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SPACES Monster Drawing Rally images   04.16.15

Sat 4/11 - Cool Cleveland

SPACES' fifth annual Monster Drawing Rally fundraiser featured 100 area artists creating pieces in hour-long shifts, while visitors watched them create and honed in on their favorite pieces to try to be the first to claim them when they went up on the wall, selling for $75 a piece.Some of the biggest names in the local art scene participated, along with up-and-comers. And there was a designated kids area for younger artists who might be up-and-comers a couple of decades from now.

View the images from coolcleveland PHOTOSTREAM here.

-Anastasia Pantsios

by Catherine Butler - for Monstrer Drawing Rally 2015, ink , paper
by Catherine Butler - for Monstrer Drawing Rally 2015, ink , paper

Keywords: anastasia pantsios, artists, cool cleveland, event images, monster drawing rally
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

Prince Claus Awards   12.09.11

We have been invited to attend the Prince Claus Awards in Amsterdam next week on December 13th and 14th. Thanks to a small travel grant from the Cleveland Foundation we will be able to attend. Kate Sopko, Residency Champion, and Martha Loughridge, Development Director, will represent SPACES.

The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development makes sizable awards to artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are at the forefront of their field. Awards are made to artists and cultural producers in archeology and design, cultural heritage, film, literature, performing arts, photography and visual arts.

During a series of events over the two days, including a "Cultural Speed Date" event, we expect to meet artists and representatives of arts organizations from around the world. Our goal is to develop new relationships that will enable SPACES and other arts organizations in Cleveland to invite international artists to Cleveland for extended residencies and community interaction.

Stay tuned for updates from the road!

Keywords: africa, amsterdam, artists, asia, holland, international, latin america, netherlands, prince claus
Author: Martha Loughridge, Development Director
Category: General

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