Against The Grain; Auction Benefitting LA Art Students
We received word of a great auction this weekend (Saturday) at the Mark Moore Gallery that will raise grant funds for one Los Angeles-based student artist. Against the Grain, according to its creators, 5790projects, the auction will,"feature works on paper that showcase diversified studio practices through a shared medium. Unlike any other charity arts auction, Against the Grain pioneers an artist community-based project in direct support of the next generation of emerging artists." We are proud to say that many past feature New American Paintings artists will be participating, including, Eddie Martinez, Taravat Talepasand, Allison Cortson, Libby Black, Ryan Schneider, Brian Cooper, Ana Fernandez, Aaron Zimmerman, Bob Snead, Scott Anderson, Jason Adkins, Karl Connolly, and Annie Lapin.
After the jump, you can read the full press release and see all artists that are having their works auctioned off (for a modest starting price of $100).
August 25th, 2012 • 7-10pm
Mark Moore Gallery
5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Arches and Rembrandt, leading fine art material manufacturers, present Against the Grain, a one-night art auction to raise grant funds for one Los Angeles-based student artist. With more than fifty participating artists, Against the Grain will feature works on paper that showcase diversified studio practices through a shared medium. Unlike any other charity arts auction, Against the Grain pioneers an artist community-based project in direct support of the next generation of emerging artists.
From the frenzied tableaus of Eddie Martinez to the illusory oils of Annie Lapin, the works donated to Against the Grain will have a humble starting bid of $100. Each participating artist will be provided with newly developed archival paper by Arches paper mill (France) that does not require gesso before painting with oil colors, a key advancement for the painting practice. Additionally, the artists will be given a selection of the finest quality Rembrandt oil colors from Dutch color maker, Royal Talens. Additional sponsorship of gift certificates and cash awards will be provided by local participating fine art stores, announced the night of the event.
Local curatorial entity, 5790projects, and curator Amir H. Fallah will select one student artist from a surrounding university to award funds raised from the silent auction– a grant that can be used for studio practice, tuition, or supplies. A pool of student artists will be nominated by each participating university’s Studio Art faculty, each of which will receive a studio visit from event producers 5790projects and Fallah in order to determine the prizewinner. The grant recipient will be announced at the close of the event on August 25th, 2012 at the sponsoring venue, Mark Moore Gallery (Culver City, CA).
The opening reception will also feature live DJ sets, food trucks, and beer tasting by Brouwerij West. Event tickets are $10 – and can be purchased on http://againstthegrain.eventbrite.com.
Preview images of auction works available for sale can be found on this website starting August 1, 2012. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com with questions regarding the event.
Participating artists include:
Christian Rex van Minnen
Kevin Earl Taylor
For current auction prices and visual guide, click here.