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Sat, Aug 18


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Soirée by the Bay - Annual Gala & Art Auction

See artwork made by the Cape's finest artists and bid high! Join us for hors d'oeuvres at our silent auction and stay for dinner under the tent while you enjoy the live auction. Meet this year's MUSE Award winners for outstanding contributions to the Museum and Art Community.

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Soirée by the Bay - Annual Gala & Art Auction
Soirée by the Bay - Annual Gala & Art Auction

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2018, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


PREVIEW AUCTION ITEMS HERE! The Auction is on preview in the Museum now! You can leave an absentee bid if you can't enjoy this casually elegant evening of fine food and fun bidding for art and prizes this Saturday!

You can participate in either the Silent Auction, Live Auction or both. You can indulge in hors d’oeuvres while placing Silent Auction bids from 5 – 7 pm and/or sit down for a delicious dinner and exciting Live Auction with Auctioneer John Terrio at 7:15.

You'll also enjoy a Wine Pull and a 50-50 Raffle. Extraordinary getaways, artfully packaged adventures and other surprise items will also be available for bidding.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art 2018 Muse Awards

The annual Cape Cod Museum of Art Muse Awards for outstanding contributions to the Museum and art community will be given out at the dinner. This special award is a beautiful woven-glass bowl created by artist Benton Jones as a metaphor for individuals who are woven into the fabric of our community.

The Muse Artist Award will be presented to Suzanne M. Packer, and Joseph Carr will be honored with the Muse Benefactor Award.

Suzanne M. Packer became one of the first Trustees of CCMoA, then called the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, in 1984 and was appointed its first Director in 1985. She initiated many exciting art and fundraising programs, began growing the permanent collection, and oversaw the installation of a donated building, the core of today’s Museum, on the grounds of the Cape Playhouse. She was responsible for the growth of the Museum into 1992, after which she took up painting full time. Packer has been in numerous solo art exhibitions and her work is in many private collections. She recently returned to the Museum as the Volunteer Archivist and was made an Honorary Trustee last year.

Joseph Carr is the founder of Joseph Carr Winery Napa Valley. After 10 years serving as a world-class sommelier followed by ten years as an international industry executive, Carr set out to follow his dream and formed his family-owned wine company in 2005. He recently added his Josh Cellars brand to his signature Joseph Carr Wines. An old-world style producer, Carr makes his wines in California’s Napa Valley. He also has a home on Cape Cod. As he spreads his winemaking philosophy of balance, sophistication and approachability in support of the arts across the Cape, we are very grateful that he has very generously supported CCMoA with his signature wines for many years.

The artists participating in the auctions are:

Live Auction:

Sam Barber, Jen Clark, Ross Coppelman, William R. Davis, Sam Feinstein, Jim Holland, Robert Douglas Hunter, Marieluise Hutchinson, Steve Kennedy, Carl Lopes, Joseph McGurl, Julia O’Malley-Keyes, Roe Osborn, Suzanne M. Packer, Susan Peavey, Paul Schulenburg, Rowland Scherman, Douglas Turner

Silent Auction

Hiram Ball, Sam Barber, Amy Bourbon, Jen Clark, LaVerne Christopher, Joan P. Clark, Shawn Nelson Dahlstrom, Nathaniel Doane, Deborah Forman, Patricia Stark Feinstein, Elaine Gardner, Michael Giaquinto, Deborah Harper, Don Hartmann, Kenneth Hawkey, Susan Hollis, Leslie Kramer, Linda Liberty, Jane Lincoln, Ed Loeb, William Maloney, Susan O’Brien McLean, Rosalie Nadeau, Kathleen A. Nelson, Carol Odell, Susan Overstreet, Liz Perry, Sara David Ringler, Joanne Ritter, Cecilia Rossey, Kim Rumberger, Dale Michaels Wade, Lance Walker, Karen North Wells, Karol B. Wyckoff, Gary Urgonski, Joyce Zavorskas

This event is catered by Treats Catering and Joseph Carr Wines. The music is by Cape Tunes.

The public can see the art displayed at the Museum and leave absentee bids beginning August 9.

We are grateful to our Lead Sponsors for this major fundraising event:

Sidwell Family Trust​​​​​​​

Ellen & Richard Cuda Family Foundation Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation

Law Offices of Kathleen Fowler, LLC

Hy-Line Cruises

Rogers & Gray Insurance

Joseph Carr WinesTreats Catering

Robert Portrie

Peter Polhemus

For more Information, call Auction Coordinator Judy Edmunds at 508/385-4477 x 21.

See images from the 2017 Auction HERE


  • 5-7 pm Silent Auction

    Sumptuous Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction

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  • Silent & Live Auction, Dinner

    Full evening: Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction from 5 - 7 pm, followed by Dinner under the tent and Live Auction.

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  • Reserve a table for 8

    Full evening for 8: Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction from 5 - 7 pm, followed by Dinner at your own table under the tent and Live Auction.

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  • Reserve a table for 10

    Full evening for 10: Hors d'oeuvres & Silent Auction from 5 - 7 pm, followed by Dinner at your own table under the tent and Live Auction.

    Sale ended




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