Swooping In – for Wild Care Raises $2,537

Swooping In – for Wild Care!





The “Swooping In” for Wild Care Event at the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans on June 9th raised $2,537! Thank you to Helen Addison, owner of Addison Art Gallery, for graciously hosting this wonderful event. A portion of all art sales from the evening was donated to Wild Care. Guests were treated to delicious refreshments, a viewing of the stunning artwork that adorns that gallery, and the beautiful music of Sarah Burrill. Thank you to featured artists Amy Sanders and SarahJane Doberstein for spearheading this event, and for each donating a piece of artwork to the evening’s raffle. Thank you to local authors Peter Trull, Susanna Graham-Pye, and Jeffery and Deb Carter for engaging our attendees with their latest books, and donating a portion of their book proceeds. Last but not least, thank you to all who attended, and to our special volunteers who made this night magical; Deb Mauger, Kelly Preston, Judy Bullard, Inez Giles, Kerry Reid an our volunteer photographer, Leo Seletsky. A delightful evening was had by all!

A fundraising event. All are welcome. No RSVP necessary.

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Location: Addison Art Gallery – https://www.addisonart.com
43 S. Orleans Rd. (Rt. 28) Orleans, MA 02653
(Meet the artists for a special demo from 3-4:30, details below.)

Artists from across the Cape and beyond are joining the Addison Art Gallery in support of Wild Care. Spearheaded by artists SaraJane Doberstein and Amy Sanders, and gallery owner Helen Addison, “Swooping in for Wild Care” includes an exhibit of new works, a raffle and a visit from four-legged and feathery friends.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Swooping In” attendees will be greeted by Wild Care’s two educational Eastern Screech Owls named, “Up Up” & “Nickerson” and Turtle “#45”, Wild Care’s educational and beloved Eastern Box Turtle.

LIVE MUSIC WITH SARAH BURRILL: Enjoy the sounds of Sarah Burrill. Sarah brings to her music and performance a depth and passion that is nothing short of contagious. Whether she is belting out a blues, caressing the melody of a delicate love song, encouraging social consciousness and change or singing about her pajamas, it is an experience that inspires courage, strength and hope.

RAFFLE PRIZE: The raffle prize, valued at over $1,000, includes an original oil painting of a Great-horned Owl (photos attached) by SaraJane Doberstein titled, “Hoot Hoot” – Size 6×6 unframed, oil on canvas and valued at $475, a museum quality framed print of an Amy Sanders pastel titled, “Wading” – Size 9.5 x 7.5 framed and valued at $550, a $250 gift certificate to the Addison Art Gallery, and a copy of “There is a Season”, a Wild Care novel by Susanna Graham-Pye. Additionally, a portion of all sales made during the reception will be donated to Wild Care and Wild Care merchandise will be available for purchase.

Raffle tickets can be purchased in Wild Care’s lobby between the hours of 9AM – 5PM daily, or at the Addison Art Gallery on Friday or Saturday between 10 AM – 5 PM, other days by chance and appointment.  Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 and 8 for $20. (Cash or check only please.) Raffle will be drawn on the evening of the event, June 9th. You do not have to be present to win.

BOOK SIGNING WITH SUSANNA GRAHAM-PYE: Local author Susanna, will be on hand to sign “There is a Season”, her book inspired by Karen Von den Deale, Wild Care’s founder, who gained a reputation for rescuing and caring for wild animals in her backyard. Soon her home was filled year-round with injured wildlife, and her successes saving lives soon gave birth to a full-fledged clinic: Wild Care, founded in 1989. (Proceeds from the sale of the book will split between the author and Wild Care.)




Cod’s favorite naturalist will be present signing several of his books including, Trull’s most recent book, “The Gray Curtain – The Impact of Seals, Sharks, & Commercial Fishing on the Northeast Coast”.

Peter Trull is a world class naturalist and the go-to expert for all things wild on Cape Cod. In this fascinating book, he explores the complexity of cause and effect in a natural ecosystem as three of the ocean’s top predators converge on Cape Cod.” Greg Skomal, Ph.D. Senior Marine Fisheries Scientist. MA Marine Fisheries.  (Proceeds from the sale of the book will split between the author and Wild Care.)

BOOK SIGNING WITH JEFFERY AND DEB CARTER: Meet children’s book author Jeffery Carter and illustrator Deb Carter who wrote ,”Ralphie’s Cool Vacation – Adventures of a Masked Booby”. A whimsical and beautifully illustrated book, based on the incredible true story of the first Masked Booby, to ever set foot on Massachusetts soil. “Ralphie’s Cool Vacation tells the tale of a brave tropical bird who craves adventure but eventually learns that there’s no place like home.” Jeff and Deb will be there to sign books. Don’t miss it!


“Wading” -Size 9.5 x 7.5 framed.  Valued at $550 by Amy Sanders
“Hoot Hoot” -Size 6×6 unframed, oil on canvas. Valued at $475

Meet the artists…

From 3 – 4:30 PM, meet the artists at Addison Art Gallery, prior to the event at the “Doberstein and Sanders Demo for Wild Care!”

Come see Amy Sanders (left) and SaraJane Doberstein demonstrate their unique painting techniques as part of our day “Swooping in for Wild Care”. Amy will demonstrate building depth and luminosity with pastel as she works towards bringing a painting to life through multiple layers. Pastel is a unique medium, in that the pigment particles retain their individuality within layers. If carefully layered using strokes in a variety of colors, weights and direction, light bounces among the particles creating a unique radiance that is the hallmark of the medium.

Watching SaraJane, you will see the media and techniques she uses to achieve the unique perspective in her coastal work. She will begin with a raw umber tonal value underpainting. She will paint from there using the layering techniques scumbling and glazing, with some areas painted alla prima, wet in wet. Each artist will share knowledge based on decades of experience.

Audience questions and comments will be encouraged and add to the afternoon.

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