Gulfport, FL – DRV Gallery is set to unveil Art for a Cause, a juried exhibition for artists to support a cause of their choice, on Thursday, January 19th from 6-8pm with an opening reception and awards ceremony open to the public. The exhibition was judged by Katie Deits, Executive Director at Florida CraftArt.
Nearly 20 artists from across the region are supporting a dynamic group of organizations, including popular local non-profits like St. Pete Pride, Friends of the Pelicans, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary, Gulfport Food Forest, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Trevor Project, and several other notable organizations.
Art for a Cause was created by gallery owner Deserie Valloreo as a way to give back to the community and introduce DRV Gallery to a broad audience of visual artists and their supporters.
“I created this event as a way to give back to the community and as an opportunity to introduce DRV Gallery to a broad audience of visual artists and their supporters,” says gallery owner Deserie Valloreo. “I have so many causes I would like to support that I couldn’t pick just one, so I left it up to the participating artists to choose which cause they want to support. I am excited to see which causes are selected and how the artists convey the chosen cause in their artwork.”
The gallery will collect a 35% commission from any sale made that is part of the exhibit and donate 10% of that commission to the artist’s chosen cause.
Art for a Cause is the gallery’s debut themed exhibition, with more planned throughout 2023. To see a preview of the show, please visit https://drvgallery.com/art-for-a-cause-exhibit. To follow updates on the show, follow @DRVGallery on Facebook and @DRVGallery22 on Instagram.
About DRV Gallery: Founded by artist Deserie R. Valloreo, DRV gallery showcases 7 resident artists and houses 3 artist studios. The artists include painters and sculptors working with a unique variety of materials. The gallery features 4-6 curated shows of innovative art by national and local artists. Educational programming includes collectors’ lectures, artist workshops and meet-the-artists events. We strive to provide a space where artists can connect with art enthusiasts and collectors seeking original artworks for home and office. Regular hours are Thursday to Saturday, 11a-4p and by appointment, and on Gulfport First Friday ArtWalk 11a – 7:30p.
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