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The calm before the storm

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The tote board read “80” when we finally locked up NAC on Saturday night.

Small Feats, the fundraiser for the Niagara Artists Centre, was a packed house. The local arts community lined up to see and buy 150 pieces of original work and bid on some amazing pieces donated by Shary Boyle.

Work is still available for sale until Thursday at NAC during regular hours, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Small Feats is next Saturday

Next Saturday, the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) will be holding its annual fundraiser, Small Feats, in St. Catharines, ON. Over two hundred works of original art (photography, painting, assemblage, printing) will be for sale in a sideshow-esque setting of ringing bells and general excitement. Every artwork is one square foot. As always, Christine and I have contributed work to the event.

Smartly-dressed Concierges (myself included) will take your art orders from our side of the velvet rope. A giant tote board will count up the sales as they happen. Refreshments are also available. Small Feats is a great fundraiser and a spring coming-out party as well.

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Out of the Woods, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott

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Messy Hares, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott

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Tumbling, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Rob Elliott

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Sunday Drive, acrylic on canvas, 12″x12″, Christine Cosby

If there’s a specific artist’s work you really want to get your hands on, the best way is to be a NAC member at the Supporter level or higher. Such members are admitted to the event 20 minutes before the doors open and often pounce when the starting bell rings.

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Doors at 8:00 p.m. – VIP Preview at 7:40 p.m*
$5 admission

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON

*Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, and Champions
Become a member, renew, or upgrade your membership today! http://www.nac.org/join-nac/

Small Feats this Saturday

Christine and I have contributed new artworks to the Small Feats fundraiser for the Niagara Artists Centre.

Walkies?!, 12"x12", Chinatown t-shirt, felt, and vinyl on plywood, by Christine Cosby

Walkies?!, 12″x12″, Chinatown t-shirt, felt, and vinyl on plywood, by Christine Cosby

Every Small Feat art work is one foot square and sells for $200. Each contributing artist has donated half or all of the proceeds to support NAC’s programming. It’s a two-fer, support NAC and support Niagara artists. All buyers can go home with their art Saturday night. There are over 175 works to choose from.

There will be a well-stocked bar – fine Niagara wine and beer, and complimentary tapas. It’s a great night for ushering in Spring!

In addition to making work for the one-night art sale, I’ve built a baseball-style scoreboard to track the of number of works sold. Hope to see you on Saturday!

Preview the art here: http://www.nac.org/film-lit-music-and-what-have-you/small-feats-2014/
If you are a NAC member at the supporter, patron, champion, or benefactor level, the VIP Preview starts at 7:40. Doors open at 8 p.m. to the public.

Small Feats
Saturday, April 12, 2012, 8 p.m. (VIP Preview 7:40 p.m.)
Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul Street, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
tel: 905-641-0331 web: http://www.nac.org

Brace, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott

Brace, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, by Rob Elliott

Handscrew, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, by Rob Elliott

Handscrew, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, by Rob Elliott