Monday, February 23, 2009

Puchase Your Tickets Today for Save Planet Art

You may purchase tickets to 1708 Gallery's 19th Annual Art Auction Benefit this Saturday, February 28th online or by calling 643-1708. Tickets will be waiting for you when you arrive at 1708 Gallery on February 28.

To Purchase Tickets Using PayPal:

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1708 Gallery’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Save Planet Art, will be presented on Saturday,
February 28, 2009 at 7:00pm. Frances Lewis, long time supporter and art collector, is
serving as the Honorary Chair of this event.

52 works of art by the area’s best emerging and established artists will be available through a live auction. The silent auction features 30 Globes, each created by a different
artist who has contributed to 1708 Gallery's thirty years of presenting new art in Richmond. A
sampling of these artists includes founding members Joseph Seipel and Tom Chenoweth,
Peter Culley, Ruth Bolduan, Eleanor Rufty, Sandra Luckett, Carole Garmon, Chris Chase and
Louis Poole. To see images of the Globes, go HERE.

This auction is a great opportunity to build your art collection at reasonable prices while supporting 1708 Gallery’s exhibitions and programs. Proceeds of the auction directly support 1708 Gallery’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Save Planet Art is dedicated to the memory of William Fields.

The auction exhibition opened February 20th and is on view through February 28th. The bidding for the Globes in the silent auction started on February 20th and will end at 7:45pm on February 28, the day of the auction. 1708 Gallery is open every day from 9 am - 5:00pm. Feel free to come see the work and start bidding on the Globes. We also accept bids for the Globes over the phone or by email and we also accept absentee bids for the work in the live auction. Please contact us if you have any questions at 643-1708.

A preview of the work in the live auction:

Details for Saturday, February 28, 2009.
Sponsor Preview (for $250 tickets and up) 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Doors Open for Regular Ticket Holders: 7:00pm
Live Auction Starts: 7:45pm
Silent Auction Ends: 7:45pm

1708 Gallery is located at 319 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

To view Brick Weekly's photo essay of the preview click here.

photo/art credit: Michael Pierce

Thursday, February 19, 2009

SAVE PLANET ART and toast the artists, too!

Julyen Norman
"Globe for 1708"

Thirty artists are working to "save the planet with an old box of art supplies," to sum up Ronnie Sampson's simple update on Facebook after agreeing to tackle the "global aspect" of 1708's 19th annual art auction "SAVE PLANET ART."

Please join us at 6:30pm tomorrow evening, February 20, to toast over 70 artists who are participating in 1708's annual benefit auction. To see a preview of the globes that have been recycled for this year's silent auction you can visit the blog which documents this effort:

One can begin bidding at the preview on Friday, the 20th if you want to insure that you'll go home with a piece of Planet Art! Individual tickets and sponsors are still available for the live and conclusion of the silent auction on Saturday, February 28. Please join us to celebrate 1708 Gallery's thirty years of showing new art in Richmond!

questions? 804.643.1708

Tatjana Beylotte, 1708 Gallery Executive Director, and Amie Oliver,
Save Planet Art Co-Chair and Artist.

Monday, February 09, 2009

InLight Richmond: Call for Artists

1708 Gallery invites emerging and professional artists, national and international, working in all media and disciplines to submit proposals for InLight Richmond, the second annual exhibition of contemporary public art inspired by light. Preferences will be given to proposals that involve, investigate, interpret, or are inspired by light, either as a medium or as an abstract idea. Existing work, as well as proposals for new projects will be considered. The work will be selected by guest juror Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Awards include $1500 Best in Show; $1500 Best in Green; $500 People’s Choice Award. Deadline is March 31, 2009. Entry fee is $30.

For more information, please click here.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Josh Bonnett: 1708 Gallery Graduate Artist Forum Nominee

Josh Bonnett
"In today’s technological and media saturated world images and information are mediated through multiple filters and are eventually presented as some kind of truth or fact of reality. This idea of mediation and the process of abstraction, both in terms of what the mediated image is and what abstraction in art can, or historically functions as are the major investigations of my work. "

Josh Bonnett is an MFA candidate in painting at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts. He was nominated by his department to be a part of the fourth annual 1708 Gallery Graduate Artist Forum.