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12th Annual Red Dot 10x10 Art Sale Opens at Artworks Trenton December 10th

Trenton, NJ, November 2, 2022 – One of Artworks Trenton's signature events, the 10x10 Red Dot Fundraising Exhibition, enters its 12th year with hopes of being bigger and better than before. Addison Vincent, Artistic Director of Artworks Trenton states, "During the pandemic, we utilized the internet and a virtual gallery to keep the 10x10 alive.  We are carrying the virtual exhibition into this year's event, learning that the popularity of the 10x10 was far reaching, and it gives people accessibility without having to be here in person. Whether someone is buying their first piece of original art, or adding to their collection, they will find a piece of art to fall in love with." Managing Director, Craig Shofed spoke to the accessibility for artists. "The 10x10 is an example of Artworks overall mission of making art accessible to everyone.  Anyone can participate in the exhibition, from refrigerator artists, budding artists testing the waters and showing their work for the first time, right up to the seasoned veteran, we accept all works created for the event, provided they fit the 10"x10" criteria."  

 

    Red Dot + Artwork = Support. The Red Dot shows support for Artworks and the community of artists in Trenton. Over 100 Trenton area and regional artists can pick up one free 10"x10" canvas courtesy of Jerry's Artarama in Lawrence, NJ, at Artworks from now until supplies last.  Jerry's Artarama will also have canvases for 2.00 if the artists wish to create more than one. The works are dynamic, diverse and all created specifically for Artworks. Works in oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, pastel, watercolor and more can be found in this exhibition. Each artwork sells for $100, with $50 going to the artist, and $50 going to Artworks.  In many cases, the artists choose to donate the full proceeds of the sale to Artworks which is used for programming throughout the year.

  Art submissions will begin November 8th and run through November 26th. Drop-off for artwork begins November 29 and runs through December 3, 11am – 5pm.  Artworks Trenton members receive a one-hour preview and ability to purchase first, starting at 5pm on the 10th of December.  The opening reception and sale for the general public in-person and online will begin at 6pm and run through 9pm.  Sales will remain open until January 7th, 2023.

 

For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.artworkstrenton.org.

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