Party and Sale
The 2011 Artist's Valentine Groton Party and Sale will take place on Sunday, January 30th, 2011, 2-5 pm at Kalliroscope, 264 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts, a deconsecrated Baptist church which is the home of Paul and Mimi Matisse.
A second 2011 Artist's Valentine Party and Sale will take place in Lowell on Saturday February 6, Noon - 3 pm at the Loading Dock, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA 01851
Artists make Valentines and we offer them for sale.
Proceeds from the annual Valentine sales (which have been held every Feb. since 1996)are used to fund a juried grant competition for artists. Artists who have donated work to the Artist's Valentine are eligible to apply for an unrestricted grant to further their art. The awards are made through the jurying of digital images (of their professional work).
Since 1996 on average $4000 per year has been awarded to visual artists of every discipline: painters, fiber artists, printmakers, installation artists — the gamut. Every penny of these grants has come from the sale of artist-made valentines. All labor is volunteer, and all valentines are donated.