In conjunction with our Oct. 16 Opening Reception and Food Security & Organic/Fair Trade Fair, for the first time we're also having a casual Silent Art Auction. Casual because it's not hoity-toity expensive - all (unframed) posters and prints being auctioned off have starting bids between $12-$20 (our cost), making it a great opportunity for guests to take home some beautiful, affordable - and historical - artwork.
- artwork is on the walls and can be bid upon between 5:00pm - 8:45pm
- people wanting to bid on any posters register at the Auction Table and are assigned an I.D.#
- people write their I.D.# and bid amount directly on the Bid Sheet posted to correspond with each poster
- bidders can go see a film or check out the other Art Exhibits in the Edmonton Room in the meantime
- at 8:45pm the bid sheets are collected and the highest/last bidder wins. (Bidders don't forget to stop by the Auction Table before you leave!)
- The winning bidders pay for their artwork and can take it home with them when the Fair wraps at 9pm(ish)
The posters being auctioned off are produced by members of the Northland Poster Collective, which, after 30 years in operation as one of the best activist-arts/labour collectives representing the 'progressive left' recently closed its doors at the end of June, 2009. For 30 years the NPC was devoted to using art in support of organizing, education and movement building, and some of the posters we're auctioning off literally represent a piece of radical history.
Unframed posters (both digital prints and silkscreens) range from approx. 11" x 17" to 22" x 30".
Read more about the NPC's history.
NPC's collection is now archived at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics.