West Tisbury art sale will benefit library

West Tisbury art sale will benefit library

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The West Tisbury Library Foundation and the Friends of the West Tisbury Library will hold a sale of paintings by Jane Newhall. — Photo courtesy of West Tisbury Library Foundation

The West Tisbury Library Foundation and the Friends of the West Tisbury Library will hold a sale of paintings by Jane Newhall in conjunction with the 55th annual Book Sale this weekend at the West Tisbury School.

Miss Newhall was one of the founders of the Book Sale, which originated on the porch of the old Ag Hall (now the Grange) during the Agricultural Fair, according to a press release. The book sale raises funds for the West Tisbury Free Public Library.

While the book sale takes place in the school gym, there will be several original paintings by Miss Newhall available for sale in the lobby. Her paintings are charmingly innocent, capturing many Vineyard scenes as well as still life images of flowers, books and bottles.

Although Jane Newhall was born in San Francisco in 1912 and lived much of the year there, her heart remained in West Tisbury where she died on July 27, 2011.