In addition to yesterday’s Hearts For Anna fundraiser, there are a lot of other ways that you can use your talents to “do good” in the world. These two events have quickly approaching deadlines:
Deadline: August 15
Lynn Krawczyk curates the Breaking Traditions art quilt exhibit each year as a labor of love and to support a fundraising projects of fellow fiber/mixed media artists.
The 2009 exhibit will benefit Bernie Berlin’s dog (cats welcome also) rescue, A Place to Bark, with $10 of the $15 entry fee being donated directly to A Place to Bark. In honor of Bernie’s efforts to find orphaned and abused dogs permanent loving homes, the theme for the 2009 exhibit is “Home.”
Deadline for receipt of the 12×12″ art quilts is August 15. There are many participation prizes donated by generous artists and fiber businesses. The exhibit premiers at the American Sewing Expo in Michigan in September and is seeking traveling venues. All the information to enter is here.
Deadline September 1
Art Now for Autism is seeking artists to participate in this year’s exhibit. All media are welcome including fiber, painting, drawing, photography, collage, mixed media, book arts, jewelry, and crafts. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2009. All the details on how to donate your artwork are here. The Reverse Auction of artwork will be October 5 – 10; ongoing previews of the artwork are on the Art Now for Autism blog.
Art Now for Autism was founded by artist Claudine Intner after her son was diagnosed with autism. She has raised over $11,000 since 2007 and would like to raise $7500 this year.
100% of the funds raised go directly to Austism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.