Dear Galleries and Artists:
Please consider donating to 2009’s Jackson Hole “V-Day,” a benefit to support women whose lives are in jeopardy because of domestic violence. The event will be festive and fun, but the cause is serious. Here in Teton County we have one of the highest per-capita percentages of domestic violence in the nation.
I realize we are short on time, and I apologize—our donation deadline is FEB. 4. YIKES! Less time to think, better to act! :-)
I am soliciting for three kinds of donations:
February 19th’s Opening Gala wants to include a womens’ artist QuickDraw, with the resulting works to be auctioned via silent auction. Our goal is to have six artists participate in creating a work around the theme of “Woman.” You may use any medium. The event takes place in the lobby of the Performing Arts Theater at the Center for the Arts, and the gala will be going on as you work, so you’ll have a big audience. The QuickDraw will begin at 6:00, and will be 60 minutes long. QuickDraw artists will work on the upstairs landing overlooking the main lobby.
As a participating artist you will receive:
* A 1/8th page program advertisement; the ad is business-card sized.
* A ticket to the opening night Gala for a guest and two tickets to the Opening Night’s Performance.
* Your works will remain on display all three days of the benefit.
* You will be recognized as a donor in all advertising materials.
I am soliciting all galleries to donate an item of at least $50 in value, as a Silent Auction item. Lots of you have great jewelry! Arts, crafts, jewelry…all are welcome; we are aiming to auction items that appeal to women. As a personal request, I ask that you donate something you, yourself would like to have. :-) This will make the silent auction much more successful, and raise lots more dollars for women suffering at the hands of domestic violence. It’s also great p.r. for you! Your gift is tax-deductible as the law allows. I hope you will find it in your heart to make an in-kind donation to this very worthy cause. A donation with a value of $300 or more will also receive a 1/8 page program ad.
#3: I am asking for artists to donate individual works for our silent auction. Your donation will be tax deductible as the law allows, and you will have made a very important contribution to a cause we can all relate to. You will also receive some publicity as your item will be out for all to view, and of course you can have your own p.r. materials on hand for folks to peruse.
February 19, 20 and 21, 2009, V-Day Jackson will present a three-night benefit for local organizations who work to stop violence against women and girls. The benefit will include a gala with Silent Auction, Thursday, February 19th beginning at 6pm followed by a very special production of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer.”
February 20th and 21st will feature productions of Eve Ensler’s award winning play, “The Vagina Monologues.”
All three evenings will be held in the Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Tickets will be available beginning January 30th at the Center for the Arts Box Office. Tickets for the Gala Evening are $50. Tickets for The Vagina Monologues are $30. Two night event tickets are also available for a discount; ask your ticket agent.
To learn more about V Day Jackson 2009 e-mail the organization at [email protected] To learn more about V Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.