New River Auctions to host Bahamas hurricane relief event Oct. 4

Jennifer JL Jones, ‘Light Dwelling,’ original mixed media on panel, 64in. x 46in. Estimate: $8,500-$12,500. New River Auctions image

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Artists, galleries and collectors are coming together on Oct. 4 to raise funds for the Hurricane Dorian ravaged Bahamas with Hope 4 Hope Town, a benefit fine art auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Works from 20th century, pop and contemporary artists will be included in the sale with 100 percent of funds raised benefitting Hope 4 Hope Town, a 501(c)(3) fund dedicated to hurricane relief efforts in the northern Bahamas.

Daniel Caldwell, ‘Gigi’s Dock,’ limited edition print on Epsom paper, donated by the artist, who has a home in the Bahamian islands and often finds inspiration there. New River Auctions image

“So many in the art industry want to help and now, with this auction, there is a way for us to make a difference,” said Lisa Burgess, president of New River Auctions and New River Fine Art Inc. who is organizing the auction on behalf of Hope 4 Hope Town. “The outpouring of generosity has been amazing, and we will continue to accept donations of quality works from 20th century, pop, postwar, contemporary and street artists until Sept. 30th.”

Antoine Rose, ‘Rooftop Study 1,’ archival pigment photographic print face-mounted on acrylic, 39in. x 30in. Estimate: $6,500-$8,500. New River Auctions image

All the money raised will be donated to Hope 4 Hope Town, a 501(c)(3) fund set up to address both the immediate and long-term needs associated with the rebuilding of Hope Town and other Northern Bahamas islands devastated by one of the most catastrophic storms on record.

Marcus Jansen, ‘The Wise Owl,’ 2014, oils, collage and mixed media on paper, 28in. x 22.5in. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. New River Auctions image

Everyone who donates art will receive recognition in the Live Auctioneers catalog and will ship the work directly to the winning bidder.

More information about Hope 4 Hope Town is available at www.Hope4HopeTown.com.

To make a donation, contact Lisa Burgess 954-524-2100 or lisa@newriverfineart.com.