Our annual fundraiser at PNW – was a huge success this year! I won't be as indiscreet as to disclose what we raised, but I will say we smashed our fundraising goal. (also, I don't do numbers... so would be making them up anyway.)
The residents throw bowls for months leading up to the event – and then we all paint each-others work -- resulting in 350-400 hand painted salad bowls. Patrons pay $85 a ticket, and this includes a bowl of their choice, a spork ("light my fire" sporks... which for anyone who camps knows are the dog's toys) and a commemorative bag featuring our newly designed logo.
I made a donation of a set of blue & white striped cups and pitcher, to the silent auction - and had several items for sale in the gallery.
It was an great event – fun to catch up with students, clients, & board members – and the buzz of the residents and the board pulling together to make something momentous happen is so gratifying. We convert the studio into theevent venue and then back to a working studio in the period of 48 hours.
The night itself would never happen without our volunteer army - look at Michelle's grinning face in the bottom photo - there is just wonderful community in this studio. Check out the special edition t-shirt, and new logo on the shopping bag she's holding up.
Oh! and on the night they announced our RAP Grant recipients –and yours truly was one of the recipients … more in a post coming soon.
(oh and I have to give credit to the night's official photographer Sudhi Tirnahlli - one of our student, a great photographer, and a kind soul.)