Hang 10 

Sometimes smaller is better.

That's the thinking behind Five in One's "Memphis Minis II," a silent auction of local artwork.

"The only rule for submission is it has to be under 10 inches in any direction," says gallery operator Michael Andrews. "We are trying to move some work. If it's under 10 inches, we could hang a whole bunch of it."

At press time, 15 artists were involved in the show, but Andrews expects that number to double by the auction. Artists either produce pieces specifically for the auction, find smaller pieces they've already done, or even cut down larger pieces.

Bid cards cost $2, but minimum bids start low.

"You have a bunch of broke artists, and no one can pay what everybody wants for their work," Andrews says. "This is a good chance to buy a piece rather than do the stereotypical art trade."

Andrews describes the auction — the first few hours, anyway — as laid-back.

"The last 45 minutes, people start getting competitive and running back and forth, trying to make sure no one has outbid them," Andrews says. "Everybody always has a lot of fun."

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