Prichard Art Gallery Auction to Feature Work of More Than 50 Artists
January 21, 2020
MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 21, 2020 — The University of Idaho’s Prichard Art Gallery is offering the public the chance to own an original work of art, while supporting the Prichard’s exhibitions program.
The Biennial Benefit Auction, which features work from artists that previously appeared at Prichard, will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the gallery, 414 S. Main St., Moscow. A pre-auction social begins at 7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be provided by Nectar. The live auction begins at 7:45 p.m.
Tickets are $25 per person. Admission includes a glass of champagne or sparkling water. Tickets are available at the gallery’s gift store.
“Our Biennial Benefit Auction is a highlight of the cultural scene,” said Roger Rowley, Prichard Art Gallery director. “It provides an opportunity for the Palouse region to support the mission of the Prichard Art Gallery. It acknowledges that Moscow is indeed ‘The Heart of the Arts.’”
Open now, the exhibition features work by more than 50 regional and national artists. This year’s auctioneer is U of I Theatre Arts Professor Rob Caisley.
“We’ll have a great selection of paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, a couple fantastic wood-working objects, including work by artists from the past two years who haven’t previously participated,” Rowley said.
Artists participating for the first time include Garth Amundson, Pierre Gour and David Paul Bayles. Regional artists include: Ann Christenson, Pat Siler, Marilyn Lysohir, Aaron Johnson, Chris Watts, Alf Dunn, Jan Boles, Jim Budde, Charles Gill, Sara Joyce and Bill Voxman.
Unique to the exhibit is wood working by nationally-recognized artists including Kristin LeVier, Jim Christiansen and Stephanie Miller. A cat bed by local artist Jill Kyong will also be featured.
“The artists have really outdone themselves,” Rowley said. “The exceptional local and regional artists are donating work that makes for a great exhibit and wonderful opportunity to add original works of art to your personal collection. You’d have to travel a long way to have the selection of artists who will have work at the Prichard auction.”
To learn more about work in the auction, join Rowley for a preview at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. An online catalog of the work is at uidaho.edu/prichard-auction.
Auction proceeds will support Prichard projects, including next summer’s Pamela Caughey exhibition and a project with nationally-renowned earth artist Meg Webster.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is closed Monday. Admission is free. Information: prichardart.org
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