“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
― Winston S. Churchill
I mentioned in past posts that I was a contributing artist to the 2015 Fiber Art for a Cause. The event was a wonderful success, raising $10,000 in about 2.5 hours on February 4 for the American Cancer Society. Virginia Spiegel deserves a huge congratulations. She has raised over $250,00 in the past 10 years through her efforts.
I decided on February 4 that I also wished to bid on an artwork. After struggling a bit with time changes, I managed to enter a bid and be one of the 100 ‘winners’ of an art piece. This week I received my ‘prize’ in the mail – a piece by Laura Cater-Woods entitled Dawn Window.
I am delighted! How perfect that I was randomly picked to receive a piece with hand stitching, not to mention delicate beading. I will most definitely be getting a frame for it so it can take a place of honor on my studio wall. I don’t know if you can tell in the photo, but the green tones in the piece work wonderfully with the color of my walls.
Receiving Laura’s artwork reminded me of the many adages around giving and that the action of giving is as much a gift to the giver as the receiver.
So, here’s an easy opportunity to create some good in the world.
Last June, I posted about a fund raising event in Rochester, NY that receives international participation. 6×6 is an annual fete where thousands of small artworks are displayed (in person and online) and offered for sale. The only requirement to participate is that your art work measure 6″ by 6″. It can be created by any media. People then try to purchase the works for $20. The names of the artists are not displayed until after the piece is purchased.
The event, which raises funds for the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), will take place again this year from June 6 – July 12. It is in its 8th year and each year thousands of artworks are made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students and youths. RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists through many varied activities throughout each year.
If you would like to possibly donate a piece to the event or purchase a piece when the exhibit opens, you can learn more here. I guarantee, you will feel great for doing so!
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank
Linking to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday site, check it out!