This May will be our 15th annual NIMBASH fundraiser. Our interactive arty-party, food and wine experience and auction will return to Charles Krug Winery on May 11th, 2024. Over 450 guests from the Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and beyond attend this annual sold-out event. We invite you to submit your artwork to our unique commission-based auction, where artists can receive up to 50% of the final sale of their work.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
We have a stellar panel of jurors who will curate the selections for both the LIVE and SILENT auctions through the online platform, “Entrythingy”. All submissions must be made through “EntryThingy” for Nimbash 2024*. You will need to create a free ET account, have a good quality JPG image of your work and the title, medium and outside dimensions of the piece.
*We are hosting a clinic for those who would like in person assistance with their entry on March 11th from 11 to 2 PM.
Two Calls for Art in the following categories: Painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography and other works on paper. NFT’s, AI generated work and giclées will NOT be accepted.
LIVE AUCTION A limited and select number of pieces will be on view in a gallery setting on site and auctioned LIVE on stage by the auctioneer. If your work is selected, we will ask you to provide an artist statement and work with you to set the minimum starting bid. NOTE: This call is only for artwork valued at $6,000 or more and should not exceed 72 inches in any direction.
SILENT AUCTION Up to sixty entries will be selected for inclusion in the silent auction which takes place in two outdoor pavilions. Minimum bids are set at 60% of retail price. NOTE: This is for work valued from $600 or higher. We encourage small to medium sized works due to space constraints. Most of our display walls do not exceed 32 inches.
MONDAY MARCH 11TH 11 am – 2 pm Entrythingy in person assistance at Nimbus Arts
MONDAY MARCH 18th SUBMISSION DEADLINE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 3RD NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE TO ARTISTS
APRIL 29th TO May 3rd DELIVERY OF ART TO NIMBUS
ARTIST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERY (and return shipping of unsold work)
MAY 15TH TO 17TH NOTIFICATION AND PICK UP UNSOLD WORK
Benefits to Artists:
- Minimum bids for silent auction start at 60% of retail price.
- Artists can elect to receive up to 50% of the final sale price.
- Event exposure to Bay Area art collectors and enthusiasts
- Publicity through online auction previews and social media sites
- You are supporting Nimbus Arts, your community Art Center!
Meet the jurors:
Chandra Cerrito / Art Consultant and Curator
Since 2004, Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors has provided artworks for corporate, heath care and hospitality spaces throughout Northern CA. As a public art advisor, Chandra has also worked with developers, property owners and cities to manage over 50 public art projects and develop public art policy.
Matt Rogers/ Artist and Nimbus Arts Board Trustee
Matt is a lifelong resident of California, painter and art collector. He has an accomplished exhibition record with Calder Snyder Gallery. His commitment to the supporting local arts extends to being a Nimbus Arts Board of Trustee.
Nancy Willis/ Artist and Curator
Nancy has lived and worked in the Napa Valley for thirty years. Her painting practice extends out into the community through curatorial projects and teaching. As an advocate for local artists, Willis recently received a Community Fund Grant for the Artists’ Trellis, an awareness project and exhibition that brings policy makers and artists together to make monotypes.
If you would like more info or to volunteer for NIMBASH, please visit our website www.nimbusarts.org