Cassandra Cain attended InLiquid’s silent auction benefit party, Benefit v 13, on behalf of The Trudy Haynes Show (http://www.trudyhaynesshow.com/).
Featuring Sharon Burton, Cheryl Edwards , and Heekyu Hong
March 9- April 20, 2013
Artist Reception March 9 from 5:30-8:00PM
39th Street Gallery presents an exhibition of works by local artists Sharon Burton, Cheryl Edwards , and Heekyu Hong. The exhibit is in conjunction with the Real and Remembrance Exhibit in the 39th Street Gallery.
I will be exhibiting works from the Metamorphosis Series.
Regular Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Friday from 7:00 -9:00 PM
Saturdays from 12:00- 3:00PM and by Appointment
Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Ph.D. is the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland, African American History and Culture in Baltimore, Maryland. She is one of the curators selected by the Washington Project for the Arts to participate in SELECT 2013 and she is responsible for selecting my work for the event this year.
Below are video highlights of the second SELECT 2013 curator talk on February 27, 2013 featuring Dr. Wilkinson who shares her thoughts about artwork and artists that she selected. Read more about Dr. Wilkinson and the artists selected here.
Washington Project for the Arts had a great kick-off to SELECT 2013 auction exhibition on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at their temporary exhibition site, located on the 6th floor of 64 New York Avenue, NE in the NoMA section of Washington, DC. Collectors, art enthusiasts, and artists visited the vast space for the first time to view the art for auction up close and personal. I enjoyed connecting and re-connecting with fellow artists, friends and family during the opening. Approximately 100 artists were selected by guest curators from institutions such as The Phillips Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. Proceeds of the auction sales will support WPA’s programs for artists in the Washington, DC community.
View available artwork available for auction and purchase tickets to the concluding gala at http://aucton.wpadc.org.
View additional photos from the opening on my Facebook page here.
My artwork Memories I was selected as part of InLiquid’s Benefit v. thirteen and is still available for sale! To learn more about the annual fundraiser to help InLiquid raise funds for services for Philadelphia area artists and the art community at large, click here.
I am happy to announce that two of my artworks have been selected to be a part of two major fine art auction fundraisers being held in two cities beginning this weekend in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Memories I is among the art work open for online and in person bidding for InLiquid’s Benefit v. thirteen, held annually in Philadelphia to support their art programs and services for visual artists and collectors. And, I am humbly honored to be selected as one of 100 DC area artists to be featured in Washington Project for the Art’s annual SELECT Art Gala and Auction for 2013. Return to Innocence II will be featured in that event.
Benefit v. thirteen
One space. One night a year. One Love: ART.
Silent Auction Friday, February 15
Preview 5 – 6:30 pm
Special live performance by Laurent Bass
Silent Auction 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Click here for more information
Every year Washington Project for the Arts hosts SELECT, an annual Art Auction Exhibition and Gala. 2013’s event marks the 32nd anniversary of the gala. The event is WPA’s biggest fundraiser of the year and provides critical funding for the organization’s many artist services and programming. The exhibition opens to the public in early spring, this year on February 16th.
This year, WPA collaborated with six notable curators from DC, Maryland, and Virginia to select the artwork featured in the show. WPA’s Board of Directors also made selections for the exhibition. The curated exhibition will open Saturday, February 16 at 6 pm and will be on view and open to the public until the gala. Over 100 works of art by top contemporary artists will be on display. SELECT curators will give talks in the weeks leading up to the gala, speaking on the artwork chosen for the exhibition.
The gala will be held on March 16th, on the 6th floor of the Peoples Building at 64 New York Avenue NE, just two blocks from the NoMa Metro station. The event is expected to draw more than 700 artists and art enthusiasts. The night of the gala promises guests an enticing evening event featuring music and multimedia entertainment from xculture.tv and a menu designed by celebrity chef Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground. Patrons and art lovers interested in acquiring work in the exhibition can do so the night of the gala auction with ticketed guests bidding on the work live at the event.
Tickets to the auction gala start at $300 and can be purchased by visiting the WPA website or contacting Maureen Clyne at firstname.lastname@example.org (202-234-7103 x5).
Artistically, I faced an entire year of being blocked from my creativity….something that happens to artists at times. This was a bit long for me. It wasn’t because I lacked ideas or materials….I think it was a form of the grieving process that I manifested as a result of the death of my father in 2011. I would just not feel like hitting the “lab” to do anything!
Here goes a partial list that I will share:
There were other accomplishments as well. There were disappointments, sadness and WTF moments as well. I had to make some changes and adjustments to my inner circle versus my professional circle and that meant that some people had to be relocated based on changes in our relationship. It doesn’t do much for anyone to re-hash that stuff here, but I am learning from it and do what I can to live up to my 2013 theme which is now Forward Abundance. Let it flow!