After a three year hiatus, the 11th Annual Artist Birdhouse Auction: In Memory of Don Saco returned on Saturday, September 23 and it was clear that the East End community has missed this beloved fundraiser.
“The Birdhouse Auction was better than ever!” shared Karyn Mannix, who organized the event. “All of the birdhouses sold for higher numbers than expected.”
This year’s benefit was held at Union Cantina in Southampton and featured 50 exquisite entries, with proceeds supporting Lucia’s Angels (www.luciasangels.org) and The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (www.cwcshh.org).
“As always, we had a great turnout of bidders to show their support for the cause,” Mannix noted.
Participating artists included Arlene Bujese, Asia Lee, Billy Strong, Breahna Arnold, Brian Turnball, Camille Perrottet, Craig Banks, Craig Socia, Cruz, Cynthia Loewen, Dan Rizzie, Dan Welden, Daniel Pollera, David Rufo, Doug Reina, Eric Ernst, Gabriele Raacke, Georgia Griffin, Gia Schifano, Jackie Fuchs, Jason Collidge, Jay Schneiderman, Jim Brandes, John Rist, Karyn Mannix, Kevin Willets, Kryn Olson, Linda and John Capello, Lori Pavsner, Margaret DeLima, Martha McAleer, Matt DeBernardo, Maxine Liao, Michael Lownie, Michael Weisman, Nicholas Tarr, NiXiN Moore, Preston Phillips, Rosalind Brenner, Russell Blue, Scott Bluedorn, Sean Sullivan, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Steve Zaluski, Sue Carlo, Sue Zola, Susan Lazarus Reiman, and Will Ryan.
Those who are concerned that there might be another break in between auctions can rest assured. “There will definitely be Birdhouse Auction 2018,” she said.