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It’s always charity event season here in Miami and as an artist, I receive dozens of requests from all over the country to donate art or my handbags to all kinds of worthy causes. I’ve become much more selective over the years after experiencing a variety of unprofessional situations and attitudes. It makes a tremendous difference when the organization is professional and shows their appreciation for the time, materials and creativity an artist puts into a work of art. The official letter thanking each donor for their contribution is pretty standard and it makes a great impression when I am also invited to be a guest at the event, but getting personally introduced to the winning bidder creates the most rewarding experience of all because charity event patrons often become collectors of the artist and look forward to seeing more of their art at future events.
This is a major benefit of the dynamics of cultivating donors and collectors. It’s about building relationships and communities. It is about everyone winning on all levels. The charity raises money to support their projects, the patron not only buys the painting that generates the sale, they get something unique and beautiful for their home or office and the artist gets recognition and ideally, a new collector.
When I think about my Orchid Angel I often wonder where if she is hanging on someone’s wall that truly appreciates her nurturing, peaceful energy. I hope so. On the other hand, she could be stuffed into a storage closet with unsold auction items. If that’s the case, I’d love to reclaim her!
Guess I’m just a midnight blogger. Never seem to get to this until after 11 pm.
I have 13 minutes for this post to be ‘in’ on the 5th day of #SMCSFBlogOff.
My dear friend/artist/designer, Macarena Zilveti exhibited 2 paintings in
the Clouds and Oceans show at Ave 74 in the Bird Road Art District.
Congratulations to all of the participating artists on many very impressive works.
3 artists, 3 exhibitions, 3 months
"Buy Me Love" fiber art by Pamela Palma
Miami Beach fiber artist, Pamela Palma opens the TRIAD shows at VALMAR ART on Saturday, May 19th during the Bird Road Art Walk.
Palma’s exhibition explores the subtle innuendos of the values of money by weaving together shredded US currency with common expressions.
Karen Deilke headlines the June 16th opening with her mixed media collection of “Hot Tropics” paintings, and on July 21st, Debra Cortese is the featured artist showing her new “Seeds of Intention” mixed media art.
VALMAR ART is located at
4150 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155
just one block south of Bird Road (turn onto 74th court at the Shell Station)
White Orchid by Karen Deilke
Palma, Deilke and Cortese will each have works on display throughout the entire run of TRIAD. The official opening is this Saturday, May 19th in conjunction with the monthly Bird Road Art Walk. TRIAD ART runs throughout the summer until mid- August, 2012.
Garden Blues Angel by Debra Cortese