So here is the scoop.
There is a local non-profit artist-run gallery in my town named Hera Gallery. A friend sent me an email asking if I’d like to contribute something to their postcard fundraiser. This is what is written on the Hera Gallery website:
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
CALL FOR ENTRIES! Postcard Fundraiser Time!
CALL FOR ENTRIES Having a Wonderful Time! Announcing the Third Annual Hera Gallery Artists’ Postcard Fundraiser
This summer, Hera will hold its third annual postcard fundraiser! We are seeking artists’ postcards created as original works of art to sell at $15 each for benefit of the gallery. Postcards will be displayed in the gallery from July 17-20, 2013. An opening reception
featuring music, food, and fun will be held on Saturday July 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Following the event, postcards will be permanently on sale in the gallery. Please create postcards for this event and recruit other artists to aid in this effort. You may contribute individual postcards or editions of postcards. They can be stamped and sent through the mail, put in an envelope, or delivered to the gallery. Postcards will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for inclusion in the show is Friday July 12. All cards become the property of Hera Gallery. Artists are asked to sign and date the back side of the postcard and to include any information they would like to make available: a message, contact information, artists statement, or websites. The piece need not be a functional postcard. Anything goes as long as it is 4” X 6”.
Well, this just lends itself perfectly to a 365 Art & Creativity challenge. I figured I’d make 3 postcards today which I did and I will make 3 postcards tomorrow. I will donate 6 total and you can be sure I am going to this event!
I was just complaining yesterday that people don’t invest in original art. Fifteen bucks for a tiny print or painting?
Sounds like my kind of event!