Thursday, November 10 | Submitted by Stephanie Cramer | Downtown Central
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The Springfield Regional Arts Council announces a Call for Artists to participate in the 4th annual “Hearts for the Arts”, a fundraising exhibition and silent auction of heart-themed works from January 13 -February 3, 2012 at The Creamery Arts Center, with all proceeds benefitting the Arts Council’s arts education programming.
Local and regional artists of any age and experience are invited to participate by creating visual or written works in a size of 11×14 (can be framed or unframed) that incorporate a heart or heart theme to donate to this exhibition at The Creamery. Artists are invited to submit up to two pieces for the event using any medium of their choice. 2-D artwork must be ready to hang with a wire across the back. Display for 3-D artwork must be planned ahead of time and include a stable base or stand, if needed. All works must dropped off at the Arts Council office at The Creamery Arts Center Thursday, January 5, or Friday, January 6, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Last February, the Hearts for the Arts Exhibition raised thousands in auction sales thanks to the 54 artists from the area who created “Hearts” that were bid on by art patrons from all over the world. Although the Arts Council has a policy of not asking artists to donate works, this is an exception where there will be no monetary contribution to the artists and writers; however, their names will be greatly exposed with their work on display for a month during the bidding process and will also be the featured artists at the February First Friday Art Walk at The Creamery Arts Center.
National Art Shop, located at 509 S. National Ave. and providing art materials to area artists for 42 years, is generously offering 35% off their 11×14 canvases to all artists that participate in “Hearts for the Arts”.
For questions about media or making a submission, please contact the Arts Council at 417-862-2787 (ARTS) or Info@SpringfieldArts.org.
The silent auction bidding will launch at The Creamery Arts Center and online at www.SpringfieldArts.org on Friday, January 13 at Noon and will culminate on First Friday Art Walk, Friday, February 3 with a free public reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On line bidding will end at 8:00 p.m. and in person gallery bidding will end at 9:00 p.m.
“Hearts for the Arts” is presented this year by AT&T Real Yellow Pages. All proceeds from “Hearts for the Arts” will benefit the Arts Council’s arts education programming that supports local teaching artists and arts organizations reaching over 20,000 children annually in the 27-county region the Arts Council serves.
To learn more about the Arts Council’s programs and how to get involved, visit www.SpringfieldArts.org or call 417-862-2787 (ARTS).
The SRAC, incorporated in 1978, connects people and the arts. It supports some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri. The current mission of the SRAC is to transform lives and enrich our Community through the Arts. The SRAC also manages The Creamery Arts Center, which houses the offices of the SRAC, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Ballet, Springfield Regional Opera, Springfield Community Center and Care to Learn, as well as a board room, classrooms, instrument storage, arts library, exhibition hall, film editing bays and shared costume and set design shops managed by the Springfield Little Theatre.