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Registration ends Friday, September 1 at 5:00pm

Please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page


The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation (RVPF) invites area artists to participate in our 2017 fundraiser, Paint for Preservation. Artists can keep up to 70% of the proceeds from the main piece they enter in the auction, as well as a portion of the proceeds from an additional three pieces of artwork or prints. We will jury the top 5 pieces of those entered, to be presented in a live auction during the fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will go to the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation, to aid in our mission of preserving the historic and cultural heritage of the Roanoke Valley.

Each artist will submit a piece depicting one of five historic downtown Roanoke sites (all listed on the reverse of this sheet). A private reception for the artists will be held the week of September 9, when all the art work is due. Paint for Preservation will take place on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Salem Museum, starting at 6:00pm. The night will include a silent and live auction, live music, a cash bar, and light hors d’oeuvres.

 The subject of your main work should be one of the following downtown Roanoke sites:

1. Preston House, Salem

2. Roanoke College, any building, Salem

3. Hollins University, any building, Hollins

4. Crystal Spring Firehouse, Roanoke

5. Life in Grandin Village (any group of buildings, and view)

You may choose any angle of your selected site or any part thereof. Access is from the public right-of-way. The RVPF will arrange up to two dates to access the historic lobby of the Ponce de Leon.

 Artists may submit drawings, paintings, mixed media, watercolors, sculpture, or photographs.

 The maximum size is 36” by 36”. And they should be no more than 40lbs, so it can be safely handled by one person.

 Artwork will be sold at the Paint for Preservation event on Thursday, September 14, 2017, beginning at 6:00pm, in either a silent or live auction. Prior to the event, pieces will be juried to choose the top five for the live auction. We request that artists donate anywhere between 30% to 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their main work to RVPF.

Artwork can be dropped off with an event representative at the Salem Museum during the following times. If none of these are possible for you, please let us know so we can make other arrangements.

1. Wednesday, September 6 between 3-4pm. 

2. Saturday, September 9 between 10am-12pm.

Each artist may also bring up to three additional pieces of artwork or prints, which must adhere to the size specifications, for the silent auction. We request that you also donate a portion of the proceeds from these pieces, the amount to be determined by the artist.

For any questions, please email Erin Coogan (RVPF Coordinator) at

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