Three hundred and eighty-three original artworks created for Virginia Spiegel's Collage Mania 2009 are now up for preview 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.
Payment is by credit card directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. Use only the link provided in the DIRECTIONS and, remember, the payment will say it is to the "Forest Lake Relay For Life". This is correct, as it is part of the Relay For Life, of which Virginia's sister is Chair. You will receive an automatic electronic receipt from the ACS. Adding even $1 more to the requested minimum donation will make a difference, but add a little more only if you are able to do so. As Virginia says, "We are not into guilt!" ;^)
After Collage Mania closes, Karen Stiehl Osborn will send your name and e-mail to the artist, who will contact you to make shipping arrangements.
And now for the fun part ... I've chosen a few of my favorite collages to post here, and will add a few more each day until the opening of Collage Mania on May 5. It's a teaser for the actual Preview, as well as a little insight into my artistic tastes, if you're curious.
Collage 2 - Wen Redmond
Copper Artifact - Michelle D. Cunningham
China Visit II - Sharon Eley
Oh yes, two of my pieces are available too ... ravens from the Edgar Allen Poe Birthday Challenge. See this earlier post.