Arts & Entertainment

Appetite for Art Auction Slated to Raise Money for Library

Haystacks, acrylic by Clarice Shirvell Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art
White Orchid-Black Background, pastel on board by Daniel Greene Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art
Winter Maple, woodcut by Sally Frank Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art
Winter Maple, woodcut by Sally Frank Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art
Sitting Pretty, oil, by Dorothy Lorenze Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art
Cream or Lemon, oil by Cindy Sacks Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art
Dyani, ink on paper by Sayan Ray Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art
Elm Grove Evening, acrylic, oil stick and ink on paper Credits: Photo Courtesy of Appetite for Art

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The second annual Ruth Keeler Memorial Library’s Appetite for Art sale to benefit the library is being held this Friday, March 31 at  St. James Village Hall at 296 Titicus Road.

The sale will feature the works of 64 artists from northern Westchester, Putnam, Fairfield and other parts of Connecticut as well as southern Dutchess County.

Constance Sullivan, who serves on the Appetite for Art committee is hopeful this year’s sale will be as successful as the year before.

Sign Up for E-News

“We really are just working full speed ahead to raise as much money for the library as possible. This is such a great way to support not only the library but also the local art community,” said Sullivan.

The selection includes paintings, works on paper, photographs, mixed-media, and sculpture, representing a variety of styles and approaches from figurative and narrative to realism and abstraction, and offering an array of subject matter, including landscapes, still life, portraits, and scenes of daily life. Artwork by recognized artists and established professionals is shown alongside those of emerging talents and amateurs.

While last year’s event was held at the Hammond Museum, organizers opted to hold this year’s exhibit and sale at the beautiful new community space at St. James Church.

An opening reception is being held on March 31  from 5-8 p.m.

The cost is $100 per person. Food and cocktails provided by Hayfields Catering will be available.

All art is available for purchase, plus you can meet the artists at the opening reception.

A live auction will be held at 7 p.m. for several wonderful packages that will benefit the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library.

Please make checks payable to:Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. Mail to or drop off at the library at  Ruth Keeler Memorial Library 276 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560.

Visit to purchase tickets online.

The exhibit will remain up from April 1-April 8 and artworks not sold at the opening gala will still be available for purchase.

Gallery hours:

April 1 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 2 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

April 5-7  4-7 p.m.

April 8 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This is a sampling of some of the artwork that will be available for sale.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Salem

Do it badly!

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly, at least to start. 

As a recovering perfectionist, I have learned to get started on a project even if I don’t have all the pieces together. Sometimes just puttering, tinkering or moving the parts around will help me sort out my brain enough to give me an idea of how to tackle a project.  

I can’t tell you how many times ...

Putnam County highlights

Putnam County: ”Where the country begins” pretty much sums up my view every day as I traverse this beautiful area. At every turn there is a reservoir, farm, trail or the stunning vista of the Hudson Highlands. Less development and fewer traffic lights showcase nature’s bounty uniquely during each season and I never tire of taking it all in. I often stop and take pictures on my ...

More than just a book store

What consistently rates 4.9 to 5.0 on the major customer review sites? What business is both destination and resource, a tradition, a haven, valued, endangered and has something for everyone, at every age? 
Hands down, it is your local independent bookstore. They have faced challenges (think “When Harry Met Sally”) and still do (um, Amazon), but those that remain have carved out ...

My Perfect Summer Weekend

I’m so excited to be preparing for a summer jam-packed with diversions! Memorial Day weekend is my official kick-off, but this year the week leading up to the holiday really set the tone for what I’m sure will be a season of adventure. So, while I’m busy planning my routes and exploring new places, I’ll just highlight what I did and where I went and hopefully your ...

Easy as PIE

Lately I’ve been fascinated by a new flavor of pie: psychologically informed environments (PIE). 
This “enabling environment” concept originally appeared as a kind of operational framework for therapeutic communities such as homeless resettlement and social services. I’ll spare you the footnotes and scholarly citations and just sum it up in lay terms: We are affected ...