Artists in the Foothills Focus area and around the United States and Canada are invited to submit up to three pieces of fine art by August 9 to take part in the Creative Connections Fine Art Online Auction Fall 2020, which runs September 20 to September 27.

Artists retain 70% of the purchase price, and 18% will go to support the nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK), feeding those in need due to COVID-19.

It’s the second online fine art auction organized by artist Nancy Breiman of Scottsdale, which resulted in more than $5,000 in art sales in May.

“This is a great opportunity for collectors to find new artists and buy fine art at an affordable price without leaving your home,” Breiman said. “And for the artist, Creative Connections fosters community among the artists and an opportunity for greater exposure and visibility during this pandemic.”

Fine art in all mediums will be accepted with a minimum value of $100, and any maximum value. Up to three pieces of art, with three images each, may be submitted for $15.

Breiman says she started Creative Connections to provide marketing support for fine artists as well as to provide fine art for art collectors. She’s excited to partner with WCK, which was founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, to “use the power of food to heal and strengthen communities through times of crisis and beyond.”

“World Central Kitchen calls itself a ‘team of food first responders,’ mobilizing to get meals to those who need them most,” she explains. “Since the pandemic hit, they’ve been helping hundreds of restaurants and kitchens to feed marginalized and vulnerable communities as well as medical professionals.”

For more on World Central Kitchen, visit wck.org.

Artists may download submission information at creativeconnectionsfineart.com.

For details, email Breiman at nbreiman@gmail.com.