An Art Show and Silent Auction to benefit the Sister City Project
between Newton, MA and San Juan, Nicaragua
whose goal is to improve education and healthcare,
and to employ appropriate technology at the village level.
Sister City Project
Q&A for Contributing Artists
|Why is the show called 12by12?
Small Works could also describe this show. We are limiting the size to 12 inches square to maximize the gallery space and to possibly reduce the amount of effort/expense for the artists. Hopefully, this will encourage more art donations. Our goal is to raise a lot of money for a very worthy cause.
Is there a theme to the show?
No. The theme you use for your piece is open. To encourage more donations we felt that a common theme might not appeal to everyone’s interests. Having the size limit of 12” by 12” should offer us enough visual continuity for the presentation and will definitely encourage a variety in the work.
What types of artwork are you accepting?
Mostly it will be a two-dimensional show that will include drawings, painting, photography, digital imaging (prints, not on-screen), collage, etc. Some ceramic/sculptural work will be accepted but must fit the specifications outlined in the next question. There will not be room in the gallery dedicated for free-standing sculpture or on pillars/columns – all artwork must hang on the walls.
Does the artwork need a frame?
If the artwork is framed the exterior edges of the frame should be no larger than 12” by 12” and the artwork should fit within the 12” by 12” frame. If the piece is unframed, it should be professionally mounted and include the necessary hardware to easily hang with a single nail.
May I donate more than one piece?
Absolutely, the more – the better! We do have a date chosen for final commitments on donated artworks. By February 1, 2013 we will need a firm commitment that you will be donating artwork and the number of spaces you would like to reserve.
May I invite other artists to join in this event?
Yes. Currently we are looking to include as many professional artists as possible. If you do have someone interested, please send them a link to this page and have them and if interested, contact us at: email@example.com
When is the due date for drop-off of the donated artwork? Where will I bring it?
Our volunteers will be accepting the artwork for installation on February 22, 2013 from 10:00am – 1:00pm in the Wedeman Gallery which is in the Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center, 43 Myrtle Ave, Newton, MA 02466
Can I mail my artwork to you?
Yes, if you need to mail your artwork donation please use this address:
c/o Prof. Stephen Fischer
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
Please keep in mind that we must receive the artwork by Friday, February 22, 2013 and our campus mailroom is closed on the weekend, when we are planning to hang the show.
What happens if my piece does not receive a bid or get sold?
All artwork will be displayed and offered for bidding in a silent auction. Artwork not receiving any bids will will be available for you to pick-up on Saturday March 23, 2013 between 10:00am – 12:00 noon. To avoid the time and expense of mailing unsold artwork back to artists we ask that you please make every effort to pick-up your artwork yourself or make arrangements for someone to take care of that.
Who will this event benefit?
100% of the profits for this event will go to the Newton San Juan del Sur Sister City Project and specifically their work in aiding educational efforts in Nicaragua. To learn more about the organization click here.
May I help in other ways?
The management of the auction will be an ambitious undertaking. Many hands and organized minds will be needed to make the bidding and financial transactions run smoothly. Molly Gundlach will be managing this part of the operations. If you would like to be added to a list of volunteers to support this effort please contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will there be a reception for this show?
We are planning a reception on March 22, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm and winning bids will be announced at that time. Artwork will be distributed on the evening of March 22nd.
Have we forgotten anything?
Please let us know if you have any other questions. Send your questions to: