MassArt Auction, Rifrakt’s own Sarah Gay-O’Neill representin’!

Auction Time!

The 26th annual Mass. College of Art and Design Auction is underway!

Sol LeWitt, William Wegman, Deborah Kass, and more icons feature to support student scholarships and academic programs at MassArt.

Rifrakt members (Stephanie Goode and Sarah Gay-O’Neill) have been selected to show in the auction a number of times throughout the years. This year Sarah has been selected again (previously being awarded the Maker’s Mark Award in 2013).

The above painting is titled, “Anti-Quit-ies III” (part of the ‘Anti-Quit-ies’ series).

This particular painting is inspired by this photo of the Frank family.
“I first read Anne Frank’s diary when I was 12 years old while attending Catholic School. I was deeply affected by her words and the experience her family went through during the Holocaust.
In the 7th grade I did a research project about her and the holocaust (with tons of help from my parents.) My project won awards and went on to a state level competition.
My love and fascination with Jewish history and the holocaust has been profound from a young age.
I was fortunate enough to visit the annex that her and her family hid in, in Amsterdam in 2006.
I will cherish that visit for the rest of my life.
It was March of 1945 that Anne and her sister Margot were transported from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen death camp, where they both died just 3 weeks before the camps were liberated…
Her story is the story of millions…. She has always been one of my heroes.” – Sarah

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

Bid for Sarah's painting here on Paddle 8