Art auction benefiting local synagogue to include pieces from South Carolina, abroad

People wanting to add to their art collection can choose from rare pieces collected by a Midlands resident during his travels in Europe, Asia and around South Carolina.

Andy van Dam, former proprietor of Andries van Dam Investment Art in Camden, is donating more than 100 pieces from his personal collection to the Beth Shalom Synagogue Annual Art Auction. The fundraiser for the Columbia synagogue takes place at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Local collector Andy van Dam is bringing a varied assortment of pieces to the auction. (photo provided)

Local art collector Andy van Dam is bringing a varied assortment of pieces to the auction. (photo provided)

“A fair amount of what I’m giving comes from South Carolina, so those works will have special meaning to Columbians,” van Dam said.

Van Dam, a Camden resident and member of Beth Shalom Synagogue, provided paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass and more for the auction.

People can check out the items before the auction at a preview from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“I will be there during those times to go over the provenance of any pieces of interest to those who will be attending the auction on Sunday,” van Dam said.

The auction and preview will be held at Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center at 306 Flora Drive in Columbia. More information on Beth Shalom Synagogue is available here.

 

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