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Art Hound Picks from The Cheaper Show #9

Thursday, June 24, 2010 · 3 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about this Saturday’s The Cheaper Show #9 (correction: it’s #9 not 8. Thanks, JC!) in Vancouver, and admittedly it seems pretty damn awesome. The show, now in it’s eighth year, is a one-night extravaganza selling 400 works by 200 artists for $200 each. In an interesting twist guests are limited to 3 purchases each. Makes sense – otherwise you’d likely end up with a few people buying up a lot of the art at $200 a pop. According to the show’s website people started lining up seven hours before the opening last year!!! I only wish I could be there!

If I WERE going to The Cheaper Show, these are the artists’ booths I would hit up. Just don’t make me pick only three!

1. Anders Oinonen …..2. Collin Johanson

3. Crystal Aurora         4. Fiona Ackerman

5. Fiona Smyth ………6. Heather Braun-Dahl

7. Jaret Penner ………8. Jason Jagel

9. Jessica Bell ………10. Martin Thacker

11. Natalie Moor         12. Sara Araujo-Salas

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 the jealous curator // Jun 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    nice picks kate! i’m lucky enough to be in vancouver for the show this weekend, and it’s even better in person, as it seems like most of the artists have created new work specifically for the show. i have my fav but i’m not telling who it is… i want to be first in line for his… or her… work ; )
    i’ll let you know if i got it or not!
    p.s i think it’s their 9th year

  • 2 Kate // Jun 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    that’s fantastic! yes, please let me know if you’re successful. i was thinking… if the show is THIS popular maybe next year they could allow artists three or even FOUR pieces each, instead of two? No matter what it’s great publicity for the artists but still $400 only takes you so far…

    (and thanks for the correction! totally missed that one!)

  • 3 Artist Crush: Jessica Bell // Jul 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    […] Bell was one of my picks from the Cheaper Show #9*, but I’m featuring her again because her simple but stunning work […]

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