Sail in the Arts? Art Boat Fleet Auction Sneak a Peek Event this Friday in Provincetown

Sneak a peek at that fleet this Friday at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Dream (in the Eye of the Storm) Art Boat by Tabitha Vevers. Courtesy of GPSR.

Twenty artists have created works of art from 20 model sailboats built and donated by students at Provincetown High School under the supervision of Nat Bull.

Come, see and bid on Art Boats created by Sylvie Agudelo, Katherine Baltivik, Paul Bowen, Heather Bruce, Terry Catalano, Peter Clemons, Barbara Cohen, Al Davis, Gail Fields, F. Ronald Fowler, Mary Giammarino, Joyce Johnson, Donna Mahan, Dermot Meagher, Cherie Mittenthal, Adam Peck, Brenda Silva, Moe Van Dereck, Tabitha Vevers and Ed Walsh.

The Art Opening and Silent Auction begins on Friday, August 13, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm at the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies at 115 Bradford Street (across from Town Hall) in Provincetown.

The Art Boats will stay on view and for bidding at the PCCS until September 8th when the Fleet will be transported to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) for a ticketed, evening event. 

At that event, PAAM Executive Director Chris McCarthy and Jim Bakker of the Provincetown Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) will both co-host and provide a guided tour of a specially curated maritime exhibit from both Museums' collections. Attendees will also be able to make their final bids for the Art Boats while enjoying light buffet and beverage and the winners will be announced. Special arrangements will be made for phone-in and/or anonymous bids.

For more information on the Art Boats, to purchase tickets for the PAAM event, as well as see the full schedule of events for the Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta and Sail In The Arts™, please visit or call 508-487-SAIL.  Tickets can also be purchased directly at the PCCS, Seamen's Bank, and the Bay State Cruise ticket office located within the Chamber of Commerce building in Lopes Square.

Sail in the Arts™ is a part of the Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta (GPSR). New in 2010, the program charts a course through our region's maritime history and culture and our diverse arts community. Working with numerous museums and galleries through special exhibits and storefront displays the program celebrates the nine-day historic race week.

Our community partners in Sail In The Arts™ include the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), the PMPM, PAAM, PCCS, the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF), the Provincetown Public Library, and the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. In addition, many artists and galleries support the program toward the mission of the GPSR.  Net proceeds from the Art Boat Auction will benefit the GPSR and its mission to fund educational and vocational programs that support our maritime history, culture and ecosystem.

Key events in the program in 2010 include exhibits at many local galleries, Town Art and Private Collections on display at the Provincetown Public Library, a special event at the PAAM, the Art Boat Fleet Auction, painting classes on MacMillan Pier and on the water with the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

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