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Two of the Island’s charities will come together this month in a fundraising effort focused on the intersection of art and sailing.

On April 26, the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art and the Bermuda Sloop Foundation will be hosting Art of Sailing, with all money raised being split between the two charities.

The highlight of the event will be a silent auction, featuring reproductions of five iconic paintings from the Masterworks collection depicting sailing in Bermuda.

A Masterworks spokesman said: “Each painting has been reproduced using the modern and high quality method of giclee printing; a method that produces remarkable images that are almost indistinguishable from the originals.

“This is a rare and unique opportunity to purchase a very high quality reproduction of art from the Masterworks permanent collection and the first time that such reproductions have been offered for sale.”

Three of the reproductions will be sold through an online bidding process at www.artinsailing.wordpress.com, with bidding continuing until 5pm on April 24.

The charities are also hosting a children’s art contest in which children can enter art of any medium focusing on the theme of art in sailing, with prizes ranging from iPads to a berth on the

Spirit of Bermuda.

Tom Butterfield of Masterworks said: “We are extremely pleased to partner with Bermuda Sloop Foundation as we wholly support its experiential and academic learning programs.”

Echoing this sentiment, Alan Burland of the Sloop Foundation said: “Educating and developing our youth and bringing the community together are key objectives of both of our organisations.

“This truly is a unique opportunity not only to acquire a rare piece of Bermuda art, but also to support two charities that share a love of the sea and a devotion to community.”

The Art in Sailing fundraising event will begin at 5pm on April 16. Entries for the children’s art competition must be submitted by April 12 at 5pm.

“Dinghy Race” 1899 Unkown Artist (Photo by Zachary Friesen)
“Front Street” 1922 Andre Bieler (Photo by Zachary Friesen)
“St. Georges” 1821 Thomas Driver (Photo by Zachary Friesen)
“Hamilton” 1938 Frederic James (Photo by Zachary Friesen)
“Taut Sails” 1961 Isabel McLaughlin (Photo by Zachary Friesen)
The sloop Spirit of Bermuda at berth in Dockyard, fund raising efforts are continuing in a Masterworks Museum of Bermuda art and Sloop Foundation joint effort (Photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published April 10, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 10, 2013 at 12:30 am)

Masterworks, Sloop Foundation unite for fundraising show

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