OCC Announces Oxford Fine Arts 2020 Goes Virtual

The show will go on – online!  With the coronavirus pandemic, the Oxford Community Center faced the decision of either cancelling the show or adapting to create community online, and OCC chose the latter. In an effort to bring artists and their incredible original work into the lives and homes of art enthusiasts and supporters, OCC built a Virtual exhibit and sales show.
In its 36th year, Oxford Fine Arts celebrates artists from around the Mid-Atlantic.  This year the juror was Alan Brock. Alan is an artist, an architect, fine art collector, and art dealer. Alan selected forty-four artists with 36% new to the festival. From this juried, accepted list, forty of the artists were able to participate in the Virtual Art Show. Visit the “meet the artists” page on the oxfordcc.org website to learn more about each of them.
The Oxford Community Center’s Virtual Show opens on Friday, May 15th with the Exclusive Preview.  All preview ticket holders will receive a private code to enjoy a first look at the full exhibit and entrance into the online marketplace. The marketplace will be open to those private code holders from noon to midnight Friday. They get the first opportunity to buy the art!  The Exclusive Preview Ticket is available now on oxfordcc.org. This ticket also includes passage to a cocktail party when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. We will celebrate together in person and share stories of the wonderful art bought from the comfort of your homes.
The exhibit opens to the public via the oxcfordcc.org website Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th.  On Sunday the raffle winners will be announced at 5:00 pm and the show is closed. The raffle items will be added to the website as soon as we receive them from the artists, so keep checking the site!  The raffle art is visible on the “meet the artists” page on the OCC website and in the digital program book. Just find the raffle item you want and buy raffle tickets shown on the participating artists page. All raffle proceeds from Oxford Fine Arts support the Community Center’s programs, geared for all ages.
Oxford Fine Arts 2020 VIRTUAL exhibit and sales hours: Friday, May 15th, 12:00 noon – Midnight – PRIVATE PASSWORD EVENT, $80.  All $80 ticket holders, sponsors, advertisers and patrons are included in a future physical party with open bar and wonderful food, date to be determined after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Online Exhibit and Sales Show continues: Saturday, May 16th, 12am–11:59pm and Sunday, May 17th, 12am– 5pm.
The Oxford Fine Arts Show is a tradition born of love for art and artists.  During this time of social distancing, participating in a virtual community is more important than ever. These efforts will help support the artist during a period where many art shows have been canceled and their work needs a platform.  Hopefully, art supporters from far and near will participate in the Virtual Show and remain meaningful supporters of the arts.  It is OCC’s mission to find ways to connect people and utilize our tools to affect social integration. This has been a challenging time for the Center as well with months of cancelled events, so we appreciate your participation in this Show. Stay Healthy – Stay Home – and enjoy beauty in the world – Virtually.
For more information, please visit oxfordcc.org or contact the Oxford Community Center at 410-226-5904, email oxfordcc@verizon.net.  Sign up for OCC’s weekly e-newsletter for additional announcements and updates or like OCC’s Facebook page at Oxford Community Center, Inc. The Community Center is a non-profit 501(c)3. The OCC is always open online at www.oxfordcc.org.