I just finished this piece today called Tree Fairy (click photo for a larger view) which is a mini image that I have created for two different benefits that I am participating in. It will be in an edition of 5 and the image size is 6 x 4 inches.
The first benefit that I was invited to participate in is the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s annual Blank Canvas Benefit: For Art’s Sake on December 8, 2007. Several of the coordinators are collectors/big fans of my work and they discovered my work at a juried group show at the Art Center in 2006, so this is the second year I am participating. Proceeds from the event support all aspects of the Art Center including education, outreach and exhibitions programming.
The second benefit is the Visual AIDS 10th annual Postcards From the Edge Benefit and I found out about it from Michael Werner’s blog who is a cool photographer working in Germany who saw my work maybe a year ago on Artist’s Space registry and contacted me. Don’t you just love the web??!!
Anyway, here’s the scoop on the annual Postcards From the Edge benefit…. “it is a show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. Recognized as one of the most exciting and affordable ways to build a collection of internationally renowned as well as emerging artists, all works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists’ signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don’t know who created which piece until purchased. Collectors may pick a piece by their favorite, famous artist or a work by someone they don’t know yet. Their purchase of original works of art supports the important work of Visual AIDS.”
The deadline for artist’s is November 9 and this year the event will take place at the James Cohan Gallery in New York on Saturday & Sunday Dec 1-2, 2007 with a preview party Friday night November 30. It’s for a great cause and you just never know who might see or buy your piece!