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October 23–28, 2020

Off the Wall is about making original art available at affordable prices for first-time buyers, as well as more seasoned collectors.

To that end, use OTW2020 for a 25% discount at checkout right now!

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Off The Wall is going virtual!

Shop your heart out at this special art sale presented by the Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum from the comfort of your own home or backyard. The online sale runs October 23–28 and features works by artists from throughout Inland Southern California. It is a rare opportunity to purchase original art at VERY reasonable prices ($100, $200, $300, or $400). This is a great chance for new collectors and for seasoned collectors alike. 

The exclusive opening event will offer a fun virtual tour of the gallery and other engaging programming. Become a sponsor to get special early access to purchase your must-have piece before someone else snags it. Top sponsors will also receive refreshments the evening of the sale.

Virtual Off the Wall 2020 is a fundraiser for RAM by the Art Alliance, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the museum that hosts many events throughout the year to keep art alive in Riverside. 

 

Opening Event Tickets

Join us for a fun evening with the artists and fellow art lovers as we open the online sale to Gala ticket holders before it goes live to the general public at 8 a.m. the next day!

This online virtual Gala will happen on Zoom on Friday, October 23, 2020, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Click here to purchase your ticket!

Ticket purchasers! Check your emails for the Zoom link to tonight’s event and the link to the art sales website; the password for the art sales website will be announced during the Zoom event.

FYI for those who purchased art during Off the Wall. First, THANK YOU! Second, you can pick up the art you purchased: 

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 2020, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Shipping is available for out-of-area purchasers (US Mainland Only) at UPS or USPS rates plus $4 handling; we will contact you separately for payment of shipping charges.


 

Become a Sponsor

We are looking for a few great sponsors and want to offer you the opportunity to be a part of this exciting and exclusive event. The Riverside Art Museum is the largest visual arts museum in the Inland Empire and welcomes approximately 50,000 visitors each year. Your sponsorship will allow our museum to keep showing great art in our community and offer educational programs for all ages. 

You can choose to be a Platinum sponsor for $1,000, a Gold sponsor for $500, or a Silver sponsor for $250. With these tax-deductible sponsorships, your name or company name and/or logo will be listed on marketing materials and in social media coverage. The higher your sponsorship, the earlier your access to purchase art before the sale opens to ticket holders the day of the sale. 

To reserve your spot and ensure the most media exposure, we need to hear from you as soon as possible.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions: Emmanuelle Reynolds at frenchconnection1231@gmail.com or Madelyn Warner at madelynwarner@yahoo.com. 

Thank you for your support and best regards! 

“Platinum” for $1,000.

This sponsorship provides you with: 

  • 6 tickets to the Virtual Gala; refreshments for sponsor will be arranged
  • FIRST early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork
  • Your name on RAM and event website, e-vites, and acknowledged during event

“Gold” for $500.

This sponsorship provides you with: 

  • 4 tickets to the Virtual Gala; refreshments for sponsor will be arranged
  • SECOND early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork 
  • Your name on on RAM and event website, e-vites, and acknowledged during event

 “Silver” for $250. 

This sponsorship provides you with: 

  • 2 tickets to the Virtual Gala; refreshments for sponsor will be arranged
  • THIRD early-bird admittance to view and buy artwork 
  • Your name on RAM and event website, e-vites, and acknowledged during event

Riverside Art Museum Tax ID# 95-1904692. Please consult your tax advisor to determine tax deductibility.

Click here to become a sponsor today!


 

Info for Artists

Off the Wall returns to Riverside this October. We hope that you will participate again and we look forward to providing you with a great opportunity to showcase and sell your work, as well as support the Riverside Art Museum (RAM). This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are planning a Virtual Exhibition and Online Sale. The virtual exhibition opening event and sale will be on October 23, 2020, but we will need your art early in order to take professional pictures. 

Our 2018 sales were a great success. We sold over $25,000 worth of art in one evening. This year, we expect that your art will be viewed by thousands of people and potential purchasers via the virtual platform during the exhibition/sale period of October 23–28. The Art Alliance and RAM will be promoting the sale. 

There are a few important things that we want you to know: 

  1. Due to time and technology limitations, we cannot guarantee that all your art will be displayed the night of the exhibition opening event and sale.
  2. The Art Alliance reserves the right not to exhibit and/or sell any art that is not deemed suitable for an online exhibit and sale.
  3. If you are currently a RAM member, you may submit up to four pieces of original art. All pieces must be priced at $100, $200, $300, or $400, and must be “ready to hang”. At least one piece must be priced at $100. 
  4. If you are not currently a member of RAM, you may submit up to two pieces of original art. At least one piece must be priced at $100. If you would like to become a member, click here.
  5. Due to required physical distancing and to facilitate the art-intake process, we would appreciate if you would submit your paperwork via online form in advance of dropping off your artwork. Alternatively, you can download, print, and fill out the required forms in advance: the artist’s agreement and receiptart tag(s) for each submitted artwork, and the COVID-19 OTW Guidelines, and bring all paperwork with you when dropping off your artwork. It is important that you print legibly. If you do not have a website but would like potential purchasers to have your email address, please write it on the website line on the art tag; otherwise, leave it blank. 
  6. The Art Alliance will have a professional photographer take a picture of your art. Make sure your art is “hanging ready” with solid cable or bracket(s). Frames need to be in good condition and secure. Non-glare glass is preferable for mixed media or watercolor. As we will be selling online, some purchasers may not be local and might ask us to ship the art to them, so we would recommend less glass and offering some smaller paintings to facilitate shipping. Glass art will not be available for shipping.
  7. Shipping shall be paid by the purchaser.

As in past years, artists receive 50% of the price of the artwork sold. 

The important dates for you to be aware of are: 

  • Art Intake*: 
    • Thursday, October 1, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
    • Friday, October 2, 2020, 2 p.m.–6 p.m. 
    • Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
  • Virtual Exhibition Opening and Sale: 
    • Friday, October 23, 2020, time to be determined 
  • Art Pick Up*: 
    • Thursday, October 29, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    • Friday, October 30, 2020, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 31, 2020, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

* Please do not come to the museum for art drop off or pick up if:

  • you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms;
  • you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • You have been told to self-isolate by a Public Health or medical professional.

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please visit the CDC’s website for more info.

While at the museum for art intake or pick up, please:

  • wear your mask so it covers your nose and mouth.

  • maintain a physical distance of six feet between yourself and others as much as possible.

Please contact Emmanuelle Reynolds, frenchconnection1231@gmail.com (951-538-5212) or Tami Fleming Maio, Tami@westcoe.com (951-318-5363), if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Jamie & Raul Aballi

Kathy & Gary Christmas

 

Gold Sponsors

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Selina & Philip Bremenstuhl

Kathy & Dave Bocian

Anne & Joseph Deem

Francie & Eric Johnson

Cathy & Steve Morford

Michelle Ouellette

Betty & Walter Parks

Emmanuelle & Morey Reynolds

 

Silver Sponsors

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Kathy & John Allavie

Lucile Arntzen

Kathryn Arthur

Eileen & Stephen Ashwal

Pam & Mark Balys

Bosco Cason

Erin Christmas

Suzy & Gary Clem

Mike Dahdul of La Bodega

Patti & David Funder

Cheryl & Dayton Gilleland

Martha González

Suzanne N. Gray

Adam Guzkowski

Arthur & Peggy Littleworth

Tami & Steve Maio

Sue Mitchell

Dr. Ciriaco "Cid" Pinedo

Patricia Reynolds

Marianne Ronay

Cookie Smith

Patrick Sura of Grapow Riverside

Madelyn Warner

Kathy Wright & Dwight Tate