Raise Your Paddle at O+ Art Auction at Outdated Cafe

  |  May 19, 2016

Kick off your weekend in Kingston this Friday at outdated: an antique cafe, which is hosting the second annual auction of more than 60 works of art, vintage art, and art objects to benefit O+ Festival.

The auction presents an excellent opportunity for new collectors – and new upstate homeowners! – to begin acquiring works as there are no minimum bid requirements. Long-time collectors can feel good knowing all auction proceeds benefit the nonprofit O+ Festival, which connects artists and musicians with health and wellness providers.

This year’s offerings include a stunning 74” x 82” oil on canvas by painter and O+ executive director Joe Concra and an imaginative, highly detailed 54″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas by award-winning fantasy artist Sean Andrew Murray.

“Piano” by Joe Concra

Kingston is now home to two New Yorker cartoonists, who have generously given to Friday’s auction. Michael Crawford has donated a signed 8.5″ x 11″ drawing in marker and pen and O+ alumna Carolita Johnson has donated an original cartoon featured in the publication in 2015.

Kieran Kinsella, whose hand-carved stools and side tables have been featured in Wallpaper magazine and Design Spongehas given an 18″d x 18″h “dome stump” stool side table bleached maple.

Fans of the many murals gifted to Kingston by O+ Festival artists can take a little of that inspiration home with them thanks to donations by Gaia, Kimberly Kae, Matthew Pleva, Will Lytle aka Thorneater Comics and Scott Michael Ackerman.

“Pouncing with Ambergris” by Kimberly Kae

Collectors have donated works from surreal landscape painter and printmaker Karl Fortess (1907-1993) and silkscreens by Phillip Schreibman (1925-2007) – both called Woodstock home.

RSVP to the Facebook event page to view more works for auction. An online catalog is available as well. If you cannot make it to the auction, email a left bid to outdatedcafe@gmail.com.

It’s art for artist’s sake and thanks to a grant from the Tides Foundation, your donation is matched dollar for dollar. See you Friday, paddle in hand!

About Kathleen Murray

Kathleen Murray, a native of Kingston, is director of communications for the volunteer-run O+ Festival. She is a freelance writer, editor and social media content provider with a special interest in the arts. Previously she worked as the interim director of media relations at Maryland Institute College of Art; before that she was employed as a full-time reporter for regional and national news outlets for more than a decade. She lives in an uptown Kingston Victorian with her husband (artist Sean Andrew Murray), school-aged son, and two furry friends.

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