Art Prize valued at $ 42,000 – browngrotta arts and UncommonGood Fundraiser in support of breast cancer research


Lia Cook, Spatial Ikat III-2, 1976 (Photo by Tom Grotta)

Coming from a pivotal period in Lia Cook’s career, the work combines the masterful technique and the sensory experience of the viewer for which Cook is celebrated. – Tom Grotta, co-curator at browngrotta arts

brown cave arts is pleased to announce its Art for a Cause 2021 project – a charity raffle opportunity in partnership with UncommonGood to win a museum-quality work by renowned Californian textile artist Lia Cook, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Alliance .

The prize includes Spatial Ikat III-2, 1976, (rayon, cotton; woven, 72 “x 48”) valued at $ 35,000, a virtual encounter with the artist and a monograph Lia Cook: In the Folds – Works from 1973 – 1997, offered by browngrotta arts. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $ 7,500 from UncommonGood. The draw runs until July 31 on uncommongood.io

Lia cook innovates since the beginning of his artistic career. In 1973, after her graduate studies, she received an invitation to the prestigious International Tapestry Biennial in Lausanne in Switzerland where she exhibited alongside fiber art pioneers Magdalena Abakanowicz and Sheila Hicks. An important work by Cook of this period, Spatial Ikat III-2 is a unique piece designed to “envelop the viewer” by creating the illusion of massive threads moving over each other. Not only has Cook’s work been featured in dozens of exhibitions around the world, but his art can also be found in many museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art.

All donations to UncommonGood’s inaugural event benefit the daily work and guiding mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance. Founded by six women dedicated to improving breast cancer patient outcomes, Breast Cancer Alliance has been a pioneer in the field for 25 years, funding fellowships for innovative breast cancer surgeon research, as well as than providing on-the-ground support to patients. and families affected by the disease today.

browngrotta arts, contemporary textile art dealers for over 30 years, has partnered with UncommonGood, a platform that provides comprehensive software solutions to nonprofits. “We are delighted to partner with UncommonGood in this raffle,” said Rhonda Brown, co-curator of browngrotta arts. “With the tools UncommonGood offers to nonprofits, groups like the Breast Cancer Alliance can engage more donors and dramatically expand their reach.”

“Whether you’re an established art collector, a newbie who wants to start your collection with a major acquisition, or you just love the rippling blues of Spatial Ikat III-2, this 1976 work is a score,” says Tom Grotta, co-curator. with browngrotta arts. “From a seminal period in his career, the work combines masterful technique and the sensory experience of the viewer for which Cook is celebrated.”

Over the past few years, browngrotta arts has coordinated Art for a Cause projects to raise awareness and raise funds to help nonprofit partners. Previous recipients have included the Connecticut Immigrants and Refugees Institute, Our Woven Community, and Ports of Cause. “Our 2021 project offers an opportunity to create new fans for Lia Cook’s work and to benefit a noble cause in the process – an ideal combination,” said Grotta.

About the Breast Council Alliance

The Breast Council Alliance is a national organization that funds innovative research, breast surgery scholarships, regional education, dignified support, and screening for underserved people. For more information visit alliancecancerdusein.org

About UncommonGood

UncommonGood is the champion of the greatest universal good. They simplify nonprofit marketing and fundraising so mission-driven organizations can be more efficient, strategic, and agile in their efforts to effect change. Through custom software, value-driven sweepstakes, branding and storytelling resources, and more, UncommonGood provides nonprofits with ways to raise funds and engage advocates and advocates. allies. By tackling the most common challenges in running impact-driven organizations and giving organizations the tools they need to tackle them, UncommonGood acts as a constant partner and support system for those looking to create impact at scale. Visit uncommongood.io

About browngrotta arts

For over 30 years, browngrotta arts has been advancing the field of contemporary fiber arts by organizing and exhibiting renowned contemporary artists who celebrate the exploration of fiber art techniques and drive the unique possibilities of soft materials. Representing many of the artists who have helped define modern textile art since the 1950s, browngrotta arts reflects the cultivated eye of its directors, husband and wife team, Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown. browngrotta arts has published 50 art catalogs and placed works in private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad, including the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum. The gallery works regularly with architects and interior designers. Visit browngrotta.com

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