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Event Details

The Big Draw

Time: June 5, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Marion Royael Gallery
Street: 460 Main St.
City/Town: Beacon NY
Website or Map: http://hwww.beaconopenstudios…
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Beacon Open Studios
Latest Activity: Jun 1, 2010

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Event Description

Beacon Open Studios in conjunction with BACA is pleased to announce The Big Draw a night of live drawing, art for sale, music and festivities to benefit Beacon Open Studios 2010. The Big Draw will be held on the evening of June 5th, 2010. The Marion Royael Gallery at 460 Main St. in Beacon has generously offered their space to host this fundraising party.

The Drawing Rally-Throughout the night of the party a pre-determined group of 12 artists will be working in shifts creating 11”x14” drawings while the party goes on around them. Revelers are invited to watch as the drawings are made at tables in the center of the room. As these drawings are completed, they will immediately be put up for sale on the wall for $60 each.

Wall Art-In addition to the live drawing rally, a wide variety of 6”x8” artworks will be for sale at the set price of $40 each. These 6”x8” artworks are not limited to drawing; there will be photographs, collage and other art on paper. We are seeking submissions from local, national and international artists for the wall drawings (see attached submission guidelines and form). These 6”x8” artworks will be on view and for sale at the gallery from May 29th-June 6th.

Live Auction-3 special drawings will be auctioned off in a live auction on the night of June 5th. These drawings will be created in the manner of the “Exquisite Corpse” game wherein three different artists collaborate on a single drawing. One person starts the drawing, the next adds to it without having seen what the first person has done and the third finishes it not knowing what the other two have drawn. Three prominent Beacon personalities (tbd) will contribute to the “Exquisite Corpse” drawings, which will be done ahead of time and auctioned off on June 5th.

The Big Draw
Saturday June 5th
The Marion Royael Gallery
460 Main St. Beacon NY 12508

$10 at the door. Dj music and beverages will be served. Advanced tickets available at:
The Marion Royael Gallery460 Main St. Beacon 12-7pm Thursday-Sunday.
RiverWinds Gallery 172 Main St. Wednesday –Monday 12-6pm

Why do we need a fundraiser? Open Studios charges a small fee from the artists who register which goes into advertising and publicity. That money barely covers our most basic needs. We are committed to keeping the costs low for the participating artists but also want to create a professionally produced map that will be distributed for free and guide visitors around town.

Any artist who lives or works in Beacon can register and participate in Open Studios, which takes place the 4th weekend in September. The Priority Registration period is from May1-June5th culminating on the night of The Big Draw. Volunteers will be available to register interested artists during The Big Draw. Priority Registration costs $20, after June 6th registration is $30.

Beacon Open Studios is a city-wide art event, connecting local artist and their studios to the public. BOS allows you an up-close look at what artists do behind closed doors. Visitors and art enthusiasts have total viewing access to workspaces where artists display past, current and artworks in progress. BOS aspires to bring visitors from the surrounding areas to create a stronger sense of awareness of Beacon as an art destination. With more than 50 participating artists last year, we happily expect this year’s event to exceed 70 participants. Beacon Open Studios is in its second year, scheduled for September 25-26, 2010.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Theresa at

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