2017 RAA&M Annual Art Auction

Consignment Deadline: March 11th By Appointment Only
Works by Historic American Artists – Primarily Cape Ann School

Last Year’s Feature Consignment
by Emma Fordyce MacRae
Price Realized = $16,100

Rockport Art Association & Museum is looking for works by prominent Historic American Artists – Primarily Cape Ann School – for its annual fundraising auction.

Submissions are currently being accepted by appointment only on Fridays and Saturdays during our winter shut-down. Please consider consigning with us today. The deadline for submissions is March 11th.

• low consignment rates
• no reserve penalties
• 84% of auction lots sold in 2016

To make an appointment or to inquire about consigning, please contact: Margaret Redington at 978.546.6604 or

Please note: Only works by historic (deceased) artists are eligible for the auction.

Auction Day: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 2:00 PM (EST)
Auction Preview Exhibition: Wednesday, April 26th ~ Saturday, May 6th
Evening Preview Reception: Friday, May 5th, 5-7 PM

Each year, this prestigious fundraising event attracts serious collectors from across the country, as well as those just starting a collection.

Held in the Association & Museum’s Hibbard Gallery, the auction features works by masters of the Cape Ann School including Aldro T. Hibbard, Anthony Thieme, W. Lester Stevens, Emile Gruppé, Harry A. Vincent, Marguerite S. Pearson, Antonio Cirino, Max Kuehne and Paul Strisik. The auction also features a wide array of other prominent American artists of the past, from Cape Ann and throughout the country, such as Emma Fordyce MacRae, Harrison Cady, Peter Vincent, Theresa Bernstein, and many more.

The auction, now in its 32nd year, began with a bequest by founding member Antonio Cirino (1889-1983). Cirino left his artwork to the Association & Museum with the stipulation that the art be auctioned to help support the organization. The auction quickly evolved to include other historic Cape Ann artists, and has been the RAA&M’s major annual fundraising event ever since.

Join us at the RAA&M for our auction on May 6th. Bidding is also available live online via or by submitting an absentee bid with the RAA&M in advance. Please note: Our online bidder registration deadline is 24 hours prior to the auction.

For more information about the auction, please contact Margaret Redington by phone: 978-546-6604 or email:

Click here to view last year’s full catalog.

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