Monday, February 15, 2010

Bustin' at the Seams

Saturday, we cut our Tulsa trip short to head back for IAO "Money Talk, Art Walks" Party. It was an art fundraiser for the foundation and T and I had submitted some drawings. We were unsure of the master plan but we were in for a treat. We knew it was an auction of sorts but really it turned out better than expected. Patrons purchased tickets in 3 categories, $100, $75, $50. Each ticket was placed in the pot and names were drawn out at each price level beginning with the $100 pot. Quite the crowd. As the participants were chosen they had 30 seconds to pick the piece of their fancy. They had a guy who played the 'game show host' and two lovely assistants. It was like nothing I'd seen before and I loved it. People were drinking, merrymaking and getting genuinely excited about art. These were T's pieces. The top one was snatched in the first round. She sold a piece for $100! Congratulations! Here mine hang at each end of the top row. Get a better look here. Mine didn't make the cut, but it was a great experience and resume builder. Afterward, we headed home, kicked our feet up and drank to T's accomplishments. She's officially a professional artist, selling art!

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