Monday, September 12, 2011

Dunia Fundraiser at Art Source Gallery

This summer Art Source Gallery initiated a summer series of art events to be held on 3rd Fridays.

Each of the events of the summer series is about seeing art as it is actually being created, and allowing the public to witness the process. Art work created at these events will be available for purchase by silent auction as the pieces are created; proceeds will go to Dunia Marketplace, the Gallery's partner charity for the three summer events. Items not sold the night of the event will be available for purchase at Dunia or The Art Source.

Friday, August 19th I participated in the Quick Draw as the Dunia Market Place Guest Artist, in which artists complete a piece of art within a two-hour span. Artists Jaki Katz Ashford (acrylic), Martine Castoro (oil), Rick Olmstead (jeweler), Barbara Bowling (enamel jeweler), Shana Hoppe (Acrylic), Kay Coughran (Oil) and Dunia Guest Artist Pam McKnight (Assemblage) will create in their chosen medium for 2 hours, giving the viewers yet another insight into the creative process.

The event was held from 6 to 9 pm, with music, and wine provided by a local winery. There was  no charge to attend. All art created at these events will be available for purchase by silent auction, with proceeds to be donated to Dunia Marketplace, a not-for-profit Fair Trade store located at 1609 N. 13th Street, Boise.

Here is my table with all the stuff I brought to create something. I had to borrow a punch bowl to put my beads in so I could look through them without them going all over the floor!

Here is Marianne and David at the wine table.

2 wooden eggs with decorative dowels glued on top with beads on top of that, then painted to look like candles.
The main structure for my piece was a 70's looking black plastic Spanish style hall sconce for candles, the musical instruments were Christmas ornaments. I painted Blue Interference on the black.

Here I am adding touches of white paint.

Finished project. Some said it reminded them of New Orleans or the House of Blues. I got 2 bids that evening and David was the 2nd bid, we'll have to see if he got it.

Art Source members have been having so much fun making art together that the series will continue into the fall- stay tuned for their next event!

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