Judea Reform to hold art sale

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 02:18 PM

‘Shake, shake the ketchup bottle,

None will come then a lot will.’

DURHAM -- That’s  the lament of the Judea Arts Committee as they sort the art that has been donated for sale  at the “Art I Have Loved Sale” 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the social hall of Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Road.

The committee wondered whether they would receive enough pieces of art for their second annual sale. At first it was slow, but as the date of the sale approaches the pieces of art are flying in.  The framed pieces  range from small to large,  very large, from contemporary to  traditional.  There are collages, original oil paintings, original watercolors as well as oodles of prints, posters and reproductions. There are even some photographs.  Most are in excellent condition.  There are a large array of coffee table and study art books, all  to be sold for less than $5 a book.

It seems sad that these pieces of art are pieces that someone fell in love with  and now must give away because  they are downsizing.  Their children don’t like their taste or have no room of their own in which to put the art.  There no longer is storage available.  They now have a place to donate the art and the hope someone will love the pieces of art as they did.

It’s even sadder that beautiful original oils, collages and watercolors will now be sold for a fraction of their worth.  They will be sold for less then the cost of the frames  alone. The committee has accumulated   250 separate pieces of art.  If you are looking for a bargain, come and shop. The evening is free and will include a wine and cheese bar.

For information call  Judea Reform Congregation at 919-489-7062