|Postcard Art to raise funds for scholarship|
|Written by Kasha Henricks, Daily Vidette Senior Staff|
|Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:21|
Friends of the Arts sponsor this year’s Postcard Art Show on April 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the University Galleries. The evening will be filled with fun and entertainment and a great place to pick up a new piece of artwork for your home.
Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts, John Walker, explained what the night would entail.
“It is a fundraiser where anyone can submit four by six inch pieces of art — that is why it is called postcard art because it is postcard size, it is not postcards. They donate that art to the college,” Walker said.
“We have an event where people purchase tickets to come to the event where there is food and drink along with live entertainment. They get to choose one of the pieces of art to take home with them and if more than one person wants a single piece of art, then that goes to live auction,” Walker added.
Walker explained that when you purchase a ticket for this event, it is essentially a $50 artwork voucher. If two people bid on the same piece of art, the winner can then put that voucher towards the total price. However, you are not limited to one piece of artwork. People are encouraged to purchase second pieces and help Friends of the Arts raise scholarship funds.
Barb Dallinger, associate director of the Bone Student Center, is also the chairperson for the Postcard Art show and explained why fundraising is so important.
“It is a wonderful cause. It is a great way to make a difference in the students’ lives to help us raise scholarship dollars that we all know are so badly needed now. It is a fun way to do that,” Dallinger said.
People from all over the community and even the country are welcome to donate artwork for the event.
“We have students, faculty, alumni, friends of the college, it can be anyone who can create a piece of art. You do not have to be a professional artist, although we have very nice pieces from very well-established professional artists, but we have amateurs, local people, we have people sending in artwork from all over the country,” Walker explained.
Walker described the bidding process and the ambiguity involved throughout the process.
“The neat thing is that there are no names of artists on the artwork. So you go in and you don’t know who made the art. You go in and you are looking at the artwork based on you liking the artwork,” Walker said.
Walker encourages everyone to come to the art show and insists that you will have a good time.