Castle Hill Kicks Off Annual Benefit Auction

Filed Under: Creative Economy, Non Profit News

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill kicked off its 46th annual fundraising auction this week with a Silent Virtual Auction that will end  on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.

Click here to view the work Truro Center for the Arts is presenting, some 135 pieces from both historic and contemporary artists, including Judy Pfaff, Vicky Tomayko, Ella Jackson, Joyce Johnson, Gay Smith, Michael David, Cherie Mittenthal, Nancy Berlin, Tina Tarantal, Sally Lutz, Ellen Weiss, Richard Baker and many more as well as 35 original bowls, made in Castle Hill’s ceramic studio and painted by local artists.

Anna Poor
Ceramic bowl painted by Anna Poor.

The Ceramic Bowl Project features bowls, approximately 8 by 4 inches, painted by 35 different artists. Christopher Watt, director of ceramics, threw all the bowls. The artists include: Tabitha Vevers, Sarah Lutz, Richard Baker, Ellyn Weiss, Cherie Mittenthal, Susan Bee, Anna Poor, Amy Waltch, Marisa Picariello, Robert Rindler, Vicky Tomayko, Bert Yarborough, Breon Dunigan, Bob Bailey, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Nancy Bowen, John ven Rens, Mitchell Johnson, Marian Roth, Mary D’Angelis, John Koch, Barbara Cohen, Cass Linien, Roanne Kolvenbach, Ellen Weiss, Kathy Jackson and more.

“This is not only Castle Hill’s biggest annual fundraiser and a great way to support the arts on the Cape,” said Cherie Mittenthal, executive artistic director.

Most summers, Castle Hill has done a campaign during the annual Auction called Fund-A- Need to help the organization with a project; this year, the focus is on continuing to pay the staff through fall and winter.

“With the public’s generous support and the hard work and sacrifice of our terrific staff, Castle Hill has succeeded thus far in navigating the tremendous challenges presented by Covid-19,” Mittenthal said.

Although all of the regular workshops, gallery shows and events had to be cancelled, the staff has offered a variety of well-received on-line workshops in painting, ceramics, brush making, photography and much more, not only for our established community, but for many students all over the country who had never taken a Castle Hill class before, she continued.

“And starting in August we will be offering a series of outdoor workshops designed to re- introduce the in person art class experience in a safe outdoor environment, (albeit in face masks, observing social distancing, and following a carefully prepared CDC recommended protocol)” said Mittenthal. “We are in the process of re-imagining our fall curriculum as well with a focus on continued on-line and outdoor offerings.

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For more information contact: or call 508-349-7511.

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