Here's something nifty I received in the mail on Saturday:
It's an invitation to the "Project Postcard" event during the Birds in Art opening this weekend at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.
Artists who had work juried into the show were invited (optionally) to create postcard-sized artworks for this clever fundraising idea. Postcards will be displayed anonymously at the Friday evening preview reception where, for a $25 dollar donation, attendees will stand in line to select a card. They will discover the creator of their mini-artwork only after their selection is made. Want a second card? Pay another $25 and go back to the end of the line.
Artists get asked to donate their work all the time, which can be a sore subject. Here's why I like this particular project, though: Monies raised in this manner are applied to the museum's Acquisition Fund. They use the funds to buy art. Patrons get special little art pieces, artists sell work, the Woodson Art Museum's amazing collection grows. (Why, yes, they do already have a Sherrie York or two. Or three.)
Here's the extra-fun part: Take a look at the "O" in the word "Postcard." (You can click to embiggen if you like.) Recognize that mallard?