Atlanta Cultural Affairs
The Imaginary Million is an art exhibition and auction for artists. That’s right, an auction that is for artists. On Wednesday, October 24 the public is invited to attend a gala-style event where artworks from 100
artists will be exhibited and available for purchase. But there’s a catch… only participating artists will be bidding on the work with the $10,000 in “currency” that we provide them.
The Imaginary Million seeks to:
Commissioned by the Office of Cultural Affairs for ELEVATE, The Imaginary Million will also offer a series of programmatic learning opportunities including a collecting seminar, artist talks, gallery tours and more! Artists interested in participating should click the “Participate” link above for guidelines and instructions. Anyone can submit, and a jury including Annette Cone-Skelton (MOCA GA), Maggie Ginestra (WonderRoot), Courtney Hammond (OCA) and Kirstie Tepper (Zuckerman Museum) will select the 100 best works.
You might be asking yourself, “can I attend if I’m not a participating artist?” The answer is absolutely! While only the 100 chosen artists are able to bid on and purchase the works, we badly want to see your faces there. Your presence will make for a much more enjoyable evening for all of us — and it will be some great exposure for the participating artists! So, join us. It will be quite the cultural experience and experiment!
Some frequently asked questions:
The Imaginary Million cannot happen without a lot of volunteer support. Volunteer support is in many ways the lifeblood of projects like these. And we can’t do it without you! If you are interested in volunteering please email us here. We need volunteers to help with the following:
Proud, Fall 2011, Chromogenic print, 16 x 20 inches.
Primal, Fall 2011, Chromogenic print, 16 x 20 inches.
Derived from a vintage comic book focusing on the female form. A fractured narrative derived from mid-century views.