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Patrons Gala to feature over 100 pieces of artwork

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Ticket-holders view the nearly 90 pieces of donated art at the Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery in Kilmarnock to decide their choices for the Patrons Gala drawing.

One of the most anticipated events of the Rappahannock Art League (RAL) and the Northern Neck art community is the 8th Annual Patrons Gala. It will be held at the Studio Gallery on Sunday, June 29, at 4 p.m. In addition to enjoying a wine and hors d’oeuvre party, every ticket holder is guaranteed to go home with a piece of art valued at greater than $100.

Here’s how it works. Members and patrons have donated nearly 90 works of art, either their own or by another artist. These artworks—paintings, photography, wood, ceramics, jewelry—are judged to be more valuable than the price of a gala ticket of $100. At the gala, these works are then selected by the ticket-holder in the order that their ticket stub is drawn. The number of tickets sold will not exceed the number of artworks that are available, so everyone with a ticket will be able to choose a piece of art. In addition, there will be a silent auction of donated artwork.

Original art contributed for the gala will be displayed at the Studio Gallery Exhibit Room from June 3 until June 29. Attendees are advised to come in to view the art and select favorites since the drawing goes quickly.

To purchase a ticket, stop by the Studio Gallery at 19 N. Main Street in Kilmarnock Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is expected to be a sell-out, so tickets should be obtained early.
Support of this event contributes to the Rappahannock Art League’s numerous community art programs.

posted 06.11.2014

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