Saturday, August 25, 2012

Unite Collaborative Exhibition Reception

Tonight the Boatworks hosted the opening reception for the new Unite exhibition, which features artwork that is the result of the efforts of two or more artists working together.  All artworks involved visual artists, but in many cases a writer was part of the team.  The show includes 39 works, demonstrating such mediums as photography, painting, drawing, sculpture (using such materials as clay, glass, concrete, wire, wood, motors, bronze, and sugar), printmaking, and any mixed combination you can think of.

 It didn't take long for a big crowd to fill the Boatworks.  Double the number of artists for each piece and you potentially double the number of people who attend the reception.  We easily had more than 100 people in attendance over the course of the afternoon.

Keeping the crowd in the back entertained was live music from some old friends of ours, the Belmar Beach Bums Acoustic Collaboration.

As part of the reception we invited people to vote for their favorite works.  The votes were collected in a box and counted at the end of the day. The following piece were chosen:

1st Place
Joan Myers & Marilyn Baldi
Sol Search

2nd Place
Alberto Franco & Megan Finkelson
Oil, Photography, Poetry

3rd Place (tie)
Dana Cohoon & Geraldine Vergona
Sweet Mountain View
Photography with Sugar Sculpture

3rd Place (tie)
Donna D'Amico & Stella Mrowicki
After the Storm
Mixed Media

The Unite exhibition will remain on display at the Boatworks during regular gallery hours (Wed to Sat, 1 to 5 pm) through September 19, 2012.  Admission is free.

No comments: