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I first wrote about this fundraiser, Wish You Were Here, a few weeks ago. It is an inaugural event put on by CARFAC BC for artists. Everyone is welcome to attend the event on Friday, June 22nd at W2 Community Media Arts Society, #250-111 W. Hastings (the Woodwards Atrium) in downtown Vancouver between 10 am to 7 pm.

An attractive website has been created, so please check out all the work by BC artists. You will find my pieces under 'printmaking'. Four of them are etchings, one called "Astuvansalmi" is an inkjet print (also shown above). If you can't make it to the event in person, online purchases are welcomed. All works are $50, with half going to the artist. Payment will be accepted on-line beginning June 22 accompanied with an email to bc@carfac.ca outlining the title of the piece you want and the name of the respective fine artist. We all hope you will find something of interest to add to your collection or to give as gifts, in support of "the creative economy of Fine Artists from your very own 'hood. Your support can ensure that BC fine artists will not be another industry replaced by technology and disappearing into history."

UPDATE July 2nd, 2012. Due to popular demand, this fundraiser is extended until July 30th, 2012 to encourage more on-line sales. The website has been updated to reflect artworks that have been sold. I am sorry to note that this is open to Canadian and US residents only, I suppose because of mailing costs.


3 comments

What a great idea. Feeling tempted.

It was a good idea they had in posting a website so people far away can participate. I am tempted too.