A few weeks ago an incredible artist and lady, Annie Salness, had a stroke. Annie is an amazing woman, wife, mother of four children, artist and friend. She has made remarkable progress in these past few weeks and many of you have asked how you can help Annie and her family.
Some of her artist friends have put together an “Art Walk for Annie” to help raise money to offset some of her medical bills. My friend Leslie Saeta has put together a website that explains all of the details as to how you can help Annie. I think there is an option here for everyone to help, so please do what you can to help a fellow artist!
In a nutshell, here’s what you can do:
1.Donate a small- to medium-sized piece of your art (original or reproduction) toward a silent auction “Art Walk for Annie” scheduled for December 7, 2010 in Portland, OR. Click here for details. (Randy Higbee Art & Frame Co. will offer any frames at a 50% discount for this event. Just send him the painting by November 30th and he will ship the paintings to Portland for free!).
2.Sell a piece of your art on your blog or website and donate the proceeds to the “Art Walk for Annie” fund. Please send a photo of the painting and it will be posted on the website and add a link to the sale. This will allow everyone to purchase art to help Annie. Leslie is the one doing this and can link to your blog or to a link on ebay. Mail photo to email@example.com .
3.Make a small donation ($10 or more) and earn a chance to win you choice of an original oil painting or workshop by Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry. Leslie and I are donating an original oil painting or a free spot at one of our workshops (including the three day workshop we teach together in Atlanta (Feb 2011) and Pasadena (Sep 2011)). It’s really easy to win. All you need to do is donate $10 or more to the “Art Walk for Annie” fund and for every $10 donated, you will earn a chance to win. As the winner, you can pick the painting of your choice (up to an 8″ x 8″ size) or attend a free workshop.
4.Visit the website for Annie and follow the links to see the art that is offered for sale. Since all proceeds will be 100% donated to the fund, your purchase will help Annie and her family! (It may take a week or so before art for sale is posted …).
Give it thought and do what your heart calls to you to do. It will make a difference for a remarkably talented fellow artist. Artists helping artists—it’s the beautiful thing to do!
P.S. Please help spread the word on this by clicking the Like Button for Facebook (you can make a comment with it), talk about it on twitter, and mention it on your blog. The more who hear about it, the more $$$ for Annie and her family.
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