SUU’s Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
Introduce an Art Auction Preview Exhibition
February 20-March 5, 2014
Photo credit: "Aspens at Woods Ranch" a watercolor by Debbie Robb, courtesy of Debbie Robb
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: This year, the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery introduce a new aspect of the 22nd Annual Art Auction, an exhibition previewing all of the art for the event. In conjunction with this year’s fundraising gala the stunning artwork will be exhibited February 20- March 5, 2014 in the Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery. The Art Auction Preview Exhibition is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7pm.
Many of the premier visual artists from southern Utah have donated artwork including Richard Hardin, Susan Harris, J. Brad Holt, Ron Spears and Kate Starling as well as some gifted newcomers. A variety of mediums will be exhibited including paintings, photography, ceramics, glass work, metal sculpture and jewelry all featured in either the live or silent auctions. All pieces will be auctioned March 6, 2014 at the fundraising gala. The exhibition also includes the art from the new online auction component. Bidding for the online auction is via a link at suu.edu/pva/artgallery beginning on February 20. The online auction ends Sunday, March 9. All art can be previewed online as well at the gallery website beginning on February 20.
Tickets to the Art Auction can be purchased at the exhibition or online at http://www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery. Tickets to the auction are $50 and includes dinner. The event is Thursday, March 6 at Rusty's Ranch House beginning at 5:30pm. Proceeds will go to support the efforts of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery including the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and the fall 2014 exhibition, Fifty from Six, a spectacular ceramics showcase by noted regional artists. Funds raised also go to benefit Friends sponsored education and outreach activities for Iron County K-12 students.
Take a sneak peak at the artwork that will be available for purchase at the 22nd Annual Art Auction. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/pva/arts.