Cape Museum of Art Annual Gala and Art Auction

August 18th but reservations recommended by August 6th

Cape Cod Museum of Art Annual Gala & Art Auction

Soirée by the Bay

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 5 – 10 pm

5 – 7 pm:   Sumptuous Hors d’oeuvres & Silent Auction in the Galleries

7:15 pm:  Dinner & Live Auction Under the Tent


Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA) is offering a casually elegant evening of fine food and great fun bidding on the work of some of the Cape’s finest artists at its Soirée by the Bay Gala & Art Auction this year.


Guests can participate in either the Silent Auction, Live Auction or both.  They can indulge in hors d’oeuvres while placing Silent Auction bids from 5 – 7 pm and/or sit down for a delicious dinner and exciting Live Auction with Auctioneer John Terrio at 7:15. 


Guests will also enjoy a Wine Pull and a 50-50 Raffle.  Extraordinary getaways, artfully packaged adventures and other surprise items will also be available for bidding.


The Cape Cod Museum of Art 2018 Muse Awards

The annual Cape Cod Museum of Art Muse Awards for outstanding contributions to the Museum and art community will be given out at the dinner.  This special award is a beautiful woven-glass bowl created by artist Benton Jones as a metaphor for individuals who are woven into the fabric of our community.


The Muse Artist Award will be presented to Suzanne M. Packer and Joseph Carr will be honored with the Muse Benefactor Award.  


Suzanne M. Packer became one of the first Trustees of CCMoA, then called the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, in 1984 and was appointed its first Director in 1985.  She initiated many exciting art and fundraising programs, began growing the permanent collection, and oversaw the installation of a donated building, the core of today’s Museum, on the grounds of the Cape Playhouse.  She was responsible for the growth of the Museum into 1992, after which she took up painting full time. Packer has been in numerous solo art exhibitions and her work is in many private collections.  She recently returned to the Museum as the Volunteer Archivist and was made an Honorary Trustee last year.


Joseph Carr is the founder of Joseph Carr Winery Napa Valley.  After 10 years serving as a world-class sommelier followed by ten years as an international industry executive, Carr set out to follow his dream and formed his family-owned wine company in 2005.  He recently added his Josh Cellars brand to his signature Joseph Carr Wines. An old-world style producer, Carr makes his wines in California’s Napa Valley.  He also has a home on Cape Cod.  As he spreads his winemaking philosophy of balance, sophistication and approachability in support of the arts across the Cape, we are very grateful that he has very generously supported CCMoA with his signature wines for many years. 


The artists participating in the auctions are:


Live Auction:

Sam Barber, Jen Clark, Ross Coppelman, William R. Davis, Sam Feinstein, Jim Holland, Robert Douglas Hunter, Marieluise Hutchinson, Steve Kennedy, Carl Lopes, Joseph McGurl, Julia O’Malley-Keyes, Roe Osborn, Suzanne M. Packer, Susan Peavey,  Paul Schulenburg, Rowland Scherman, Douglas Turner

Silent Auction

Hiram Ball, Sam Barber, Amy Bourbon, Jen Clark, LaVerne Christopher, Joan P. Clark, Shawn Nelson Dahlstrom, Nathaniel Doane, Deborah Forman, MaryAlice Eizenberg, Patricia Stark Feinstein, Elaine Gardner, Michael Giaquinto, Deborah Harper, Don Hartmann, Kenneth Hawkey, Susan Hollis, Leslie Kramer, Linda Liberty, Jane Lincoln, Ed Loeb, William Maloney, Susan O’Brien McLean, Rosalie Nadeau, Kathleen A. Nelson, Carol Odell, Susan Overstreet, Liz Perry, Sara David Ringler, Joanne Ritter, Cecilia Rossey, Kim Rumberger, Dale Michaels Wade, Lance Walker, Karen North Wells, Karol B. Wyckoff, Gary Urgonski, Joyce Zavorskas


The Lead Sponsors for this major fundraising event are Hy-Line Cruises, Rogers & Gray Insurance, Joseph Carr Wines, and Treats Catering.


This event is catered by Treats Catering and Joseph Carr Wines.  The music is by Cape Tunes.


Tickets are available at the Museum or online at  Reservations by August 6 are strongly recommended.  Tickets are: $75 for the Silent Auction & Hors d’oeuvres; $150 for the Silent and Live Auctions & Dinner;


The public can view the Live Auction and bid on the Silent Auction Art online until August 3 at, and see the art displayed at the Museum and leave absentee bids beginning August 9.


For more Information, call Auction Coordinator Judy Edmunds at 508/385-4477 x 21. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on