The 2019 Works of Heart exhibit and auction is Saturday, February 9, 2019. Plans are well underway to bring you another a fabulous event featuring over 100 leading regional artists. Mark your calendars to join us at the Memphis College of Art at Overton Park, 7:00 to 10:00 PM! Tickets are on sale now!
The Memphis College of Art will soon be filled with over 100 gallery-quality heart-themed pieces. Artists Terry Lynn, Juan Rojo, Brooke Sarden and Quantavious “Toonky” Worship are contributing their unique Works of Heart for the first time this year. They are joined by long-time Works of Heart contributors Carroll Todd, Dolph Smith, NJ Woods and many more.
Joe Birch from Action News 5 is returning as Emcee.
General admission tickets are $75 and include complimentary beer, wine and appetizers by Another Roadside Attraction Catering. Or, you may purchase tickets to our exclusive Big Heart Lounge.
Big Heart Lounge guests enjoy cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres in the chic lounge on the main gallery floor. Big Heart Lounge guests also receive a personal work of art created by a Works of Heart artist, a free Works of Heart tee, and other special gifts. The Big Heart Lounge is perfect for impressing that special someone and sells out quickly. Big Heart Lounge tickets are $200.
Preview Week. The artwork will be on display in the Memphis College of Art main gallery Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 8 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Preview week is free and open to the public. Heart sitter volunteers are on hand to provide information about artists and assist with bidder registration and early bidding.
Photos & Social Media. Watch Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for photos of the art as it arrives. You can also see event photos from previous years.
Bid-Offs. At Works of Heart, we have a rather unique aspect to our bidding process. If you and at least one other person are actively bidding on a piece when the section closes, you can continue bidding! There are some rules, however. First, all participants must be present when the bell rings—and they must be actively bidding, in writing, on the bid sheet.
During a bid-off, you can continue writing bids after the bell until only one bidder remains. At that time, one of our heart hawker volunteers (wearing a fabulous hat or feather boa) will circle the highest bid and the sale is final. Once a heart hawker has circled the highest bid, the bidding cannot be reopened for any reason. Minimum bid increments are $20.
If you have any questions at the event, our heart hawker volunteers can answer your questions about bid-offs.
Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers! Works of Heart is a success because of the generous support of our guests, our committed volunteers, and our supporters—not to mention the artists who graciously donate their time and creativity. Their work is absolutely superb. Our hardworking committee, under the leadership of Murray Riss and Sheryl Bowen, are planning an outstanding event for you!
Contact Su Hartline (shartline [at] memphiscac [dot] org) to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how you can help.