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The Patrons’s Show Fundraiser 2022 – Information for artists

We Need Your Help!

Donating framed/gallery ready artwork to the Patrons’ Show is a great way help the Art League in an immediate and substantial way. Each donated work is an essential part of the fundraiser. We could not do it without YOU!

We are in great need of framed or gallery-ready works. (We will still accept unframed pieces (very gratefully!!) from those who donate two or more framed works.) However, the more works that come in ready to hang, the quicker we can get the works installed for our patrons to view!

We are accepting donations during our open hours, which are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, noon – 5 pm. For updates on any gallery closing due to winter weather or Covid-19, please check our website. 

The deadline for submitting artworks to be considered for awards is Friday, February 4th. The deadline for submitting artworks to be used in the Patrons’ Show is Wednesday, February 16th. 

Who is eligible to donate artworks?

We will gratefully accept donations from current Exhibiting Artist members, Art League School faculty, and Torpedo Factory Art Center artists. We will also accept donations under certain special circumstances from artists/donors who do not fall into the above categories. Please don’t hesitate to contact the gallery if you have questions about donating artworks!

Announcing the 2022 Artist Awards

Artists who donate to the Patrons’ Show are eligible for the following awards:

Best in Show: $3500
determined by Patrons’ Show judge*

Faculty Award: $2500
determined by Patrons’ Show judge

Torpedo Factory Artist Award: $1000
determined by Patrons’ Show judge

Collector Award: $1000
first artwork chosen/drawn for the evening

Collector Award: $1000
second artwork chosen/drawn for the evening

Collector Award: $1000
third artwork chosen/drawn for the evening

Special Recognition Awards

Geri Gordon Award: $500
awarded to artist chosen in the First Choice Raffle

Brenda B. Kollman Award for 3D Artwork: $500
determined by Patrons’ Show judge

Marian Van Landingham Award: $500
determined by Patrons’ Show judge


The Patrons’ Show is The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year, providing seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the excellent opportunity to acquire high-quality, original fine art at a bargain price while supporting a great non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticketholders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $225 to upwards of thousands of dollars. For information on purchasing tickets, click here. 

In light of continuing restrictions surrounding COVID, we’re keeping a VIRTUAL format so nobody misses out on this perennial favorite! (Works will be installed in the gallery for in-person viewing, beginning in late January.) 

*Patrons’ Show judge TBA!

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