Arts and Crafts shoebox art fundraiser call for artists
Published 9:30 am Monday, April 29, 2013
Several months ago a friend of Christine Mariotti brought to her attention that various art museums around the country offer small art pieces for sale at affordable prices.
These events are considered as fundraisers for the institution as well as being highly popular social gatherings and are great opportunities for the public to purchase art within a limited budget. All of the art sold for $20 each. Their event focused on two-dimensional art that was only 6” x 6,” unframed and mounted anonymously on the wall of the gallery.
Mariotti designed a similar event for Tryon Arts and Crafts School to be held the week of May 28 through June 1 featuring a preview period from Tuesday to Friday followed by a reception on Friday night. The majority of artwork will be priced at $25 and can be purchased Friday evening or Saturday before 1 p.m.
Some items will be designated as a “silent auction” with starting bids of $25.
The show is called the “Shoebox Art Show” because all of the art must be able to fit inside a shoebox and will be displayed attractively within a tissue-lined box.