Thursday, September 4, 2008

VAL Annual Fundraiser: October 3rd & 4th

Pinky Diablo, detail of "Lonely Continent", 2008, watercolor

On October 3rd, between 6:00 and 9:00 pm, the Visual Art League of Lewisville will be commencing its fourth annual fundraiser. As in previous years, VAL will be offering donated, original artworks for sale, all for under $50.00. Most of these works will be the products of VAL members generously given to help support and maintain our gallery. We have been proud that we have one of the finest, non-profit gallery spaces in North Texas. The cost of rental and utilities for this space has been underwritten by city grant but, like most arts organizations today, we are being asked to carry a larger share of our expenses. Our annual fundraiser is our primary effort at raising these funds.
To begin this year’s fundraiser we will be shaking things up by raffling works created specifically for VAL and largely on site by regionally known artist and eminent zoologist Pinky Diablo (AKA: Tom Sale). Pinky will be producing art during the event and is open to suggestions (within reason and propriety) offered by those in attendance. A required entry fee of $5.00 will give each attendee the opportunity to win a framed “Pinky” of their choice. Drawings will be held 5 times during the evening, starting at 6:30pm and repeated every 30 minutes through 8:30pm. All of Pinky’s pieces remaining after 8:30 will be available for purchase (unframed) between $35.00 and $50.00 each. The fundraiser will recommence on Saturday, the 4th (without Pinky), and run from 11:00 to 6:00pm. All proceeds will go to supporting the Visual Art League of Lewisville. All art lovers are invited. (Contributed by Bruce Schiefelbein)

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