Got Art You Are Tired Of Or No Longer Use?

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition is seeking donations of gently used art to sell at its annual recycled art auction, Art Out Of the Closet, on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort. Donations of professional quality art in good condition--paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, lithographs and glass--are now being accepted at two drop off locations: the General Store and BMO Harris Bank in Spring Green. Forms at the sites will ask owners to describe the items for auction and suggest a fair market value. Arts Coalition volunteers will collect the donated art from the sites and secure them until the time of the event. There is a tax benefit for the year of donation. Donations will be accepted until January 19.

Creative Canvases, the eight by eight-inch squares of original art created by area artists (see article below), will be featured again at the fundraising event. To own one, a $30 gift certificate can be purchased at Arcadia Book Store, the General Store and Nina’s Variety Store. Just in time for holiday gift giving, the holder of the gift certificate may choose the Creative Canvas of their choice during the auction. Certificates will be for sale in early December.

Proceeds from the silent auction of previously owned art and the sale of Creative Canvas gift certificates support art and cultural programs that benefit communities in the River Valley. Monies raised help to match an annual grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Creative Canvas Gift Certificates Now Available

Gift certificates for Creative Canvases, 8x8-inch squares of original art created by area artists, are now available at Arcadia Book Store, the General Store and Nina’s Department Store. Gift Certificates, perfect for holiday gift giving, can be purchased for $30. A certificate entitles the recipient to a Creative Canvas of their choice during “Art Out of the Closet,” a fund-raising event, sponsored by the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition. It will be Sunday, January 25 from 1:00 to 4:30pm at Wisconsin Riverside Resort in Spring Green.

Creative Canvases will be on display mid-December at No Rules Gallery, BMO Harris Bank, Prairie Flowers, and Convivio, in addition to the businesses above. The Spring Green Community Library will exhibit Creative Canvases during January. The proceeds from the sale of the certificates, as well as the silent auction of gently used art, benefit local arts and cultural programs in the River Valley.

Participating artists this year are: Dick Ainsworth, Florence Bird, Leah Boyce, Nanci Buchanan, Pamela Callahan, Effi Casey, Deb Cavanaugh, David Chapman, Mark Cullen, Geri Doerre, Kurt Eakle, Wayne Farran, Erik Flesch, Aris Georges, David Giffey, Nancy Giffey, Debra Grall, Jackie Graves, Janet Haight, Floyd Hamblen, Lucas Hamblen, Nick Harazin, Dawn Ingham, Jen Jensen, Sue Johnson, Tatiana Katara, Linda Kelen, Kathy Kinney, Jonathan Kipp, Cathy Kitto, Monica Kmak, Brittany Kugler, Mary Lien, Maya Madden, Suzanne Maillette, Kate McQuade, Jill Miliunas, Richard Moninski, Barbara Morford, Chris Morton, Yvonne Notbohm, Shawn Olmstead, Colleen Ott, Clyde Paton, Dennis Alfred Philips, Heide Planey, Ashley Pfannenstiel, Jeb Prazak, Sue Quale, Sara Rath, Judy Reyes, Nick Ringelstetter, Kim Russell, Pat Scofield, Sue Schuetz, William Schwanke, John Skille, Carole Spelic, Kathy Steffen, Jan VonStein, Nate Stuber, Judy Schwartz, Aron Meudt Thering, Peggy Timmerman, John Waite, Paula Washow, Bob Weinswig, Georgia Weithe, Bill Wilke, Dick Woppert, Greg Zeszotarski.