Thursday, March 25, 2010

Auction for Artspace @ Hope and Olive

On Monday, April 12, 2010 Artspace, Greenfield's community art center, will hold its annual fundraising event from 5:00 'til 7:00 p.m. at Hope and Olive restaurant on Hope Street in Greenfield. The program includes a silent auction of pieces donated by local painters, sculptors and others and I've chosen to offer the picture above. It's oil on board, c. 9"x12", framed in a c. 2" black, wood frame. A minimum bid of $150.00 has been established.....this is, after all, a fund raising event to support the programs offered, particularly those for local children in music and the arts.
Local businesses and professionals are also participating and offering services and products to the highest bidders. The event has been well attended in the past and it would be great if that trend could continue.
The restaurant offers special items and the bar is open; join us for a fun evening!


PoedyPencilPrincess said...

I love this painting :)

Robert Mace Bent said...

Jody-Thanks for the compliment. I especially like the way the paint is slathered! It was fun to do. It's on a canvas board and I really think the painting surface has more to do with the final result than anyone might ordinarily think.

PoedyPencilPrincess said...

I agree!

I painted poppies a while ago with chunky, goopy gobs of paint and it was extremely enjoyable. I showed it to the kids in my art classes and they were in awe of the texture. Mine was on stretched canvas, but canvas board is a better surface for that kind of work. It's hard to come by around these parts, though.