The Wilton gallery browngrotta arts has created an Art for a Cause 2021 project — a charitable sweepstakes opportunity in partnership with UncommonGood to win a museum-quality work by renowned California textile artist Lia Cook, with proceeds to benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance.
The prize includes Spatial Ikat III-2, 1976, (rayon, cotton; woven, 72″ x 48″) valued at $35,0000; a virtual meeting with the artist; and a monograph Lia Cook: In the Folds — Works from 1973-1997, donated by browngrotta arts. High-resolution images of the work can be found online. The winner will also receive a $7,500 cash prize from UncommonGood. The sweepstake runs through Saturday, July 31 on the UncommonGood website.
Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta are the owners and co-curators at browngrotta arts. They say that the artist has been a fiber art innovator since the outset of her artistic career. In 1973, following graduate school, she received an invitation to the prestigious International Lausanne Tapestry Biennial in Switzerland where she exhibited with fiber art trailblazers Magdalena Abakanowicz and Sheila Hicks. Spatial Ikat III-2, 1976 is an important work by Cook from that period.
“Whether you are an established art collector, a novice who wants to start your collection with a major acquisition or you just love the undulating blues of Spatial Ikat III-2, this 1976 work is a score,” Grotta said. “From a seminal period of her career, the work combines the masterful technique and sensory viewer experience for which Cook is celebrated.”
Interested participants can enter by purchasing as many entries as desired, with proceeds from each purchased entry benefitting the Breast Cancer Alliance ($10 for 100 entries, $25 for 250 entries, and $50 for 500 entries). The winner will be selected at random and notified by email no later than Aug. 7, 2021.