July 14 – 20 – For Arts’ Sake Preview Week

For Arts’ Sake Preview Week
 July 14 – 20
July 14: 10a – 4p / Artist Talk: 2p
July 15: 11a – 3p
July 17 – 20: 10a – 3p
July 21: Auction, open to the public, 3p

For Arts’ Sake is sponsored by Michael Mathis and Dennis & Amy Metnick

Celebrate our region’s rich, diverse, and vibrant arts community here in the Catskills with work from over 60 local, regional, and internationally recognized artists. All artwork will go to the highest bidder at For Arts’ Sake, the Roxbury Arts Group’s highly anticipated fine art auction on Saturday, July 21at 3:00pm at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury NY. This annual fundraising event benefits both the participating artist as well as the Roxbury Arts Group, providing support for the programs and events the Roxbury Arts Group offers throughout our region’s rural towns and villages. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607.326.7908.

The Roxbury Arts Group kicks off the For Arts’ Sake Preview Week on Saturday, July 14, with work open to the public at 10 am and a free Artist Talk at 2 pm. Visit and see the work in person, and hear directly from the artists about their creative process. The Arts Center will also be open on Sunday, July 15 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm to accommodate weekend visitors. Continue to experience the vibrancy of our regional creative community during regular gallery hours Tuesday – Friday, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. There is no admission fee during the For Arts’ Sake Preview Week at the Roxbury Arts Center.

Works from the following artists will be featured at this year’s event:

Christine Alexander, Robert Axelrod, Irja Boden, Charles Bremer, Martha Bremer, Beth Caspar, Ed Cheng, Janice De Marino, Neil Driscoll, Joan Dworkin, Devin Fenimore, Deborah Freedman, Elaine Grandy, Roshan Houshmand, Megan Irving, Tracy Jacknow, Nina Kasanof, Matthias Kern, Sabine Koengeter, Joseph Kurhajec, Polly Law, David Leveson, Margaret Leveson, Helane Levine-Keating, James Litaker, Noah McLaurine, Nancy McShane, Amy Masters, Elaine Mayes, Bonnie Mitchell, Joanna Murphy, L. Nurske, Eduardo Paolozzi, Martin Penrose, Martin Penrose, Tom Rapin, Isabel & Ruben Toledo, Tami Tsark, Christie Scheele, Bob Schneider, Marilyn Silver, Terry Slade, Tess Steinkolk, Richard Tazzara, Gerda Van Leeuwen, William Waggoner, Linda Webb Varian, Ian Webster, Dan Williams, Peter Yamaoka, and more!

Begin planning your bidding strategy by checking out these pieces available at this year’s auction:

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At the end of Preview Week on July 21 at 3:00 pm there’s a silent and live auction, a wonderful array of art and delicious things to eat and drink. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early since sections of the auction will close during various times throughout the event. The Roxbury Arts Group is excited to announce that Peggy Bellar, of Catskill Dream Team, will again team up with Chuck McIntosh, of McIntosh Auctions, for a live auction portion of For Arts’ Sake. Tickets are only $10, which includes hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served by Ate.O.Ate gourmet catering. Bring your friends and neighbors to this great summer party. Bid high and bid often in support of your community arts organization. Take what you buy with you and enjoy the perennial legacy of living with art, elevating your home experience with handmade and unique objects of inspiration, thought, intrigue and beauty in your everyday space.

For more information and tickets to For Arts’ Sake, visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org or call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607.326.7908.   

For Arts’ Sake is sponsored by Michael Mathis and Dennis & Amy Metnick. All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, the Tianaderrah Foundation, WIOX Community Radio, and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.