2010-07-08 / Letters to the Editor

‘Paint Beavertail’ a team effort

On Sunday, June 27, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association and Conanicut Island Art Association held a first-ever auction sale of art portraying the beauty of the lighthouse and its stunning setting on Narragansett Bay.

Participating artists created their works on the grounds of Beavertail State Park during the three days preceding Sunday’s silent auction. There are many helpful friends to thank for their energetic spirit and wonderful skills.

Thanks to all the artists who generously donated a significant portion of the proceeds to the two nonprofi t organizations. East Ferry Deli, Slice of Heaven and Spinnakers donated an array of fresh pastries and breads for the artists to enjoy during the plein air painting days. Beverages were offered by BLMA and CIAA. Island Rubbish was so kind to donate a large recycling bin for the event. Members of Scout Troop 1 were anxious to help artists if they needed assistance and the DEM Rangers were there to oversee park functions.

Excellent publicity was provided by the Jamestown Press, the Jamestown Daily Record, South County Living magazine, our webmasters and artist Don Mong’s creative posters.

A very special thank you is offered to all the CIAA and BLMA members, families and friends who helped with the greeting, artist registration, construction of display racks, hanging, bidding, tower opening, children’s tee shirt awards ceremony, gift shop sales, tent rental, refreshments and publicity.

We appreciate all the visitors who participated in the silent art auction. They were very generous with their bids and received beautiful works of art. The Keeper’s house looked lovely as a “gallery space” displaying pictures of our handsome lighthouse, famed rocks and waves.

Paint Beavertail – Thru the Artist’s Eyes was a wonderful team effort and will provide many lasting memories and friendships.
Ernie Savastano,
co-chair, CIAA
Joan Vessella,
co-chair, BLMA

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