Thursday, January 22, 2009

Get Egg-cited!

If you are a local artist looking to help out a good cause, head over to Artworks Thursday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m. for the kickoff of the 2009 EGG PROJECT for Virginia Easter Seals Eggstravaganza. They will have pizza, salad, dessert and beverages and talk about the eggs of lore and the 2009 eggs-to-be.

Please RSVP by calling the office 804-291-1400 by 1/29 - Thursday 1 pm, so they can plan to have egg-actly enough food for the party.

For details please contact Artworks or head over to their website.

From their newsletter:

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

You've heard that saying and it's good advice. But what's that have to do with the price of tea in China?

Well, it's about having your art in more than one venue. To market your art, people have to see your art and if the only place they see your art is at a gallery or show, then that's just "one basket".

The folks at Easter Seals work hard to promote their event to Richmonders including radio, TV, Internet, newspaper ads, word of mouth, direct mailings and the printed programs. You and your art are highlights of this PR, which includes all of the above, plus a special opening and awards at Art Works and a special preview party. These are the other "baskets". Let the affluent art collectors and patrons see your art and bid on your art.

So come to the party, hear more, break bread with us and break out your creative skills to make egg-art. The details are below.

Eggstravaganza Egg Art Details

Looking for a fun project that will help out a local charity? Design an "egg" for Easter Seals Virginia and Dominion's Eggstravaganza !

Over the past seven years, this event, an adult black-tie Easter egg hunt and auction, has raised more than $430,000 for Easter Seals Virginia programs. Here's how you can get involved...Design a piece of 2 or 3D art with an egg theme. The egg art will be judged and the winners will be part of the auction the night of the event. It's a fun event for a good cause, there are prizes for the winners, plus you get that warm and fuzzy feeling for participating and helping out a great cause.

The Competition and Prizes
There are three levels of competition - Professional, Amateur and Student - and there will be a first and second place winner in each level. There will also be an overall winner for Best in Show and Best Expression of the Easter Seals Virginia Mission.

Nominal monetary prizes ($35) will be awarded for each winner but the best in show will win either $100 or two tickets to the Eggstravaganzasm. The eggs submitted are used in the project in many ways - as live or silent auction items, paired with special packages in our live auction or as decorations at the event.

"Egg Art" requirements are:

-The piece of art must reflect the egg theme in some way
-It may be two or three dimensional
-Two dimensional artwork must be no larger than 32 x 40 inches
-Three dimensional artwork must be able to stand to be displayed on a table
-Easter Seals Virginia reserves the right to deny entry of an egg that is offensive in nature
-The entries will become the property of Easter Seals Virginia and will not be returned...

The Time Line of Events:

-Judging of the egg art will take place on Monday February 23, 2009

-Winners and Awards will be announced at the Fourth Friday Reception on Friday February 27, 2009, at 8 PM (this reception is open to the public and offers light refreshments and a cash bar).

-The Preview Party kicks off the Eggstravaganzasm and will feature the eggs donated. This event is held at William Jeffrey's Jewelers (9986 Brook Rd., The Creeks at Virginia Centre) on Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 6 - 9 PM. This is a free event, but please RSVP to 264-2600 by March 5, 2009.

-Easter Seals Virginia's Eggstravaganza will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Contact the Easter Seals Virginia office for ticket information (804-287-1007) or their web site Virginia Easter Seals website

-Entries must be submitted to Art Works, Inc. February 1 - 22, 2009, during regular business hours (Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 6 pm). Art Works is located at 320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224.

Easter Seals Virginia provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities...

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