Sunday, November 14, 2010

Steel Valley Arts Council presents: SILENT Art Auction Dec 4, 8 , 2010

Steel Valley Arts Council presents: SILENT Art Auction

artspace105, December, Sat. 4, noon - 2 p.m., Wed. 8,

6:30 – 8 p.m., Sat.11, 7 – 9 p.m.


Eric Sloss

Steel Valley Arts Council


Steel Valley Arts Council’s Art Auction


105 East Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120

(Next to the Homestead Grays Bridge)

On street parking available on 7th or 8th Avenues)

Steel Valley Arts Council Presents First Silent Art Auction with

Artwork by Robert Qualters, George Nama, Paula Bland and others in Art Auction

Dec. 4, 8 and 11 (2010) at Artspace 105, Homestead, PA

Acrylic and oil paintings, sculptures, prints on auction by some of the world’s renowned artists

Homestead, PA - The Steel Valley Arts Council (SVAC), a not for profit arts organization serving the areas of Homestead, West Homestead, and Munhall has been programming artistic activity for close to two decades and in that time the group has accumulated, by donations, a large quantity of art by some of the best local artists recognized worldwide. This collection of art will be on silent auction, to support SVAC’s operating budget, December 4, from noon - 2 p.m., Wed. 8, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Sat.11, from 7 – 9 p.m.

Paintings by Robert Qualters, “Dome Church” 14” x 17” acrylic on canvas, George Nama sketchbook pages signed and unsigned prints, wood cut prints by Walter Gasowski, artworks by Paul Kolesar, Paula Bland, Anna Marie Sninsky, Roslyn Stulga, the artist collective Society for Pennsylvania and Surrounding Area History and others, to name only a few of the many recognized artists that will have works for auction. Visitors can make bids on over 45 pieces of artworks ranging in price from $50 - $1000, different sizes and mediums (acrylic and oil paintings, woodcut prints, sculptures, and photographs).

“This collection of art on auction is one of the most impressive groups of work that reflect the region’s architecture, its ethos and characteristics,” said Eric Sloss, Vice President of the Steel Valley Arts Council. “This will be a wonderful time to buy a great piece or art at an economical price.”

All the artworks reflect the region, in some way. Nama’s sketchbook prints show row-houses snuggled against the rolling hills of the Western Pennsylvania, Qualters street light banners are of women making perogies or of the onion domes on top of local churches and Paula Bland’s cubist-like paintings reflect the effort and labor of the area’s steel mills.

People will be able to bid on Dec. 4, 8, and 11. December 4 is the Steel Valley’s Holiday parade. Visitors will be able to bid in various increments by writing their name and phone number next to the painting. The bidding will last three days and on Dec. 11 final auction winners will be announced. Final winners will be able to pick up their artwork on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Visa, Mastercard, checks and cash will be accepted. To view samples of the artwork on auction visit

Artspace105, is the Steel Valley Arts Council’s art gallery. The gallery was selected as the “Best Underground Art Gallery” by Pittsburgh Magazine in September in their “Best of Pittsburgh” edition.


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