Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Christie’s Tried a Sale of Art Starting at Just $100. It Paid Off Big Time

Christie’s bet that an online-only sale of lower-priced art would attract new buyers seems to have paid off big time. The sale, dubbed Christie’s 100, featured 92 lots by many well-known contemporary artists, with bids starting at as low as $100. Certain works even sold for considerably less than the average New Yorker’s monthly rent, including a Louise Lawler print for $1,000, and a John Bock work on paper for $750.
Read the whole article by Eileen Kinsella here.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Up to four artists are awarded annually with a solo gallery exhibition in one of two gallery spaces (each approximately 13' x 25') at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona. 

Open to all visual artists in any media. Entries must have been completed within the last two years. 

Artists will be selected from on-line submissions by a faculty committee. Artists creating original works of art in any media are encouraged to apply. If awarded, artwork must be suitable for installation and must not exceed 84" in any firm dimension. 

Two-dimensional works must not weigh more than 60 lbs., including frame and must be ready to hang with the appropriate attached hardware. Three-dimensional works weighing over 80 lbs must have a base that can be rolled or composed of elements that can be easily moved.

 Digital and non-traditional media will be considered. 

There is no submission fee. 

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Contact: or call 814-949-5451.