Installations sought for 24th Annual Art Auction – USA

Every year since 1990, CAP has hosted an art auction and party to raise money to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and provide service to those infected or affected by HIV in the Northwest. Portland’s art community first organized this iconic event and they remain the backbone of the Art Auction today. The event has grown over the past two decades, now encompassing 250 works of art and over 1,000 guests.
The evening included the patron dinner with dinner, live and silent auctions of over 250 juried artworks, and the after party (the grand event) that draws out the very best of the Northwest: the most captivating art, most delicious food and specialty libation and the most fascinating people. Last year, over 1,200 guests – from artists to socialites put on their partying best to help stem the tide of HIV/AIDS.
Additionally, the *Grand Event offered a showcase of more than 225 contemporary artworks in silent auction, unique entertainment, music, hosted wine and beer, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
All funds raised support the vital work of Cascade AIDS Project. Our mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and eliminate HIV/AIDS related stigma.
This event is held at the Portland Memorial Coliseum each year and includes a dynamic installation art program! This year the 24th Annual Art Auction shall be held April 27, 2013. Chroma is currently accepting installation proposals for this program.
These installations will be situated in four areas amid gallery walls on the mezzanine. The spaces dedicated for these works are approximately 30×30 spaces. No attachments to the walls or ceiling. These installations shall be stand-alone. The artist shall provide all materials for the works and must be prepared for installation of the works during a specific window of time. There are both a power source and additional lighting provided by a CAP production vendor, however if the artist would like to obtain their own effect lighting, this can be accomodated.
The works will be surrounded by high grade foot traffic and will be accessible for direct contact and interaction by the public. Installation works which are large in structure and available for public interaction are highly encouraged. These works shall be installed for the night of the event and then must be de-installed that weekend. One special area of need is the entrance to the Memorial Coliseum and the event. The covered promenade provides an excellent opportunity for structures lining both sides of the entrance. This can include moveable and non moveable art this can even include performance. The other areas will be located inside the event on the mezzanine.
Please provide an artist statement, artist documents and a CAD or other schematic as back up with the formal written proposal.
Please send proposals to

For questions call 503-473-7226.
Deadline: 12/15/12 (dec)


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