Posts Tagged ‘Collage Mania 2009’

Countdown to Collage Mania: Just 2 days away

Journey Life by Virginia Cole
Survivor thankful to ACS, who helped me 25 years ago.

Have you been making your shopping list for Collage Mania? Collage Mania opens this coming Tuesday, May 5 and continues until May 7. There are 383 fiberart collages donated by 161 artists from around the world.


Essential Blue 10 by Wen Redmond
In honor of my Mother, Elsie Ward

Collage Mania is a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  We have already donated over $170,000 to the ACS.  Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 during the three days of Collage Mania.

I hope you are able to join us for this three-day art extravaganza.  The directions to participate as a patron are here.

Eyes Of The Beholder by Laura Krasinski
12-year breast cancer survivor



05 2009

Collage Mania Preview OPEN today!

Prayer Flag 
by Ann S. Miller
In honor of Judy, friend and survivor

Three hundred and eighty-three original artworks of Collage Mania 2009 are now up here.  All artwork will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis on May 5 -7.The directions on how to participate as a patron in this three-day art extravaganza are here.


Paper and Bookcloth and Beads, Oh My! by Sarah Mueller
In memory of my daughter, Katie, who lost her battle with leukemia in 1999

An $80 minimum donation is required May 5 and $40 required on May 6 and 7.  Of course since this is a fundraiser, patrons are encouraged to donate a bit more if they are able.  


How to Take a Walk by Lesley Riley
In memory of my mother, June Jackson

Thanks go to the 161 artists from around the world who have donated the artwork to make Collage Mania 2009 possible.  Donations for artwork are given directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Donors receive an immediate electronic receipt from the ACS.

This is Fiberart For A Cause’s last big fundraiser.  Our goal is to raise at least $20,000.  We have already donated over $170,000 to the American Cancer Society.


04 2009

Collage Mania Showcase – Send a Message

Strength by Larkin Jean Van Horn

With 384 collages to choose from, it is hard to choose just a few to showcase.  But never fear!  Collage Mania Preview opens Wednesday, April 29 with all of the collages available for you to study.  Karen Stiehl Osborn has set up the pages with ten collages per page; just the right number to load quickly.  


Bird in tree with leaves asking for PEACE by
 Joanell Connolly
thinking of past and present

You will have plenty of time to make your shopping list, read over the directions, and ask any questions you may have before Collage Mania opens on May 5.  All collages will be available May 5 for a minimum $80 donation.  On May 6 and 7, $40 is the minimum donation.  If you are able, please consider donating a bit more since this is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Journaling Forgiveness 5 by Karen Presser
In memory of Emily Lasser, friend 

100% of the proceeds from Collage Mania are donated directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause.  My thanks to the 161 generous artists who donated the Collage Mania artwork.


Believe by Grace Howes
In honour of my Aunt Cynthia 

Our goal is to wrap up Fiberart For A Cause with at least another $20,000 raised for the ACS.  Fiber artists and patrons have already donated over $170,000.


04 2009

An Artwork Extravaganza – Collage Mania 2009

Running in Circles by Sherry Carrigan

Karen Stiehl Osborn received 383 collage jpegs by 161 artists from around the world for Collage Mania, May 5 – 7.  Last year we had 220 collages and raised $13,000, so our goal of $20,000 may well be achievable!

Hannah Goes Pink for the Cure by Melissa Snyder (Survivor)

All the collages will be revealed beginning April 29 so you will have time to make up your shopping list.  In the meantime, I will feature several collages here each week.

Possibilities by Fannie Narte.  In memory of my Dad, who passed from lung cancer 

It’s easy to participate in Collage Mania 2009; adding to your art collection while donating to the American Cancer Society.  But, of course, there are nuances and so please take the time to read the patron directions before May 5.  

Tufted Titmouse by Vivika Hansen DeNegre.  In memory of my parents, Dorothy and Skip Hansen


04 2009

Collage Mania Deadline – Just 3 days away!

The Raven by Pat Dolan
One of the many collages donated from the Poe Birthday challenge on Quiltart 

This Wednesday, April 1, is the deadline for receipt of jpegs for Collage Mania.

Collage Mania is an all-volunteer effort to raise at least $20,000 for the American Cancer Society in just three days, May 5-7.

The Call for Artists is here.

In brief, the collages must contain some fiber and be finished or mounted to 8×10 inches. Do read the call carefully before submitting your jpegs.

It’s not too late to participate, but do remember we always choose QUALITY over quantity for Collage Mania.

Fiberart For A Cause has raised over $170,000 for the American Cancer Society.


03 2009