Proceeds from the auction will go to the artists featured in the show and to support the activities of the Apex Arts Council throughout the area.
“We are hoping for a really good reception for this event in the arts community,” said Bob Crowley, President of the Apex Arts Council. “The Council was founded to assist and support local artists, and shows like this are an important part of that effort.
“This is a chance to help fund the Council and provide financial support for our local artists. We are also very pleased to have Rex as a partner here.”
The artwork to be shown and sold during the event will come from local artists.
This will be a way to display the vast amount of local talent and give folks an opportunity to acquire locally produced art to show in their homes.
“We are very happy to work with the Apex Arts Council on this project,” said Leslie Hopkins, volunteer producer for the event and client representative for Rex Occupational Health Services.
“Rex has always been a strong supporter of community events, and this fits well with our beliefs and goals.”
Artists throughout the area will receive a call for entries in the show this week, or can go to the AAC website (www.ApexArtsCouncil.org) for entry information. The show will open to the public at a small reception at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 11, 2010 where the judges will announce the awards. The primary judge for the event will be Jennifer McIntyre, Art Coordinator for United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. The artwork will be on display for the public all the following week during normal hours at the facility. At the end of this viewing period, on Saturday, September 18, commencing at 6:00pm, all works entered will be auctioned at a public sale and reception at the facility. Everyone in the area is welcome to attend and bid on the artwork.
“This is the first of many such events we hope to hold in future,” added Crowley. “Our job at the Council is to support art in the local area, and this is just one of the ways we intend to do just that.”