TAG/The Artists Gallery of Frederick presents On & Off the Wall, the 17th Annual
TAG’s Box Show returns— with a twist
March 2–March 25, 2018
O P E N I N G R E C E P T I O N
First Saturday, March 3, 5:00–9:00 pm
If it’s March it must be time for the box show at TAG/The Artists Gallery! The seventeenth annual show, titled “On & Off the Wall,” will sing the praises of the humble box— though many of the entries will be so transformed that the box itself may be hard to find.
For this popular show, gallery artists and guests have been given their choice of either 8-inch by 8-inch wooden cubes or 10-inch-square wooden panels and asked to paint, sculpt, deconstruct, reconstruct, photograph, or virtualize them into works of art. The sky’s the limit— especially since some of the finished pieces are only inspired by the idea of The Box.
The exhibition will run from March 2 through 25, with an opening reception on First Saturday, March 3 from 5 to 9pm.
The boxes are all for sale in a silent auction, with bids being accepted until 8pm on Saturday, March 24 when a closing reception will be held from 5 to 9pm.
After the auction closes at 8pm, the winning bidders may take their prizes home. Want a box sooner? You may buy pieces at a pre-set reserve price and take them home at the time of your purchase.
Don’t miss this show, which combines accomplished artistry and pure invention— yes: thinking outside the box— with the excitement of an auction and competitive bidding.
“The closing night of box shows typically generates a lot of interest,” said show chair Tom Semmes. “Bidders often stand by their favorite pieces to make sure they keep the top bids.”
To add more excitement, TAG is raffling off a box that will be filled with local goodies. You must be at the closing reception at 8pm in order to win.
People who can’t be present at the end of the auction may phone in price jumps during the closing reception. Call TAG at 301-696-8187 or email email@example.com to arrange for phone bidding or to have a member place bids for you up to a limit that you set.
IMAGES (L to R)
• Marie-B. De Amicis, "Jeux d'ombre"
• Ron Richard Baviello, "Butterflies"
• Linda Constant Robinson, "Madonna of the Stars and Stripes"
216 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
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TAG/The Artists Gallery is an artist-owned gallery established in 1990 and features monthly solo exhibitions by members, as well as ongoing group exhibitions. A rich variety of subjects and mediums is always on view, ranging from realistic to abstract, and traditional to experimental mixed media creations. Please drop in and discover the wealth of talent right here in Frederick!