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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

Regional Gallery

SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 28 | REGIONAL GALLERY

2016 SMALL WORKS AUCTION

SPONSORED BY STEVE & DIANA GRADDY

 

Good things do come in small packages. At Spiva Center for the Arts, those small packages will measure 12”X12”, 9”X12”, or 6”X6” during the 19th annual Small Works Auction!

 

Over 100 Spiva member artists create works from jewelry to collage they donate to the auction. The exhibit is a great way not only to raise money to fund Spiva operations, but to offer exposure for the participating artists.

 

Especially anticipated every year are the Rainmaker entries. Rainmakers are artists whose works have sold for $300 or more during previous Small Works auctions. With an opening bid of $300, these works hold a place of honor in the exhibit.

 

All other works start their bidding at $35. For all entries, there is a “Buy It Now” option for those who don’t want to risk losing a piece in a last minute bidding war. Artists set their own “Buy It Now” prices, but the minimum is $125. Rainmakers’ minimum “Buy It Now” price is $500.

 

Bidding begins with a sneak peek during Third Thursday on September 15. The closing party, when bidding will get fast and furious, is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, October 28. Works may be viewed, and bids placed online, at www.spivaarts.org during the exhibit.

 

With the exposure for artists comes the potential bragging rights for recognition for creating the best entries. Prizes will be given for Juror’s Choice; Best 3-D; Best Mixed Media; Best Photography; Best Still Life or Floral; and Best Landscape or Plein Air. Exhibition visitors will determine the People’s Choice award.

 

And stay after the party for our scary movie, The Babadook!

 

Small Works 2016 is sponsored by Steve & Diana Graddy.

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