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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Space Case Closing Weekend, Susan Carr Solo Opening, Fundraising continues...

Space Case installation view featuring Chloë Shupe, April Childers, Hilary McWilliams, Jodi Hays, and David Onri Anderson. 

Hello friends!

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and sane these days. We haven’t written in a while and have some updates for you!

Thanks to your boundless generosity, LABspace has been able to support artists we love, and to help raise money for some great organizations throughout this uncertain and stressful time.

YOU— our thriving community of artists and art lovers— have collectively raised over $7600 for Black Visions CollectiveThe Loveland FoundationBlack Women’s BlueprintTrans Justice Funding Project, and more inspiring funds that make a positive impact every day. We have been thrilled to help facilitate these donations through artwork sales on our LABspace Instagram page, and we continue to do so. We hope to reach $10,000 in donations, details below on how to support this goal. Thank you all so much for the love that you have shown!

Also thanks to you, our initial LABspace fundraiser has successfully carried us through months of being closed. We are beyond thrilled to be able to move forward with our IRL gallery programming!

Up next, we invite you to please visit us for the Closing Weekend of Space Case, Sat & Sun Aug 1st & 2nd, 1-5pm. We have halted commissions for the remainder of this show, so all new sales are at 50% listed prices, to be paid directly to the artists. There are still many gems yet to be claimed!

And please Save-the-Date for our opening weekend of Susan Carr’s solo exhibition, In My Room, Saturday and Sunday September 12th & 13th, 1-5pm. We can’t wait to share Sue’s new work with you! Please message us if you’d like to receive a PDF Preview.

Thank you, dear friends! Please be safe out there. We look forward to seeing you all SOON.

Sending love to you and yours,
xo Julie & Ellen 


Next up at LABspace: 


1. Space Case closing,
2. Susan Carr opening,
3. Fundraising for great causes continues.

Allyson Mellberg Taylor in Space Case, featured on Karlyn Benson’s Art Valley blog. Click photo to read the backstory of Space Case, and to subscribe to this great new resource for art in the area.

1. Space Case Closing Weekend: Sat & Sun, Aug 1st & 2nd, 1-5pm. Last chance to see this joyous celebration of artist-run exhibition spaces throughout VA, NC & TN. We have halted commissions for the remainder of this show, so all new sales are at 50% listed prices, to be paid directly to the artists.

Collectors are welcome to pick up their acquisitions anytime during these hours. If you are unavailable this weekend, please message us to visit another time. Thank you! 

HUGE THANKS to Karlyn Benson for featuring Space Case on her Art Valley blogClick photo above to read the backstory of how this show came to be!

Susan Carr, Young Susan as Aunt Lou, 2020, oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches. Message us for a PDF Preview of Susan's upcoming solo exhibition. 

2. Opening weekend of Susan Carr’s solo exhibition In My Room, Saturday & Sunday, Sept 12th & 13th, 1-5pm. Please save the date! We look forward to welcoming guests for masked, limited capacity visits during gallery hours to view this installation of nearly 100 new works that Susan has made this past year. Message us to receive a PDF preview of her paintings, painted wood sculptures, ceramics, and soft sculptures. We are so thankful to Susan for her patience while we replanned and rescheduled her exhibition, originally intended for this past spring. We. Can’t. Wait.

Ian Myers, snood, egg tempera on panel, 8 x 6 inches, 2020, $300 (+ $10 shipping). 100% proceeds to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

3. Fundraising for great causes continues on InstagramPlease follow us there, and scroll below to view a sampling of available works. We are so indebted to all the artists who have donated 100% proceeds to these phenomenal organizations, and to you fellow artists and art lovers who continue to collect and support this endeavor. Our total donations have now surpassed $7600. Please take a look and help us reach $10,000! We will continue posting new works on our LABspace Instagram each week. Please message us to claim artwork featured here. Thank you, friends!

Cynthia Mason, Black Hole, 2019, linen, porcelain, shredded documents, black velvet, apoxie, oil, ink, graphite, thread, grommet, 10 x 10 x 1.5 inches, $300 (shipping included). 100% proceeds to The Okra Project.

Jennifer Coates, 3 figures 4 deer, 2020, gouache and colored pencil on paper, 8 x 10 inches, $400 (+ 10 shipping). 100% proceeds to The Okra Project.
Berly Brown, Diamond Time, 2020, oil, acrylic, pumice, and glass beads on canvas, 14 x 11 x 1 inches, $350 (+ shipping) or free drop-off within capital region. 100% proceeds to Black Women’s Blueprint.

Seth Koen, 1993, 2020, wood, 7 x 9 x 5 inches, $1000 (+ shipping). 100% proceeds to Black Women’s Blueprint.

Carol Retsch Bogart, Woven Matrix, 2019, thread, paper pulp, wax, 13 x 13 inches in maple floater frame, $295 (shipping included). 100% proceeds to Black Women’s Blueprint.

Elisa Soliven, Untitled, Pair, 2020, oil pastel on paper, 9 x 12 inches, $150 (+ shipping). 100% proceeds to the Justice for Breonna Taylor gofundme.

Chieko Murasugi, Little Watershed, 2020, mixed media including arches paper, acrylic, ink, cotton kimono fabric, nori (dried seaweed), cheesecloth, and rabbit skin glue, 22 x 15 x 4 inches, $300 (+ shipping). 100% proceeds to The Loveland Foundation.

Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres, Moon Broom, 2018, acrylic, color pencil, and collage on panel, 12 x 12 inches, $300 (local pick-up/drop-off, or shipping included). 100% proceeds to Therapy for Black Girls.

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