Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Call to artists: VERMONT THROWS ITSELF TOGETHER, flood fundraiser

Here is a good way to help our neighbors who have been impacted by Hurricane Irene by supporting:



Arts organizations throughout the state of Vermont are joining hands to support those Vermonters who were impacted by Hurricane Irene on August 28th. We are planning an online benefit art auction to begin as soon as our first works of art are committed. We ask that artists donate one work of art, preferably an unframed work on paper or another medium that can be easily shipped. We will accept a contributed work from everyone who is interested in participating with the understanding that some works may not sell. Modest reserve prices will be set on each piece. Our goal is to raise money for Vermonters in need and please keep in mind that the sale price is not a reflection on the quality of your work. Art collectors are invited to donate as well.

If you would like to donate a piece to “VERMONT THROWS ITSELF TOGETHER” please email Mia Feroleto at the following address:

Please include a jpeg of the work, your name, title, medium, size and year of the work of art, and the retail value.

Once a piece has been purchased through PAYPAL, we will notify the artist of the name of the buyer and where to send their work. This way, the artist will have contact with their new collector in the hopes that an ongoing relationship can be formed. Cost of shipping will be added on to the purchase price and participating artists will be reimbursed for this expense.

Please circulate this email to your list of contacts. Collectors will be able to donate a work from their collection. Please supply the same information listed above. Contributions can be made by visiting our blog site through the link provided.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email Mia Feroleto at:

Thank you.

Christy Mitchell, SEABA and Space Gallery in Burlington, Vermont

George Pearlman, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Mia Feroleto, Green + Blue Gallery Stowe, Vermont

William Maxwell, Maxwell Fine Arts, Cold Spring, New York