Artists Supporting COVID Food Relief
October 1, 2020 / Helen Kachur
The business of art is more challenging with galleries closed and art shows cancelled. But thanks to the Internet, patrons can support artists from the comfort of their homes by taking part in the Creative Connections Fine Art Online Auction Fall 2020 Sept. 20-27. In addition, supporters will also help the nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK), “food first responders” feeding those in need due to COVID-19.
More than 65 professional artists from Arizona as well as Texas, Washington State, New York, Colorado, Tennessee and Florida are participating. 189 unique works of fine art in all mediums, including paintings, glass, fiber, jewelry, mixed media and more will be available for purchase with free shipping offered to the contiguous 48 states. There are no reserves for this auction. This is the second fine art online auction organized by artist Nancy Breiman of Scottsdale.
“Artists have limited ways to show and sell their art during the current pandemic,” Breiman says. “Going online is a safe and easy way to introduce collectors to new artists they would not see in a single gallery or show.”
Breiman is proud to partner with WCK, founded by Chef José Andrés and his wife in 2010 to “create smart solutions to hunger and poverty.” They’ve activated hundreds of restaurants and kitchens to feed those in need during the pandemic, including medical professionals on the front lines and on the Navajo Nation. For more on World Central Kitchen, visit http://www.wck.org.
“Our country is suffering right now,” Breiman adds. “Extreme temperatures, fires, hurricanes, quarantines and fear are causing mental and emotional strain on everyone. It is my hope that bringing the beautiful and affordable works of art from the auction into the viewer’s home will provide a small respite and at the same time, our proceeds can make a difference to those in need.”
Art patrons and collectors may view and register free at https://is.gd/fall2020auction
Preview videos are available for viewing at http://www.creativeconnectionsfineart.com/ prior to the start of the auction, which is 6 a.m. pacific, Sun., Sept. 20. The auction runs until 8 p.m. pacific, Sun., Sept. 27. For questions, email Nancy at [email protected].
We hope you’ll join us to support both the artists and World Central Kitchen!