The Gibbes Museum of Art’s Society 1858, the presenter each year of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, will host its first ever virtual art auction from August 26th to 28th. The Give Back to the Gibbes auction will feature works by more than 60 artists nationwide with a number of 1858 Prize winners including Bo Bartlett, Alicia Henry, Leo Twiggs and John Westmark.
Proceeds will provide critical operating support to the Gibbes Museum of Art which, over the past few months, has experienced reduced attendance, temporary closures, and cancellation of fundraising events such as its annual Gibbes on the Street party, weddings, and other functions that generate important revenues. Supporting the Gibbes through this virtual art auction will help to provide funding for exhibitions and programming that are so vital to the museum’s mission.
To address this need, Society 1858, the museum’s young professional auxiliary group, will host the Give Back to the Gibbes auction, with more than 60 original works ranging from $200 to $20,000. You can preview the auction here: https://www.32auctions.