Cape Gazette

Beebe Medical Foundation, RAL host 24th Annual Art Auction

Jun 14, 2013
Photos by: Steven Billups

The Beebe Medical Foundation, in partnership with the Rehoboth Art League, held the 24th Annual Best of the Beach Art Auction June 8 at the Beebe Health Campus in Rehoboth Beach. This event benefits a different program at Beebe Medical Center each year as well as the Rehoboth Art League.

The 2013 Best of the Beach Art Auction will benefit the expansion of services in Millsboro. Beebe's new facility there, in partnership with Mid-Atlantic Family Practice, will include lab and imaging services.

Shown at the entrance to the event are co-chairs Shelly Kennedy, left, and Carol Leashefski.


Artist Victor Letonoff and Rehoboth Art League Board of Trustees member and  Beebe Medical Foundation Board of Ambassadors Chair Lacy Letonoff stand with one of Letonoff’s paintings up for auction during the live auction.
Beebe Medical Foundation Ambassadors Dennis Chupella, left, and Rob White chat with Phyllis Nardi near the silent auction items.
Enjoying the atmosphere at the artist reception are (l-r) Brenda and Dr. Jeff Heckert and Jean and Dr. Tom Smith.
Finding a moment in their busy evening are Rehoboth Art League Development Manager Rose Murray, left, and Rehoboth Art League Executive Director Sheila Bravo with Beebe Foundation Ambassador Martin Clark.
Taking a break from viewing the many silent auction items are (l-r) Joe Stewart and Kathy and Dr. Ron Coletti.
Putting in a bid on a wine basket are Fran Kelly and Leanna Johannes.
Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, enjoys his time at the event with his wife Janice, right, and her sister Karen Pickard.
Tammy and Patrick Beebe attend the art auction for the first time.
Enjoying the popular summer event are (l-r) Foundation Ambassador Jane Casazza, Rehoboth Art League Board of Trustees Treasurer Ken Cassazza, Steve Sumption, Foundation Ambassador Bill Wagamon and Ariane Sumption.
Featured artist Denise Dumont stands with her oil on canvas titled “Summer View Lewes Harbor.”
Auctioneer Butch Emmert keeps the bidding energy high as he auctions off Jean Doran’s “View from the Third Floor.”
Beebe Medical Center CEO Jeff Fried, left, spends some time with Nancy and Bob Bruechert.
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