A version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers auctioned at the Almost Famous fundraiser for Vernon Gallery Vertigo.

Support Gallery Vertigo with a fabulous fake

North Okanagan Artists Alternative and Gallery Vertigo invite all artists to participate in fundraising exhibition, Almost Famous.

  • Sep. 23, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Artists with an inner Van Gogh or a Matisse just waiting to burst out onto  a canvas now have the chance to get creative.

The North Okanagan Artists Alternative and Gallery Vertigo invite all artists to participate in their open entry fundraising exhibition, Almost Famous.

“We are reaching out to the community to donate their own created versions of famous historical masterpieces,” said Gallery Vertigo director Trista Bassett.

All mediums will be accepted (painting, sculpture, photography, etc). Artists may re-create precisely, put their own spin on it, or create a version similar to the original, but in a different medium (for example re-creating a stained glass piece in acrylic paint).

All art pieces will be displayed at Gallery Vertigo for viewing to the public for up to a month prior to the event.

“We hope that people will come in and enjoy looking at the many fabulous fakes and choose their favourites to bid on during our fundraiser,” said Bassett.

The main event will combine a silent auction, and live auction, in a evening of art, live music, food and drink. All artwork will be auctioned off to raise funds in support of Gallery Vertigo exhibitions and programming.

“We also have two great bands this year, the Dreaded Naught and headliners Steel Wound, and this year we are sponsored, in part, by Red Truck Beer who are supplying craft beer for our event,” said Bassett.

Deadline for submitting finished pieces is the end of October, and items will be on display at Gallery Vertigo from Nov. 3 to 28.

The Almost Famous evening takes place Dec. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the conference rooms above Century 21, located at 2907 32nd St.

For more information contact galleryvertigo@gmail.com, facebook.com/galleryvertigo or leave a message at 250-503-2297.


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