When revered North Carolina artist, Curt Butler, was asked about his favorite forum to showcase his work, Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art was on the top of his list. “I used to do six to eight non-gallery shows a year; I now do two or three. I have whittled the number of shows down to the ones that are the best organized, most highly-attended and most successful. Spotlight on Art is all of these and more.” said Butler. Now in its 36th year of connecting Southeastern artists to local collectors, Spotlight on Art will be held January 30th through February 4, 2017, at Trinity School, 4301 Northside Parkway. This six-day market is open to the public each day, with two evening events: Opening Night held on January 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Cocktails & Canvases held on February 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The market, appealing to art aficionados and casual collectors alike, features art from 350 carefully selected artists that include Curt Butler, Peter Block, Isabelle Gautier, to name a few. Artists who have showcased previously at Spotlight on Art include Benny Andrews, Radcliffe Bailey, Howard Finster, Thornton Dial, John McWilliams, Todd Murphy and Robert Rauschenberg – now, well-regarded in national and global art circles. Their work, and that of hundreds more has now been added to fine collections and prestigious museums around the world, including the HIGH Museum of Art, The National Gallery, The Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art.
At 6,000 square feet, Spotlight is organized by the following styles of art: contemporary, folk, home & garden, impressionism, realism, sculpture and pottery and whimsical. In addition, visitors can find a stunning showcase of jewelry, from talented Southeastern designers. While one can certainly find collectible treasures at Spotlight on Art, the variety of styles, work and experience of the artists, offers visitors an opportunity to discover work at varying price points, ranging from $5 to $15,000. What makes Spotlight on Art different from other art galleries and shows is that it is run entirely by a group of parent volunteers. The fundraiser sells $1 million worth of art each year – in just five days. Proceeds benefit The Trinity School, an independent, co-educational school for preschool and elementary age children in Atlanta.
“Spotlight on Art is a special time for our community,” says Kim Musierowicz, Spotlight on Art Chair. “Not only is it an opportunity for collaboration within our school, but it also enables us to connect with the larger Atlanta community and serve as a valuable platform for some really great talent.” Spotlight on Art also provides a venue for the collector to browse an amazing selection and assortment of art in one place. Surrounded by so much creativity and talent, one has an opportunity to discover (and take home) unique finds. “The collectors are the real benefactors of Spotlight on Art,” concluded Curt Butler. “They get a great art selection, all in one place, and get to support such an amazing school and member of our community – all at the same time.” More information on Spotlight on Art can be found at SpotlightOnArt.com