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72 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 11 - December 17, 1998 Children's Beach House Art Sale breaks record; preview part, a hit One of the highlights of the Lewes holiday circuit is the Chil- dren's Beach House Benefit Art Show and Auction preview party, which attracted an enthusiastic crowd on Friday, Dec. 4. According to Florence Moschi- ni, publicity chairman, the show raised approximately $13,000 for the beach house, which was well over the $10,000 goal they set. "Everyone here is thrilled with the success of the event," she noted, of funds that were generated from both sale of exhibited artwork this past weekend and the silent auc- tion during the preview party. Artwork lined the walls of the Beach House, five of which sport- ed blue ribbons designating their Awards for Excellence. They in- clude Jeanie Greenhaugh, photog- raphy, for "Winter Solstice;" Catherine Priest, oil, for "Sisters;" Ray Jackson, etching, "Seneca in Repairs;" Lyse Anthony, water- color, for "Yellow Iris;" and Claude Hurd, acrylic, for "Um- brella Man." Honorable mentions went to Doris Ingram, watercolor, for "Hazel's Pond;" Tom Jones, wa- tercolor, for "Black Bird Corpo- ral;" Cherie Lester, handpainted photography, for "Czech Republic Laundry;" Barbara Petterson, acrylic, for "Summer Fare;" and Donald Blow, watercolor, for "Colonial." The show was judged by Ellen E. Notar, PhD, who noted "I was impressed with the fine quality of the work and the diversity of sub- ject and mediums. It's always a joy - and a great difficulty - to judge such a show." Notar said she made her selec- tions based upon several criteria: technical expertise, use of the medium, composition and values, and, most importantly, originality of and unique artistic quality. "I look for the art that elicits an emo- tional tug at me, knowing that it is through the arts that we become human. Expressive content is Continued on page 74 Former Children's Beach House assistant coordinator and teacher Gwen Diamond and her husband, Tom, re- turned to Lewes from their new home in Souderton, Pa., for the annual party, bring- ing along new daughter Ker- ri to show off to their friends. Shown greeting guests to the preview party are (l-r) Betty Vanderhout, Jane Jefferson and Jean Johnson. While Van- derhout was busy volunteering that evening at the beach house, her husband Bob and friends from BayBreeze Estate:s were celebrating the fact that they finished the state parlk Trail Challenge. Shown placing their bids during the silent auction are (l-r) Marge Frampton, Joan Lester and Lanelle Hearn. Trish Vernon photos Among those gathered at the Children's Beach House Benefit Art Sale Preview Par- ty above, are (l-r) Lydia Phe- lan, art chairman; Jim Williams, co-chairman; Shirley Stutesman, decora- tions; Florence Moschini, publicity; Bruce Phelan, as- sistant; and Rosemary Met- zger, food. At left, working hard in the kitchen to keep those serving plates full of the donated goodies are (l-r) Edith McLaughlin, Andy Olenders- ki, Ann Kidd and Bonnie Sum- ner. Below left, Andy Sprague of Milton pours some punch for Theresa Casamento of Re- hoboth Beach, right, and Shirley Stutesman of Lewes during the Children's Beach House Benefit Art Sale Pre- view Party, held Friday, Dec. 4. Lyse Anthony of Dover, right, a nature watercolorist and native of Montreal, Canada, stands by' the painting "Yellow Iris," which won her an Award of Excellence in the Children's Beach House exhibit. Anthony noted that her watercolors are often inspired by a moment in time when she is overwhelmed by the natural beauty and serenity of the world. "I feel compelled to communicate through my paintings those intimate moments with nature that enrich my life, hoping that my art will add peace and harmony into yours," she said. With Anthony is Ellen Notar an art historian from Chicago, who judged the show. She spoke of the painting as hav- ing incredible textures and beautiful use of values - delicate, yet powerful.