Saturday, April 20, 2013

Call For Artists

We need you!!

The Allegany Arts Association is counting down to our first   “You’ve Been Framed” Art Sale and this is a reminder that we need your help! 
Frankly we are getting a bit nervous since we do not have any way to request a presale sign up and there is the thought of the utter horror of putting all of this together and then not having anything to sell!  We are putting our faith in your generosity and your sense of adventure to produce some wonderful items for our sale.   If you are a painter or a ceramist; a quilter or a basketweaver.  If you do any sort of art, which can be displayed in a frame of some sort - we need you!!   Please don’t worry if you don’t have a beautiful frame for your work.  Though it would be preferable we would much prefer to have a beautiful piece of art ready for a nice frame rather than an empty frame.  It just must be able to maintain its shape and be able to be hung.

How the sale works:

On Tuesday; May 7th from 12 to 3 pm; Wednesday; May 8th from 12 to 3 and Thursday; May 9th from 4 to 7 we will be accepting entries.   Any genre is acceptable as long as it can be framed in some way and hung.  It must be no larger than 20 inches in any direction.  You may submit up to 3 pieces of work to the sale.   Be creative.  Be fun.  Be artistic.  Be you.  (Just be.  Please.)

On Friday we kick off the sale with a Wine Tasting and Hors D’oeuvres from 5 to 8.  Advance tickets are $10 and may be purchased from members or at several sites around the county (watch for more advertising on this).   Tickets at the door are $12.  What a great time to schmooze with fellow artists and art lovers!  The sale continues on Saturday with no admission for the general sale.

At the sale framed items will be displayed with only a number on colored tags.  The color indicates the price of the item.  Any item 10 inches or less is $20.  Items between 10” and 16” are $25 and items greater than 16” are $30.   A buyer selects a work of art by requesting the number from one of our runners.   Once the item is purchased the new owner will discover who the artist is and the name of the work of art (if it has been given one) by the tag that is on the back of the artwork.   I guess we will find out if a signature does indeed sell artwork or whether it is true that  “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”  when it comes to art.

Since there is no age limit for artists and the media could be as varied as the talent of the contributors there should be something for everyone at the sale and show.   Expect the best pieces to be snapped up on Friday evening but then again….maybe not.

You will be given the opportunity to indicate to us whether you wish to donate the item if it doesn’t sell at this sale (to be sold at a later date at another location) or whether you will pick it up after the sale.

Thank you in advance for your helpSee you in May at the sale!!!

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