Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts celebrates latest art auction


MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WSFA) – Thursday is the last day to bid in the latest art auction at the Montgomery Art Gallery.

The auction features works by notable artists such as Reynolds Beal, Ashley Longshore, Rhett Thurman, Holton Rower, Billy Solitario and Yvonne Wells.

“Since 1992, the Museum has held a biennial art auction to both create opportunities for local art lovers to expand their collections and to raise funds to support a range of Museum activities. , including acquisitions, exhibitions and programs, ”said Angie, Director of the MMFA. Dodson. “Here at the 15th MMFA Art Auction, we playfully bid it farewell as an offer every two years in this exact form.”

In addition to the artwork, there are also six unique experiences offered by local and regional businesses available for auction, including two nights at the Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Lake Martin for two including meals (retail: 1,800 $, opening offer: $ 900) and a cigar and whiskey experience at Sanctuary Cigars (retail price: $ 400, opening offer: $ 240).

To browse the art auction catalog, visit: https://issuu.com/montgomerymfa/docs/20210823_art_auction_catalogue_web

“For all those saddened by this news, fear not – after a rest, the opportunities to acquire art will find new form in the expanded range of social and fundraising events held here at the Museum. over the years, ”Dodson added. “And more ‘parties with a purpose’ – new and different opportunities to come together around art and socialize in ways that benefit the Museum – are looming on the horizon.”

The museum also opened its new redesigned gift shop with its new look that features art from 20 local artists from across the river region and across the state that will change quarterly. The museum sees its boutique as a way to deepen its investment in the local artistic community.

“The Museum has long been deeply invested in supporting artists and enriching the community through artist-led programs,” said Laura Bocquin, MMFA Community Arts and Engagement Coordinator. “The great thing about this store redesign, however, is that it puts the artist front and center, highlighting individual practice and connecting buyers to manufacturers.”

Artists will receive a 60% commission on their art sales in the store. The remainder of the sales will support programs for and by local artists as well as other opportunities in the museum and the community.

The museum shop is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information on mmfa.org.

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