Monday, May 04, 2009

Collage Mania

*Edited: I am thrilled that both of my pieces are marked "acquired." Wow. I am so humbled to know that someone donated $80 to the American Cancer Society and will receive one of my collages. I haven't received word about where I'll be sending the art, but I'm shouting a hearty "thank you" to everyone who made donations today. Lots of amazing work still available. Each collage will be available for a $40 donation beginning tomorrow.

I am thrilled to participate in Virgina Spiegel's Collage Mania 2009.

Virginia is an amazingly talented fiber artist and philanthropist. She started Fiber Art for a Cause to benefit the American Cancer Society in 2005 and has raised more than $170,000. Yowza. That's a big number. The goal for this year is to raise $20,000 in just three days. Many artists have donated fiber collages and small art quilts for this year's fundraiser.

There are 39 pages of images! Grab a cuppa and peruse the art. Be sure to take notes about your favorites. On May 5, each piece will be available for an $80 donation. (That's tomorrow!) On May 6 and 7, each piece will be available for $40. All the specifics can be found here.

My two donations are on page 34.
Invited #3, 10x8"

Flourish #3, 3.25x7.5 mounted on 10x8 matte

Both of these pieces were inspired by works I created during my Lenten project. You can see the originals here and here.

My local friends Connie and Sherrie participated. You can find them on pages 7 and 33.

Some of the Twelves (the Twelve by Twelve Art Quilt Collaborative) participated too!
Nikki Wheeler is on page 20.
Terry Grant is on page 20.
Terri Stegmiller is there too, I just can't remember the page.
Gerrie Congdon was a participant in the Invitational Reverse Auction.

I hope I didn't forget anyone.

I could go on and on... lots a familiar names and lots of genius work from artists I wasn't aware of until now (like Jennifer Solon -- wow!).

Thanks so much to Virginia and the many others who have supported her in this important project! I am giving thanks on behalf the people in my life who have been touched by cancer.


Emily said...

Wow, Deborah that's cool. I love the "flourish pieces you did.

Kristin L said...

Argh, this whole time change thing (and full brain) gets me every time. I decided yesterday I'd bid on "Invited," but then by the time I woke up this morning I'd forgotten all about the auction, then when I remembered, it was already taken! Bummer for me, but a great vote of confidence for you, and excellent fundraising for Virginia! :-)