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UIS Visual Arts Gallery seeks donations for annual silent auction
November 16, 2005
SPRINGFIELD – Fine art and crafts in every medium will be available in time for holiday gift-giving as the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois at Springfield hosts its 15th Annual Benefit and Silent Auction fundraiser Monday, November 28, through Thursday, December 1. Artworks will be on display for silent bids each day in the gallery, located in room 201 of the Health and Sciences Building on the UIS campus. The event concludes Thursday evening with a reception and final bidding from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.
Donations of artwork in any medium will be accepted through November 23 and can be dropped off in the gallery between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Because of reduced hours for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Gallery can accept drop-offs by appointment only during the week of November 21.
Pieces should be marked with the known or estimated value and the donor’s name, address, and phone number. Inclusion of donated items in the auction is subject to approval by the Visual Arts program faculty.
The auction is the gallery’s only fundraiser and all proceeds are used to support future exhibitions. Recent shows by nationally known artists in a variety of media have included paintings and prints by Leslie Stalter, multimedia installations by Brian DeLevie, and digital images by Mike Miller.
To arrange to drop off a donation, contact Jonathan Perkins, UIS assistant professor of Visual Arts, at 685-0560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact gallery manager Lara Stremsterfer at 206-6506.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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