JAC Summer Soirée
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Live Auction

• Artwork by Internationally Renowned Artist Edwin Schlossberg

I Object Defy Myself, Visual Presence Series,
1992, edition printed 2018, Lithograph with hand additions of pencil and crayon, 31”x 23” framed.

Over the last 50 years, Edwin Schlossberg has used words and images to create visual and poetic worlds in his art, using various and unconventional media.  Schlossberg developed as an artist during the 1960s in New York, as a member of its dynamic art scene. Despite working with and befriending several of the most famous artists of that era – Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist – Schlossberg’s style has always been his own.  His artwork has appeared in solo shows and group exhibitions in the United State and around the world. It can be found in private collections and museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2004, he won the National Arts Club Medal of Honor, and in 2011, was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts. Schlossberg is the author of 11 books and is also the principal and founder of ESI Design, Inc., an experience design studio in New York City which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017.

Value: $5,000. Bidding starting at: $2,500

• Dinner Party for Eight by Stoneacre Brasserie and Metta Events

Indulge in a seasonal four-course dinner with wine pairings at Stoneacre Brasserie in the heart of Washington Square for eight guests. Party planning services by Metta Events with florals, placecards, custom cocktail napkins, candlelight & decor. Allow our chef to curate a menu to your tastes and delight you with the freshest ingredients our local farmers and fishermen have to offer. We’ll pair each of your four courses with an artisanal wine selection from one of our French producers.

(Dinner will be hosted at Stoneacre Brasserie, 28 Washington Square, Newport.
Excludes Saturdays July - September. Gratuity is not included.)

Value: $2,200. Bidding starting at: $900

• Dress by ISOUDE

Side Shirring Dress in cotton poplin. The ISOUDE collection, created by Kate Brierley, grew from a loyal private clientele. ISOUDE pieces were twice inducted into the permanent collection at the Museum at FIT. The ISOUDE atelier in Newport, RI is called “incredibly chic” by Vogue.com’s THE SCENE.  Kate Brierley was educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Haute Couture House of Chado Ralph Rucci.   

Value: $1,350. Bidding starting at: $500

• Necklace by Jamestown Jewelry Artist Didi Suydam

Fleur Pendant, sterling Silver with chrysoprase teardrops

Didi Suydam received her BFA with honors in Light Metals from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985. She has since exhibited and sold her work through galleries and shops nationally and internationally. She has received numerous awards including a DeBeers Diamond Design Award as well as fellowships in Craft from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In 2000 she was awarded the RISCA Fellowship in Design and again in 2004. She has been published in books and magazines on American jewelers, metalsmithing and design, and has been featured in numerous fashion publications.

Value: $1,400. Bidding starting at: $650

• Day Sail and Luncheon aboard 46’ Sloop Flood Tide

Enjoy a private yacht excursion for four on Narragansett Bay with Captain Pete Flood. Luncheon of cheese platter, charcuterie, baguettes & sparkling wine catered by Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet. 

Value: $800. Bidding starting at: $400

• Color Photograph by Acclaimed Marine Photographer Daniel Forster

Sunset at Dutch Harbor, 30 inches wide by 20 inches tall.
Dye Sublimation on aluminum.
Engraved with the photographer’s signature.

Value: $550. Bidding starting at: $300

• Pulparazzi Handmade Paper

Handmade papers created by the PULPARAZZI Artists in a pulp painted portfolio made especially for the auction.

Value: $300. Bidding starting at: $150


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