Anonymous Art Show seeking artists

The event features artwork of many diverse styles, subject matters and media from Lower Mainland artists of all ages and skill levels

The Abbotsford Arts Council (AAC) has announced a call for artists for the second annual Abbotsford Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser.

The show takes place June 13 to July 7 at Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.) with an opening reception on June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The event features artwork of many diverse styles, subject matters and media from Lower Mainland artists of all ages and skill levels.

Each piece is on an unframed canvas of the same size (12” x 12” x 1.5”), and the artists of the featured work remain anonymous until after their piece is purchased.

The show is inspired by a similar fundraising event hosted by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council at CityScape Community Art Space.

“We want the exhibit to be a true reflection and visual representation of the community’s support and enthusiasm for the arts,” says AAC executive director Gail Gromaski. “We encourage everyone in the community to be inspired to submit work, even if they do not create visual artwork on a regular basis.”

Each piece is priced at $100, with half the proceeds going to the artist, and half going to the AAC.

Purchasers of the featured work will be able to take it home immediately upon purchase; a sold tag will remain in its place, revealing the artist’s name.

The AAC will announce each participating artist on Facebook (facebook.com/AbbotsfordArtsCouncil) and Twitter (@abbyartscouncil) as their work is sold.

The House of Fine Art will give each artist who purchases the required canvas at their store a $9.95 coupon to use towards their next purchase.

Applications are available for download at abbotsfordartscouncil.org or at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.) and will be accepted by appointment, along with the artwork to be featured, from May 16 to 24.

Visit the website for more details, call 604-852-9358 or email info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com.