Artists can submit work for online auction SanTan Sun News

Artists can submit work for online auction

Artists can submit work for online auction
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SANTAN SUN NEWS

Artists in Chandler and throughout the country have a chance to make some money and help a worthy cause by joining the fall Creative Connections Fine Art Auction.

Artists can to submit up to three pieces of fine art by Aug. 9 to take part in the auction, which runs Sept. 20-27.

Artists retain 70 percent of the purchase price while and 18 of the total sale will go to support the nonprofit World Central Kitchen. Entries must have a minimum value of $100 and there is no maximum value.

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen believes in “the power of food to heal and strengthen communities through times of crisis and beyond.”

In the past it has helped devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems and has served over 30 million meals to those impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world in countries including Albania, The Bahamas, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Mozambique, Spain, Venezuela, and the United States.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, its team of “food first responders” has activated hundreds of restaurants and kitchens to feed marginalized and vulnerable communities with individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support – including children and families and deliveries to seniors who cannot venture outside. WCK is now active in dozens of cities providing over 150,000 fresh meals a day.

“Traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, city services and food banks are struggling to meet basic needs,” the nonprofit says on its website.

“#ChefsForAmerica is making a key connection between people who need meals and restaurant workers and drivers who need to earn a living.”

The online auction is the second organized by artist Nancy Breiman of Scottsdale, which resulted in more than $5,000 in art sales in May.

“This is a great opportunity for collectors to find new artists and buy fine art at an affordable price without leaving your home,” said Breiman. “And for the artist, Creative Connections fosters community among the artists and an opportunity for greater exposure and visibility during this pandemic.”

Up to three pieces of art, with three images each, may be submitted for $15.

Breiman says she started Creative Connections to provide marketing support for fine artists as well as to provide fine art for art collectors.

And she said she’s happy to be partnering with World Central Kitchen.

“Since the pandemic hit, they’ve been helping hundreds of restaurants and kitchens to feed marginalized and vulnerable communities as well as medical professionals,” she said.

Eligible art can be 2D or 3D and include all media, jewelry, fiber art, and sculpture.

The online auction will run from 6 a.m. Pacific Time Sept 20 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27.

All artwork must be original, not created during a workshop or class and be for sale. Artwork can be a reproduced print or giclee but must be identified as such.

ALL Submissions are online: Information:  creativeconnectionsfineart.com. For details, email Breiman at nbreiman@gmail.com.

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