May 6, 2021 Update
As we round another corner in the pandemic and approach a high enough vaccination rate and consistently low infection rate in our community that could make it possible soon to carefully gather, we at Sager Braudis Gallery look at the next month as a time to remain cautious but begin to feel hopeful. What a day it will be when we can bring people together over art again!
OPEN ONLINE FRI MAY 7TH 9 AM – SAT MAY 29TH
DOORS OPEN SAT MAY 8TH 2 PM, THEN 2-6 PM TUE-SAT THRU THE 29TH
PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 11-2 TUE-SAT
AUCTION PREVIEW ONLINE THRU MAY 31ST, IN PERSON THRU MAY 29TH
AUCTION BIDDING LIVE JUNE 1ST – 4TH
The May Exhibit and a special new East Gallery exhibit are now on the walls, and we want to touch base about how to see them this month, and what to look forward to thereafter. Our members always get early access the week leading up to First Friday, to view new exhibits both online and by private appointment. If you’re not a member yet and you’d like to get in on this and other fun perks, you can check out the levels and benefits and join here. Our new exhibits open to the public online Friday the 7th at 9 AM, and by joining our Facebook event for First Friday, you can also watch your feed or check in on the “discussion” to find artist features, announcements, deals, artwork details, and more throughout the day. On Saturday (May 8th) we have private appointments available (free and easy to book through our scheduler) from 11 to 2, then open-door hours from 2-6. This mix of by-appointment and publicly open visits seems to have served our clientele over the past few months, so we are going to continue the same through May.
Speaking of May (!): The West Gallery Exhibit features the work of contemporary artists Suzy Farren, Marie Gardeski, Alix Lambert, and Kathryn Shriver. An intriguing and lovely mix of painting, drawing, fibers, and sculpture, this is an exhibit with a lot of meticulous and beautiful details that reward a close look. In the East Gallery this month, you’ll find the artworks of our inaugural Silent Auction! The Sager Braudis Gallery Silent Auction is both an exhibit and event, offering a new service and expertise for clients selling and acquiring art. The auction features a broad range of periods, styles, and media from a variety of patron collections as well as the gallery’s own archive. Both in person and online, with each collectible work you’ll find details on the piece, an estimated range of bids, and a “reserve” noting the amount of its starting bid. The exhibit is preview-only through May 31st. Bidding will go live June 1st and will end June 4th. Participants may enter one bid per day during this time, accepted online around the clock, or during business hours of 11 to 6 in person, by email, or by phone. The reserve for each work represents a compelling asking price compared to the actual valuation and comps, and the auction makes available 30+ beautifully collectible works acquired through travels and connections all over the world. Whether you’re looking to begin your own collection with a unique find at an excellent value, or simply have an eye out for artwork that fits your space and style, we encourage you to preview this month and prepare your list of favorites for when bidding opens on this exciting compilation of works.
As always, we love to share more on artists and artworks of interest, whether you plan a visit here through May 29th, or reach out by email or phone. If you don’t already follow us on social media, that’s another great way to stay connected. You’ll find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/sagerbraudisart or @sagerbraudisart, and on Instagram as @sagerbraudisgallery.