As my paintings continue to get painted, and new concepts are becoming expressed, I’m always thinking about ways to sell paintings, in order to make way for even more paintings with more experimentation and more expression…
So, I had the idea of a show where all of the art was very affordable, which to me, means that each painting would be priced at $500.00 – or under! And then the ideas exploded from there…
From the beginning, I knew that I’d like to have an invitational type of show, where artists that I personally know, and whose work I deeply respect, could come together to put on an event, because together, we are an amazing group of artists. 🙂 And together, we’ll be able to accomplish much more than we could individually. I am truly honoured to have so many of my friends and local artists agree to be a part of this show!
The idea for the name, well, at first, it was just a giggle…
But, to my surprise, it seemed to have staying power! Well… why not? Why not capitalize on having a very recognizable last name, that also is synonymous with the highest quality and undeniable aesthetics? It also makes sense, because all of the artists involved are top-notch (Ferrari quality!) local artists – and – a big part of the point of the show is to move art!
But Wait! There’s More!
I very much wanted to have a percentage of the proceeds go towards our local community. So, an important component of the Ferrari 500 is to help out a local nonprofit or charitable foundation by means of donating 10% of all sales to the community organization.
My vision for the Ferrari 500 is that it becomes a series of pop-up style shows, recurring 2 to 4 times a year, with changing venues, and changing community beneficiaries. Happily, my idea is beginning to transform into a reality. The Ferrari 500 Debut Exhibition is at hand!
The venue and the community nonprofit are one in the same, our own local arts hub, Button Factory Arts. We in the Waterloo Region are so fortunate to have a facility where arts programming can happen, art classes can be taken, and art of all types, and artists from all levels of experience, are nurtured and appreciated. Sadly, due to unexpected structural renovations last fall, Button Factory Arts had to be closed, and therefore, lost a month’s worth of revenue from events and classes. So the proceeds raised by the Ferrari 500 will help towards restoring funds for operations and events. Yay!
Venue: Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St. South, Waterloo
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm
In the first rendition of the Ferrari 500, these 12 artists will take the starting gate:
Dominique Cinq-Mars Delay
Julian van Mossel-Forrester
Raflar (Ralf Wall)
Get Revved-Up to Become an Art Collector!
The holidays have come and gone. It’s the dead of winter. In Canada. So why not focus on refreshing your home, cottage, or office space with a new splash of colour and lively expression? The prices will be, by design, low enough, and the atmosphere will be charged with artistic creativity. Come out and meet and support your local artists, see and support your local arts hub, enjoy some tasty nibbles and drinks, and find some unexpected treasures to cherish for years to come…