Thursday, September 10, 2009
Gimme Baby Robots 2009!!!!!
GIMME BABY ROBOTS, a one-night event features an affordable silent auction of small works (10x10 or smaller) by hundreds of artists nationwide, and it's on on its way to Seattle! This is the second year I've participated in these shows, both as an exhibitor and as a bidder, and let me tell you it's crazy fun. For the patrons, I like to think of it as a "gateway" opportunity to buy art, to see firsthand how inclusive, affordable and accessible it can be. For the artists selling art for uber-cheap, it's a great opportunity to get work out to the far reaches of the nation that would otherwise be inaccessible. I mean, I had a piece in Memphis, Tennessee last year for crying out loud! Also, I have a lot of art in a box right now, what good is it doing in a box? I'd rather have it go to a good home.
I'd also like to add that there is serious high quality original art shown at these auctions. From art professors like John Hitchcock from U of Wisconsin to my very own brother Dave Teng Olsen's work who teaches art at Wellesley College, and one of my all time favorite Seattle artists, Kellie Talbot we're talking art that you buy and love forever.
Here's the line-up thus far:
Igloo Gallery, Portland OR 7/30/09
Empty Bottle Gallery, Chicago IL 8/31/09
Seattle, WA sometime in December location T.B.A