Art needed for anonymous art show fundraiser

The show will feature artwork of many diverse styles, subject matters and mediums of Lower Mainland artists of all ages and skill levels

The Abbotsford Arts Council has announced a call for art for the first annual Abbotsford Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser, to be held June 27 to July 22 at the Kariton Art Gallery at 2387 Ware Street.

The show will feature artwork of many diverse styles, subject matters and mediums of Lower Mainland artists of all ages and skill levels; however, each piece featured in the show will be on an unframed canvas of the same size (12”x12”), and the artists of the featured work will remain anonymous until after their piece is purchased.

Each piece will be $100, with 50 per cent of the proceeds going to the artist, and 50 per cent going to support the Abbotsford Arts Council.

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 previously anonymous artist’s name. The Abbotsford Arts Council will announce each participating artist on Twitter (@abbyartscouncil) as their work is sold.

In partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council in support of the participating artists, the House of Fine Art on West Railway Street will give each person who purchases the required 12”x12” pre-stretched canvas at their store a $9.95 coupon to use towards their next purchase.

Applications are available at abbotsfordartscouncil.org or at the gallery and will be accepted, along with the artwork to be featured, from May 21 to May 30.

The opening reception will be held on June 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, contact 604-852-9358, info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com, or visit www.abbotsfordartscouncil.org.