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Blank Canvas Gala and Art Auction

March 23, 2019, 7-10pm

Join us for an inspiring evening of amazing art, wonderful food, live music – and the opportunity to go home with an original work of art, a fine bottle of wine (or two) and possibly a cash prize!

The Blank Canvas Gala and Art Auction, an invitational Art Show, will feature original works of art created by some of the most talented artists of our region. Each of the participating artists was given a 12″ x 12″ blank canvas on which to create a new work of art. Each piece, ranging from realism to postmodernism using all mediums including fabric, photography, acrylic paint, and found materials, will be offered for sale. Proceeds from the Blank Canvas Gala and Art Auction will support the WWAC’s education programs benefiting young children, teens and adults, as well as multidisciplinary arts programming for the community often offered free of charge.

Tickets at $75 a person can be purchased in advance ONLINE, in person, or by phone at (609) 716–1931. Must be 21 plus.

Bidding opens at 10 am and closes at 9pm on March 23! Can’t join us at the event? Don’t miss ALL the fun – use the bid link to create an account and join the bidding action online! Enter group # 1405

Be Our Guest

Enjoy the smooth sounds of guitarist Dave Baker, an open bar, a wine pull, a 50/50 raffle and a tantalizing spread of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and sweets. Experience live art demonstrations with watercolorist Anne Kullaf and abstract artist James Hickey. Cocktail attire recommended.

“Celebration” by Anne Kullaf

Be Creative

We’re inviting every guest to participate in the creation of a collaborative piece of art, led by renowned teaching artist Katie Truk. You can either be part of a group collage or paint your own square for the mural. Or just sit back and watch what develops!

“A Thin Red Line” by Katie Truk

Be Inspired

Preview the works, live and in person, starting on March 4th in the gallery of the West Windsor Arts Center. Experience the thrilling possibilities of a 12″ x 12″ blank canvas in the hands of local artists whose diverse talents encompass abstract art, realism, the still life, landscapes and mixed media. Purchases of the art will only be possible during the silent auction on March 23, with bidding ending at 9pm*.

*Contact the art center for instructions if you would like to bid, but cannot attend the event.

“New Jersey Mill” by Maggie Byram

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Zakia Ahmed, Priscilla Snow Algava, Jaime An-Wong, Sherri L. Andrews, Seema Bhattacharjee, Marissa Blossom, Maggie (Bee) Byram, Jim Carvalho, Mikel Cirkus, Kelsey L. Doherty, Jim Doherty, Ilene Dube, Kimberly Ducote-Schimmel, Aylin Green, James Hickey, Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Joy Kreves, Anne Kullaf, Renee M. Kumar, Lori Langsner, Kathleen Hurley Liao, Bruce Lindsay, Eleni Litt, Daniel Luchansky, Aarti Mantri, Maria Mauro, Lucretia E. McGuff-Silverman, Hetal Mistry, Susan Mitrano, Anika Mittal, Mark Moscarello, Anna Neis, John O’Neill, Tim Parris, Renata Surel Piccione, Jane A. Craven Proulx, Maria Raimondo, Pratibha Raju, Joy Sacalis, Renato Dias Sampaio, Anusha Saran, Jessica Schadt, Eric Schultz, Aurelle Purdy Sprout, Lucia Stout, Patricia L. Totaro, Katie Truk, Palmer Uhl, Archana Vadivelu, Barbara Weinfield

Watch this video to see how a work of art is born.
Featuring the creation of “Radiance” by Marissa Blossom

Support the Arts Center

Proceeds from the Blank Canvas Gala and Art Auction support the West Windsor Arts Council’s mission to provide high-quality cultural programming that brings people together and transforms the world around us by inspiring, educating and promoting the arts and art appreciation for our diverse community.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Peter Ligeti and Katie Stokel
Jasmine and Sunil Dadlani, Krupali Desai and Sanjay Iyer