Creative Arts Batemans Bay to hold auction

While many artists are opening their studios and holding exhibitions during the River of Art, members of Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc (CABBI) have come up with an innovative idea to celebrate.

CABBI members, in conjunction with G.J. Gardner Homes, are launching the G.J. Gardner Art Space but with a twist. In addition to holding an exhibition of more than 24 paintings along with sculpture, they are holding an art auction.

The public are invited to attend the opening and cocktail party which starts at 6pm on Sunday, May 21, at the GJ Gardner Display home on the Old Princes Highway at Batemans Bay.

Phil Marley will be the auctioneer on the night. The auction of artwork means the public will have access to affordable paintings.

“I am very grateful to Tony and Carol Ferrante, directors of G.J. Gardner Homes for their ongoing support and encouragement,” president of CABBI, Adrienne Conway, said.

“Not only are they major sponsors for our annual January Art Show, they have been very generous in providing a beautiful setting for our auction and art exhibition.” While the auction is only on Sunday evening, the exhibition will remain on display for three months.

“It should be a really fun night,” Adrienne said. “The artists from CABBI have set a price on their artwork that is well below the recommended retail value of that item.” Artwork can be viewed three days prior to the auction.