My name is Sarah Buckmeier, I am the Special Events Intern for alley's house this fall. alley's house is a wonderful non-profit in Dallas that empowers teen mothers and their children to become independent through support services that we provide for them. We are having our 8th Annual Art Auction fundraiser at Rising Galley on February 4, 2012.
We are currently recruiting artists to participate in our Art Auction. We provide the artist with a 24"x24" canvas that will be auctioned off as silent auction art piece. Each piece is priced with the starting bid at $150. This year alley's house is sharing the proceeds generated by the art piece with the artists 50/50.
Canvases will be available for pick up now through October 28th, 2011 at alley's house located at 4133 Junius Street, Dallas, TX 75246. All art work is to be completed and delivered back to alley’s house on or before Friday January 6th, 2012
I have attached complete details about alley's house 8th Annual Art Auction to this e-mail along with an artist participation form. I know you have many young and talented students and we would love to give them the opportunity to participate in this Art Auction. Please have the students fill out and e-mail me the artist participation form at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in participating. Please e-mail me if you have any additional questions.
Thank you so much for your support of alley’s house over the past several years and welcome to all the new artists! We are still recruiting artists now for our 8th Annual Art Auction, Incrementum II, Saturday February 4th 2012.
You will be given a 24” x 24” canvas for silent auction inspired by your interpretation of “growth.” The 10 36x48 canvases that will be live auctioned have already been reserved. All canvases are provided to the artists by alley’s house.
Silent auction art works will start with a base bid of $150, however anyone can choose to buy it now for $300. Live auction art works will start bids at 30% of their retail value. alley’s house will split the proceeds from your artwork 50/50 and you will receive free admission the night of the event.
The canvases have been donated and will be available for pick up now through October 28th, 2011 at alley’s house located at 4113 Junius Street, Dallas, TX 75246. All artwork is to be completed and delivered back to alley’s house on or before Friday January 6th, 2012. Please be sure the name of the piece and your name are on the back of the canvas before delivery.
Listed below is all the specific information about the event. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the attached participation form and email it back to me before you pick up your canvas. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know via email or call at 214.824.8700.
What: alley’s house 8th Annual Art Auction, INCREMENTUM II
When: Saturday, February 4th, 2012 from 7-11 pm
Who: An alley’s house event in collaboration with Rising Gallery and FGIII Art.
Where: Rising Gallery
800 Jackson Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Event: Artists will each create one 24” x 24” art piece for silent auction or one 36” x 48” for live auction. All canvases will be provided to the artists by alley’s house. Silent auction art works will start with a base bid of $150; with a “Buy Now!” price of $300. Live auction art works will start bids at 30% of their retail value.
“Incrementum” is Latin for growth. alley’s house teaches young mothers the importance of growth and expanding beyond their reach. All artists should create a piece of art inspired by their own interpretation of “growth.”
Net proceeds will benefit alley’s house, a non-profit organization whose mission is “Empowering teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education and mentoring.”
Monday, October 10, 2011
Students from the Visual Arts cluster will have the unique opportunity to meet and dialogue with artist Mark Bradford at the Dallas Museum of Art on Friday October 14 from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. Bradford's retrospective will open at the DMA on Sunday October 16.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
National Portfolio Day is Sunday October 9, 2011 at the Loew's Anatole Hotel located on Stemmons Expressway at Market Center Drive. The event will be held from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. There is a financial aid workshop prior to the event. All visual arts seniors and juniors are encouraged to attend.