Harvest Green calls artists for event

August 9, 2018

Artists are invited to paint, discuss their work and market their pieces during Color Your Weekend, a family-friendly art festival taking place Friday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept 2, at Harvest Green, 3400 Harvest Corner Drive.

Applications are now available for artists and groups to participate in the three-day event, which is a collaboration between the Richmond master-planned community and the Contemporary Art Museum Fort Bend. Applications are available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ydtL8z09OadGdD18y8F8RMBsa0mVFPqFFzmCIIfk4nk/viewform?ts=5b6880f0&edit_requested=true. Art must be family- friendly. All artists must submit a study for approval before beginning their work. The final day to submit applications is Aug. 15.

“We have hosted several art shows at the Farmhouse over the past year,” said Shay Shafie, general manager for Harvest Green. “They have been very popular, so we thought it would be great to give the public an opportunity to see artists at work while giving artists an opportunity to market their creations.”

The $50 application fee covers the cost of a 4-foot by 4-foot vinyl square. Artists will paint the squares Friday and Saturday during the event and can choose to sell their finished vinyls via silent auction. Proceeds from each sale will go directly to the artist who created the art piece, said Ana Villaronga, curator and director for CAM Fort Bend.

“Artists may begin their vinyl early but must continue the painting live,” Villaronga said. “The starting bid in the silent auction for each artist or organization participating will be $50, so each participant will either take their art home or get their submission fee refunded when they collect the earnings from their auction item.”

The auction kicks off on Friday, Aug. 31, at White Linen Night, an adults-only, artist VIP reception from 7-10 p.m. at the Farmhouse. Admission to the event is $20, but registered artists will receive a free ticket. Guests will enjoy cocktails, music by Marisela y su Son Karibe and unlimited grilled bites by Fuego y Romance.

Vinyls must be finished by the end of Saturday, but the silent auction will continue through Sunday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. Artists will be able to sell other finished pieces during an art market taking place Friday and Saturday. Booths are $100.

Visit https://www.harvestgreentexas.com for more information.

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