For the Love of Art Aucti...

Visual Art Exchange’s “For the Love of Art” auction and gala celebrates its 29th year at the Raleigh Marriott City Center! Join us February 1st, 2013 at the beautiful Raleigh Marriott City Center for an evening of live music, dinner and exciting bidding as 450 art lovers vie for some of the best art the Triangle has to offer. This event supports VAE’s exhibition, education and outreach programs for artists and students. This event is co-chaired by Kim Duffley and Brad Haynes with honorary chairs Charles Meeker and Dr. Anne McLaurin.


Calling all artists!
The deadline for artwork be considered for awards and the live auction is NOVEMBER 1st! We continue to accept  donations for the silent auction through the middle of January.

All media are welcome. Work is juried for prizes and to select the Live Auction. All artwork is accepted!

Artists: Click here for a donation form!

To be announced!

Important Dates
October 17th-November 1st: bring artwork donations to VAE (309 Martin Street, Raleigh) Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am-4pm. Also on October 17th we will be hosting a launch party at The Borough!

February 1st from 6-11pm: For the Love of Artauction & gala at the Raleigh Marriott City Center (500 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh)

We will happily accept up to two pieces of art from any living artist wanting to support VAE. All artwork will be exhibited and up for auction in either the live or silent auction and work will be juried for prizes. Prior to the gala all artwork will be featured on our gala website:

There are great incentives to donate…

 Exposure! Your work will be seen and potentially purchased by prominent art collectors and corporate sponsors and VIP guests the night of the event.

More exposure! Your name will appear in the auction program.

And even more exposure on the gala web site! We will photograph and exhibit all artwork donations on the gala web site prior to the event to build up excitement and further showcase your talents. The work you donate to the auction represents your skills as an artist to the jurors and the 500 patrons attending the gala so please donate your best work!

Cash Awards! First prize: $300, Second prize: $200, Third prize: $100; three Merit Awards.

Discounted tickets! Donating artists can purchase up to two admissions to the gala at half price.

The official donation form available here and at the gallery. Please deliver your work to VAE October 17th-November 1st.

The event will be held February 1st, 2013 at the beautiful Raleigh Marriott City Center. Besides being our major fundraiser, VAE’s gala brings art lovers together for an evening of networking and exciting bidding as hundreds of guests vie for the best art the Triangle has to offer.  All the proceeds from the auction goes directly to programming and exhibitions for artists

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)