Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Friday Call to Artists

Dear First Friday Art Family,
Our last fundraiser at Firefly at the Plaza was so successful and so much fun we have scheduled a second one for early November. Once again, we will offer a low cost, all-inclusive ticket price (entry, food, and a signature cocktail created just for the event) so that people will be more inclined to participate in the fabulous live and silent auctions that have become the key draw of the event. I am writing to ask you to consider donating one of your artworks to the auctions and this time I have a way to sweeten the deal for you.

Whirlygig Inc. is providing a $1,000 cash prize from the proceeds of the fundraising event that will be awarded to the Juror's favorite piece in the live auction. The juror, Kenton Aemmerson, Cultural Action Coordinator for Cirque du Soleil, will select 20 pieces for the live auction from all submitted entries and will make his award from this group to be announced the evening of the event.

All other donated works will be included in the silent auction along with goods and services from local restaurants, shows, hotels, and businesses who believe strongly in First Friday's ongoing contribution to the cultural life of Downtown. If you would like to show your support for First Friday by donating one or more original artworks, please send a 72 dpi digital image of your piece(s) along with title, medium, size, date and value to no later than September 30, 2010. Subject line should read: Artist Submission, First Friday fundraiser

Note: The Fall Fundraising event will continue to accept donations of artwork after September 30, but only works received as a digital image and with complete information will be eligible to compete for the Juror's Prize. Include contact information. If you have any questions, please email (best way to get in touch with me) this address or call 678-6278 between the hours of 11am-4pm Monday-Saturday.

Thank you again for your great and generous support of Downtown's premiere art event, and I look forward to seeing you next First Friday.

Cindy Funkhouser, Whirlygig, Inc.

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