, and she returns them to you with the finished painting!
Courtesy of KJ Shows

Lot #5
Kayla Mohammadi, Night, 2017

Oil on Canvas, 12 x 9 in.

Retail value $1,200; minimum bid $600

Artist Kayla Mohammadi’s paintings reflect her dual heritage—her mother is Finnish, her father Iranian. The bright bold, colors of Scandinavian design and the intricate, organic patterns of Islamic tiles and Persian rugs inspire her palette and approach to abstraction.

Kayla Mohammadi received a BFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MFA from Boston University. She is currently a Lecturer in Fine Arts at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Blanche E. Coleman Foundation. She lives in Boston and South Bristol, Maine.
Courtesy of Kayla Mohammadi and Caldbeck Gallery

Lot # 6
Richard Blanco and Jacob Bond Hessler, Boundaries, 2017 | book and photograph

Limited edition, signed and numbered, fine press Boundaries book in slipcase, with Cloud Anthem, photo on aluminum, 9 ½ x 14 in.

Retail value $750; minimum bid $400

Boundaries is a collaborative project between Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together investigate the visible and invisible boundaries of race, gender, class and ethnicity, among many others.

Published by Two Ponds Press of Camden in an edition of 300, copies 51-300 are signed, numbered and housed in a custom slipcase. An original Jacob Hessler photograph, Cloud Anthem, depicting sea smoke rising over Camden harbor, accompanies the book. The exhibition, Boundaries | Richard Blanco and Jacob Bond Hessler was featured at CMCA in Spring 2018.
Courtesy of Two Ponds Press


Lot #7
Three nights lodging and art tour for two

Retail value: $1000; minimum bid $500

Three nights at a five star Airbnb private cottage for two in the heart of Miami’s Design District, one of the city’s hottest locations, within walking distance of cutting-edge restaurants, high-end shopping and fantastic contemporary art! Book anytime January 4-31, 2019 or April 1-30, 2019.

Art Tour includes: curated tours of the nearby de la Cruz Collection and new Institute for Contemporary Art. Guest passes to the Perez Art Museum Miami, The Wolfsonian Museum, and The Bass Museum. In addition you’ll enjoy a personal three-hour guided visit of Little Havana galleries and the Wynwood Mural District, led by CMCA Board Member and Miami resident JoAnne Bander. A trip to be remembered!
Courtesy of Stephen Bander and JoAnne Bander

Lot #8
Two nights lodging, drinks and dining, and art tour for two

Retail value $750; minimum bid $400

Enjoy two overnights at a beautiful art-filled Airbnb located in Portland’s historic Munjoy Hill district. Continue your Portland art experience with a private tour of CMCA Curator Emeritus Bruce Brown’s extraordinary personal collection, a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Bruce will also provide a personal tour of the nearby PhoPa Gallery, where he is co-director. You’ll cap off your art adventure with a personal, curator-led tour of the Portland Museum of Art. Finish off your artful days with drinks at Drifter’s Wife, and dinner at OTTO one evening and on the other evening at Woodford Food & Beverage, one of Portland’s hottest new dining experiences!

Package includes two nights accommodations for two, admission for two to the Portland Museum, $50 certificate at Drifter’s Wife, $100 certificate at OTTO, and $100 certificate at Woodford F&B.
Courtesy of Susan Grisanti, Bruce Brown, Portland Museum of Art, Woodford Food & Beverage, OTTO, and Drifter’s Wife

Lot #9
Two nights lodging, dinner, and art tour for two

Retail value $1,000; minimum bid $500

Enjoy two nights at 250 Main Hotel, Rockland’s newest premiere boutique art hotel; dinner for two at Primo, Rockland’s award-winning restaurant; and a personal tour of CMCA, awarded “Best New Cultural Destination” by Yankee Magazine.

Your stay at 250 Main Hotel is in a Cool King room and includes breakfast; subject to availability, not valid in July & August, reservations required. Your dinner for two at Primo is valued at $200, excluding alcohol; expires 6/10/19. Your personal tour at CMCA is with Suzette McAvoy, Executive Director and Chief Curator; reservations required.
Courtesy of 250 Main Hotel, Primo, and CMCA

Lot #10
Tickets, tour, and more for two

Retail value: $950; minimum bid $475

Broadway as you’ve never experienced it! Two producer’s seats to the Tony Award-nominated Mean Girls, and your very own copy of the show’s poster signed by the cast!!  To top off your Broadway adventure, you’ll experience a personal behind-the-scenes tour of SpotCo, the world’s leading full-service entertainment advertising, marketing, and branding agency located in the heart of Times Square. Included in the package is an autographed copy of On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution, showcasing SpotCo Founder Drew Hodges’ remarkable career.
Courtesy of Drew Hodges and SpotCo

Lot #11
Lodging, meals, photo safari for two
Two packages available; first package to highest bidder, second package available to the runner up at winning bid

Retail value: $5,950; minimum bid $2,500

Experience the Magic of Africa! Packages include 6 days and 6 nights accommodations for two people in a standard room at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge/Tented Camp. Situated in the heart of Zululand and St. Lucia/Sodwana Bay Marine reserve/Lubombo corridor – one of the richest wildlife conservation regions in Africa.

Full board, three delicious meals per day prepared by the finest international chefs serving exceptional African cuisine. Two game viewing activities per day guided by your own professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles in Zula Nyala game reserve.

Valid for two years from auction date; airfare, transfers, side trips, personal beverages, or phone calls are not included.
Courtesy of Zulu Nyala

Lot #12
Two round trip (RKD-BOS) airline tickets

Retail value: $876; minimum bid $450

Fly courtesy Cape Air between Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Two round trip tickets.
Courtesy of Cape Air

Lot #13
Two days of Gold Concierge Service

Retail value: $200; minimum bid $100

Plan your perfect vacation or business trip with one of Maine’s premier travel planners! Your Maine Concierge knows what’s hot, what’s not, and what will make your experience memorable. They will help make Maine more than your favorite vacation destination—with their carefully tailored recommendations and they will make you fall in love with it. Makes a great gift!
Courtesy of Your Maine Concierge


Lot #14
Chef’s Table reservations for two or three; dinner, wine, and gratuity not included

Retail value priceless; minimum bid $800

Over 19,000 people vied for reservations at The Lost Kitchen this season. Here’s your chance to beat the odds! Get a coveted seat at the sold-out, critically acclaimed, destination restaurant in Freedom, Maine. Dining at The Lost Kitchen is an exquisitely orchestrated event that is to be savored and long remembered. As a recent New York Times review stated, “Dinner at the Lost Kitchen is an occasion!”

You are bidding on reservations for two or three people on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The Lost Kitchen cookbook signed by Erin French will greet you at your table. Dinner, wine, and gratuity additional; dinner averages $125 per person exclusive of gratuity and alcohol.
Courtesy of The Lost Kitchen

Lot #15
Dinner for four; excluding alcohol

Retail value: $400; minimum bid $250

After 17 seasons, numerous awards, recognitions, and two other locations, Primo–in Rockland, Maine–has matured into what Chef Melissa Kelly calls a “Full Circle Kitchen,” the ultimate farm to table experience! Expires 6/10/19
Courtesy of Primo

Lot #16
Lobster dinner for four

Retail value: $100; minimum bid $65

Enjoy a lobster dinner for four, complete with all the fixings—cole slaw, potato chips, dinner roll, butter, pickle, and the essential bib! End with two desserts at the new McLoons Sugar Shack. Top it off with a McLoons baseball cap to remember it by. You can’t beat the view or the food! McLoons is on Spruce Head Island with its own lobster wharf. Located at 321 Island Road, South Thomaston.
Courtesy of Mcloons Lobster Shack

Lot #17
Catered dinner or cocktail party for up to ten guests

Retail value: $1,200; minimum bid $750

What could be better! Enjoy a personalized dinner or cocktail party for up to ten guests by one of Maine’s premier caterers, Trillium Caterers, at their gorgeous new site in Belfast! Booking available in December, March, April or May. Alcohol and service included.
Courtesy of Trillium Caterers


LOT #18
An afternoon adventure for up to six, all ages

Retail value $350; minimum bid $175

You and your friends and family will enjoy visiting Highcroft Farm in Appleton, ME. Take a stroll through stunning gardens, historic barns, and a working fiber studio. Tailor your tour to learn about the various approaches to garden design, raising fiber animals, processing wool, and natural dyeing techniques. Children will especially enjoy the experience of meeting the Finnsheep, Angora goats and rabbits, Jersey cows, Saanan goats, chickens, and Molly the pony. End your day with a delicious English High Tea in the garden.
Courtesy of Highcroft Farm

Lot #19
One-day glassmaking workshop for two

Retail value: $250; minimum bid $175

Two guests can experience the thrill of glassblowing with master craftsman David Jacobson in his renovated 200-year-old barn studio located in beautiful Montville, Maine. You’ll go home with a piece of unique, handmade glass that you helped create.
Courtesy of David Jacobson

Lot #20
Two-day workshop for one

Retail value: $500; minimum bid $300

Enjoy a two-day immersive experience with master furniture maker, Libby Schrum. Designed to pique your creativity and teach you valuable hands-on skills, you’ll walk away with your own handcrafted piece of furniture. All materials included.
Courtesy of Libby Schrum

Lot #21
Two-hour workshop for one or two

Retail value: $250; minimum bid $125

Do you have an iPhone and want to learn more about it’s settings, applications, and camera? Do you have questions about choosing and using photographic apps to create awe-inspiring effects and beautiful photographs? Then this two-hour iPhone workshop with photographer Roberta Baumann if for you!

Roberta Baumann is a fine art photographer, teacher, and director at Landing Gallery in Rockland. She has taught iPhone photography at Maine Media Workshops, 26 Split Rock Cove, River Arts, Georges River Land Trust, in private classes, and with Viking River Cruise Line. Certificate expires 6 months from auction date. Workshop held at Landing Gallery or a mutually agreed upon location. Days and times are flexible; workshop is for one or two people.
Image: “Beach Memories”  © Roberta Baumann
Courtesy of Roberta Baumann


Lot #22
Hydrafacial and massage

Retail value: $280; minimum bid $150

For over a decade, RHEAL has been the Midcoast’s go-to spa for non-invasive, yet highly effective beauty treatments, relaxing and therapeutic massage, and much more. RHEAL provides a relaxing space and nurturing spa treatments for their clients while exercising the utmost in customer service and professionalism.

Lot #23
Age Defying Treatment

Retail value: $169; minimum bid $95

The ultimate in skincare rejuvenation, this treatment uses machine-driven sound waves to penetrate the skin with vitamins A, C, and peptides. Collagen and elastin production are stimulated, pigment is improved and oxygenation of the skin is achieved. Improves skin tone, elasticity and pigmentation.

Beauty Mark offers the most cutting-edge and advanced skincare treatments in a relaxing and serene environment. This clinical skincare treatment is approximately 70 minutes. Can be used in Camden or Portland locations. Expires 10/2018
Courtesy of Beauty Mark

Lot #24
One full set of lashes

Retail value: $150; minimum bid $85

Augment your natural lashes with a full set of weightless, natural-looking extensions. Your aesthetician will customize the correct size and shape for you according to the look you want to achieve.

The Skin Klinic & Day Spa offers high-end spa treatments and unsurpassed pampering in an atmosphere of upscale elegance.
Courtesy of Skin Klinic & Day Spa

Lot #25
Two months unlimited yoga for one

Retail value $280; minimum bid $150

Earth Flow + Fire is a new hot yoga studio located on Main Street in the heart of Rockland, offering vibrant living through therapeutic and 26 + 2 (aka Bikram) yoga. Yoga designed for everyone! Classes are welcoming and comfortable for all levels. Expires May 2019.
Courtesy of Earth Flow + Fire

Lot #26
Two large signature floral arrangements

Retail value $250; minimum bid $125

Expect the unexpected in gorgeous flowers by One & Supp, noted for their incredibly creative and sumptuous bouquets. Must be ordered and delivered in-season between May 15 – October 15, 2018.
Courtesy of Molly O’Rourke

Lot #27
After hours personal shopping experience for four

Retail value $1500; minimum bid $750

Shop in style at one of Rockland’s premiere clothing boutiques, fourTWELVE. You and your special guests will enjoy a unique, after-hours shopping experience with wine, sparkling water, and hors d’oeuvres, with personal styling advice by shop owner and fashion designer Beth Bowley and her talented team.
Each guest receives a certificate for $250, with an additional discount on any purchases over $250 per person on night of event. Certificate valid through August 2018, dates and times dependent on shop schedule.
Courtesy of Beth Bowley


Lot #28
One round of golf for four

Retail value $400; minimum bid $200

Celebrating over one hundred years of premier Maine golf, the Samoset Golf Course continues to inspire players of all skill levels with its breathtaking ocean vistas and one of the most challenging finishing holes in New England. Meandering along Rockport’s scenic coastline and through the woods, the Samoset’s 18-hole championship golf course boasts seven oceanside holes and 14 holes with spectacular views of the Atlantic.

Certificate is valid for one year; excludes tee times in July and August.
Courtesy of Samoset Resort on the Ocean

Lot #29
Private one-hour golf lesson with Samoset Golf Pro, Gary Soule

Retail value $100; minimum bid $50

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned player, here’s your chance to tune up your game. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Samoset Resort Head Golf Professional Gary Soule has taught all levels of students from true beginners to touring professionals. Gary has owned and operated successful golf schools in Florida, South Carolina, and Maine.
Courtesy of Gary Soule


June 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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