This month we are having a silent auction for charity. Unlike many silent auctions that focus on one charity, this auction will benefit several charities. Those placing the winning bid on a piece will choose the charity for the proceeds on that particular piece. 50% of the sales will go to charity and 50% will go back …to the artists. There are many local charities doing great work right here in Albuquerque. Just a few to mention are the Roadrunner Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Wilderness Project, and Roberta’s Place.
The November First Friday Show will also be the beginning of our annual Holiday Art Sale. This show is always festive and fun with lots of fine art to choose from. Most of the pieces will be priced $250 and under! The holiday show will run through December 18th. In addition, please be sure to visit our friends upstairs at Better Body & Beyond. Visit the link to find more information on their grand opening.
Our December First Friday opening will be our first annual silent art auction to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank of NM. There will be a variety of art from our studio artists as well as many friends of Chroma Gallery. The silent auction will be open for bidding from the opening reception on First Friday through the closing reception on the third Friday, the 19th of the month. Chroma Gallery will have extended Holiday hours to serve you better: Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 pm.
This is a great chance to buy some awesome art at amazing prices while helping a local charity that really needs our help at this time of year. Both the opening and closing receptions will be from 5 to 8:30 pm. We will also post several of the auction pieces here on the blog so anyone that can’t make it to the show will have a chance to bid online.
If you are an Albuquerque artist and would like to contribute a piece of art for the auction, please call Paula at 259-6320 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists will receive 50% of the sale price on their pieces, so I guess you could say that we will also benefit the artists with this show! At the end of the auction, we will hold our first annual art exchange, which will give the artists the chance to trade art with each other.