Virtual Off The Wall 2020

October 23–28, 2020
Off The Wall is going virtual!

 

Shop your heart out at this special art sale presented by the Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum from the comfort of your own home or backyard. The online sale runs October 23–28 and features works by artists from throughout Inland Southern California. It is a rare opportunity to purchase original art at VERY reasonable prices ($100, $200, $300, or $400). This is a great chance for new collectors and for seasoned collectors alike. 

 

The exclusive opening event will offer a fun emceed virtual tour of the gallery and other engaging programming. Become a sponsor to get special early access to purchase your must-have piece before someone else snags it. Top sponsors will also receive food and beverages delivered to your home the evening  of the sale.

 

Virtual Off the Wall 2020 is a fundraiser for RAM by the Art Alliance, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the museum that hosts many events throughout the year to keep art alive in Riverside. 

Call for Artists, Save the Date(s)!


Off the Wall returns to Riverside this October. We hope that you will participate again and we look forward to providing you with a great opportunity to showcase and sell your work, as well as support the Riverside Art Museum (RAM). This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are planning a Virtual Exhibition and Online Sale. The virtual exhibition opening event and sale will be on October 23, 2020, but we will need your art early in order to take professional pictures. 

 

Our 2018 sales were a great success. We sold over $25,000 worth of art in one evening. This year, we expect that your art will be viewed by thousands of people and potential purchasers via the virtual platform during the exhibition/sale period of October 23–28. The Art Alliance and RAM will be promoting the sale. 
 

There are a few important things that we want you to know: 

  1. Due to time and technology limitations, we cannot guarantee that all your art will be displayed the night of the exhibition opening event and sale.

  2. The Art Alliance reserves the right not to exhibit and/or sell any art that is not deemed suitable for an online exhibit and sale.

  3. If you are currently a RAM member, you may submit up to four pieces of original art. All pieces must be priced at $100, $200, $300, or $400, and must be “ready to hang”. At least one piece must be priced at $100. 

  4. If you are not currently a member of RAM, you may submit up to two pieces of original art. At least one piece must be priced at $100. If you would like to become a member, click here.

  5. Due to required physical distancing and to facilitate the art-intake process, we would appreciate if you would submit your paperwork via online form in advance of dropping off your artwork. Alternatively, you can download, print, and fill out the required forms in advance: the artist’s agreement and receipt, art tag(s) for each submitted artwork, and the COVID-19 OTW Guidelines, and bring all paperwork with you when dropping off your artwork. It is important that you print legibly. If you do not have a website but would like potential purchasers to have your email address, please write it on the website line on the art tag; otherwise, leave it blank. 

  6. The Art Alliance will have a professional photographer take a picture of your art. Make sure your art is “hanging ready” with solid cable or bracket(s). Frames need to be in good condition and secure. Non-glare glass is preferable for mixed media or watercolor. As we will be selling online, some purchasers may not be local and might ask us to ship the art to them, so we would recommend less glass and offering some smaller paintings to facilitate shipping. Glass art will not be available for shipping.

  7. Shipping shall be paid by the purchaser.

 

As in past years, artists receive 50% of the price of the artwork sold.

The important dates for you to be aware of are:

  • Art Intake*: 

    • Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 

    • Friday, October 2, 2020, 2 p.m.–6 p.m. 

    • Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 

  • Virtual Exhibition Opening and Sale: 

    • Friday, October 23, 2020, time to be determined 

  • Art Pick Up*: 

    • Thursday, October 29, 2020, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.

    • Friday, October 30, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    • Saturday, October 31, 2020, 9 a.m.–noon

 

* Please do not come to the museum for art drop off or pick up if:

 

  • You have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms;

  • You have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days:

    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

  • You have been told to self-isolate by a Public Health or medical professional.

 

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please visit the CDC’s website for more info.

While at the museum for art intake or pick up, please:

  • Wear your mask so it covers your nose and mouth.

  • Maintain a physical distance of six feet between yourself and others as much as possible.

Please contact Emmanuelle Reynolds, frenchconnection1231@gmail.com (951-538-5212) or Tami Fleming Maio, Tami@westcoe.com (951-318-5363), if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Become a Sponsor!

 

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Opening Event Tickets

 

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Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum   3425 Mission Inn Avenue    Riverside, CA  92501    (951) 684-7111