Art Auction

HMA to Present Online Fine Art Auction Fundraiser on November 1, 2020

(Page down to see images of items featured in the Fine Art Auction.) 

The Huntington Museum of Art will conduct its 5th Annual Fine Art Auction fundraiser on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 2 p.m. as an online event. The works included in the sale were supplied by private donors, living artists, as well as a number of galleries doing business with the museum and can be viewed in an online catalog at

The museum is proud again to be partnering with Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers of Columbus, Ohio, for this event.

Local successful bidders may begin picking up artwork at the Huntington Museum of Art on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at 1 p.m. BUYERS MUST call (304) 529-2701 to make an appointment to pick up artwork. HMA will assist successful bidders from outside the Huntington area to arrange for shipping through UPS.

"This year’s Fine Art Auction will be an online event and we have gathered a great collection of works this year,” said HMA Executive Director Geoffrey K. Fleming. “Although bidding for this auction will take place online, we plan to have the artworks on display at the Huntington Museum of Art a few days in advance of the event for local patrons to see the works in person. There will also be an online catalog on where a photo of each work can be viewed.”

Visitors to HMA will be able to preview in person the items in the online Fine Art Auction during regular hours on Oct. 29-31, 2020. Bidding on certain lots in the auction will start as low as $25. Regional artists whose work will be included in the sale are the noted cameo glass artist Kelsey Murphy and the late Marshall University art professor Stan Sporny.

Please note that the invaluable buyer's premium is 15% added to all successful bids.

A significant amount of proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the Huntington Museum of Art. For more information on events at HMA, visit or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Kelsey Murphy (Ohio/West Virginia, 20th/21st c.), "Meadow Watch," 10-inch palace cutaway vase, comprises 6 colors (green/white/cobalt/crystal/aventureen/crystal) of Pilgrim glass. Photo by John Spurlock.

Charles Linford, American, Pennsylvania/New Jersey (1846 - 1897), "Forest Landscape," oil on canvas, signed lower left, bears a label on the verso from Wunderlich Bros. Gallery in Pittsburgh, measures 18 x 26 inches unframed, 30.50 x 39 inches framed in a massive, period Barbizon frame. Photo by John Spurlock.

Thorney Lieberman, American, New York/West Virginia, 20th/21st centuries, "The World Trade Center under Construction," large-scale photographic print on paper, unsigned, measures 28.50 x 36.50 inches to the matt edge, 38.75 x 46.25 inches framed. Photo by John Spurlock.

William Lester Stevens, American, Massachusetts (1888 - 1969), "Coast of Maine" (possibly Peggy's Cove), watercolor on paper, signed lower right, label from Newman Galleries mounted to verso, measures 16 x 22 inches to the matt edge, 24.50 x 30.50 inches framed. Photo by John Spurlock.

Kelsey Murphy (Ohio/West Virginia, 20th/21st c.), "Bear Rush," 9.50-inch medium empress vase, comprises 4 colors (black/white/crystal/cobalt) of Pilgrim glass. Photo by John Spurlock.

Jim Borgman, American, Ohio (b. 1954), "On the Shoulders of Giants," ink/mixed media on paper board, signed and dated 1998 at upper left, label from the Raymond Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, mounted to the verso, measures 9.75 x 15 inches to the matt edge, 15 x 20 inches framed. Photo by John Spurlock.