From Barters Island to Ocean Point, and everything in between, the Boothbay peninsula is overflowing with terrific galleries and talented artists inspired by the region. There is no better advocate for land conservation than the artists that capture the beauty of our stunning field, forest, and waterfront landscapes. Since 1995, Boothbay Region Land Trust has hosted the Points of View Art Auction to highlight the incredible work of our regional artists, while also raising funds to support land protection and public access to many of the same places these artists depict in their work.
The 2019 Points of View Art Auction will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 5-9 p.m. This quadrennial live auction is particularly important since all proceeds will support the This Land is Your Land: Campaign for Oak Point Farm. The event will take place at Oak Point Farm, a 32-acre public preserve that also serves as BRLT’s new headquarters in Boothbay Harbor.
Honorary chair Don Demers will be generously donating a featured piece to the live auction, with over 40 incredible artists including Priscilla Alden, Brad Betts, Ed Parker, Andrea Peters, Roger Milinowski, and Susan Newbold, just to name a few. Several items donated from private collections will also be auctioned, from notable artists such as Deane Keller and Carlton Plummer. The auction will be guided by the professional services of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, while Seacoast Catering will be serving up a delicious and hearty spread.
In addition to this year’s exciting new event location, Boothbay Region Land Trust has a new partnership with the Maine Stone Workers Guild and the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce to enhance art approachability in our region. This collaboration, branded Sculpture Boothbay, combines the Guild’s 10-day biennial Maine Stone Symposium with the Chamber’s year-round, outdoor Boothbay Harbor Region Sculpture Trail. The sculptures created during the Symposium, to be held on the Boothbay Common from July 26-Aug. 4, will be sold during BRLT’s Points of View Art Auction. During the auction event, a sculpture will also be unveiled at Oak Point Farm where it will reside as part of the Sculpture Trail.
Boothbay Region Land Trust’s Points of View Art Auction event is made possible by lead sponsors First National Wealth Management, J. Edward Knight Insurance, and Knickerbocker Group, along with the many talented regional artists donating their works.
This is an event not to be missed! Tickets are $100 each, and include a variety of delectables, complimentary drinks and live music. Get your tickets now through the BRLT office or at bbrlt.org.