Art Market Gallery’s Annual Members’ Silent Auction
Kathy Lovelace has announced that she will participate in the 2013 Art Market Gallery Silent Auction. Now in its 31st year, the Art Market Gallery is among the oldest artists’ cooperatives in the southeast.
The gallery’s Annual Members’ Silent Auction is a Dogwood Arts Festival Featured Event. A popular silent auction, offering original fine art and crafts by the gallery’s professional regional artists and artisans, gives art lovers a chance to purchase works at a fraction of their value. This year there will be a longer bidding period, to run April 5-28, with up to 60 works, ranging from jewelry and pottery to paintings and fiber.
The piece that Lovelace has donated to the auction is a framed still life acrylic painting titled “Pears and Cream”.
The Art Market Gallery also will present an exhibit of recent works by two of its member artists: painter and printmaker Gay Davis Bryant and wood-turner Janis Proffitt, both of Knoxville.
A First Friday opening reception for the exhibit is planned for 5:30 to 9 pm on Friday, April 5, with complimentary refreshments and live folk and “new grass” music by Molly Rochelson. The reception also opens bidding for the Annual Members’ Silent Auction, and many member artists will be on hand to meet and mingle with visitors.
Owned and operated by more than 60 regional artists, the Art Market Gallery is located at 422 South Gay Street, next to the Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 pm Sunday.