While “Sheltering in Place” I felt like venturing into a more playful state of painting! I got out my palette knives and loaded my palette, and mixed my favorite colors, and spread paint like frosting to my heart’s content!
Here are the three paintings I won in the 6×6 Exhibit Fundraiser, painted by Karen Kinder (left), Harriett Lievan (middle), Gary Steinley (right). I’m very proud to own them, because they are works of people I know, and admire.
This is a very fun event! Here’s how it works:
Local artists create 6×6″ works of art in any media, a maximum of 4 works. The pieces are signed on the back, to be more anonymous until after they’re chosen. Works are exhibited, and raffle tickets are sold 1 for $5, and 6 for $25 dollars. They are exhibited for 2 weeks, and then today we had a reception and sale. The reception attracted about 70 people, you must be present to win. At 5:00pm they drew a number every 60 seconds. When your number is called you can go up pick your favorite painting that is still hanging. You have 60 seconds until the next person comes up to choose. Once you have chosen one, you pay another $20 dollars for the picture. They drew thirty numbers, and then remaining paintings can be bought $20 first to grab the painting gets it.
The image on the far right is what was left after the sale. I will try to find out how much money was raised, and post here, if anyone wants to know. I highly recommend this as a fundraiser, and it was fun! I am officially a 6×6 collector, and I’m going to hang the ones I got last time with this years together in my studio with some of my own. It’s great to own some of the works of my art buddies!
'Art should serve a purpose other than itself.' Kath Kollwitz. 'Painting is drawing on canvas and engraving is drawing on copper and nothing else. Drawing is execution and nothing else'. (Blake,c.1809)