At last: the Benefit Art Auction! You are the key to Worksâ€™ renewal!
Dear artist and friend of Works/San JosÃ©:
For the first time in two years, Works, your community art and performance center, is asking for your art for the 2008 Benefit Auction! Works is right now working toward a stable home, rehiring its part time gallery coordinator, restarting music and performance nights, and accepting exhibition proposals for the new year in its current space as the guest of the property owners. This will be the most important auction ever for a south bay arts organization, and your commitment and most inspired artwork are needed now to move works into the future. Over the previous few auctions works has nearly doubled its revenue from this essential fundraising event. At this critical time, with your help, we can and must continue this trend.
PLEASE CONFIRM right away that you will contribute to this important event by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the spelling of your name, email address, and phone number, so that we can include you in auction press releases and on our website as early as possible. Please find artist donation forms, instructions for sending a jpeg image of your work, and auction updates at: www.workssanjose.org
Please deliver art to 451 South First Street in downtown San JosÃ© on one of these 3 days: Thursday, November 6, 3 to 7pm, Friday, November 7, noon to 4pmâ€”or 8 to 10pm during South First Friday, or on Saturday, November 8, noon to 4pm. All work should be complete with frame, glass, etc. as appropriate, or otherwise ready to hang or display. You may retain a percentage of the sale of your work or donate the entire sale amount to works. As just one token of our appreciation, we offer you a free one year membership to Works/San JosÃ©.
Exhibition: November 20 through December 6
Reception and Auction: December 6 starting at 5pm with auction at 7pm
We look forward to seeing both you and your work! All proceeds support exhibition, performance, and education programs at Works/San JosÃ©, your nonprofit, volunteer-run, community art and performance center.
The Board of Directors of Works/San JosÃ©
P.S.: Please also pass this on to an artist whose work you would like to see in the Benefit Auction.
works/san josÃ© is member supported, primarily funded by this single auction event and individual donations; and is also funded in part by the
city of san josÃ©; and arts council silicon valley in partnership with the county of santa clara, and the california arts council.
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