Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Arthouse Five x Seven event donations

Neighboring Field, 5 x 7 in.

Abundant Field, 5 x 7 in.

Each spring in Austin, AMOA-Arthouse on Congress Avenue has an annual fundraiser called the Five x Seven. It's an art sale and exhibition that benefits AMOA exhibitions and educational programs. The big "Splurge" (art grab) was last Wednesday, and I donated two pieces to the cause, both of which, happily, sold right at the buzzer to some good soul(s). All the art stays on view through April 22, then those not sold immediately travel to Houston and Dallas.

The big excitement of this event is that all artists must sign their pieces on the back, so no one knows which artist created the pieces until they purchase it by plucking its tag when the buzzer sounds. All work is $100. It's a fun event, and a great way to get lots of people excited about art. The best part this year was that two of my daughters decided to participate by donating their photography to the cause--talk about a proud mom!

-julie davis


Laurel Daniel said...

Love it when those tags get grabbed... love these paintings, too! No wonder they sold! Great seeing the Davis group well represented on the walls! :)

Linda Schweitzer said...

Hi Julie! Nice paintings! The fundraiser sounds like a fun event!