First Annual Abbotsford Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser

By May 4, 2014Arts/Culture

Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council announces a call for art for the 1st Annual Abbotsford Anonymous Art Show Fundraiser, to be held June 27 to July 22, 2014 at the Kariton Art Gallery. The Abbotsford Anonymous Art Show will feature artwork of many diverse styles, subject matters and mediums of Lower Mainland artists of all ages and skill levels; however, each piece featured in the show will be on an unframed canvas of the same size (12”x12”), and the artists of the featured work will remain anonymous until after their piece is purchased.

Each piece will be priced at $100, with fifty percent of the proceeds going to the artist, and fifty percent going to support the initiatives of the Abbotsford Arts Council. The show is inspired by a similar fundraising event hosted by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council at CityScape Community Art Space, which has been incredibly successful in raising funds for local artists as well as in support of the Arts Council’s initiatives.

“We hope that many artists already creating visual art will submit pieces, but we also hope to inspire others who do not regularly create visual artwork to submit pieces as well,” says Gail Gromaski, Executive Director of the Abbotsford Arts Council. “We want to be flooded with artwork created by members of our entire community in support of the arts that enrich our community.”

Purchasers of the featured work will be able to take it home immediately upon purchase; a sold tag will remain in its place revealing the previously anonymous artist’s name. The Abbotsford Arts Council will announce each participating artist on Twitter (@abbyartscouncil) as their work is sold.

In partnership with the Abbotsford Arts Council in support of the participating artists, the House of Fine Art (2485 West Railway Street, #101, Abbotsford) will give each person who purchases the required 12”x12” pre-stretched canvas at their store a $9.95 coupon to use towards their next purchase.

Applications are available for download at or at the Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford), and will be accepted, along with the artwork to be featured, from May 21 to May 30, 2014. The show’s opening reception will be held on June 28, 2014 from 6PM to 8PM. For additional information, contact the Abbotsford Arts Council at 604-852-9358,, or visit

About the Abbotsford Arts Council
Established in 1972, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The Abbotsford Arts Council consists of members, volunteers and directors representing diverse artistic, economic, and cultural interests of community members of all ages. Almost 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, please click here.
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