Sarah Corbin Photographer: Benefit Auction
July 5-19, 2023 at iGavel Auctions
In connection with the current exhibition Sarah Corbin Photographer: A Tribute at the
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, NY, now on view through July 15, all photographs by Sarah Corbin in the exhibition, as well as additional works, will be sold in an online sale at iGavel Auctions. Bidding will open on July 5 and continue until
July 19. Professor George Corbin, Sarah’s husband, has generously agreed to donate all
proceeds from the sale to Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and the Hammond Museum.
The auction can be found at:
Sarah Corbin was an enthusiastic equestrian throughout her life, as well as devoted to
photography. These two passions were combined in her participation at Pegasus and the
Hammond, situated near her weekend home on Peach Lake in northern Westchester, NY.
Sarah volunteered at Pegasus for many years, both providing photography of special events and “walking” the horses. At the Hammond, Sarah participated in the group exhibition Visions Revealed in 2014. Her husband George Corbin recognized and honored her commitments by dedicating the full proceeds from the sale of Sarah’s photographs to Pegasus and the
Special Celebratory Cocktail Reception: Saddle Up and Bid!
Friday, July 7th, 6-8pm at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
310 Peach Lake Road, Brewster, NY
Cocktail hour will begin at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding’s lovely farm at 6pm, followed by an
illustrated talk by Sarah’s husband George about their travels to and the horses of the
Camargue in southern France. Drinks and small bites will be served, and Chick’s Candy Store will provide musical enjoyment to the evening. Dress is “farm chic.”
The exhibition Sarah Corbin Photographer: A Tribute covers over forty years of Sarah Corbin’s photographs of equestrian, landscape, and alternative photographic techniques.
An inveterate global travel photographer, the show includes landscapes, animals, and people of the Camargue in southern France, Ireland, Iceland, and Mongolia.
Originally a classical musician, a printmaker, and an abstract painter, Sarah (1947-2022) was a fine art photographer since the early 1980s. Her images attempt to capture her emotional
response to a particular event or scene in time and place, and her hope was to share and
recreate it in the eyes of the viewer with each photograph. She taught all levels of photography at Herbert Lehman College, Bronx, NY and showed regularly at Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. Sarah won numerous awards in juried shows throughout the tri-state area. The Corbins resided in New York City, as well as in North Salem, NY.
About Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
Pegasus’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals who have disabilities and challenges through equine-assisted activities and education.
In the fall of 1974, a small group of equestrian women began exploring the effectiveness of therapeutic riding. In September 1975, the first Pegasus therapeutic riding session began at Ox Ridge Hunt Club in Darien, Connecticut.
Today Pegasus is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center with three chapters throughout Putnam and Fairfield counties, including Pegasus Farm, their 20-acre permanent facility in Brewster, NY. PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) establishes industry standards for program safety, instructor training and certification, and issuance provisions.
About the Hammond
The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden, in North Salem, New York, was founded in 1957 by Natalie Hays Hammond (1904-1985) as a place where Eastern and Western cultures could be appreciated and visitors could enjoy the beauty of nature. The Hammond consists of an art museum that presents a changing roster of exhibitions, as well as offering educational programs and classes. The highlight of the Hammond is the Japanese Stroll Garden, which
occupies 3 ½ acres, is centered around its pond, and includes numerous rare Japanese plants and trees, as well as species native to Westchester. Also on the grounds is a traditional
Japanese tea room, which was imported from Kyoto and is used for tea ceremony events. The Hammond is open to the public from April to November.
About iGavel Auctions
iGavel is an online Auction site dedicated solely to the sale of fine arts, antiques, and
collectibles offered by a network of independently owned auction houses, dealers, appraisers, and other art professionals. iGavelAuctions.com has been a leader in online art auctions since its founding in 2003 by Lark Mason. Several world records have been set on the iGavel site in Chinese works of art.
About Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden: The Museum hosts Moonviewing concert in addition to a Swing Band Dance in August and a Shakespeare play during the summer. We also offer children’s programs on designated Saturdays and the Animal blessing in May. The most important exhibit is our garden, it is a beautiful 3 acre Japanese Stroll Garden that will please all, from the young to the old. It features a waterfall, maple terrace and two ponds that are filled with frogs and fish. The exhibits that we offer in the galleries range from Asian to Contemporary art. We also offer a gift shop that specializes in hard to obtain Asian items.