PRLog - Jan. 24, 2014 - The 15th Annual ART PAPERS Art Auction kicks off next weekend. It’s the city’s most anticipated art event each year and its largest art auction. Typically bringing together 250 renowned and emerging artists from around the world and drawing more than 1,500 attendees, the Art Auction offers art lovers the opportunity to build their collections while enjoying one or both of the great parties. The full exciting list of artists included in this year’s event can be found at http://www.artpapers.org/
This not-to-be-missed event is ART PAPERS’ largest fundraiser with all proceeds going to support its programs including the award-winning ART PAPERS magazine, the ART PAPERS LIVE! lecture series and exciting new technology and educational initiatives. The purchase of artwork also goes to support the artists in the auction who have generously donated all or most of the proceeds from their work in support of ART PAPERS’ mission.
WHAT: The 15th Annual ART PAPERS Art Auction will feature an impressive showcase of work by famed and emerging artists from around the world benefitting ART PAPERS’ award-winning programs. This see and be seen event, features live music or DJ, fabulous people watching, collection-worthy art, high-end cocktails, plus hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants.
Each year, ART PAPERS welcomes a broad scope of artists working in a variety of media including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture. Recognized artists committed for 2014 include Pam Longobardi this year’s winner of the $50,000 Hudgens Prize, the winners of the 2013/2014 MOCA GA Working Artist Project E.K. Huckaby, Scott Ingram, and Fahamu Pecou (who also guest edited the January/February issue of ART PAPERS magazine), and past winners such as Jiha Moon, Katherine Taylor, and Shara Hughes, internationally acclaimed Atlanta graffiti artist Alex Brewer (a.k.a. HENSE); winners of the first ever $100,000 national Herradura Tequila Barrel Art Competition, Atlanta’s own Micah and Whitney Stansell, and rising stars on the Atlanta scene such as Nathan Sharratt and Jason Kofke, as well as national artists including Brian Dettmer, Shirley Irons (in the 2014 Whitney Biennial), and Mira Schor.
This massive event raises approximately $250,000 for ART PAPERS, making it the organization’
Friday, January 31, 2014
7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Silent Auction + Party
7 – 10 p.m.
WHERE:Mason Murer Fine Art
199 Armour Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Silent Auction + Party $45 advance / $55 at door. At the Silent Auction + Party, attendees will vie for new works for their collections during the auction and enjoy sounds by Tim DeGroot of Rare Form DJ Crew, a photo booth that puts guests on the cover of ART PAPERS magazine, a cash bar and bites from popular Atlanta restaurants including: Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar, Fritti, Henry’s Midtown Tavern, Sotto Sotto, Escorpión, Tin Drum Asia Café, Bad Dog Taqueria and Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View.
The Bar is generously sponsored by Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia and Herradura Blanco Tequila. Signature cocktails featuring each of the sponsored spirits will be served on Friday evening.
Host Committee Levels and Corporate Sponsorships are available and offer additional perks and added visibility.
Tickets are available at www.artpapers.org/
ART PAPERS Office: 404.588.1837
PARTNERS: New this year, ART PAPERS is partnering with fellow nonprofit arts organizations in the Atlanta area that recognize local talent through the granting of awards, prizes, fellowships and residencies. Through these partnerships, ART PAPERS strives to shine a spotlight on the good work being done by these organizations and the talented artists they recognize. Pieces by recent award-winning artists from these organizations will be identified within the Auction. Partners include: the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, WonderRoot, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Forward Arts Foundation, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, The Creatives Project and Mint Gallery.
SPONSORS:Sponsors currently confirmed include: Presenting Sponsors: Sullivan & Cromwell, Shearman & Sterling and McKenna, Long & Aldridge; Platinum Sponsors: Seyfarth Shaw, Administrivia, Caroline Budd Picture Framing, Frame Shop at Binders and Mason Murer Fine Art; Gold Sponsors: One Consulting Group and Thompson Hine; Silver Sponsors: Primerica and Peachtree Tents and Events and Bronze Sponsor trueITpros.
WHO: ART PAPERS is the independent critical voice covering contemporary art and culture in the world today. ART PAPERS provides an accessible forum for examining, discussing, and documenting the full spectrum of contemporary art and culture, as well as the ways they affect and reflect our lives. It does this in print, online, and through public programming. Based in Atlanta for 37 years. The ART PAPERS’ audience spans all 50 states and over 60 countries. ART PAPERS executive director Saskia Benjamin can be reached at 404.588.1837 x18. www.artpapers.org