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Dogwood Arts launches mask exhibition & auction to benefit local artists

dogwood arts mask by marianne custer
Mask by Marianne Custer; image courtesy of Dogwood Arts

Dogwood Arts is excited to announce ​Mask-Produced​, a virtual exhibition and auction of ‘mask-related’ artworks created by a talented array of local and regional artists. Proceeds from the auction will provide critical funding to the Greater Knoxville GRACE Fund, a resource for individual local arts and culture workers seeking financial assistance to meet basic needs.

As masks are becoming the new normal across the globe, artists are coming up with innovative designs and imaginative possibilities to elevate the everyday face covering. Mask-Produced explores both the protective and artistic potential of masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The pieces in the exhibition were created using a variety of materials including metal, leather, Swarovski Crystals, denim, animal bones, fabric, paint, glass, and more.

Bid ONLINE September 18th - October 9th at ​
View artwork and register here for FREE (you must register to bid).
Online bidding
will open at 1PM on September 18, 2020 and close on October 9, 2020 at 11:59PM.

dogwood arts mask by callie koanane rickard
Mask by Callie Koanane Rickard; image courtesy of Dogwood Arts

The auction offers something for everyone with prices starting at $30.

About the Greater Knoxville Grace Fund: ​The fund was created by the Arts & Culture Alliance as a confidential resource for local arts and culture workers who need financial assistance to meet basic needs. GRACE funds are awarded to help artists working in literary arts, craft arts, folk and traditional arts, 2-D and 3-D work of all media, installation art, public art, film/video arts, and performing arts (including music, dance, theater, puppetry, performance art). Any individual resident of Greater Knoxville who has worked at least two of the last five years (professionally or vocationally) in the local arts and culture community OR who has been an active participant in the local arts and culture community, regardless of the income derived from work eligible to apply for up to $2,000 at one time from the program.

Dogwood Arts, presented by ​ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information on Dogwood Arts, visit​.

Published September 20, 2020

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