19th Annual Art Auction
Indulge your senses this spring with an array of art work from national and regional artists while enjoying the upbeat atmosphere of Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art’s 19th annual Art Auction. The Auction features more than 80 juried artist who work in various mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, furniture, paintings, photography and mixed media works. This year highlighted artists include: Neal Jussilla, Vickie Meguire, David Dragonfly, Ron and Echo Ukrainetz, Josh DeWeese, John Isaiah Pepion, Monte Yellowbird, Julia Galloway, Brenda Wolf and others. Photo images of auction pieces can be found on our Facebook Page.
The Auction serves as a significant fundraiser for the Exhibitions Department and will be held on April 9, 2016. Experience nearly 100 pieces of unique and dynamic art juxtaposed in one of our City’s most beautiful buildings that fosters the region’s only contemporary art museum!
The Square’s annual Art Auction will be on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:30p.m. For the second year in a row this event will be hosted in our historic building, located at 1400 1st Ave North.
The Square promotes the belief that art is for everyone, and we would like to invite the community to see and experience the art on the auction block. Selected art works are on display at the Museum beginning March 15th and all are welcome to visit during our open hours (M-F, 10-5pm and Saturday, 12-5). Admission to the museum is free thanks to Farmers Union Insurance. Supporting artists and bringing contemporary art to North Central Montana is no small task.
It takes a community effort and Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art is grateful to the talented artists who send us their pieces to make the Art Auction successful. As one of our largest fundraisers of the year; the Square counts on the support of our friends, members, community, and sponsors whose purchases help fund our mission. The art auction directly supports the exhibition program at The Square where an average exhibit costs $2,500, and that does not include ancillaries such as heating and electricity.
The Square displays approximately 15- 20 separate exhibitions annually and every dollar helps us bring exciting contemporary art to Great Falls. The Square duly works with artists to bring their work to a larger audience. Artists need to make a living and unless otherwise noted a portion of each sale during the Art Auction goes directly to the artist. Artists that have donated all of the proceeds of the sale of their work to The Square are listed with full donation on the exhibit label.