National Gallery of Jamaica - Sunday, April 18, 2010
UPDATED APRIL 18: Two errors were made in the catalogue, pertaining to Lot 17 and Lot 81. For the correction, click here: errata catalogue
The Art A[u]ction for Haiti Committee, in association with the Edna Manley Foundation, the National Gallery of Jamaica, Hi-Qo Galleries, Harmony Hall, the Mutual Gallery and Art Centre, and Roktowa, is pleased to present: Art A[u]ction for Haiti, a fundraiser to assist with the recovery of the Haitian art world. Several artists and collectors have made outright donations to this benefit while others have made partial donations — all are received with gratitude. The proceeds of this benefit will therefore support the reconstruction and revival of the Centre d’Art, and the sculptors’ collective of the Grand Rue inner city community, which had in December 2009 hosted the Ghetto Biennale in which Jamaica’s Ebony Patterson participated. A portion of the proceeds will also go the upcoming residency of nine Haitian artists, including three Grand Rue sculptors, at the Roktowa studio facility in West Kingston.
Art Sale: The sale section consists of works of art that will be offered at fixed price and that will be on view at the NGJ, along with the auction preview, from Wednesday, April 14 to Sunday, April 18. Viewing and sales hours are: Wednesday and Thursday: 10 am to 4:30 pm, Friday: 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm, Sunday: 11 am to 3 pm.
Art Auction: The auction preview will be at the NGJ during the same hours as the works in the art sale – see above. The auction itself will take place on Sunday, April 18, from 3 to 6 pm, at the NGJ. Bidders must be registered by 2:45 pm. Absentee bids will be entertained but duly completed absentee bid forms should be received by the NGJ by Saturday, April 17 at 3 pm. They may be mailed, couriered, delivered or faxed (to 1.876.922-8544).
For more information about this fundraiser, please contact the NGJ at 1.876.922-1561 or -3; 1.876.618-0654 or -5; or at email@example.com.