Baterbys' Winter Art Auction will benefit United Cerebral Palsy Proceeds from next month’s 2011 Winter Art Auction slated for Feb. 19 and 26 in central and south Florida by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery will go to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida.
News-Antique.com - Jan 20,2011 - (ORLANDO, Fla.) – Proceeds from next month’s 2011 Winter Auction slated for Feb. 19 and 26 by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery will go to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida, an organization that serves children with disabilities and developmental delays in the Orlando area. But it won’t be the first time Baterbys has raised money for a worthwhile charity.
Since its launch just three years ago, Baterbys has raised over $3 million for various non-profits and charity groups. The firm believes these charity partners are a vital link between its business and the diverse community it is part of. It has consistently provided such groups with its benefit auctioneering services and donated a significant portion of its auction revenues to charity.
The concept is not unique to Baterbys. In 2006 alone, more than $15.6 billion was raised nationwide through charity benefit auctions, and the trend is continuing. More and more non-profits and charities are turning to professional auctioneers to realize much-needed funds. But it is Baterbys’ strong team and passion for helping people that makes them especially successful.
Fewer than one percent of all auction houses have the credentials Baterbys has managed to garner in an astonishingly brief period of time. The firm earned the prestigious Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation from the National Auctioneers Association (of which it is a member), and it is a licensed and insured company recognized by numerous organizations.
“We believe that the resources and information these networks provide our company contribute to our holistic approach to business,” said Richard Hart of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery, “and they add credibility to the professional standards we espouse. We serve clients all over the world, so being accountable to people who uphold excellence is integral to our success.”
Mr. Hart pointed out that the 2011 Winter Auction will be a first-ever Discovery Consignment Auction, making Baterbys the first full-service auction gallery in Florida. The sale will be different from previous events, as owners of original and reproduction works of art are being invited to “Turn Your Art Into Quick Cash” by consigning what they have to Baterbys.
“We are in an economic climate right now where people suddenly need fast cash for a variety of reasons,” Mr. Hart said, “and this Discovery Consignment Auction is the perfect way to achieve that. We provide a professional and trusted way for people to sell their art through an award-winning gallery and auction house that is known and respected throughout south Florida.”
The 2011 Winter Auction (and first-ever Discovery Consignment Auction) will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Baterbys’ Palm Beach County Gallery (13900 South Jog Road in Delray Beach) and the following Saturday, Feb. 19, at the firm’s Orlando gallery (9101 International Drive in Orlando). The auctions will start promptly at 5 p.m. (EST), with previews from 4-5 p.m.
Many beautiful and highly collectible works have already been consigned for the sale. Chief among these are an original oil on canvas portrait rendering of boxing legend Joe Louis