Join Me for “March Madness” at Target Gallery

The Target Gallery  in Alexandria, Virginia and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations with the appropriate title, “March Madness.” This exhibit is open to ALL DC-area & regional artists with the requirement that the work is created on 10×10-inch wood panels provided by the Target Gallery. The $12 entry fee guarantees entry into the exhibit, one wood panel, a chance for jurors’ awards, and free entry with one drink ticket to the Art Party on March 25. There is a limit of 3 entries per artist.

Exhibition Dates: March 12-27, 2011

March Madness Exhibition

March Madness Art Party
Dates: March 25, 7-11pm
Where: Main hall of Torpedo Factory Art Center, right outside of the Target Gallery
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
The theme of the evening will have a NCAA March Madness Tournament pub like atmosphere, to include games, pub faire, live band, prizes and more! The money raised from this event and exhibition will benefit the March of Dimes & the Target Gallery’s 2011 outreach programming.

Beat the Buzzer and purchase your tickets now for only $15!
This ticket not only gets you entrance to the party & 1 drink ticket, but also all of the below party festivities:

*Artwork
– 200 pieces of artwork on 10″ square panels – each only $100
*Prizes – many of the panels will be loaded with prizes donated from local businesses
*Music – live music with New Rock Church of Fire
*Food & Drinks – wings, pizza, beer & more, provided by local businesses
*Beer – sposored by Old Dominion Brewing Company
*Games – join in the fun with a little fun competition!

March Madness Calendar of Events

Friday, March 11 – Monday, March 14, 10am-6pm – Days to drop off completed panels at the gallery

Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 27
– Exhibition Dates. The gallery is open 10am-6pm daily & Thursdays ’til 9pm.

Saturday, March 19, 11am-1pm – Art Activity for kids. Located in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Friday, March 25, 7-11pm – Art Party. Ticketed event, located right outside of the Target Gallery.


More Details

About Target Gallery & March Madness

March Madness is an exhibition of approximately 200 10×10-inch works of art. Torpedo Factory and DCarea artists, as well as local high school students and college students will create the artwork. It will be on display in the Target Gallery from March 17 – March 27. All work will be for sale for $100 with 10% of all sales being donated to the March of Dimes. In addition, several of the artworks will be “loaded” with prizes donated by local businesses. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes, a charity that helps children in need, and to raise money for the Target Gallery’s 2011 outreach programming.

There are two main events to accompany this fundraiser.

#1. Kids Art Activity: The first is a March of Dimes sponsored art activity for kids whose families benefited from the March of Dimes. This activity will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s main hall on March 19th from 11am to 1pm. This will be used as a tool to help raise awareness for their annual “March for Babies” walk held in May 2011.

#2. Art Party:
The second event will be a March Madness Art Party, which will be held on March 25th from 7-11pm, and will be a ticketed event. This party will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s main hall right outside of the Target Gallery. The theme of the evening will have a NCAA March Madness Tournament pub like atmosphere, to include games, pub faire, live band, prizes and more. Click Here to learn about the Torpedo Factory’s Target Gallery Community Outreach.

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes, a charity that is working to insure every baby is born healthy. In 2009, despite a volatile and challenging economy, the March of Dimes awarded more than $20.3 million for research grants focused on understanding and eventually preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality $2.7 million of the total research budget was invested in Prematurity Research Initiative grants to scientists researching prevention methods. In 2009, millions of people took part in special events to benefit the March of Dimes with family, friends and co-workers. 20,000 companies in 900 communities raised $75 million. Visit them on the web at www.marchofdimes.com

My Entry for March Madness

Spring Break, 2011, “10 x “10, mixed media and collage on wood panel, by Sharon J. Burton

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