Prichard Art Gallery to Host Art Auction Feb. 11
Friday, February 3 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery is offering the public the chance to own an original work of piece, while at the same time supporting the Prichard’s exhibitions program.
“Our art auction will provide an opportunity for the Moscow community to support the mission of the Prichard Art Gallery,” said Roger Rowley, Prichard Art Gallery director. ”It acknowledges that Moscow is indeed ‘The Heart of the Art’s.”
The Prichard is featuring works by more than 50 regional and national artists in an invitational exhibition. The exhibit, which opened Friday, Jan. 27, will run until Saturday, Feb. 11, followed by a live auction of the artwork on that evening.
“This year, we’ll have paintings, drawings, photography, a great selection of wood turned objects, as well as some special items from the gallery’s history and the estate of former University of Idaho professor Glen Lowery,” said Rowley.
The biennial Invitational Exhibition and Auction will feature work from artists that have previously appeared at the Prichard. Featured national artists include Kota Ezawa, Mark Klett and Brian Oglesbee. Featured regional artists include Marilyn Lysohir, Brenna Helm, Tamara Helm, Bill Bowler, Ross Coates, Sandra Deutchman and Lara Swimmer. There also will be a special selection of work by former Moscow residents, including Genevra Sloan, Alf Dunn and a number of Dunn’s students, courtesy of the estate of Glen Lockery.
The artwork will range in content and form, including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media works, pottery, photography and jewelry.
An exceptional selection of woodturnings by nationally recognized artists including Jim Christiansen, Douglas Fisher, Dewey Garrett and Michael Hosaluk provides a particularly unique offering at the Prichard auction.
“Between the woodturners, exceptional regional artists and the national artists that are donating work, this is not to be missed,” said Rowley. “You’d have to travel a long way to have the selection of artists that will have work available at the Prichard auction.”
A social will begin at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Prichard Gallery. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be provided by Nectar, with live entertainment. The live auction will start at 7:45 p.m.
An online catalog of this year’s pieces is viewable at www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/galleries/auction.html
. Those unable to make it to the auction in person may submit email bids in advance to email@example.com
Tickets for the live auction are $15 per person, and include a free glass of champagne or sparkling water. Tickets may be purchased at the Prichard Art Gallery and One World Café, located in downtown Moscow.
Proceeds from the auction are invested in the Prichard Art Gallery’s exhibitions program. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Prichard Art Gallery.
The Prichard Art Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallery is closed Monday. The gallery, an outreach facility of the University of Idaho, is located at 414/416 S. Main St. on the corner of Fifth Street and Main Street in downtown Moscow. Admission is free. Additional Information is available at www.uidaho.edu/caa/prichardartgallery
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