Mannequins Plus

Mannequins Plus

We are now looking forward to the forthcoming exhibition called “Mannequins Plus” which opens to the public on October 8th with silent bidding and culminates with a live auction on October 21st from 2 to 6 pm. Artists of all backgrounds are transforming 13-inch artist’s mannequins into creative and unique works of art and then generously donating their work to the Larson Gallery Guild to be auctioned off. Sculptors, painters, fiber artists, jewelers, glass workers, and multi-media artists are involved.

This time around the mannequins have their own two-week exhibit at the Gallery, not just the “drop in and look us over” arrangement of the 2005 event called “Figuratively Speaking.” In early September, the transformed mannequins had started arriving and are temporarily posed on Gallery shelves in the office area.

Admittance to the live auction is $15 and includes wines and refreshments.  All proceeds support the arts and educational programs offered by Larson Gallery.  Completed mannequins, photographed by Gary Miller, are shown on this website. 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. An alphabetical list of contributing artists can be found here. Note cards, with images of the mannequins, are available at the gallery for $2.50.

General admittance is always free during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10am to 5pm.

What: A 2-week exhibition and auction of wooden mannequins
When: Mannequins  on display From October 8 – October 21st.
Where: Larson Gallery
Yakima Valley Community College
S. 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
P.O. Box 22520
Yakima, WA 98907-2520
Tuesday – Sat. 10am – 5pm
509-574-4875

Opens to the public on Sunday, October 8th: 2-5pm
Auction Event:  Saturday,  October 21, 2006
At the Larson Gallery
2 – 6pm

$15.00 admission fee at the door  and includes wine and refreshments
Greeting cards of the mannequins are available.