Have you got artistic talents going to waste? Lend your eye and your art works to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.
The center is gearing up for its annual fundraiser and is seeking art for the auction. The 35th annual Gala Fine Art Auction will be held Saturday, March 2.
“During this time of year, it is so very appropriate to express how fortunate we are to live in such a vital and active arts community,” Quinlan Executive Director Amanda McClure said.
“We are excited about this year as we will be honoring Gainesville’s own Jay Kemp, Artist of the Year for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the most acclaimed wildlife art show in the world.”
Art works donated will be included in a color catalog for Gala 2013 and will be mailed to attendees prior to the event. This year, art entries will be juried by acclaimed Atlanta art appraiser Robert Moring.
The gala is the Quinlan’s signature fundraiser, and its success significantly impacts the center’s ability to offer premier arts programming to the community.
“Artists are our most significant supporters, and we especially value (their) participation,” McClure said. “Directing 100 percent of revenues donated from the sale of the artwork to the 2013 Quinlan Gala will truly make a huge impact on the event’s bottom line.”
Artists who make a 100 percent donation and receive an auction sale of greater than $100 will receive a complimentary one-year Quinlan membership to keep or give to a friend. They will also receive admission to “Collector’s Night” on Feb. 28. Works also may be consigned and the artist can choose to receive between 10 percent and 40 percent of the sale.
Framed, ready to hang artwork can be delivered between Jan. 14-18 during regular hours at Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE in Gainesville.
For more information and to download a submission form, visit www.quinlanartscenter.org or call 770-536-2575.