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Virtual Art Auction: August 1 – 7

Benefitting Charleston Animal Society

Nationally and internationally known artists are donating artwork for Charleston Animal Society’s virtual art auction August 1 – 7. “We are so thankful to have these incredible artists rally around our community animals during such a difficult time,” said Charleston Animal Society Board Chairwoman Laurel Greer.

Using the hashtag #ArtistsSavingLives, the auction will be promoted on social media and the web to help attract people interested in fantastic pieces of art and rescuing homeless animals.

Art mediums include traditional and unique art, jewelry, sculptures and much more. The list of artists participating in the virtual auction is growing and includes:

  • Mary Whyte is a watercolor artist and the recipient of the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal. She’s won recent national acclaim for her We the People exhibition featuring portraits of U.S. veterans from all 50 states.
  • Linda Fantuzzo creates paintings that are represented in the collections of museums around South Carolina, including the Gibbes Museum. Her work is also displayed in private and corporate collections around the U.S. and Europe.
  • Betty Anglin Smith has been an artist living and painting in the Charleston area for the last 40 years. Her works have been exhibited nationally in galleries from New York to San Francisco.
  • Robert Lange uses oils to create stunning contemporary art highlighted by the integration of ethereal light. His most notable bodies of work are nationally recognized and internationally collected.
  • Connie Townsend is known around the country for her playful oil paintings of dogs and cats riding motorcycles, driving cars, and hanging out in coffee shops.

HOW TO BID

The artwork can be viewed at CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/art-auction starting July 25th. Bidding will then run August 1 – 7.  The host gallery for the virtual art auction is Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture Gallery owned by Jaynie Spector in Charleston.