Fountain Gallery’s Mad About Art features work of Federico Castelluccio

HBO’s “The Sopranos” actor and artist Federico Castelluccio gets Mad About Art!

Remember Furio? Castellucio’s quiet and powerful character, the Italian driver for Tony who pined for Carmela? We could see it building throughout season four of HBO’s Sopranos.

Castellucio is booked to attend and auction his artwork at Mad about Art: Fountain Gallery’s Annual Art Auction and Benefit- raising money for artists living with mental illness.

On Thursday, November 21th 6:00PM – 9:00PM, a charity auction and benefit to raise money for artists living with mental illness will take place.



Mad About Art, Fountain Gallery’s Annual Art Auction and Benefit, will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at Cedar Lake, located at 547 West 26th Street in Manhattan.

This year’s event is “A Black and White Affair,” featuring striking black and white décor; the 500 guests expected to attend are requested to wear black and white cocktail attire.



One hundred original artworks will be presented at auction to benefit the member-artists of Fountain Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists living with mental illness.

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is the special musical guest.

Event Chairs are: John P. Casaly, Rick Froio, Carmel and Brett Fromson, Dario Gristina, Leslie Harwood, Rich Hiler, Louis J. Mantia, Bonnie and Frank Pratt, Jerry Schumm, Gabriel Stefania. Ms. Harwood and Messrs. Froio, Gristina and Schumm are past Fountain Gallery honorees.

Individual ticket price is $250. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $25,000. For tickets and information, contact Robyn Marks at 212.582.0341, Ext. 1288, or [email protected]

Founded by Fountain House in 2000 as a not-for-profit exhibition space for its member-artists living with mental illness, Fountain Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions.

Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self- taught, Fountain Gallery cultivates artistic growth and makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community. Agnes Gund, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), has commended the Gallery as “a place where you can view fine works of art made by a group of excellent artists.”

Fountain House is a global leader in creating an approach that responds concretely to the social impact of living with mental illness. It offers a place where, every day, hundreds of members – people living with serious mental illness – choose to come to contribute their talents, learn new skills, access opportunities, and forge friendships. The “therapy” of Fountain House is its working community.

Artworks by Gallery artists can be viewed at:

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