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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.

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“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.

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