Calavera Prelude and Day of the Dead
Posted by Véronique Vanblaere on
For the second year, Naked Art has been hosting an art celebration and fundraiser for Bare Hands' 14th Day of the Dead Festival. Over 20 artists created Day of the dead inspired artwork, which was all unveiled on Friday Oct 7th, during an opening reception.
10% of all gallery sales during the reception were going straight to the festival.
Sangria was flowing as 100% of tips were going straight to the Dia de Los Muertos Festival
(that takes place every November 2nd in Birmingham)
"Princess Leia" by JenX, $240.
A lot of the participating artists came from as far as Austin Texas to attend the opening reception, we were quite happy to see Pat Snow,
here hugging former festival director and local art star Wendy Jarvis.
Tracy Martin, artist and festival founder with photographer extraordinaire Charles Walton
Andrew Cost was here too! (the guy in the hat)
On Saturday, the gallery hosted a Sugar High and Caffeine reception during which you could meet the artists from 1 to 4 pm
That entire day again, Naked Art donated 10% of all gallery sales to the festival.
Artist Nancy Abney
Chiharu Roach's original drawings are also available in limited edition prints for $20.
You can see all the pictures taken during the opening reception here.
Tracy Martinez' fantastic installation was unveiled up on September 16th, to be part of the Tour de Loo during Third Friday.
She won best installation ($200 prize sponsored by Silvertron Café)
It was not dismantled to make room for the October installation by UAB art student Meredith Martin
There will also be a reception on Friday Oct 21, 5 – 8 pm,
in sync with the next Third Friday in Forest Park.
Bare Hand’s Dia de los Muertos will be our guest bartenders again, but this time the Festival's Fridas and Diegos will be serving you that yummy fall sangria in full costume:
100% of tips will benefit the organization
"Horse" by Susan Shoemaker, $120
"Calavera Prelude" features works by Mercado artists and Naked Art artists.
10% of show sales will benefit the Festival through the end of the show on October 29th.
Shelleigh Buckingham, Charles Buchanan, Kathryn Cooper, Andrew Cost, Kristie David, Katie Elkins, Molly Hand, Stacy Morgan, Tracie Noles Ross, Susan Shoemaker, Véro, Helga Mendoza, Melanie Colvin, Chiharu Roach, Dariana Dervis, John Lytle Wilson, Doug baulos, Pat Snow, Jen Smith, Kathleen Rose Byington.
Mixed media collage by Dariana Dervis. $185.
"Los Suenos", oil on wood by Pat Snow. $60.
Check out the Day of the Dead page on our website to discover
a portion of the art still available for sale in the show or visit the gallery Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 am to 6 pm to see a room full of Day of the Dead wonders.
There will be a reception this Friday Oct 21st, from 5 to 8 pm,
in sync with Third Friday in Forest Park!
Guest bartenders: Bare Hand’s Dia de los Muertos Alabama Festival "Fridas and Diegos", 100% of tips will benefit the organization