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Annual Art Exhibition and Auction

  • Affirmation Arts Studio 523 W 37th St New York, NY 10018 (map)

Anyone Can Fly Foundation's 16th Annual auction on November 8, 2017

The Foundation was founded by artist, Faith Ringgold in 1999 with a mission to expand the art establishment's canon to include artists of the African Diaspora and to introduce the Great Masters of African American Art and their art traditions to children and adult audiences.

In 2002, we celebrated our 501c3 status with our 1st Annual Art Exhibit & Auction hosted by the ACA Galleries, helping us to fundraise and further art programs and award giving.

Purchase your early-bird tickets, right now discounted at $35.00, and come on out and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, drinks and desserts. The donation will increase to $40.00 September 30th.

2017 Anyone Can Fly Foundation Auction Tickets

We are a 501c3 charitable organization supported by people devoted to the visual arts.


Auction 2017 Call for Artwork

Call for Artwork
Theme: Ancestors

Dear Artists,
Faith Ringgold has selected the theme of "Ancestors" for this years auction.

Themed art works should be ; original (no copies or prints) 2-D,  8x10 and unframed. We ask that themed art works are a 100% donation. The themed artwork will be included in a silent auction with a starting bid of $45.00 and will not be returned to the artist (unless the artist comes to collect the work after the auction). Use the themed form for this type of donation. The deadline for submission of all work is, Thursday, Oct 26, 2017.

We want your beautiful original art too your work that is not related to the theme too. Works not related to the theme should be, original, 2-D, 36 x 48 or smaller.  Please use the general donations form for this kind of a donation. The artist is responsible for shipping, pick-up, etc. The proceeds from the sale works will be shared with you (50%) on a general non-themed donation if you make that request on your form (your option). 

Send the actual work as soon as you are ready but no later than Oct 26, 2017.  Label every art work and include a hard copy of the donation form. In addition please email jpeg and a digital copy of a donation form for each work submitted to Send art to:  Barbara Wallace at 10 West  135th Street, 11-S New York NY 10037. Please let us know that you've sent the art so we can watch for it and so that we can confirm receipt.

Option 2: Drop off art work to Grace at 345 West 145th Street  New York, NY 10031 on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  Call to set up and confirm drop off.  My cell number is 858 735-0687.

Thank you for your generous support.


Faith Ringgold and Grace Matthews

Anyone Can Fly Foundation Annual Auction Event
Auction date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Location: Affirmation Arts Studio
523 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018
Entry Deadline: October 26, 2017Drop off date: October 26, 2017
$40 donation at the door but participating artists enter free


General/Artist donation form (pdf) 2017
Themed/Artist donation form/(pdf) 2017

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