09/29/2006: "Thoughts on art charities? I say: paint till it hurts!"
I know that as artists we frequently get hit up for art work donations but I look at it as one way that we can use our talent to give something back. Maybe we don't have enough money to donate as much cash as we'd like, but the only *real* cost of donating a small painting is that of the materials (negligible) and our time. So, we get to spend our time doing something that we love anyway *and* know that we're helping people in need...what could be better than that!
For those of you here in Juneau, you may want to consider contributing to this fund raiser for the Glory Hole homeless shelter.
Theme for the art is: Simple Gifts
All art pieces will be auctioned starting at artists set reserve. Art may be matted and framed but neither is a requirement. The 8x 10 or 5x7 size may be the framed size or the unframed size. Any primarily 2-dimensional medium is acceptable
DEADLINE for pieces will be Monday November 27th at 5:00 and can be taken to The Glory Hole OFFICE or can be brought to my (Mary Anderson's) house in the Valley please phone me at 789-6883.
We will have donation forms available.
I think that doing smaller sized, more affordable paintings right before the holidays is a great idea and will probably sell quite well here since it's for charity. If you aren't in Juneau, you may want to consider trying to sponsor something similar in your own community.
I keep remembering that Ghandi quote about happiness being when our thoughts, words, and actions are in harmony. Well, who among us doesn't say or think that they wish they could be doing more?
And if you aren't an artist...be on the lookout for charity related art benefits over the holidays. You can help just buy supporting the arts.