Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County held a live auction and art sale on Friday, April 8th, helping to raise $41,000 for the affordable housing non-profit. Co-Chairs Cindy Pettinaro Wilkinson and Stephen Mottola hosted the “There is No Party Without ART!” event at Christ Church in Greenville and attracted several guests who had not previously attended a Habitat art auction before.
Renowned Delaware artist Mary Page Evans and her husband Tom Evans were there to help pitch the art she donated to the cause as was Fred Carpsecken of the Carspecken Scott Gallery. Painter Cleveland Morris, who was a co-founder of the Delaware Theatre Company, donated two pieces to the auction that helped raise $5,000, and patron Annabelle Kressman donated work from legendary Delaware artist Jack Lewes. “This was such a successful event – with a lot of energy, new faces, and exquisite art for sale,” said Habitat for Humanity Delaware CEO Kevin Smith.