There will be a final award ceremony and party for H.A.P., Wednesday, April 28th. It will draw an impressive art crowd, we’re shooting for 300-400 people and media attention should be fantastic. We’ve added a fund raising piece to the party called heART show. I’m selecting artists to submit work that will be sold for a set rate of $400. But, we are seeking work that is valued at least double the selling price. 50% of the proceeds go to the artists and 50% go to the Richardson Humane Society.
If artist choose, they can donate their 50% to EASL, an organization that provides emergency funding for Dallas/Fort Worth area visual artists and arts professionals
It’s important to note that this is a win/win solution to the old “Silent Auction – give work to raise money for a charity” current business model. Usually, the artists are not compensated, not promoted, and not even invited to the function; unless they pay the high ticket price to the event. Ugh. The artists are donating work for the heART show, but will be fully promoted, compensated $200, if we sell their work, and actually invited to be a part of the party. We will find ways to make sure the artists get coverage and their work promoted with literature and connections on the H.A.P. web site.
Please let me know if you’re interested and pass this onto any other artists you think might be interested. The goal is to get 100 pieces of art, 2D artists will be limited to two submissions, 3D small scale work will be limited to one piece per artists. My hope is to sell $40,000 worth of art.