The 5X7: Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale is an annual fundraiser for CCAC that invites artists both amateur and professional to compose and donate 5" X 7" artworks anonymously. For 2016, we had a Holiday Edition, which featured the addition of handmade holiday ornaments. The pieces were then "claimed" through a series of first-pick ticket holder drawings and a mad dash free-for-all. The evening is a lively affair with buyers vying for their favorite pieces among the three hundred-plus artworks lining the gallery walls. Guests enjoy happy hour beverages and appetizers while browsing the artwork before the competition to stake their claim to artwork begins. Value and name recognition are leveled in this sale while fun and suspense is increased.
One by one, the fifteen first-pick ticket holders ($30 per person) chose one favorite artwork before everyone else. A number of pieces remained covered and off-limits during the first-pick round, only to be revealed and unwrapped after being claimed in the round open to all ticket holders. All of the 5” X 7” artwork is sold for a uniform price of $25 per piece. Any remaining artwork at the end of the night will be for sale at the CCAC Gallery through the holiday season.
Photographs from December 2016
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