Bridgette Mayer Gallery Announces Converge: 9th Benefit Exhibition, Supporting HelpUsAdopt.org and the Dina Wind Art Foundation

Philadelphia, PA – April 23, 2024. Bridgette Mayer Gallery is proud to announce the return of its Benefit Exhibition this summer with Converge, on view from Tuesday, June 11 to Saturday, August 3 at Bridgette Mayer Gallery. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 13 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. Gallery Owner Bridgette Mayer has been curating and hosting Benefit Exhibitions biannually since 2007 as an opportunity to showcase more artists and give back to nonprofits in the Philadelphia community through art. This 9th Benefit Exhibition will be in support of two local nonprofit organizations. HelpUsAdopt.org is a New York-based, national financial grant program that helps families with the cost of adoptions. The Dina Wind Art Foundation is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that helps to create opportunities for women artists.

Converge will be the largest Benefit Exhibition yet, with almost 300 artists curated from around the world. The title evokes feelings of confluence, uniting people through art, and coming together for two special community causes. Selected artists work in a variety of different media – including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and fiber art. Each artist will present their work as a 10 x 10-inch or a 24 x 24-inch panel piece, keeping with the tradition of previous Benefits. Panels will be available for $500 for a 10 x 10-inch panel and $1,000 for a 24 x 24-inch panel, and a portion of proceeds from the exhibition will go directly to HelpUsAdopt.org and the Dina Wind Art Foundation. The Benefit Exhibition provides a rare opportunity for collectors to purchase work by their favorite artist at a fixed price, discover and collect new artists, and give back to the community through our nonprofit partners.

This year, the Gallery is also thrilled to welcome Dr. Brittany Webb, the Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as our esteemed juror. Dr. Webb will award five prizes to participating artists, including a Vault project exhibition at Bridgette Mayer Gallery as the first prize. Award-winners will be announced at the opening event on Thursday, June 13.

 

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Bridgette Mayer Gallery

709 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

June 11 to August 3, 2024

Opening reception:
Thursday, June 13 from 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Small Golden Thread

Small Golden Thread, 10″ x 10″ indigo and watercolor pencil on Rives, mounted on cradled board. Augmented with Artivive App.