Manitou Galleries to auction Bethany College art on August 13 to 14

LINDSBORG, KAN., August 1, 2011—On August 13 to 14, Manitou Galleries will auction selected artwork from Bethany College in Santa Fe, N.M. A printed catalog can be ordered online at www.auctioninsantafe.com.

Bethany announced in June that it would deaccession eleven works by Birger Sandzén and selected pieces of Native American pottery. Bethany used deaccessioning, a common management practice of accumulated artwork, due to Bethany’s limited display space. The college will retain a multitude of works by Sandzén and representative pieces of the pottery. Manitou Galleries was selected to conduct the auction because of its extensive experience with both Sandzén and Native American works.

The decision to deaccession artwork was made after a donor willed the college artwork in 2009 with the intent that it to be sold. This prompted Bethany to research its inventory. Only pieces purchased by Bethany or given with the express intent to sell were considered for deaccessioning. The Bethany College Board of Directors moved to deaccession those selected works in May 2010 and reaffirmed that decision in November 2010.

Auction proceeds will support the general scholarship fund of the college, which disburses over $6 million every year for student scholarships. The auction will take place on August 13 at 6 p.m. MST and August 14 at 2 p.m. MST. Interested parties can bid via absentee ballot, online at www.iCollector.com, or in person at the Historic Hilton Hotel located at 100 Sandoval Street, Santa Fe, N.M. Visit www.auctioninsantafe.com for more information.

Manitou Galleries, with locations in Santa Fe, N.M., and Cheyenne, Wyo., is proud to offer over 70 years of collective staff experience in historic and Western art, fine sculpture, and Cowboy and Native American collectibles. Founded in 1975, Manitou Galleries offers collections of contemporary representational paintings, sculpture, prints, glass, and fine jewelry. Visit the gallery on the web at www.manitougalleries.com.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web at www.bethanylb.edu/.

Contact:
Bob Schmoll
(785) 227-3380, ext. 8116
schmollb@bethanylb.edu
Bethany College
335 East Swensson Street
Lindsborg, KS 67456