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Initially woman Jacqueline Kennedy’s renowned patronage of the arts will continue through a portrait of her staying the centerpiece of a June 9 auction for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

The painting by Provincetown artist Jo Hay, as portion of her “Persisters” sequence, will be auctioned by way of digital and in-human being bids at the June 9 “Prelude to Summer season Gala” at the Hyannisport Club. A part of the proceeds will benefit the Hyannis-based nonprofit foundation’s mission to guidance, promote and rejoice arts and tradition on Cape Cod.

To sign-up for the auction, which is open to the general public: https://artsfoundation.org/.

Provincetown artist Jo Hay's portrait of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, a patron of the arts, is part of Hay's "Persisters" series of pioneering women and will be auctioned off June 9 to benefit the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Hay was picked as the foundation’s first-at any time Artist of the 12 months, and her Kennedy portrait disclosed in April at a accumulating at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. The  award recognizes a Cape-primarily based artist “whose get the job done styles believed, conjures up adjust, and makes a deeper sense of relationship in the group,” according to the foundation.

Considering that Hay started off the sequence six decades ago, the 18-portray “Persisters” series has magnified feminine changemakers in modern society. In an announcement of the auction, basis officials claimed that “at a tumultuous moment in our country’s record, Hay has been applying her voice as an artist to paint portraits of women of all ages that deliver hope, convenience and being familiar with of the earth we’re dwelling in and the advanced situations that are unfolding all over us.”

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Other “Persisters” developed due to the fact the 2016 Presidential election include things like Hillary Clinton, Rachel Maddow, Kamala Harris, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stacey Abrams and Elizabeth Warren.

Provincetown artist Jo Hay

“I imagine it is our job as artists to shine the lights into matters that aren’t so effortless to focus on or appear at,” Hay claimed in the gala announcement. “Whether it is via painting or poetry or tunes, whatever we do kind of will get into those people hard corners.”

Hay said she ideas to go on the collection that she considers her life’s work. “They have been paintings I manufactured to help you save myself initially,” she mentioned. “And then they appeared to get started to support other folks, which was an additional wonderful component of generating these paintings.”

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