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Saturday 24 August 2019

37 artists from Wexford will see their works sold during secret art sale

Esther Hayden

Thirty seven artists from County Wexford are support Incognito - a secret art sale in aid of Jack and Jill.

The Wexford artists taking part are: Serena Belton-Healy; Bernadett Bencsik; Anne Crosbie; Diane Cullinan;

Joanne Donohoe; Simmi Duffin; Larry Dunne; Oliver Ellwood; Martina Furlong; Niamh Furlong; Tamara Gangnus; Joanne Grant Browne; Lara Guthrie; Alison Guthrie; Andrea Hartz; Kate Hi; Jan Kavanagh; Anne-Marie Kearns; Martina Kehoe; Maria Levinge; Sheila Mac Nally; Paul Mccloskey; Helen McLean; Jane Meyler; Olivia O Dwyer; Trisha O'Callaghan; Sybil Ortulon; Deborah Reidy; Róisìn Rouse; Jacqueline Stafford; Gilly Thomas; Amanda Usher; Hanneke van Ryswyk; Lina Varna; Mary Wallace; Gwenda Wallace; Rebecca Walsh and Katie Williamson.

Also taking part will be Paul Costelloe, Bono, Maser, Tom Climent, Mick O'Dea, Martin Mooney, Victor Richardson, Ed Miliano, Adrian+Shane, Abigail O'Brien and Peter Curling.

In total 1,0000 artists are contributing work to the secret sale of 2,600 original artworks for Jack & Jill, each costing €50 but the twist is that twist is that no one will know the identity of the artist until after they buy the art.

Supported by William Fry, this will be the largest art sale in Ireland this year, with 2,600 postcard-size pieces of original artworks donated by over 1,000 International artists, including the 37 artists from County Wexford.

Each of these original art pieces will be sold to the public on a first-come-first-served basis for €50 - the twist is that no one will know the identity of the artist until after they buy the piece. The pieces can be viewed on www.incognito.ie, ahead of the sale days, which take place in the Solomon Gallery Dublin from April 5 to April 7 and the Lavit Gallery Cork on May 17 and May 18.

Now in its third year, the art sale has proven to be a huge success, with last year's sell-out event raising over €95,000 for Jack & Jill. Every €16 raised funds one hour of home nursing care for over 340 children who are under Jack & Jill's wing today; including the 20 families currently receiving care in County Wexford. These precious children, with severe neurodevelopmental delay, who may never walk or talk or paint a picture themselves, do better at home with their families supported by the Jack & Jill nursing care service.

For budding artists Incognito is a great platform to exhibit and sell artwork from well-known artists side-by-side with less well-known artists from Ireland and all around the world, all of whom must strictly adhere to keeping their submission confidential until after the sale.

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