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    Artists Association of Nantucket

     Hosts 23rd Annual Spring Sweep Auction in ONLINE Format 


    In keeping with our popular online design, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is inviting members of the community and beyond to enjoy our annual Spring Sweep Online Auction, April 15 – 18. As an added feature, this year there will be a featured selection of the online works available to preview in person April 14 & 15, from 11 - 4 P.M., in the Big Gallery at the Thomas Macy Warehouse, 12 Straight Wharf. AAN is also pleased to host an in-person Spring Sweep kickoff party on Friday, April 15, 5-7 P.M. in this same space.  


    The “Bids & Bites” preview party will allow guests to view and bid on the in-person works via a QR code.  The online auction continues through Monday, April 18, with final bids accepted until 4 PM. 

    “The Sweep committee has been working for weeks on this year’s event, and we are thrilled to be able to kick off the curated online auction with an in-person component in our new seasonal space we’re calling the Big Gallery,” said AAN executive director Courtney Bridges.  “Fifty percent of each Sweep purchase will go directly to the artist as commission, so it is a win-win for all so early in the year.”

    “Hosting it at 12 Straight Wharf is a nod to our AAN history. It is so exciting to be back in the Thomas Macy Warehouse, where we first got our start in 1945, and we’re looking forward to holding a robust series of exhibitions throughout the year,” said AAN artistic director Robert Frazier. “We’re back on Straight Wharf after 33 years. Spring Sweep will start us off with a bang.”

    “We are grateful that PPX Events will be providing the light bites for the April 15 kickoff party, and will be featuring a special punch they designed specifically for our event,” said AAN gallery director Peter J. Greenhalgh.  “In this way we are still able to offer something colorful and festive, which has become a signature of our past Spring Sweep preview parties.”

    For the third straight year, AAN is using 32auctions as the bidding platform, and the art selections include works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, ceramics, and photography. Auction link: https://www.32auctions.com/SpringSweep2022


    “As guests participate in the online auction, they will notice there is also a buy-it-now componentwhere pieces may be purchased outrightif for instance they found a 

    favorite artist’s work, or didn’t have time to go back online. We are also pleased to add back the in-person atmosphere in our new Big Gallery, and delighted to offer this long-time spring tradition in a dynamic and engaging hybrid format,” added Frazier.

    AAN is grateful to this year’s Spring Sweep Chairs Barbara Clarke and Cecil Barron Jensen, who have been working closely with the committee to create a special event for our AAN supporters and community members during the long Easter and Patriots Day weekend.

    Special thanks are extended to our sponsors, Clarke Brothers Construction, J. Pepper Frazier Real Estate, and The Water Closet.

    For further information on Spring Sweep, visit our new website www.nantucketarts.org




    Thank You To Our Signature Sponsors