Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Annual 12x12!

An exhibit of 12" x 12" art works will be on view from November 21-December 12, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 21, from 6-8pm.

The drawing of tickets will be held on Saturday, December 12 at 124 Fenn Street from 7-9pm.

Tickets will be sold for $25 each.

Each ticket purchased guarantees an artwork.


Tickets can be purchased during the exhibition, or the night of the drawing, or at the Storefront Project during regular hours (open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm).

All proceeds go to funding the Storefront’s Mentor Program.

In 2007 the Storefront Project initiated the Artist Mentor Program in which High School students work with a professional artist over the course of a semester to produce a body of work. This coming February the Storefront will host an exhibition of work produced during the 2009 program.
This program is partly funded by Greylock Federal.

Storefront Artist Project
124 Fenn Street, Pittsfield
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12-5pm.

And on the same evening!

In Addition: a Chance to Win an Art Work by Douglass Truth!

Yes, a separate drawing of tickets will also be held on December 12 for a large painted fan by Douglass Truth.
Tickets for that drawing are just $10!

Yes, outrageous but true! A chance to win an original Douglass Truth art work for $10.

The 12x12 and the Douglass Truth events are part of the Storefront Artist Project's goal to place original works of art in every house in the Berkshires!


And Don't Forget the Artist Salon at the Ferrin Gallery!

ARTIST SALON: Wednesday, December 9

Local Does Matter:
Building Sustainability in the Arts Community
Storefront Artist Salon
A moderated conversation among artists, cultural leaders and the public.
Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Following in the tradition of Ferrin Gallery's annual Storefront Artist Salon examining a subject of topical interest related to the Small Works exhibit, this year's topic is "Local Does Matter: Building Sustainability in the Arts Community". This year, as Berkshire county continues to focus on the issues of consumer choice and green living, the gallery explores how "Buy Local - By Local" relates to the visual arts. Cultural leaders with roles in the creative economy will participate in a moderated conversation about
how the "Buy Local" concept can create sustainability
for artists, galleries and nonprofit organizations.

Salon participants include:
Stuart Chase, Executive Director, Berkshire Museum
Eugenie Sills, Founder, Women's Times
Laurie Norton Moffatt, Executive Director, Norman Rockwell Musuem
Jonathan Secor, Director of Special Programs, MCLA
Billie Best, Crazy Wife Farm
Ellen Spear, Executive Director, Hancock Shaker Village
Helena Fruscio, Executive Director, Berkshire Creative
Nancy Fitzpatrick, Owner, Red Lion Inn

All welcome to join in discussion.