Thursday, October 7, 2010

10x10 Benefit Show and Sale at Mesa Art Center this Sunday!

It's that time of year again! It's time for the Mesa Art Center 10x10 Benefit Show and Sale! I just barely finished my piece...whew! See details below.
When: Tuesday, October 5 - Sunday, October 10, 2010
Where: Mesa Contemporary Arts

Mesa Contemporary Arts' (MCA) is pleased to announce its Second Annual 10 x 10 Benefit Show & Sale, which will feature the work of over 100 artists from Arizona and beyond. Participating artists are asked to create an original work (2-D or 3-D) of art in keeping with the 10 x 10" theme. The competed pieces will be on display at MCA from Oct 5-10 and sold at the reception on Oct 10. Each piece will be available for $100. First come, first pick! Doors open at 2pm sharp! All proceeds benefit MCA exhibitions and educational programs.

Reception & Sale: 10-10-10 (Oct 10, 2010), 2-4:30pm

- $10 per person at the door

- MCA Members (and one guest) get in free and 10% off their entire purchase*

- Catering by Creative Hands of Mesa

- Cash Bar

Here are some progress shots of my piece. I decided to keep in the same theme that I used for my piece last year and have the 10x10 be a sort of display for a wearable piece of jewelry. I originally painted the canvas gray, but then it seemed too boring so I drew this pattern on and started painting again. It took me like 6 hours to paint the pattern on. I am SO not a painter!

Then I made these copper hands that double as hooks to hold a necklace.

They protrude just a little bit from the canvas to add some depth.

The necklace is three strands of individually knotted freshwater pearls and garnet teardrop shaped beads, tied on red silk.

I hope someone likes it enough to buy it!


Lori said...

Wow! that is beautiful!