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Interstitial Arts Auction

Auction ImageThe Interstitial Arts Foundation is releasing its second collection of Interfictions and is running an auction of jewelry and art inspired by stories in the two collections.

The full press release is below. You can see the current piece being auctioned here and the full schedule here. The auction runs through December 1.

Interfictions 2, the second anthology of new “interstitial” fiction
from the Interstitial Arts Foundation, will be released by Small Beer
Press on November 3rd, 2009. The anthology, edited by acclaimed
authors Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak, further explores the
interstices of genre and form, drawing ever-changing maps of what
literary art can be.

In honor of their first Interfictions anthology, the IAF held a
jewelry auction in the summer of 2007: each piece was inspired by
stories within that pioneering collection, which critics hailed as
“odd, deep, delightful…”. Now, in 2009, the Interstitial Arts
Foundation is crossing their own previously-erected borders and has
opened the auction up to all manner of portable art.

A wide array of artists – dollmakers, painters, jewelry-crafters,
knitters, and more – were invited to create pieces inspired by the
border-crossing works in the first and second Interfictions
anthologies. Through the alchemy of word and imagination and raw
materials they have created over 30 stunning pieces, ranging from an
evocatively alien sculpture by Jane Washburn (inspired by Theodora
Goss’ “Child-Empress of Mars”), an eloquent necklace by SToNZ
(inspired by “Valentines” by Shira Lipkin), complex and exquisite
handmade art books from Wendy Ellertson and Erzebet Yellowboy (of
Papaveria Press), Kate Schaefer’s hat that can be both worn and read,
and many other intriguing pieces that are themselves works of
interstitial art: illustration and handcraft, fine art and
. . . all and none of the above.

The online Interfictions Auction is set to begin on November 1st and
will run through early December. All of these pieces make excellent
holiday gifts. Opening bids will range from $10 – $50, though of
course the value of many is much higher. All proceeds go toward
supporting the Interstitial Arts Foundation and its projects.

To learn more about the auction and see previews of the available
art, please visit

About the Interstitial Arts Foundation:
The IAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study,
support, and promotion of interstitial art: literature, music, visual
and performance art found in the interstices, the places between
categories and genres – art that crosses borders.

For more information about the auction and the IAF or to request
interviews with IAF members and auction artists, please contact:

Mary Kay Kare
IAFAuctions Press Relations

Posted in Computers & Internet November 23rd, 2009 by Chip
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