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    Save the Date for the 2014 Art Auction and Gala: Saturday, September 20 at the Burchfield Penney!

    This year’s Annual Art Auction & Gala flows along with our exhibition program season’s exploration of water. We even have a 130-foot Erie Canal barge built within the East Gallery!

    With the theme of Water, the ambiance and history of Western New York’s waterways act as a backdrop as we invite you to celebrate the art and artists of Western New York at the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Annual Art Auction & Gala.

    Water accounts for more than half of the human body’s weight, and almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface is covered by it. Water is the source of life. It has the capacity to transport, nourish and refresh. In Western New York, we are surrounded by water—creeks and rivers, the Great Lakes, the mighty Niagara. It’s no wonder, then, why artists are drawn to water, creating works that celebrate both its subtleties and its power.

    Even some of our special auction items include water!:

    • Amazing trip for two to Venice, Italy courtesy of Mionetto and Premier Wine and Spirits
    • Glorious retreat for two people at Chautauqua Institution, on the Lake in beautiful Chautauqua, NY (summer season 2015)
    • Fly Fishing Tour with Alberto Rey
    • And much, much more…


    The 2014 Art Auction & Gala Committee:

    Gina O’Neill (Co-Chair)
    Margaret Candino (Co-Chair)

    Jim Brandys
    Audre Bunis
    Cynthia Ciminelli
    Jackie Culliton
    John Darby
    Carla DelGrosso
    Brigid Doherty
    Peter Fleischmann
    David Kimelberg
    Paula Joy Reinhold
    Cynthia Baird Stark
    Rachel Stenclik
    Peter Vukelic

    Please contact Jim Wyman at 716-878-3739 or email for reservations or sponsorship opportunities.


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