Fleisher Art Memorial will present the seventh biennial Dear Fleisher, 4x6 Inches of Artexhibition and sale Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in its Dene M. Louchheim Galleries, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia.
Dear Fleisher, is a contemporary art exhibition and sale of original works of art in 4x6 postcard size. Over 750 works by 350 artists across the United States are exhibited anonymously and sold on a first-come first-served basis for $50 each. While the size and price are uniform, works are available in a wide range of mediums and styles. The anonymity of the exhibition encourages viewers to react to the work and select pieces based on their visual interests. The modest price provides access to a large audience and allows nearly anyone to acquire an original work of art. Only after selecting and purchasing a piece will a buyer learn the identity of the artist. Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.
For an advanced look at the exhibition, Dear Fleisher, kicks off with a first look party in the gallery Friday, November 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. An additional six works of art created exclusively for the preview party by an honorary committee of artists will be offered by raffle during the evening. The honorary committee includes Jonathan Adler, Juliette Aristides, Henry Bermudez, Billy Dufala, Colette Fu, and Edgar Jerins. Each work is framed by Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing. Tickets for the preview party are $100 and $50 for young friends and are available online at www.fleisher.org.
"The range of works and the fact that it levels the playing field for access to original art makes Dear Fleisher, an incredibly important exhibition," says Elizabeth Grimaldi, Fleisher's executive director. "As it brings together so many artists - from professional artists, to Wind Challenge participants, to current and past Fleisher students - Dear Fleisher, is a testament to the vibrancy of our community."
All proceeds from Dear Fleisher, benefit Fleisher's award-winning art education and community programs. Since its inaugural exhibition in 2004, Dear Fleisher, has exhibited thousands of works by over 1,000 artists and raised over $240,000 for Fleisher's programs.
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