Annual Atlanta event showcases some of the finest artists from around the world.
February 24, 2011 (RALEIGH, NC) — Raleigh artist Jason Craighead recently donated a painting to the 12th Annual Art Papers Auction in Atlanta to help raise funds for the non-profit organization. His painting “Newer Poetry,” a 40 by 40 mixed media on canvas piece, sold for $2000 during a silent auction held Saturday, February 5, from 7-10 p.m. in the Mason Murer Fine Art gallery in Atlanta. Bidding began at $800.
The Art Papers Auction is an annual invitational showcase of works by known and emerging artists from around the world. Art Papers’ staff selects and reviews all the works on offer. The Collector’s Preview took place Friday, February 4, with the silent auction and gala following on February 5.
“I thought that Jason’s work would be great for the Art Papers auction because he is quickly gaining recognition in Atlanta as well as other areas outside of Raleigh,” said Kelly McChesney, director of Flanders Gallery. Flanders represents Jason in the Raleigh area. “By exhibiting in the Art Papers auction — as one of the biggest events in the Atlanta art scene — Jason has a great opportunity to expose more collectors, curators, and gallery owners to his work. Jason already has many collectors in the Atlanta area, as well as a few galleries hoping to exhibit his work. So the Art Papers committee was eager to have his work in the auction. It was a natural fit.”
Participating artists were allowed to receive up to 35 percent of the proceeds from the sales of their works. Jason Craighead chose to donate all of his proceeds to benefit Art Papers’ mission of providing “an independent and accessible forum for the exchange of perspectives on the role of contemporary art as a socially relevant and engaged discourse.”
Jason Craighead frequently donates work for worthy and charitable causes, including Works of Heart, Raleigh’s premier art auction that raises funds for the Triangle AIDS Alliance.
Other Flanders artists who participated in the auction were: Nancy Baker, Ashlynn Browning, Holly Fischer, Andre Leon Gray, David McConnell, Shaun Richards and Mia Yoon.
Art Papers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the examination, development, and definition of art and culture in the world today. Established in 1976 by the Atlanta Art Workers Coalition, Art Papers implements its mission today through the publication of Art Papers Magazine and various public programs. For more information on Art Papers, go to www.artpapers.org.
About Jason Craighead
Jason Craighead is a recognized leader in the North Carolina art scene. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeastern United States. He has received numerous awards and served as a juror for various art shows. He has been selected as Signature Artist for charitable art auctions, and his work has been featured in a number of publications. Jason is represented by Flanders Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC.