Thursday, May 09, 2013

Secret Art For Water

This is a request to any of my artist friends, whose blogs I follow or who read this one.  Would you consider painting, drawing, collaging, doodling a small artwork 13cm x 18cm in aid of a fantastic on and see if you can help...

 Secret Art for Water is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks in support of the Falmouth Rotary’s WASH project in Uganda. Hosted by Beside The Wave and supported by RTP Surveyors, the exhibition’s challenge is to raise £3,000 in support of this vital work. In achieving this target, the proceeds of the sale will unlock the final tranche of funding for a £124,000 project designed to bring clean water and sanitation to two Ugandan communities. This will result in improvements to health, education and economic development in two Ugandan communities.
A Secret!?
The exhibition at Beside The Wave will include work by acclaimed and amateur artists, up and coming artists (graduates, undergraduates and school children from Cornwall and Uganda), as well as the odd celebrity.
Each postcard-sized work of art will be sold for just £35.00 and, with many of the works valued at ten times this amount, art lovers have the chance to bag a real bargain! Proceeds from the exhibition go in their entirety to the Falmouth Rotary WASH project.  The Rotary club is multiplying any donation by 3.5 so a postcard brought for £35.00 will in effect add £122.50 towards the project.
Beside The Wave gallery will display the eclectic collection of postcards in a week-long exhibition. Works of art will also be available to view on line. Works can be purchased on a first-come-first-served basis on the night of the ‘Reveal’, in person and by telephone, and remaining work will be available for purchase via the web thereafter. Collectors will discover the artists’ identities only after purchase on the night and each work of art is signed and dated on the back.
Prospective purchasers must contact Beside The Wave for a Collector Number prior to evening sale that will enable us to gather the information necessary to claim the Gift Aid on any money raised. The evening will be sponsored by RTP Surveyors in association with Beside The Wave. Drinks and canapés will be served to guests between 6.00 and 8.00pm.
If you think you could donate a small painting this is what you need to do... 
Art work must measure 13 x 18cm.
You can paint, draw, collage, anything you fancy, as long as the end result is this size.
Please remember to sign the back of your work.
Plus print your name, the medium you have used and a title.
You can collect card and labels from the gallery if you wish.
Send your work to the gallery,  by MAY 31st...10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3JA or deliver by hand.  We are open 10am until 5pm six days a week and 11.30am until 4pm on Sundays.