Over the last couple of years, I have been asked to donate a piece or class to local fundraisers &
I have always said yes.
The other day, I was working at the local gallery & I asked one of the other artists there if she'd ever donated her work to fundraising events & she said no. She said that she feels that "auctions de-value the work. That pieces never go for what they are worth."
I found this perception interesting & while I agree with her point about pieces never selling for what we, the artists, feel they are worth; I feel that the opportunity to gain exposure for my art is of greater value than the actual sales price of my donated work.
I think that if people are excited enough to bid against each other for one of my pieces, even for a fraction of the price, then maybe they will contact me for a commissioned piece or a class in the future.
Here are just a few pieces I have donated in the past:
|Donating to Larkspur Elementary School's Boot Scootin' Boogie on May 2, 2015|
|Donated to Bradley International Elementary School Auction|
|Donated to The Stars for Douglas County Gala|
|Donated to Bradley International Elementary School's Auction|
|Donated to Larkspur Elementary School's Boot Scootin' Boogie|
I love to share my passion with others & will continue to donate pieces &
classes for as long as I am able to do so!