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7/12/2016 Member News
“100 Pieces in 100 Hours” Gives Donors the Gift of Art

“100 Pieces in 100 Hours” Gives Donors the Gift of Art

St. Petersburg, Fla. – In the heat of the dog days of summer, Creative Clay, Inc., St. Petersburg’s largest source of original folk art, offers a unique fixed price online art auction beginning Sunday, July 17 at noon.

This exclusively online event will last 100 hours and supporters will have the opportunity to donate in six categories to select a gift of art of their choice. A portion of each donation will go directly back to the artists that created the work. The auction includes 100 paintings, drawings and mixed media pieces, as well as an artist painted guitar. Donations are tax deductible.

Creative Clay is executing this unique auction by using an easy and modern online catalog, ReadySetAuction.com, that will adapt to any sized screen a visitor is using, including smartphones, tablets or computers. The online auction opens noon July 17 and closes 4 p.m. July 21. All viewing and donating can be done online. Access the auction site by visiting http://events.lite.readysetauction.com/creativeclayinc/100Pieces100Hours, or, go to our events page at creativeclay.org.

“This auction is a great way to introduce visitors to our Good Folk Gallery and for buyers to begin their folk art collection or add to their collection of their favorite Creative Clay artists’ works,” said CEO Kim Dohrman.

Celebrating its 21st year, Creative Clay is located in the EDGE District of St. Petersburg and serves adults with disabilities through a daily Community Arts Program. Artists attend Creative Clay one to five days per week and create art that is exhibited and sold in its Good Folk Gallery. Artists receive 50% commission on all works sold, and in the process learn skills related to working in a gallery, speaking to the public about one’s art, and marketing techniques.

Creative Clay’s vision is to make the arts accessible for all. Creative Clay’s mission is to provide educational, expressive and vocational opportunities in the arts for people with obstacles to arts access. We serve people with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities, as well as people in healthcare settings, children, veterans, and provide outreach art experiences in our community. The work of Creative Clay’s artists is also exhibited around the Bay Area and sold in local stores, including Florida CraftArt and the Museum of Fine Arts Store.