Holiday Shopping's Never Been This Hot. Studio Saturday. With a Fire Sale. Yep.
JOIN ME IN THE STUDIO on an INSTAGRAM LIVE POST.
And...there will be a live auction and a burning of artwork that doesn't sell. What?!
YEP, THIS IS A FIRE SALE, for real.
Here’s the scoop.
I’ve been at this art making business for a good 35 years now. Some of my work I’ve sold, some is in collections and a lot of it, well… it’s still in the studio. It’s in boxes, on shelves, in cubbies and leaning against the walls. That’s been the case for years. Much of this work has been moved from one studio to the next. Some has been exhibited, some has won awards, and some has never been seen by anyone but me.
So, on Saturday, December 12th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, EST, I’m going to host a live auction on Instagram. I’ll show a piece of art, say a wee bit about it, and then start the bidding. If the piece sells, great! I’ll mail it out to whoever buys it. If the piece doesn’t sell, then it gets burned. Yep, tossed right in the fire pit to go up in smoke.
How do I do that? I’m frequently telling my students that our art is not precious. We are not “lucky” to make a good piece of art; the result comes from training, skills, attention and practice. If I make something good one day, and I burn it the next, that’s ok. There’s more where that came from.
I expect that this will clear the way for new work and perhaps garner some funds for the next project that is yet to be revealed.
If you want to visit the studio in a social distancing way, then call 864-423-8728 for an appointment.
Or go to my insta @eppcarter and I'll be live where you can say hello and bid on art.
Or watch it burn.
(And my elves and I will do our best to deliver in time for December 25th.)