Gallery r Benefit

Jan 12, 2012

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Gallery r is open in its new location at 100 College Ave., near the MAG and Village Gate Mall.   

Please consider partnering with us on the 2012 Benefit!
Through your support of Gallery r, RIT’s student operated metro gallery and learning laboratory for the arts, you can positively impact CIAS and increase awareness of your work.   Gallery r has opportunities for all CIAS students, faculty, and alumni to showcase and sell art.
In support of its mission, Gallery r celebrates each spring with an annual benefit.  This year’s event will be held at the Dyer Arts Center, located in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall, home of the National Technical Institute of the Deaf, on the RIT campus. The benefit will be on Thursday, March 29, 2012 - and our Emcee will once again be Norma Holland, morning anchor and reporter at 13Wham News (ABC).
To attend and/or support the benefit, we ask that you please consider one of the following options:   
1.  Donate Art
All donations need to be collected by February 17, 2012 to ensure it is featured in the bidding catalog and our online catalog. We will accept all forms of art (with a minimum value of $50) - computer art, glass, ceramics, wood, sculpture, illustrations, photographs, paintings – whatever your medium and choice.  Donations of art (collected by you) from your private collection are also accepted. You can download the submission form here.
To deliver your art donation in person, please drop it off in the CIAS Dean’s Office located in the Gannett Hall (7B-1075).    
If you live out of town and would like to ship work, please send your donation to:
Debbie Kingsbury, r Benefit
RIT/CIAS Dean’s Office
55 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY  14623
All donating artists will receive a complimentary artist admission pass for themselves and a guest to attend the benefit.  This pass gives you entry to all aspects of the event, except taking home a piece of art.  To take home art, you would need to purchase a patron ticket.  Our patrons truly enjoy meeting the artists who created the piece that they have selected, and we hope you will be able to come enjoy the evening with us. If you have questions, please contact us at 
2.   Buy Tickets and Attend
Each $100 ticket admits two people to the benefit and each pair is guaranteed one (1) piece of art to take home that evening.  All proceeds go to Gallery r for the support and longevity of the gallery and the Art Gallery Management curriculum. 
The evening features outstanding art, gourmet appetizers, music by Lake Effect, and a cash bar. You can make arrangements to purchase tickets by contacting us at
If you are unable to attend or donate artwork, but would like to help support the gallery, you can make a donation by mail to the above address or by phone (585) 475-2733. All donations, no matter their size or medium, make a difference and are greatly appreciated. 
Zerbe Sodervick                                  Lorraine Justice
Director, Gallery r                                Dean, CIAS