[booklyn] Fwd: recycle art Katrina fundraiser
- From: kurt allerslev <kurt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: booklyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 09:32:24 -0400
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Recycle art auction to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina
The recycle art Project was initiated last fall in conjunction with the Washington Heights Harvest Festival. The premise of the project is to raise awareness of how much we throw away in contrast to how little the victims of Katrina were left with. This is a project that reaches out from one community to help another in the name of recycle.
Here are the guidelines for the silent auction:
- The pieces must be made from recycled/found objects only
- There are no size restrictions, please just keep in mind the majority of potential bidders live in NYC apartments
- Deadline is September 15th 2006
How the auction will work:
The recycled art pieces will be on view for two weeks in a Washington Heights storefront window
An online auction will be going on while the pieces are on display.
The artist can either donate 100% of the proceeds to the cause or they can put a reserve price on it and choose a percentage.
Where the donations will go:
All proceeds will go to Louisiana State University Agricultural Program/Cooperative Extension
The money will go directly to the educational programs that LSU is providing in the shelters. With the donations from last year's recycle fundraiser, they purchased books, puzzles, table toys, art supplies, blocks etc. There are still many people living in these shelters that need our help.
If any artists are interested in this fundraiser please contact me directly
Other ways we can use your help:
- we are looking for computer savvy people to help with a website and or with the online auction(we have the auction tool already in place)
- getting the word out to other artist who might be interested
- signage for the Harvest Festival
Michelle Del Guercio
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