Because of coronavirus concerns, we are switching from a totally live, in-person auction to a hybrid event which will include a live PLUS a virtual online auction. This means that the date for creating artwork for the auction has changed from previous years, so that artists' work can be photographed professionally and posted online prior to the auction on September 12.
Instead of having just one day to work, artists now will have ELEVEN days, from noon on Saturday, August 22 to Wednesday, September 2. We do require artists to work at least five hours in Devou Park on your first day.
If you wish to participate in freshART, please register using the REGISTER button above.
We ask that you let us know when you will check in at the museum to have your canvas stamped and where in Devou Park you will be working so that we can get "in progress" photos for the event. You may check in at the museum's front desk from noon-3:30 pm. Saturday, August 22 or 10 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 25 -Saturday, August 29. Remember to let us know what day you will be coming. Please call 859-491-4003 or email us at freshART@bcmuseum.org.
All completed and framed freshART artwork must be delivered to BCM no later than noon on Thursday, September 3 in order to be included in the event.
The freshART auction will still take place on Saturday, September 12 from the museum. Guests will have a choice of enjoying the event at the museum or at home, with a light box supper and the theme "a French picnic in the park." All guests, regardless of location, will bid electronically.
Artists donate a portion of their auction sales to the museum to benefit children through BCM's educational programming.
Artists must be 18 years or older to participate.
A non-refundable application fee of $35 is required. The fee includes admission to the gala.