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Auction of beloved local artist's work to benefit Conservation Northwest

Apr 11, 2017
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Cooper Lanza Gallery to auction Jartos collection on April 15

Cooper Lanza Gallery in Bellingham to auction Jartos collection on April 15

On the evening of April 15, eighteen artworks by local artist George Jartos will be auctioned at the Cooper Lanza Gallery in Fairhaven (1415 13th Street, Google Maps).

Mr. Jartos passed away in 2016 and left much of his work to Conservation Northwest. We will use the proceeds from this art sale to advance the conservation of wildlife and habitat in the Northwest, in keeping with the intent of the Jartos will. 

The Cooper Lanza Gallery will be open for viewing and silent bidding on seven paintings and two sculptures this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, April 12 through 14, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 15, doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with wine and cheese, and a live auction of nine paintings will begin at 7:00 p.m. Silent bidding will conclude ten minutes after the live auction has ended.

Jartos was a local legend and friend to many in Bellingham, particularly in the art community. He was renowned for his cartoons, which were featured in various national publications, and a regular contributor to The Cascadia Weekly.

Born in New Jersey, George was drafted into the Army where he served and played football in South Korea during peacetime. He spent most of his adult life in Bellingham, working on commercial salmon boats in earlier years. He was a kind and humble man, often seen walking around the downtown or at the YMCA.

George left his cartoons to Cartoons Northwest. He was deeply concerned about the health of the natural world, which became a theme for many of his paintings. We are deeply appreciative of this bequest. His legacy and your support will help keep the Northwest wild for genterations to come!

We hope you will join us at the art sale this week. For more information, please contact Cooper Lanza Gallery or reply to this message. 

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