mcad art sale 2010

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please join me (as well as so many other mcad artists) next month for my final year at the mcad art sale (november 18th, 19th + 20th). i will be attending the preview party on thursday night, the opening on friday as well as saturday – i look forward to seeing everyone at the sale!

Art Sale: the weekend before Thanksgiving
Now in its 13th year, the MCAD Art Sale is a Minnesota tradition annually held the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Eye-catching, one-of-a-kind art created by MCAD students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices. Thousands of pieces. Every piece less than $1000. Average price less than $100.

Since its inception the sale has generated more than $1,000,000 for emerging artists. All Art Sale proceeds go to support individual artists or the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund.

New for 2010: more times, more art
The Art Sale has expanded with an additional evening and more access to work from in-demand artists.

For the second and third days of the sale, in-demand artists will be able to restock their work.

The 2010 MCAD Art Sale hours are:

Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m.
Preview Party
Tickets $150
Complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and valet parking

Friday, Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m.
Opening Night
Tickets $35 in advance or $40 at the door
Cash bar. Valet parking $5

Saturday, Nov. 20, 9-5.
Free admission and free art studio for kids
Art is available for sale during each of the three events

Behind-the-scenes photos and video
If you want a sneak-peek at the work earlier in the week, don’t come to campus, don’t come to the gallery–we’ll be covering the walls. Check out behind-the-scenes photos and video exclusively on Facebook.

Become a fan of the MCAD Art Sale on Facebook and browse video and photos of the stacks and crew hanging the work.

The MCAD Annual Art Sale has gained a tremendous reputation as the metro’s top destination for affordable, appreciable artwork by leading-edge artists who are creating not only what’s new, but also what’s next, with praise and exposure pouring in from the Star Tribune, Mpls.St.Paul, FOX News, MinnPost, Minnesota Monthly, METRO, City Pages, and KARE 11. Check out what they’re saying about the sale.

Where We’re At:

* MCAD Main Building, first and second floors (can’t miss it!)
* 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis
* Adjacent to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Children’s Theatre Company
* View/download a campus map (PDF)

Thanks to our sponsors: Len Druskin retail stores, Blu Dot, and Wells Fargo.

exhibition: postcards from the edge (january 8-10, 2010)

i will have a small painting in the group exhibition / benefit show at ziehersmith in new york city from january 8-10, 2010.

Postcards From the Edge
A Benefit for Visual AIDS
Hosted by ZieherSmith January 8-10, 2010

Benefit Sale [TAKE A POSTCARD HOME” format=”mp3″]
Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 11:00 – 6:00
Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 12:00 – 4:00
First-come, first-served, with a suggested admission of $5 each day.
Over 1600 original postcard-size works of art.
$75 EACH. Buy four and get a fifth as our Thank You.
Proceeds benefit programs of Visual AIDS.
Forms of payment accepted are cash, check, MC/VISA/AMEX.

Preview Party [YOU CAN VIEW BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE HOME YET” format=”mp3″]
Friday, January 8, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
$75 admission, payable at the door, includes a raffle ticket for the chance to pick the FIRST postcard that evening. Participating artists attend free.

Hosted by ZieherSmith in their new location at 516 West 20th Street, NYC

Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists’ signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don’t know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS.

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving the legacy — because AIDS IS NOT OVER!

click here for more information on visual aids: postcards from the edge