A Live Drawing Event and Fundraiser
February 25, 2011 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Donation: $10 & up
Location: Verdi Club
(between Potrero & Hampshire; 17th & 18th)
Southern Exposure's Monster Drawing Rally is a live drawing event and fundraiser featuring over 130 artists.
Demystifying a process that usually takes place in the privacy of the studio, the Monster Drawing Rally allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation in the public domain. In keeping with Southern Exposure’s mission to provide an environment accessible to art and artists, the Monster Drawing Rally sets the stage for extraordinary interaction.
Providing the basic necessities of the drawing practice--pencils, charcoal, pens, markers, ink, and paper--Southern Exposure creates the context while the artists create the content of the drawings. The evening will consist of four one-hour shifts that each feature approximately 30 artists drawing simultaneously. As the drawings are completed, they will be hung on the walls and made available for purchase for $60 each. The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after its completion. Proceeds from the event provide direct support for Southern Exposure's Exhibitions and Artists in Education Programs.
The response to the Monster Drawing Rally continues to grow. To date, over 800 artists have all come together to donate talent, time and artwork in support of Southern Exposure's mission. The Monster Drawing Rally has also become a national model. SoEx has partnered with nonprofit arts organizations in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Richmond, Brooklyn and Cleveland to help them establish the Monster Drawing Rally with our support. Southern Exposure is proud to share our successful fundraising models and community-building strategies with similar artist-centered organizations. Southern Exposure is committed to serving as a resource for the national visual arts community through this and its other programs.
Zina Al-Shukri, Teppei Ando, Sarah Applebaum, Mara Baldwin, Steven Barich, Mark Benson, Bert Bergen, Michelle Blade, Brad Borevitz, Val Britton, Luke Butler, Eric Cabunoc, Jon Carling, Iris Charabi-Berggren, Beatriz Chavez, Mia Christopher, Claire Colette, Lisa Congdon, Gina Contreras, Jaime Cortez, Taylor Crawley, Mia Cristopher, Alberto Cuadros, Hugh D'Andrade, Ryan de la Hoz, Robin Denevan, Tina Dillman, Katie Dorame, Jessica Eastburn, Lafe Eaves, Jeff Eisenberg, Alicia Escott, Yukako Ezoe Onodera, Kristin Fialko, Rachel Foster, Angela Fox, Madeline Fried, Alison Frost, Matt Gordon, Veronica Graham, David Grant, Scott Greenwalt, Larissa Greer, Gilbert Guerrero, Maggie Haas, Michael Hall, Julie Henson, Queena Hernandez, Terry Hoff, Alexander Jackson, Lance Jackson, Ian Johnson, Judy Johnson Williams, Kara Joslyn, Jennifer Kaufman, Alison Kendall, Mike Kimball, Amelia Layton, Sean Leake, Carey Lin, Sam Lopes, Michael Louis Young, Juan Luna-Avin, Marina Luz, Kelly Lynn Jones, Martin Machado, Alexis Mackenzie, Monica Martinez, Yuki Maruyama, Mike McConnell, Gaelan McKeown Hickel, Honey Mcmoney, Masako Miki, Serena Mitnik-Miller, David Molesky, Paul Mullins, Carson Murdach, Fred Nocella, Erik Parra, Nathaniel Parsons, Marina Perez-Wong, George Pfau, Steuart Pittman, Ferris Plock, Jennifer Poon, Basil Racuk, Jasmine Rae, Michelle Ramin, Phil Ross, Zachary Rossman, Zachary Royer Scholz, Alena Rudolph, Chris Russell, Alice Rutherford, James Sansing, Jovi Schnell, Brian Singer, Allison Smith, Gareth Spor, James Strickland, Amber Stucke, James Tantum, Kevin Taylor, Sarah Thibault, Linda Trunzo, Trevor Tubelle, Kelly Tunstall, Gina Tuzzi, Jamie Venci, Ben Venom, Annie Vought, Josh Warren, Virginia White, David Wilson, Andrew Witrak, Jenifer Wofford, Lena Wolff, Nichole Wong