I have several fundraising pieces for sale at Mr Thomas’s Art Fair, in Manchester, in support of the North West Air Ambulance.
“The Fair will feature work from the best in striking new illustration, shown in Manchester’s oldest and most atmospheric bar. Over 160 entries submitted from eight northern colleges will be judged next week by a panel made up of professional illustrators including Ian Pollock, agents, gallery owners and designers. Original artwork and limited edition prints will be sold at the week-long event followed by website sales. ALL revenue from the student work is to be split 50/50 between the charity and the student.
Work will be showcased from Thursday 24 June until Thursday 1 July at Mr Thomas’s Chop House, Cross Street, Manchester. The event will culminate in an auction of the shortlisted top twenty pieces, and the invited audience are leading figures from the region’s legal, corporate, property, media and design companies as well as artists’ agents and Art College lecturers.
Ben Casey, founding partner of The Chase, has this to say about it.
“Two friends of mine, Roger Ward and Bryn Butler (both formerly of BDH), asked me to help them organise an annual charity art fair and auction comprising work from illustration students and possibly some professional illustrators, artists and the odd celebrity. The twin objectives of the fair are to showcase the work of northern Art College students and
to raise money for charity – the inaugural charity being the North West Air Ambulance.”
– D&AD, Events
Mr Thomas’s Art Fair, Manchester: 24 June – 1 July. Visit www.chophouseart.co.uk for more info.