Save the date! The 28th annual Works of Heart art exhibit and auction is slated for Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Memphis College of Art. This exciting event features heart-inspired, gallery-quality art by over 100 local and regional artists. Veda Reed, Tom Clifton, Sharron Barrett, NJ Woods, John McIntire and more are frequent contributors. There are always several artists participating for their first time.
Many guests make Works of Heart part of their annual valentine celebration. Party-goers enjoy complimentary beer, wine and appetizers while bidding on their favorite artworks.
Doors open at 7PM and the fun goes to 10PM. Tickets are $75 and are on sale now.
Big Heart Lounge. Our stylish Big Heart Lounge is perfect for mingling with friends and other art-lovers. Big Heart Lounge guests enjoy cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a personal work of art created by a Works of Heart artist, a free tee shirt and other perks. Located just off the main gallery, Big Heart Lounge guests appreciate having a place a relaxing place to take a break from the action .
Tickets to the Big Heart Lounge are limited and are $200.
Bid-Offs. At Works of Heart, we have a rather unique aspect to our bidding process. If you and at least one other person are actively bidding on a piece when the section closes, you can continue bidding! There are some rules, however. First, all participants must be present when the bell rings—and they must be actively bidding, in writing, on the bid sheet.
During a bid-off, you can continue writing bids after the bell until only one bidder remains. At that time, one of our heart hawker volunteers (wearing a fabulous hat or feather boa) will circle the highest bid and the sale is final. Once a heart hawker has circled the highest bid, the bidding cannot be reopened for any reason. Minimum bid increments are $20.
If you have any questions at the event, our heart hawker volunteers can answer your questions about bid-offs.
Preview Week . The artwork will be on display during business hours in the Memphis College of Art main gallery from Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14. Preview week is free and open to the public. Volunteers will be on hand to provide information about artists, assist with bidder registration and help with early bidding.
Sponsorship. You can help a hurting child find hope and healing by becoming a Works of Heart sponsor. There are several levels of sponsorship available. All levels include listing your individual or company name on signage, t-shirt and on the Memphis CAC website. Contact Su at shartline [at] memphiscac [dot] org or 901.888.4359 for sponsorship information or check out our sponsorship information sheet.
Artists. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Works of Heart artist, please review our submission guidelines. Our Works of Heart artists are some of the Memphis CAC's most important donors.
Social Media.Artists are delivering their Works of Heart daily. Visit our Facebook album for a sneak peek of the art and artists. You can see photos of the 2019 artwork and the event on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.