The Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) will hold a Vintage Print Pop-Up, an online auction with nearly 100 rare and vintage prints from the 1950s to 1980s — including limited edition pieces by LeRoy Neiman.
The body of work available for bid includes a private collection of vintage prints and posters from an anonymous donor.
The prints will be on exhibit Sept. 8-30 in the Featured Artist Room of the SOBA gallery. Bidding starts at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 and will last until 7 p.m. Sept. 30 online at bit.ly/SOBAauction.
The winning bids will be available for pick up Oct. 1-3 at the Center for Creative Arts, located next door to the art gallery on Church Street.
“This is a great opportunity to support a local business while having some Bluffton style fun,” said Mary Ann Burgeson, president of SOBA.
The proceeds from the auction will benefit SOBA’s continued mission to promote a stimulating community environment for the visual arts and to assist area students and artists in enhancing their artistic abilities.
The community can view the artwork in person during an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at SOBA’s Center for Creative Arts and gallery in Old Town Bluffton. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors must wear masks and to spread out by walking outside and around the two buildings. Live music, a food truck and beer and wine will be available.
For more information, call 843-757-6586 or visit sobagallery.com.