For the first time, Symphony in the Flint Hills’ Prairie Art Exhibit and Silent Auction will be online and open to the public.
“High winds during our event caused us to seek an alternative that would be safer for the art,” said Executive Director Christy Davis. “We are thrilled to partner with KC Auction Company to take
our auction online.”
Forty-six paintings by thirty-one artists were selected through a juried process earlier this year. The pieces must thematically or geographically reference the beauty of the Flint Hills.
“We are proud of how the Prairie Art Exhibit has grown over the years and at the level of talent and support we have from artists and buyers throughout the U.S.,” said Louise Carlin, Merchandise/Art Manager for Symphony in the Flint Hills.
When a piece of art is sold through the auction, the artist will receive half (50%) of the total auctioned price and the remaining half (50%) is considered a donation to the Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc., a not-for-profit 501c3 organization. Proceeds from the art auction help support the organization’s mission to enhance appreciation for the Kansas Flint Hills.
Bidders can view the original artwork at Symphony in the Flint Hills’ gallery at 331 Broadway in Cottonwood Falls. The gallery is open weekdays at 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The gallery will also be open for a special viewing on Sunday, June 29 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Bidders can view photographs of the work and bid online at http://www.kcauctioncompany.com/. The bidding will run for two weeks, through July 9, 2014.
For more information about the Prairie Art Exhibit please call Symphony in the Flint Hills at 620-273-8955. For more information about the bidding process please contact KC Auction Company at 816-283-3633.
About Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc.
Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. celebrates the history, ecology and culture of the last stand of native Tallgrass Prairie through music and place-based education. The organization’s Signature Event debuted in June 2006 and has sold out every year since. The symphony moves each year to a different site in the Flint Hills. To learn more, visit www.symphonyintheflinthills.org, “like” us at Symphony in the Flint Hills on Facebook, and follow us @SITFHs on Twitter.