The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is hosting a fundraiser to make, mail and support art, Dec. 1-15.
“We are asking anyone and everyone, from established artists to someone who likes to doodle, to create a 5 by 7 artwork,” said Joannah Lodico, the community engagement catalyst for the museum. “This is a fun and different way to support the museum.”
Pieces are asked to be submitted unframed. They will be sold on the museum’s website.
All proceeds will go to the museum, and pieces will have a set price of $50 (subject to changes).
In order to submit pieces, anyone can mail in the art. Submissions must be signed on the back with contact information and an entry form. The form can either be completed online or printed and turned in with the submission.
Students can drop off their work at the museum in-person.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 14, with exceptions. Museum staff will start photographing and getting the pieces ready to sell.
Lodico said the museum has already received 43 submissions.
“We want tons more,” she said. “We’d like to be in the hundreds.”
Artists will be acknowledged on the website when the pieces are up for sale, as well as when the pieces are shared on the museum’s social media.
“We want to encourage people to express themselves and get creative,” Lodico said. “They can use any medium form that fits: drawings, doodles, collages. We even had someone submit a needlepoint work.”
Digital pieces such as photography and graphic design works are also accepted, as long as they fit the size requirements.
“It’s like Christmas for us when (pieces) come in,” Lodico said. “We’re so excited to see (everyone’s) artwork.”
For details and purchasing, visit https://marshallfredericks.org/mailart/.
Those interested in donating rather than purchasing artwork can visit https://marshallfredericks.org/support/donate/.
The museum is always accepting donations. Using the website, donors can choose what they would like their contribution to go toward.