Union Gallery Announces New Fundraiser Name: SIDE BY SIDE

November 1, 2023


Union Gallery has given its major fundraiser, previously known as Cézanne’s Closet, a new name and made some big exciting changes!

For many years, the fundraiser has featured the work of student and professional artists alike in an exhibition and lottery-style draw. Given that students and professional artists share space in all that UG does, and share walls in this annual salon-style exhibition, UG is giving its fundraiser a fresh new name: side by side. 

Artists generously donate their work to support Union year after year, which meaningfully contributes to its operations, Union Gallery wrote in a statement. While keeping the lottery-style approach to its ticketed event, UG expressed that it feels strongly that it is time to introduce a way for its artists to earn some revenue, too. 

This change will introduce a tiered ticket system at two price points: $100 or $200. Artwork values will be set by the artists, who will be invited to donate 1 artwork at 100% value and encouraged to submit up to 4 additional works with the option of donating 50% or 100% of the value of each. Ticket holders will then make their selection from the pool of artworks corresponding to their ticket value.

Union Gallery expressed excitement to implement this change and introduce side by side as the fundraiser for all to love with more to give to the artists. 

Artwork Submissions Open: November 1, 2023 at 11am
Artwork Submissions Deadline: November 15, 2023
Ticket sales launch: December 12, 2023
Fundraiser Exhibition at Union Gallery: January 16–February 10, 2023
Live Ticketed Event (Virtual): February 10, 2023, 7pm-10pm EST