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Past board member’s collection, other works will anchor Renovation Sale

Works from the art collection of the late Madeline Lamb, a lawyer and former board member of the Chester County Art Association, will be sold during CCAA’s Renovation Sale from March 21-27.

Works from the art collection of the late Madeline Lamb, a lawyer and former board member of the Chester County Art Association, will be sold during CCAA’s Renovation Sale from March 21-27.

If you have artwork that isn’t being seeing the light of day for whatever reason – it’s not your taste or you don’t have space – the Chester County Art Association (CCAA) has a solution: Donate it to the upcoming Renovation Sale.

The association is collecting artwork until March 15 for a sale that will benefit its capital campaign and building fund. CCAA will welcome any donation of unused or under-appreciated art that people may not want themselves, but would still interest someone else.  All artwork will be on display and for sale at CCAA in West Chester for one week from March 21 to March 27.  A free, public opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Some of the works will come from the collection of the late Madeline Lamb, a former CCAA board member, lawyer, and patron of the arts.  Lamb’s taste in artwork was much like her taste in people: diverse, eclectic and exciting, not linked by any real similarities in look or form, but instead linked by her eye for uncompromising uniqueness, a CCAA news release said.

“Like her friends, each piece of artwork in her home was chosen with unconditional love and a vision not for how it would fit into her life, but for how she would fit into its life,” the release said. “And like her friendships, the connection with each new piece of art came with a story as rich as the colors on the canvas. One of her final wishes was that her artwork would land in the hands of people who would appreciate it as much as she did, and in a small way, that the fragments which made up her life would be small pieces of joy scattered throughout other people’s lives for generations to come.”

The staff and board at CCAA say they hope the public will help make Lamb’s goal happen, an effort that will also help ensure that the association realize its goal of an expanded facility.

The Chester County Art Association is located at 100 N. Bradford Ave., West Chester,  19382; for more information call 610-696-5600, ext. 23, or visit  www.chestercountyarts.org.

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