Last night, Arader Galleries hosted an incredibly successful silent auction to benefit the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF). The auction featured a selection of works by John James Audubon, rare maps, and other works of natural history. A highlight of the evening was Graham Arader announcing that he had generously decided to increase QLF’s percentage to 50% of the hammer price, bringing the total to $18,550, to be given directly to the foundation.
The night featured a presentation by Arader Galleries expert Mike Foley, who discussed both Audubon’s penchant for environmentalism and his artistic process—through a comparison of his original watercolors and their resulting engravings. Following Mike’s talk, Kathleen Blanchard gave an inspiring talk on the founding values and methods of QLF, and discussed how the unique approach of founder Bob Bryan has made the foundation so vastly successful.
Guests at 1016 Madison Avenue enjoyed a night of food, drink, and bidding wars, raising a total hammer price of $37,100; their generosity will help QLF continue to carry on its legacy of preservation, community, and cultural heritage.