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Silent Auction to Benefit Scholarships

Two works of art will be auctioned off from now until the May 14 annual meeting and dinner of the Sand Lake Historical Society. Last bids will be received during the 6:00 p.m. dinner and the auction closed at start of the meeting following. Silent auction bids for each work of art can also be telephoned to Jackie Tremont at 5 2 7 - 9 9 2 6 or e-mailed. Opening bid for each work of art is $75.00.

The proceeds from this silent auction will go towards the annual scholarship given to two Averill Park High School graduating seniors. Each year we award two $500.00 scholarships for students selected by the high school faculty.

kindred spirits by Jenness Cortez

Jenness Cortez has donated a print entitled Kindred Spirits. Ms. Cortez studied at Herron School of Art and the Art Students League. She is proficient in a variety of subject matter — sporting, wildlife, landscape and, of course, horses. She can be reached at 6 7 4 - 8 7 1 1 or

Ms. Cortez has been exhibiting her work since 1975 and has had more than 40 solo shows throughout the United States. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including those of the New York State Museum, Skidmore College, SUNY Empire State College, Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, and HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

A pencil sketch of a carousel horse from local AP artist John "Matt" Bergman. The painting and the sketch celebrate the carousel which was located for many years at Crystal Lake. Many of us remember it fondly.

Bergmann is a lifetime resident of Averill Park. After serving in the United States Army, he attended Westfield State to study Art and Education and later went on to recieve Master of Science and Master of Art degrees from SUNY Albany. For the last 16 years, he has been teaching Art at Lansingburgh High School and also doing freelance and commissioned work for the community. Doing everything from drawing portraits or historical buildings to personalized Name art for gifts, Matthew enjoys customizing his art for customers needs. Watercolor being a favorite, he also works with a wide variety of other media. Bergmann can be reached at 6 6 9 - 4 0 3 5.

horse by John 'Matt' Bergman

Special thanks to both artists for donating their works to the SLHS!

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