Monday, March 22, 2010

Henderson Art Project heART Show

I was excited to find out that my painting, Across the Blue, was selected to be featured in the Henderson Art Project heART Auction. The Henderson Art Project (H.A.P.) is a collaborative effort between business and the arts in Dallas where all stakeholders prosper. The founding idea is our community benefits when the arts are supported and artists are able to pursue their passions. 2010 is the inaugural year for the H.A.P. annual event and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

All paintings in the auction will be sold for a set rate of $400, but, they have sought after work that is valued at least double the selling price. Here is another cool aspect of this event: 50% of the proceeds go to the artists and 50% go to the Richardson Humane Society. 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. However, even though I'm "donating" my work for the heART show, I will be fully promoted, compensated $200, if they sell my work, and actually invited to be a part of the party.

The event is aiming to draw an impressive art crowd, shooting for 300-400 people and media attention should be fantastic. I really look forward to being a part of the H.A.P. and all of the exposure that will come along with this event, not to mention a fun party! Here's to supporting the arts in Dallas!

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