By Shelley Budd
200 Artists from Vancouver and around the world, 2 pieces per artist, leaving us with a grand total of 400 pieces of art. There’s a lot of fish in this art sea! They are $200 a pop, across the board: sculpture, painting, photo, whatever. Not exactly pocket change, but not exactly a down payment either.
The best part is that it’s here, in Vancouver, featuring loads of local artists – ones you may have even brushed shoulders with at the grocery mart while one of you was buying Weetabix, tampons and marked-down hot dogs. First come, first serve (cash only) and if your entrance donation exceeds $10 you get free-ins before midnight at a choice of three after-parties happening all night at The Astoria, The Biltmore and Fortune Sound Club.
As you can tell, this isn’t your average art sale; this is big, it’s Vancouvery, it’s a party, inspiring great community support for the arts, with a powerful energy capable of pushing Vancouver’s cultural scene and personality forward, and you get a chance to be introduced to the work of self-taught and accomplished artists chosen out of a massive number of submissions – 240 were received in the first 5 days alone. It’s their ninth run at it with hopes of exploding into Toronto with a show next year, followed by New York, London, Mexico City and Berlin in future years; it appears they know what they’re doing.
The selection of work above features Vancouver art femme’s in order: Chelsea Boida, Lori Sokoluk, Nathalee Paolinelli, Hana Pesut, Lisa Cinar, Sara Araujo-Salas.
June 26TH, 2010 6pm-12pm
151 West Cordova Street, Vancouver BC
Entrance by Donation.