An Art Auction Benefiting the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter

2017 Event Information

Fresh StART is the signature fundraising event of the year for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter (NWAWS). It perfectly aligns with the mission and programs of the NWAWS as advocates incorporate art as a therapeutic process to help clients (victims), both adult and children, connect with the emotions they have suppressed as a result of abuse they have suffered. Art is a channel for self-identification and for developing self-awareness and a voice.


Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. – VIP Preview Soiree for Sponsors
7:30 p.m. – Fresh StART General Admission
Location – Record, 104 SW A St., Bentonville, AR

A focus of Fresh StART is the silent auction of professional art submitted by local artists and artisans, and of artwork from the Shelter’s clients.Your consideration of a submitting artwork to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter is greatly appreciate. The deadline for work submitted for the silent auction is Friday, September 29th.

All 2-Dimensional media will be accepted including, but not limited to, painting media, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. 2-D fine art must be framed and ready to hang or unframed with matting and backing board and shrink-wrapped. Unframed works on canvas are acceptable if they are canvas panels or the wrap-around canvas type (gallery wrap). Artworks must be dry when submitted.

3-D fine art may include pottery, art glass, fiber, jewelry, wood, metal, mixed media, and sculpture.

Art should be an original piece, handcrafted by the donating artist. No reproduction art, please.  Prints will be accepted if they are signed and numbered.

We will accept all art themes. (Razorback-themed art has been popular at this event in the past.)