Thursday, April 9, 2015

Five x Seven 2015 #5x7austin2015

©2013 Debbi Smith Rourke
 The Summit 7"x5"
Oil on canvas board

Finally getting some pics up from the always-fabulous Five x Seven exhibit and party that benefits The Contemporary Austin. The 2015 event was held in late February and I was thrilled to be one of hundreds of participating artists who donated their 5x7" creations. In doing so, we contribute to a wonderful museum, AND find new collectors! 

If you've never been, it's quite an unique and fun event. Art collectors and artists mingle and engage all evening. The work is displayed with the artist's name on the back (I painted over this signature before donating it), so you don't know who the artists are. There's an hour or two to view all the work as you enjoy amazing cocktails and foodie-good noshes. Each 5x7 work has a numbered tag. At 8pm a buzzer sounds and everyone goes running to pull the tag for their favorite artwork. I was so excited my little painting was claimed right after the buzzer. Sweet! 

My painting is right over my head. 

Hope to see you next year!