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WARM Fire Sale

WARM MEMBERS – Bring your donated Burnables!

Franconia Sculpture Park
Annual ART AND ARTIST CELEBRATION

Saturday September 28, 2019

Bring items at 11 am and help set up and promote WARM.

Event time: 12pm – 6 pm

Fire Release of unclaimed works: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St Croix Trail N, Shafer, MN 55074

ALL ITEMS MUST BE BURNABLE.


DO Bring:

Manilla paper sketchbooks
Half-finished, Didn’t-Quite-Make-It, or class assignment drawings from years ago
Watercolors that are never going to make it to the Keep-It stage
Paper from paper-making workshops
Photos or ink jet prints that are not exhibition-quality
Light non-synthetic art textiles from your work bins

DO bring boxes– good for transporting and display. Thanks.


Do NOT Bring:

DO NOT BRING ITEMS YOU WANT RETURNED

DO NOT BRING ITEMS that cannot be burned: No glass, No metal, No ceramic, No oil paintings. NO acrylic paintings. No plastics.

DO NOT BRING FRAMED ITEMS.

DO NOT BRING garbage items—shredded, crumbled, damaged.


ALL Items will be offered to FSP visitors for a nominal fee—which is donated to WARM.

Franconia Sculpture Park expects 1500 -2000 guests during their Art and Artists Celebration.

Food and Drink: Beer, wine and food trucks will be present. Or pack a lunch and have a picnic.

Why burning?

Fire is often used to cleanse and promote new life… In Shamanism fire ritual can be used for a release of something no longer useful or beneficial. When one is ready to let go and make room for the new…the object is thrown into the fire and released.

-Taken from a text by Melissa Critchley

Every artist owns artworks created in periods of career development that no longer represent their current philosophy, process, or technique. WARM Fire Sale event provides the opportunity for works to find new homes along with the opportunity for the renewal of the artist’s creative spirit. 

FAQ       

Q: Does the artist receive any remuneration from fees of a donated artwork?

A: 90% of fees go to WARM with 10% to Franconia Sculpture Park.  All submitted work is considered donated by the artist.

** Do get together with other WARM members to coordinate travel.

WARM contacts for the WARM Fire Sale event are:

Jo Hendricks, hendr621@umn.edu

Melissa Critchley, melissajeancritchley@gmail.com

We want and need volunteers to help. Please contact Jo or Melissa if you are available to help.