I am currently on the Board of Directors of Tapestri, a wonderful not-for-profit organization that fights against human trafficking, domestic violence and other forms of exploitation in the refugee population. This past Thursday (Sept. 18th) we had our Fourth Annual "Live Without Fear" Fundraiser, which includes a silent auction made up largely of art items. This year, as with the past two years, my Mom and I donated the majority of the art items. The event, while not huge, was quite a success. Everyone was very pleased with the auction items and I heard many many wonderful comments from the guests regarding the art work. In fact, there are two FBI agents (who work with Tapestri clients) who come to the event each year to buy my art. I think they each have at least three or four of my paintings! They even commissioned a piece from me once to give to their supervisor who was being promoted. Mom's art, of course, sold instantly - even the larger, high-dollar pieces. Mom's holiday ornaments are ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser and there are folks who come back each year to scoop them up. One of my friends, who can seldom make it to the event, always tells me "let me know if any ornaments don't sell and I will buy them!" I have pasted a few pics below of the event and a few of Mom's holiday ornaments.
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