Doors of Rockford Art Show and Auction Oct. 16 at Katie’s Cup

From press release

Zion Development will host the Ninth Annual Doors of Rockford Art Show and Auction from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at Katie’s Cup Coffeebar and Bookstore, 502 Seventh St.

The juried art show features artworks in a variety of media that reflect the 2010 “Through These Doors” theme as depicted by area artists. Live music and a delicious array of hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants will give all those who attend an evening rich in sights, sounds and flavors.

The Art Show and Auction is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 at Katie’s Cup, and $25 at the door.

The artwork is an impressive collection of 25 paintings for auction with artists reflecting on the theory “Through These Doors.” The artists have shared in paintings their heart-warming memories of Rockford. All works are online for viewing at

Each painting will be auctioned at the fund-raiser Saturday, Oct. 16, at Katie’s Cup. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase works of art depicting local Rockford places and benefiting the community.

The artists and Zion Development share in the selling price, and each artist is guaranteed a minimum of $260 through sponsorship by area local businesses and others.

The art juror, Carmen Armstrong, had her work cut out for her as a “record” number of entries were received. She has selected seven paintings to receive “Awards of Merit,” and one to receive the “Award of Excellence,” which carries with it a cash prize of $750.

In addition, attendees at the event will vote to select one painting to receive the “People’s Choice Award,” which also carries a cash prize of $250.

All eight juried winners will have their artwork featured on attractive note cards and posters available for purchase at the event and for sale at Katie’s Cup.

All funds raised will go to Zion Development to help operate its many projects and programs. Zion Development is a nonprofit Christian community development organization formed as the result of outreach programs at Zion Lutheran Church. Since 1982, Zion Development has invested more than $27 million in housing and economic development projects benefiting thousands of people who live, work, worship and play in the Midtown District.

From the Oct. 13-19, 2010 issue

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