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Artist Call – 5″x7″ Exhibition and Art Splurge

The MGMA is asking artists to donate 5″x7″ (or 7″x5″) works in any media…think paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, mixed media, etc.

This Fundraiser will offer original art at a flat rate of $150 ($100 for current HAC Members) so that all art is accessible to everyone. All proceeds support the MGMA and Youth Art Education Programs.

Artist Guidelines:
The HAC in the MGMA announces a fundraiser that will offer donated original art at a flat rate of $150 ($100 for current HAC Members) so that all donations are accessible to everyone. The HAC supplies a 5″x7″ panel (or use your own mount) which will keep your costs low, and you don’t even have to frame it.

We’ll welcome works in any media that fits the 5”x7” dimensions…think paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, etc. Jewelers, you can mount your work on a 5″x7″ board or panel! With a deadline of May 15th, all the artwork will be displayed in the Knight Gallery at the MGMA—imagine a gorgeous, multicolor, multidimensional grid of hundreds of works! The exhibition will run from May 30th through the 5”x7” Art Splurge on June 29th from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Art Splurge opens to the public on June 29th at 6 p.m. with refreshments and food, of course. Here’s the trick…the artwork will be hung anonymously and patrons won’t know whose work they’ll be picking. Value and name recognition is leveled in this sale while fun and suspense is increased. 30 first-pick tickets will be sold at $50 each prior to the Splurge on a first-come, first-serve basis. After the 30 first-pick ticket holders have chosen their pieces to buy, the artwork is available to all for just $150 ($100 for current HAC Members–another great reason to become a member today!).

To level the playing field, all work will be displayed anonymously in order for supporters to purchase works for pure pleasure. Of course, artists will identify themselves on the back of each work.

Questions? or to request a 5”x 7” panel contact the MGMA at 707.442.0278, ext. 205 or

Deadline: 05-15-2014
Humboldt Arts Council in the Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka, CA

Contact: Jemima Harr
Phone: 707.442.0278

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