September 19, 2001
The 150 x 150 dervives its name from the fact that 150 works of art are donated (100%) by artists to benefit the non-profit Gallery @ Green Street. The work is then exchanged for a $150 donation given by the first person to grab the red tag beside the work when the doors open. All work is on a first come first served basis and the participants line up for hours to get a shot at the work they want most. The event features the famous, almost famous and soon to be famous. Many of the artists who have donated work also stand in line to grab work by other artists -- helping the gallery twice! We have fun and put art in the hands and homes of many artists, established collectors, an d new collectors. Green Street helps make "purchasing" art accesible too - and we want to thank all of the artists and participants for another sucessful year in our wonderful subway home.
Here is how it works: The artist donates 100% of the artwork to the non-profit gallery, receives a charitable tax deduction receipt for $150.00 ( even though the work is worth much more) and all the work is hung in the gallery salon style for a preview of about a week. Then at "High Noon" on Saturday the 22 of September we open the doors for the "Mad Dash". The event is first come first served, people line up at both doors for the best shot at getting the work(s) they want to purchase for $150.00 each. Tags attached to the label of each work are the ticket to purchasing the work - pull the tag and then you can go to the cashier and purchase the work(s) you picked - if the tag is gone run to your second choice...The work will remain up until the end of the next week when it will be available for pick up.Work will be on sale even after the "Mad Dash" during exhibit hours until all the work is sold. ( continued below)
The event will be moved forward to September this year to keep it from conflicting with other fund raising events (like the December sale) and to take advantage of the Open Studios event in Jamaica Plain. Open Studios are Sept. the 22 and 23 from 11 - 6 pm. Last year 800 people walked through our space during the weekend event and we think they would be excited by the chance to see so many talented artists on display at one time. I also think the people who have lined up for hours every year for this "Mad Dash" will be glad to have the temperature over 10 degrees for a change ( no more snowsuits!).