The Larson Gallery Guild is a non-profit organization that provides the support to maintain this wonderful gallery and sponsored an exciting fundraiser called Figuratively Speaking. The Gallery Director, Carol Hassen, purchased 100 13-inch wooden articulated mannequins and gave them to artists from Washington, Oregon, and California. Artists were challenged to transform their mannequin into a creative and unique work of art. These amazing mannequins were auctioned off with all proceeds supporting the art and educational programs in the Larson Gallery.
The auction was held Sunday, February 27, 2005
From the website:
View the mannequins on this website, see link below. If you find one that interests you, click for more information to find out the title, artist, and something about the piece.
Ten mannequins were selected for Ebay auction which began February 17th, 2005. The mannequins chosen to be on Ebay were selected to emphasize the variety being offered. The Ebay site had a link to the gallery website for viewing the complete set of 108 mannequins. On Sunday, February 27th, one of the 10 mannequins closed every 15 minutes from 2:30 to 5 pm.
Mannequins on display and available for silent bidding:
All mannequins were on display in the Larson Gallery and open to the public from February 23 through 26 from 10 am to 5 pm. Silent bids were made during this time and all bidding closed at various times on Sunday, February 27th.
AUCTION EVENT – Sunday, February 27, 2005, 2 – 6 pm – In the Larson Gallery
The Larson Gallery became a lively Paris street and the auction included live, silent, Ebay and telephone bidding on Sunday, February 27, 2005, from 2 to 6 pm. One live auction and four silent auctions were spaced out during the event. A $15 admission at the door included wine and refreshments.
Completed mannequins, photographed by Rob Prout, are shown 12 to a page. You may click on any image to find out more about the mannequin, and view an enlarged photo. You may also browse larger images in this mode. To view artist’s mannequins click here.