Dear Artists and Friends of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity,
Preparations are underway for the Sixth Annual Red Dot Auction benefiting the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, scheduled for Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, 2016.
Today we’re writing to ask you to donate a work of art to this year’s Sixth Annual Red Dot Auction. The canvas provided is 12” square and as last year, we ask that you sign the artwork on the reverse. You may prefer to work on paper or another substrate and that’s fine as long as we can mount it to the 12” square canvas for presentation the night of the event. The artwork should be signed on the reverse so that bidders at this silent auction will not know who has created which painting.
“What should I paint?” Chuck’s life spanned most of the 20th century and with such a wealth of inspiration why not the life and times of Chuck Jones? That should not limit you to cartoon-related imagery, although many of the most sought after works at past Red Dot Auctions were inspired by his Looney Tunes creations; you might be inspired by his love of puns, his life drawings, or the fact that he never had a cavity his entire life.
Won’t you share your gifts with us and with the Center’s members and patrons? If you will, please drop me a note with your mailing address and I’ll get a canvas out to you or drop by the Center to pick up a canvas. Have an artist friend who would like to be a part of this exciting project? Please send them my way:. Robert@ChuckJonesCenter.org.
Canvases are due back no later than January 31, 2016! Again this year we are partnering with Heritage Auctions to bring the Red Dot Auction to the attention of their over 800,000 subscribers. This online auction will go live mid-April 2016 and end the evening of Tuesday, May 10, 2016. In order to be included in it, your canvas must arrive no later than January 31, 2015. Your name and biography will be available to their subscribers!
And again this year a commemorative poster, similar to the one shown, will be printed; 30 canvases will be selected to represent this year’s Red Dot Auction. A limited number of the posters will be produced and sold the evening of the event. To be considered for inclusion, your canvas must arrive no later than January 31, 2016.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, time, and commitment to Igniting Imagination for Life!
All the best, Robert