Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Art Quilts for Haiti

This just in from New Jersey rep Jessie Hudson.  If you have work already made that you could donate, it is certainly a worthy cause and an easy way to help with the efforts to rebuild Haiti.
I apologize for the late notice, but I just found out about this opportunity today.  Art quilts are eligible for this benefit auction and would be displayed and sold in a traditional art auction setting along with other works of fine art including watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings.  I spoke with Heather Goldstein, Vice President of Artist Resources at Jerry's Artarama today, and she would love it if we could put together donations of art quilts for this very worthy cause.  All proceeds from the auction sales will go to Habitat for Humanity International's relief efforts in Haiti.

The works in the
live auction will be featured in their Auction Booklet with a color photo, artist's name, title of the work, Web site, and a short statement about the artist.  Silent auction donors will be credited with their name, the title of the work, and their website as well.  The deadline for the silent auction is March 28.

Silent Auction Criteria:  Silent auction work is usually smaller (no larger than 20x30). Pieces must be 2D and have no moving parts. Wet paintings will not be accepted and they suggest (but do not require) that work be prewired and ready to hang. All unframed works on paper will be displayed with clips.

Call For Artists Information:  They are looking for donations of 2D art (all media) for both their live and silent auction. Silent auction donations must be received by April 1, 2010.

For additional information, please go to: 
http://www.jerrysartarama.com/community/Art-Auction-and-Gala/Call-For-Artists.html or e-mail heather@jerrysartarama.com.