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A New stART: Art Show and Auction

Call to artists!

The
second annual juried art show and auction, put together by the Family Justice
Center and Artspace Buffalo, is now open for submissions for the event entitled
A New stART
.  It is scheduled
to take place in Asbury Hall at The Church, 341 Delaware Avenue, on
Thursday, October 22nd from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.

Proceeds
from the auction will be split 50-50 between the artist of the submission and the FJC fund. 
Artists from the age 16 and older are welcome to make submissions in any
form be it canvas, paper, or photography.  In keeping with the theme of the event – the courage and resilience of survivors of domestic
violence making “a new start” – works submitted must revolve around the possibility of change and
hope in a culturally sensitive way. 

With
30 years of expereicne in illustration, design and advertising as well as
several years in graphic design and painting, David Buck will be the juror for
the show.  In addition, he is on
the Board of Trustees of the Burchfield Penny Art Center, as well as a member of
the member of Hallwalls, the Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County.  Joining Buck as the chair of A New stART is Erin Peters, a teacher
in the West Seneca School District and wife of Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew
Peters.

The
event provides an attraction for those all over Western New York, and draws
many in from all over who say they thoroughly enjoyed the art show and auction
and that the message goes deeper than one can get from a typical art
show and auction.

“While
creating art is a self centered pursuit, participating in A New stART
adds an extra
dimension for the artist, whereby a contribution to this wonderful important
agency is merged with the sharing of our artistic offerings,” said artist Fran
Noonan.  “All benefit in this
scenario – artists, collectors, FJC and most importantly, their clients.”

“I
created three pieces for the event, and was delighted that all were auctioned
off,” said artist Elaine Kessel. 
“I would encourage other artists to participate this year.  It is a fun, well organized event, in a
beautiful venue, for such a worthy cause.”

For
more information about the FJC or the October event, contact FJC at
716.558.5261 or see their website to learn more about the center that provides one-stop,
free, wrap-around services to victims of domestic violence and their children.

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