The Original Coaster Show is back at Gallery 30 South!
This October is the Seventh Anniversary of Matt Kennedy‘s World Famous COASTER SHOW! What started at La Luz de Jesus Gallery as an emergency replacement for a last minute cancellation has blossomed into the show that launched a thousand careers, and for the second year we’ll be hosting it at Gallery 30 South.
This annual event gathers a thousand unique pieces of artwork by hundreds of individual artists, many of whom are making their gallery debut. By placing their work alphabetically and side-by-side with established artists, the egalitarian presentation imbues each piece with an equal opportunity for discovery and acquisition. The maximum possible price of $250 for an individual coaster (with many priced between $25 and $50) and several FREE coasters, allows those with a limited acquisition budget to become legitimate patrons of the arts and even deep collectors without compromising taste, integrity or lifestyle.
We allow patrons to purchase full sets of any artist’s coasters during our pre-opening preview term, and when the show opens on Saturday, October 5th, we encourage collectors to mix-and-match or by individual pieces.
This year we will feature 1000 new, unique, artisanal coasters, and an exciting juried competition for a chance to win an original Mark Ryden Coaster–not a printed piece, but a hand-painted, original artwork!