Many thanks to our
Headliner Sponsors from 2015
We hope to see you again in 2016!
2016 Publicity Contest Deadline Extended to July 11!
All artists submitting work(s) for sale at the 10x10 are invited to enter our Publicity Contest. The winning image will be used for our event promotional materials - such as posters, postcards, programs, and local press releases.
New This Year: A Silent Auction for the winning piece and the 2 runners up. The top 3 pieces selected will be auctioned off, with opening bids online and closing the night of the event. Proceeds above and beyond the artists' regular payment amount will directly support our fund-raising. If you wish to opt out of the silent auction, you may do so. Please specify your wished when you submit your Contest entries.
To Enter: The deadline has been extended to July 11. To enter, please email one or two images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate title and medium in your email and whether you'd like to have your piece auctioned.
What is the 10x10?
The 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale, sponsored by Arts Are Elementary is an annual fundraiser for Arts Are Elementary.
Since 2008, the 10x10 event has been enthusiastically supported by artists, art collectors, local sponsors, and community volunteers. To date, the 10x10 Benefit has raised $79,000 for Arts Are Elementary.
When and Where Does the Event Take Place?
EVENT: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine
Parish Hall, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine
Co-Founders: Points of View Artists and Arts Are Elementary
Points of View Artists, a diverse group of Brunswick area artists, is a proud co-founder with Arts Are Elementary of the 10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale. POV chose Arts Are Elementary as its primary community project in 2007 and has steadfastly maintained its support every year. To learn more about Points of View Artists, its members, public gallery space, receptions and more, visit www.povartistsmaine.com
Arts Are Elementary (AAE) is a local nonprofit program founded in 1980 that brings visual artists, writers, and performers into residencies and concerts in the Brunswick elementary schools. The program reaches all children in kindergarten through the 5th grade with a myriad of fun, inspiring opportunities for creative expression.
AAE coordinates the artists' residencies and concerts with the school's curriculum, allowing students explore a wide range of art forms from cultures around the world.
Who Participates in the Event?
- Maine artists
- Art collectors
- Local sponsors and community volunteers
- Businesses offer financial sponsorship to offset the costs of frames and publicity.
- Restaurants provide appetizers for the reception.
- Points of View artists frame artwork.
- Spindleworks artists hang posters.
- Bowdoin College Women's Hockey team prepares the frames and washes glass.
- Brunswick High School students serve at the reception
- Over 50 community volunteers work at the Drop Off, the Reception, Pick Up, and Clean Up.
||"The artwork is amazing, the reception is superb and the company is fabulous!" says Kristi Hatrick, Executive Director of AAE. "We love that the 10x10 has grown into an eagerly anticipated fall event that brings people out for a night of great art and good eats ~ and we welcome the chance to further spread the word about Arts Are Elementary."