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Outdoor Gallery Auction

All five panels from the Glen Arbor Arts Center’s inaugural Outdoor Gallery exhibition will be available for acquisition beginning April 28, the first day of the GAAC’s Outdoor Gallery Auction. The online auction runs April 28 – 30. . The 5-foot square artworks are reproductions of original, acrylic paintings by Empire artist Mark Mehaffey, winner of the 2020 Outdoor Gallery competition.

The panels are lightweight aluminum finished with a weather-resistant coating. They now hang on the GAAC’s exterior walls, and may be viewed at any time. Proceeds from the auction benefit the GAAC’s Outdoor Gallery project.


There are two ways to purchase during the auction:

  • Buy-It-Now: This option guarantees that you will own the artwork. The Buy-It-Now price is $900/panel.
  • Bid: Bidding begins at $600/panel minimum.

But There’s More

Mark Mehaffey has donated the framed, original painting of Bright Day. It measures 18.5″ square [framed]. The opening minimum bid is $300. The Buy-it-Now price is $450.

Take A Look

You can get nose-to-nose with the Outdoor Gallery panels anytime of the day or night. They’re always on view. The framed version of Bright Day has been temporarily located to the GAAC classroom. Come by anytime during regular business hours to look at it.

The GAAC is open Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm. The GAAC will be on hiatus for exhibition change-over March 26 – April 1.


What Happens Next

The second annual Outdoor Gallery competition deadline was February 25. We’ll be announcing the 2021-2022 winner in late April. Installation of five new panels takes place in May. More details will be found on the GAAC website, GAAC Facebook page, and in future email newsletters.

Read about the history of the GAAC’s Outdoor Gallery project here.


April 28 @ 9:30 am
April 30 @ 1:00 pm
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