Artspace 50/50 Art Draw

Saturday night was wonderful, not only did I have a date with my husband that started at the movie theatre at 4:00 (Guardians Of The Galaxy, his choice!) We also got to enjoy an evening of art. Proceeds from sales are split & the artist gets half for each piece sold. Numbers are drawn & then you can choose from anything in the gallery space. Both of my pieces were picked which makes me happy to think they have found new homes. You can also introduce yourself to artists and collectors which is a great way to meet people in the community. I often hear names of artists & know that I like their work, but have no idea what they look like to actually give them a compliment in person.

 A photo I took in the gallery at the preview viewing.

A photo I took in the gallery at the preview viewing.

 Another view.

Another view.

 Sculptures & jewellery.

Sculptures & jewellery.

 Me drinking beer.

Me drinking beer.

Here are a few pieces that caught my eye. The wooden standees are by a local artist Lucky Jackson shop online here.

During the preview I saw a few antique handsaw's by local artist Owen Dixon. My mother-in-law introduced me to his work last year & I knew that we had to try & get her one of his pieces for Mother's Day. 

 There were two vintage saw's in the sale, this is the one I wanted. All of his torch work is free hand, check out the link above to see his more of his work.

There were two vintage saw's in the sale, this is the one I wanted. All of his torch work is free hand, check out the link above to see his more of his work.

I had to include one more photo from his website. A 1957 Chevy Chieftain door. Remember this is free hand plasma cutting, how talented is he!

 We got it! My husband & I with the artist on the right.

We got it! My husband & I with the artist on the right.

 One of my painting's on the top right.

One of my painting's on the top right.

 The walls are getting empty near the end of the evening.  

The walls are getting empty near the end of the evening.  

Can't wait until next year! If you are a local artist or collector make sure you mark your calendars for next May.