Fundraiser a Success

My painting for the fundraiser -created on-site
24" x 30", acrylic on canvas

Well, it's finally over. Last Saturday was the Art for Art's Sake fundraiser for The Next Picture Show gallery in Dixon, IL. The committee worked our butts off and it was well worth it. The artists that participated (40 of them!) seemed to enjoy themselves. We made sure they received a bucket of goodies (art supplies, coupons, snacks), a fully stocked break room, lots of volunteers to fetch and carry, a catered artist supper, wine, beer, and soft drinks.
Joy Meyer, creating a beautiful silk painting.

Beverly Garcia halfway through her painting.

Almost done!

People were silently bidding on each piece while the artists finished their pieces.

Live music performed by Flying Fish.

Todd (on right) also is an artist and had just finished his painting before getting on stage!

The silent auction turned to a live auction at 8 p.m. The highest silent bid on each piece was now the starting bid for the live auction.

Some of our art patrons waiting for their favorite paintings to come up for auction.

Kimberly Clark and me by the end of the night. Two pooped, loopy artists.