FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TUCK STUDIO PRESENTS “OH! OCTOBER!
A CHAIR-ITY AUCTION: ART+ DESIGN = FUNDS
TUCK STUDIO IS PROUD TO ANNOUCE an inaugural fundraiser: this unique event will enlist the talent and support of 17 important visual artists who will each create a piece of artwork on, or using, a white Umbra ‘OH Chair.’ Designed by Canadian Karim Rashid, the ‘OHChair’ has become an icon of contemporary design.
On a night guaranteed to excite art & design lovers alike, all 17 pieces will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation 2015 Give Campaign.
“Having celebrated our three-year anniversary here at Tuck Studio, we decided that, because so many people in the community have supported us, a fundraiser incorporating art and design — two very important components of what we’re about – was the best way to give back to community,” says Judith Mackin, owner of Tuck Studio and the creator of this inaugural fundraiser. “We hope that this year will be the first of many to come and that it will grow in size and scope.”
The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation’s (SJRHF) “The Give 2015” campaign is built upon five main pillars: capital equipment, mental health, research, education, and patient comfort. If you would like to learn more about The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation and their fundraising efforts and goals, please visit sjrhf.ca.
The fundraiser will consist of a reception and a live auction to be held at the Robertson Restaurant at Shadow Lawn Inn in Rothesay, New Brunswick on the evening of October 2nd, 2015. Sales are limited to 150 tickets.
With comedian James Mullinger as master of ceremonies, Tim & Liz Isaac as auctioneers, and the team members of the foundation at the helm, an entertaining, well-attended and worthwhile event is all but guaranteed.
The event will have an obvious appeal to an audience interested in, and with a history of supporting, fine art. A long-time supporter of the arts herself, Mackin is determined to ensure that artists also receive a share of the sales (30% of each sale goes back to the artist). To ensure that the chairs begin at an appropriate level of bidding, there is an opportunity for those interested (first come first served) to underwrite a specific chair for $200.
There will be a viewing of the completed works of chairs online on TUCK Studios’ website as well as their facebook event page prior to the live auction. However, you must be present to bid on the work. Over the course of the next few weeks Tuck Studio will be revealing photos of the individual chairs created by the region’s best artists.
In addition to the 17 artist chairs, there will be some surprise Live Auction items including dinners for six with celebrity mystery chefs.
Tickets can be purchased:
$125 each ($60.00 tax receipt)
On line: sjrhf.ca/oh
you can pick them up:
40 Autumn Street,
Saint John, NB E2K 5R9
All forms of payment are accepted.
For Media inquiries:
Judith Mackin – firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our Facebook event Page: Tuck Studio Presents OH! October!
Follow us on Twitter: @tuckstudio
With sincere appreciation to our sponsors:
Bonfire, Shadow Lawn, InColor Inc.