Arts Council Seeks Artists for Art Anonymous
"By popular demand, the Arts Council of Moore County will once again present Art Anonymous, the fundraising event that has a secret people are still talking about," says Chris Dunn, executive director. "In order for this event to be successful, we are calling all artists to do what you do best: create art."
The Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) is asking all artists (ages 16-plus) to create and donate a secret "mini-masterpiece," which will be for sale to art lovers at the June event. The identity of the artist will be revealed once their artwork is sold. Proceeds from the sale will benefit ACMC's arts programs.
To participate, ACMC will provide artists with 5-by-7-inch postcards - as many as they need - on which they can create or attach their original art.
"Your anonymous work will be on display and sold for $50 apiece at our exhibit June 1-29," says Dunn. "All artists' identities will remain concealed until the work is sold. You may work in any 2-D media but do not sign the front of your work, as there is space on the back of each card for your signature. Then simply return your work to us by May 7.
"In keeping with ACMC's mission to promote original art and to offer incentive to donate your best work, a jury will choose its favorite 10-15 Art Anonymous artists based solely on the donated artwork. The chosen artists will be invited to exhibit in a future feature art exhibit at Campbell House Galleries."
To receive an Art Anonymous art packet, containing postcard(s) and guidelines for creating and donating a mini masterpiece, stop by ACMC's offices at Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or call (910) 692-2787.
Participating artists will be listed on the website and in promotional and marketing materials for Art Anonymous.
"And because we value your talent as an artist, we will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your donation," says Dunn.
Because of the huge crowd at the last Art Anonymous opening, ACMC is also offering a special, limited-attendance preview party for Art Anonymous on Thursday, May 31.
"More information on the party will be available soon, but this will give you first choice of all the wonderful Art Anonymous artwork before the exhibit opening on Friday, June 1," says Dunn.
Art Anonymous will be on exhibit weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 1-29.
For additional information, call (910) 692-2787 or visit www.MooreArt.org.
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