Falling under the organizational auspices of MOCAD’s New Wave committee, the event is “geared toward young professionals in the 25-45 [age] range,” said Education Associate Augusta Morrison, who heads the committee. “The Monster Drawing Rally works with a lot of emerging and established artists in the community. With New Wave members being involved with the arts, they have connections and relationships with the artists–it just makes sense.”
This year’s New Wave committee includes Jennifer Junkermeier–one part of the Knight Arts Challenge-winning Infinite Mile team–who co-coordinated the efforts of more than 20 volunteers to keep things running smoothly during the fast-paced fundraiser. Volunteers spent the evening running between the sales wall and the individual drawing stations of 70-plus artists (including this blogger), who each donated an hour of their time to create original works of art that would be sold to support MOCAD’s ongoing programming.