Art Conspiracy – the group that conspires to bring artists and musicians together to raise money for small arts related non-profits – is back.
On Saturday, ArtCon Anonymous will feature collectible art made using only grayscale values. The idea is that if everyone’s work is in the same color palette, distinguishing aspects of each artist’s work will fade, and bring an air of anonymity to the room, say Erica Felicella, executive director of Art Conspiracy. Thirty nine artists have contributed pieces.
As usual, the completed works will be auctioned. Bids start at $20. This year’s beneficiary will be announced on Saturday. Felicella wouldn’t give any hints as to who it might be. “We will remain very tight lipped until Saturday’s reveal, but I can tell you this: every year it is extraordinarily difficult to choose. All the non-profits that come our way are in need of funding.” Past beneficiaries include: Preservation LINK, Inc., Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, My Possibilities and several others. Art Con doesn’t just give grants, it builds relationships with its beneficiary, says Felicella.
It’s important for the artists and musicians to come together to bring awareness of non-profits that use art to solve problems in our community, says Felicella. “Art is more important than ever as it helps break down barriers, creates dialogue, gives a voice to the voiceless,” she says.
Artwork isn’t the only draw Saturday night. The collision of art and music is part of the ArtCon mission. So SuperSonic Lips and Vodeo perform, and there’s a deejay set by Son of Stan.
A full list of the artist participating in Art Con ANONYMOUS can be found below:
Pamela & Dylan Dowdy
Taylor Effin Cleveland
Megan Van Groll