Out and About- VAE For the Love of Art Auction & Gala

This weekend I had a great time attending the Visual Art Exchange For the Love of Art Auction & Gala.  VAE is a non-profit creativity incubator that supports artists in the Triangle area.  Based in downtown Raleigh, their beautiful gallery exhibits the work of over 1,300 artists annually.  VAE also puts on the arts festival (more like creativity explosion) know as SPARKcon that takes over downtown Raleigh every September.  I have had the privilege of participating in several SPARKcon events like fashionSPARK over the years, and it is always been a blast.

This year I supported VAE by donating some of my work to their annual gala auction that raises money for the wonderful programs they put on throughout the year.  My big contribution was this statement necklace made from sterling silver and 22k gold:

I was thrilled that this piece was juried into their live auction, the most exciting part of the evening.  It was so much fun to watch attendees bid on my piece  That is a picture of me above before the auction started.

I also contributed a drawing (yes, I sometimes still draw), which was in the silent auction.  Here is a shot of my piece at the event:

The folks at VAE really know how to throw a party!  It was a great night!

Thanks for reading!

~Claire