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Open Call! Monster Drawing Rally 2015   03.04.15

Monster Drawing Rally, is a live drawing event and fundraiser.

Yes, once again MDR is back! For 5 years, this family fun event has been a hit with artists and the general public.

What you have never been to MDR?!?!?
Well, image 100 artists in three shifts creating new works right in front of your eyes.

Once the work is completed it is hung on the wall and sells for $75 (including tax).

For the little ones, we have an Lil' Monster Drawing area for little ones to create works and hang in the front gallery.

$5 ticket includes admission to the Monster Drawing Rally, participation in the Li'l Monster Drawing Rally for kids, non-stop tunes by Mr. Suit aka DJ TotalBusiness, cash bar, yummy food provided by the TOUCH Supper Truck, and a spin on the Blick Art Materials Prize Wheel. and many more. Check the MDR page on SPACES website for a complete list of sponsors.
SPACES members and children receive free admission.

Want to participate?:
Artists can sign up here OPEN CALL.
or
Join the Monster Squad and volunteer.

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Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

Monster Drawing Rally 2014 Artists Time Slots   04.04.14

MDR is April 12th 5:00 - 10:00PM

We have our artists!
(see below)

Want to know more?!
Want to volunteer? http://bit.ly/MDR_VOL
Check out images from last years event, photos by Ross Bochnek, http://bit.ly/MDR_Flicker2013


EXTRAS!
Utrecht / Blick PRIZE WHEEL –Guests can spin the wheel for prizes ranging from art supplies to tote bags to t-shirts.
Rust Belt Monster Art Collective – Members of the collective will create a large-scale work for 3 hours during MDR. The finished work will be available for sale, and the price will be based on the number of participating Rust Belt Monsters.
DJ Chris Kulcsar – Chris will keep the tunes going all night and work on his own MDR piece at the same time. OOOH the talent!
The TOUCH Food Truck will be parked outside with yummy grubs.
MDR Fan-Josh Usmani tells why he this is one his favorite events - http://bit.ly/MDR_BLOG.

- See more at: http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/2014-monster-drawing-rally#sthash.dAlmsW76.dpuf


Keywords: blick, chris kulcsar, daves, live drawing event, mdr, monster drawing rally, rustbelt monster collective, utrecht, vedda
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

MDR: Many hands make a light load and Artists Time Slots   05.03.13

Thanks to the folks who help make this years Monster Drawing Rally 2013 happen!

Monster Drawing Rally is a live drawing event and fundraiser featuring over 100 artists.

Monster Drawing Rally was conceived by Southern Exposure (SoEx) in San Francisco and has become a national model. SoEx has partnered with many nonprofit arts organizations across he United States to help them establish the Monster Drawing Rally with SoEx's support. SoEx is proud to share their successful fundraising models and community-building strategies with similar artist-centered organizations. Each MDR is run a little different.

For SPACES' MDR we picked 10 "curators " to help us fill the over 100 seats with talented artists.

After the curators' artists have signed up we open it up to the public via an open call. Thanks to all participating artists!

MDR 2013 Curators
Joe Ayala
Linda Ayala
Cathie Bleck
Susan Channing
Hilary Gent
Andrea Joki
Sarah Kabot
Lori Kella
Per Knutas
Justin Will

Artists Time Slots: See when the artists are going to be drawing.
http://bit.ly/YktA3e


Big thanks also to the sponsors
Bolthouse Farms
Dave's
Great Lake's Brewing Co.
Grovewood Tavern and Wine Bar
Matthew T.
Nate's Deli & Restaurant
Pat Catans - for MDR Jr.
Utrect- for MDR
Vedda and Sons


Live Event: Saturday, May 4, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Artists drawing: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $5
(FREE for SPACES members/Season Pass holders and children age 17 and under)
Work Remains on view through Sunday, May 5, 2013




Monster Drawing Rally 2012
Monster Drawing Rally 2012

Keywords: artists, fundraiser, mdr, monster drawing rally, sponsors, thanks
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

OPEN CALL: Monster Drawing Rally 2013   04.17.13

Update 05.01.13: All open slots are now full. We are no longer accepting applications for Monster Drawing Rally 2013. Thank you for your interest.

This is an OPEN CALL to all artists to participate in SPACES' Monster Drawing Rally 2013 on Saturday, May 04*, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The first 15 artists to respond using the form below will earn a seat at the table! All selected artists will be be notified of their participation as well as their drawing time slot by April 26th.

For more details, please refer to: http://www.spacesgallery.org/events/monster-drawing-rally-2013-05-04-2013

*An easy way to remember the date is that it is Star Wars Day: "May the 4th be with you."




Keywords: mdr, monster drawing rally, open call
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: Events

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