March 21 Art & Vintage Art Auction Benefits O+ Festival

KINGSTON, N.Y.—Outdated: An Antique Café hosts “Art for Art’s Sake”, a live auction of artworks and vintage art on Saturday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at 314 Wall St. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit the non-profit O+ Festival, which connects musicians, artists, and health & wellness providers for weekend-long celebrations featuring concerts and performances, art making, and wellness offerings for the entire community.

Artists, many of whom are O+ Festival alumni, have donated original works to the auction. Highlights include drawings by Chris Gonyea, Sean Andrew Murray, and The New Yorker cartoonist Michael Crawford, three-dimensional typographic art by Keith Carollo, mixed media on paper by Kimberly Kae, mixed media doll portrait by Polly M. Law, and original paintings by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, Scott Michael Ackerman, Theresa Drapkin, Kara Eletto, Denise Orzo, Giselle Potter and Joe Concra, executive director of O+.

Matthew Pleva, who created the cross-hatched mural at Peace Park during the 2014 Kingston festival, donated a print of a drawing of the mural that he embellished with gold leaf. The family of the late Martin Josefski has donated prints of his photographs, including 2014 festival photos of musician Tony Levin, his band Stick Men and musician Cassandra Jenkins.

artauction400400Collectors and artists who are friends of the festival and outdated have also donated artworks, including outstanding prints by Ric Dragon, Karl Fortress, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, O+ alumnus Norm Magnusson and The New Yorker cartoonist Carolita Johnson,and a 1924 etching by Erich Heckel. Many are signed. A vintage Catskills cat poster signed by renowned graphic designer Milton Glaser and posters signed by longtime O+ volunteer Kevin Paulsen will be auctioned as well.

And Jonah Meyer of Sawkille Co. donated a handcrafted wood stool designed in his signature “farmhouse modern” aesthetic.

A full catalog of the no-reserve, 50-lot auction is posted on the AuctionZip Web site: Stay up-to-date by RSVPing on Facebook:

A preview night at the café kicks things off on Friday, March 20 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Those who cannot attend the March 21 auction can still bid! There are two options: 1.) Absentee bids – Call 845-331-0030 or e-mail with your desired artwork and top bidding price. The staff will execute the bid during the live auction. 2.) Phone bids – call or e-mail to establish bidding by phone.

For bidding information, e-mail or ask for Gabriel and Tarah at the café.

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