The Art of Action finale took place on Saturday, July 17th at Host Sponsor Main Street Landing's Union Station in Burlington. Fans, friends, and followers turned out for a final chance to own 'a piece of the Action.'
The Farewell Reception and Bidders' Preview: The project artists welcomed guests to view the final exhibition and enjoy sumptuous delicacies from Occasions Catering of Rochester. Miriam Bernardo and Jairo Sequiera provided music.
The Absolute Auction: Thirty-two pieces from the ten artists commissioned for the project were available and the work ranged in value from $450 to $7500. This was an Absolute Action meaning there was no reserve or minimum bid and all 32 pieces were sold. Proceeds will help seed a future commissioning project for Vermont artists.
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For more information on the auction, please contact the Vermont Arts Council at 802.828.5423.
Twenty-six pieces of art from the Art of Action collection were donated to community and cultural organizations in Vermont.
The project was designed to capture the views of the people of Vermont at this point in time. A number of pieces were acquired by private collectors and a selection of artwork was made available at the live auction on July 17th. The work that was donated, however, will help ensure that the legacy of this project is preserved for the public for generations to come.
The art presentation to community organizations was Friday, July 2 at Host Sponsor Main Street Landing's Union Station as part of Burlington's First Friday Art Walk.
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