Monday, January 16, 2006

ARTISTS NEEDED FOR EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER

We at the Geauga Humane Society, a non-profit, unlimited stay animal shelter and humane education organization, are having our 4th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on March 18 of this year. This is a highly successful fundraiser for us (last year alone we raised $38,000), due to people who believe in and support the humane treatment of animals. Support can be in the form of attending our events or donating goods or services to enable us to put the event together.

Here's where you can help...
The premise of this event is this: for a $50 admission fee, our guests are offered a meal of yummy soups and chili donated by area restaurants, along with breads and desserts. With their admission, our guests are able to choose from over 400 handcrafted ceramic bowls donated by area potters, students, etc. Although we don't actually serve their soup in the bowls, they must be food safe to use as they wish when they take them home. It is a great way of thanking them for their contribution, and the guests literally line up an hour before opening that evening in order to be one of the first to pick from the wonderful display of bowls! The rest of the event features music, a silent auction of art in any media and a live auction of hand-painted bowls from celebrities (sports, music, movies, etc.) who have agreed to participate as well. If you would like to help us out by donating either ceramic bowls or a piece of art in another medium for the art auction, please contact me. We would like to have all donations by March 1st unless you have a prior arrangement with me. We need to know what we have to work with well in advance of the March 18th event.
Please contact: Barb Corkran @ gonetothedogs_99@yahoo.com

Thank you!

3 comments:

ruthless said...

How do you donate bowls? Do you just go to a paint your own potter place? Or hand thrown?

I've been on craftster.org lately trying with a few other Clevelanders to arrange crafty get-togethers and making something at a paint your own pottery place was one of my ideas.

artgirl said...

You can do either. Contact Barb to confirm. That would be great if you could get a group together.

Mike said...

i contacted them - and am going to donate two kitty pictures - they are not necessarily my favorite photos - but i asked them for suggestions among what i had and they said that kitty photos might be a good idea - makes sense being the humane society and all...