Sofa Art XVII
Art 4 Heart
February 1 – February 24, 2012
Reception: Friday, February 3rd, 6 – 8pm
Pro-Youth/HEART Art 4 Heart Silent Auction: Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 6 – 8pm
Sofa Art returns in February for the seventeenth consecutive year and promises to be a memorable one as Arts Visalia partners with Pro-Youth/Heart in bringing this year’s theme: Art for the Heart. In addition to our open call for artwork entries from artists (and non-artists!) throughout the community, Pro-Youth/Heart will be inviting a selection of community “celebrities” to display artworks which will be sold by silent auction in support of their afterschool youth education programs.
The exhibition will run from February 1st through February 24th. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 3rd from 6 to 8 pm. Attendance is free and open to the public.
The first Sofa Art Show was held in 1996 as a playful response to an unflattering depiction of Visalia’s local art scene as described by a local newspaper writer. Sofa Art Co-Founder Varian Mace, then an art instructor at College of the Sequoias, shared the article with her classes and challenged them to make some “real sofa art” in response. The resulting exhibition was a hit, to say the least, and has been an annual Visalia tradition ever since.
All artists, and, again, non-artists, are invited to submit their creations. Entry forms may be picked up at Arts Visalia or online at www.artsvisalia.org. Artwork submissions must be delivered to Arts Visalia by Saturday, January 30th. A dedicated artwork delivery session is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th from Noon to 3pm.
For more information, contact Arts Visalia at (559) 739-0905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.