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Holiday Open House Event and Auction

November 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Studio By The Tracks is a nonprofit art studio serving adult artists with autism spectrum disorders and youth experiencing emotional disorders.
• INDOOR SALE – Studio By The Tracks artwork, ceramics, prints, ceramics, cards, apparel, masks, pillows, tote bags, jewelry, and much much more. Masks req’d.
• OUTDOOR MARKET – featuring 15 local art vendors and food! See full list of vendors at the bottom of this event page. Masks req’d.
• ONLINE ART AUCTION – 35 works from donating artists! The auction will be accessible through our website at 9am cdt, November 21st. Auction will close 8pm cdt, november 22nd
In Person Events: November 21st from 9-4pm
Online Auction: November 21st from 9am cdt until 8pm cdt, november 22nd
Studio By The Tracks is located at 301 20th St S in Irondale, AL (35210) The outdoor and indoor markets will be held at the Studio. The virtual art auction takes place online (www.studiobythetracks.org/holiday).
*How Much*
The markets and virtual auction will be open to everyone for no entry costs!
*More Details*
This year’s Holiday Open House at Studio By The Tracks is more exciting than ever! Not only will you find one of a kind artworks by SBTT Artists and lots of great items like bags, pillows, tees, and more inside, but you can also shop over 15 independent local artists and makers from our community who will be setting up shop outside the Studio. There will also be a virtual art auction component to the sale featuring works from generous donating artists from Birmingham and beyond – all proceeds of which will benefit the Studio.
When the studio and gallery were forced to close earlier this year with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the studio creatively adapted to continue to serve their artists by administering art supplies to their 60+ artists, moving their children’s program curriculum to a remote learning format, checking in with their artists via video chat regularly, and hosting online Web Shows so their artists could continue to receive a revenue stream from art sales. The Studio has reopened in recent weeks, safely meeting in smaller, outdoor groups, and their Studio Artists couldn’t be more excited to share their works at this year’s Holiday Open House and Market.
This November 21st, we welcomes you to our location in Irondale to celebrate art, community, neurodiversity, and the gift giving season.
Can’t show up in person? Our online art auction will be a great option.
Attendees of the Online Silent Art Auction will have the option to view, purchase, and bid on 35 pieces that have been generously donated by independent artists in support of the Studio’s work and mission. Access to the online auction is free of cost. The link to enter the auction will be posted to www.studiobythetracks.org/holiday at 9am on Saturday, November 21st. SBTT Newsletter subscribers will also receive the link via email that morning. The auction will conclude on Sunday, November 22nd at 8pm.
*Vendors for the Outdoor Market*
We will have about 15 vendors selling handmade and boutique items! All local, all special.
As for food and drinks: there will be complimentary coffee from Red Bike Coffee, baked goods for sale by Last Call Baking Co., and local street thai food by Tay-Thai available.
Here’s a list of our outdoor market vendors!
Angela Santiago / Woodlawn Jewelry Co:
Woodlawn Jewelry Co is a Woodlawn based and woman-owned business that sells unique polymer clay earrings and jewelry. Handmade clay jewelry that is hypoallergenic & nickel-free.
Becky Denny / Digs Design:
Digs Design will be selling handmade humorous towels, cards and Pets Are People Too, mixed media animal art by Becky Denny.
Bendyknee Designs:
“One of the things we really strive to do is as Bendyknee is make art as inclusive as possible” They will have linocut prints and polymer clay magnets, incense holders, decorative things, painted flower pots, and more!
Betsy Marks:
Playful and charming watercolor and acrylic paintings.
Charlene Cowden:
Acrylic paintings on stretched canvas and homemade candles!
Darrell Ezekiel:
Darrell Ezekiel creates mixed media assemblages using found objects that he repurposes giving new life to cast-off pieces and overlooked treasures into something visually appealing. By incorporating these found objects with his quirky brightly colored characters a unique species of beings were created that Ezekiel affectionately calls his “Odd Fellows”.
FreeCreation House:
FreeCreation House is the project of two souls who came together to connect with the world and create a better tomorrow. Their roots are grounded in the slogan to Create, Sustain, and Motivate. Create the life you want to live. Sustain that life through natural living. Motivate others to do the same.
FreeCreation House creates and carries limited edition clothing and products aimed at calming the mind + body + and spirit. It is their hope that their products will inspire you to make a difference for yourself and the world around you.
Genie Deason:
“I use several mediums such as: fabric, paper, watercolor, acrylic and consider myself informally trained. I’ve been making art for years, but I’m now giving it more time and experimenting with making tiny paintings, inchies, collages, paper cards, painting wood blocks and then some larger works in acrylic.”
Hampton Stephens:
Hampton is an architect and painter who studied studio art at Washington & Lee and architecture at Georgia Tech. She will be selling some recent abstract and figurative paintings.
Inkquiry/Kendra Poleshek:
Original silkscreen prints and cards. Kendra’s work reflects an inquisitive approach to the world through experiments in ink and paper. This year’s holiday sale features new prints in her Alabama-isms and Neopolitan Treats series.
Merrilee Challiss:
Merrilee is a multi-media artist that works in acrylic paintings and small sculptures.
Natalie Russo Zoghby:
Described as a large scale abstract artist, Natalie Russo Zoghby is inspired by the beauty of the world around her. Water is the most important element in her paintings, which she uses to create the flowing colors embraced in her works.
Wendy Lawless – Pearl’s Goods:
Pearl’s works to promote the employment of people with disabilities and have worked with local nonprofits for over 15 years. They will be selling baked goods — cookies, muffins, lemon bars, local coffee, etc.

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