To say that 2020 has been a crazy year is an understatement! For many artists, the expectations of a prosperous year run high. With gallery shows scheduled, exhibits planned, art festivals and pop-up shops on the books, the year ahead was shaping up to be a busy one.
Then the Covid-19 pandemic came out of nowhere. Shows and exhibits were postponed, then cancelled. Art Galleries were closed indefinitely. Businesses shut down and we were instructed to stay at home! And as a result, artists' earning potential came to a virtual standstill.
The Pre•ten•tious Collector ™ is the love child of Dee Aurandt, an artist from Athens, Ga. It was conceived and born out of the need to help the artistic community during these challenging times as well as provide value and beauty to others.
Our very first art show was held on September 24-25th, 2020 in the beautiful home of a local artist, Lana Mitchell. We cannot express how thrilled we were with the success of this show. We had over 700 pieces of original art available from 28 different artists. And despite the horrible weather, we sold over $38,000 in art, both in person and online! The Pre•ten•tious Collector™ will live on with art shows held twice a year, one in the spring and one in the fall.
Our 2021 Spring Art Show is going on the road and will be held in the beautiful home of another artist in Suwannee, Ga. The dates are set for May 13th-15th.
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