her GRAND AGAIN: Call to Visual Artists
The Grand Theatre Restoration Fundraising Committee
is presenting a live auction of juried artwork featuring
established artists living in Canada. We are hoping
you will consider supporting this exciting endeavour
which we are undertaking in partnership with galleryBibianne
in Toronto. The event will take place in June 2005.
The historic Grand Theatre is in need of both interior
and exterior upgrading including elements such as the
façade, auditorium, stage, dressing rooms, Springer
Lounge, acoustics, and roofing. The Springer Lounge
has provided exhibition space for many local artists
but is in dire need of improvement. The campaign to
restore the Grand Theatre is planning to raise 6.5 million
dollars, with 3.9 million coming from the City and 2.5
million to be raised locally.
The Benefit Art Auction will present a limited number
of recent works from established local artists and also
works from galleryBibianne in Toronto. The artists will
receive either a 30% cash payout of the gavel price
or a 100% tax receipt. Please note that work from established
artists should have a minimum value of $500.00. We are
also encouraging emerging artists who have been practising
five years or less to submit works valued between $75.00
and $500.00 for the silent auction.
This event will include numerous press releases to
announce ticket sales and the preview reception. There
will be advertising of the event on the web as well
as in local papers.
Please consider contributing to this important local
effort to support the Grand Theatre.
Kindly submit the following by March 31, 2005:
" A slide of the work(s) to be considered by the
" Price, title, medium, size of work. Maximum framed
size 36"x48" for established artists (artwork
is to be displayed on easels - any art form that conforms
to that standard will be considered), 12"x14"
for emerging artists.
" A current resume including contact information.
Entries should be marked: Grand Theatre Restoration
Fundraising Committee, attention P. June Anderson and
" dropped off Monday to Friday from 10am - 3pm
at the Kingston Arts Council Office, 189 Sydenham Street
(office is upstairs) (613) 546-2787.
" mailed to the Kingston Arts Council, P.O.Box
1005, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4X8.
" or e-mailed to "Kingston Arts Council"
Thank you very much for your support of this important