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West Windsor Arts Council Blank Canvas Gala and Art Auction
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$75
Like a blank canvas, West Windsor Arts Council inspires its community with the potential of art. That is the spirit of this unique fundraiser featuring original works by some of the most talented artists of our region. Each artist has been given a 12″ x 12″ blank canvas on which to create a new work and offer it for sale in support of the great work done by the West Windsor Arts Council.
* Live music by guitarist Dave Baker
* Open bar and Mediterranean-themed bites
* Interactive activities including demos by artists
* Wine pull and 50/50 raffle
* Beautiful original artwork up for auction
Tickets are $75 each. You can purchase tickets online.
The event will feature original works of art created by some of the most talented artists in the area. It will also give guests the chance to be part of the creation of a collaborative piece of art to commemorate the evening. As part of this invitational show, each of the more than 40 participating artists were given a 12″ x 12″ blank canvas on which to create a new work of art. Each will be offered for sale in support of the many activities and projects at West Windsor Arts Center. The works will range from realism to postmodernism, using all manner of mediums, including fabric, photography, acrylic paint and found materials. In short, it will be an artistic journey along a path of one-foot squares.
“Our annual gala is always a wonderful and creative opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy an elegant evening out celebrating this warm and welcoming center for the arts,” says Aylin Green, Executive Director of the West Windsor Arts Council. The event will feature live music by guitarist Dave Baker, an open bar and a tantalizing spread of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and sweets.
Live art demonstrations will add to the excitement of the art auction. The first will be by Anne Kullaf, an accomplished painter whose deft brushstrokes elegantly evoke epic locations from South Jersey to France. The second will feature James Hickey, who creates dynamic abstracts in bold colors with mixed media, channeling a depth of emotions.
“We are also excited to announce that renowned Teaching Artist Katie Truk will lead an interactive art project to create a large-scale mural during the gala,” Green said. All guests will be invited to collage and paint their own square of the mural, if they so choose.
The works of the Blank Canvas artists will be on display in the exhibition gallery at the West Windsor Arts Center starting March 4, 2019. This exhibit will allow members of the community to preview the work but purchases will only be possible during the silent auction on March 23. The following local artists will be participating:
Zakia Ahmed, Priscilla Snow Algava, Sherri Andrews, Jaime An-Wong, Seema Bhattacharjee, Melissa Blossom, Maggie Byram, Jim Carvalho, Mikel Cirkus, Jim Doherty, Kelsey Doherty, Ilene Dube, Kimberly Ducoté-Schimmel, Aylin Green, James Hickey, Nelly Kouzmina, Joy Kreves, Anne Kullaf, Renee Kumar, Lori Langsner, Kat Liao, Bruce Lindsay, Eleni Litt, Aarti Mantri, Maria Mauro, Lucretia Mcguff-Silverman, Hetal Mistry, Susan Mitrano, Anika Mittal, Mark Moscarello, Anna Neis, John O’Neill, Uhl Palmer, Tim Parris, Renata Piccione, Jane Proulx, Pratibha Raju, Joy Sacalis, Anusha Saran Rastogi, Jessie Schadt, Eric Schultz, Lucia Stout, Katie Truk, Archana Vadivelu, Kyle Van Dyke, Barbara Weinfield