Monday, July 13, 2009

Women's Work(s) Juried Art Show and Fundraising Auction

In May, I had the pleasure of being asked to Jury an art show for the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. And what an incredible project to have been a part of. On July 12th, everyone's hard work culminated in a thoroughly successful Juried Art Show & Fundraising Auction. Held at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, the show allowed 50 female artists from the Island to strut their stuff and celebrate the theme of women's work.

Talk about women helping women helping women! It's not just the artists who are women. The management team, auction emcees, auctioneer, and jury members, are all women, too. Each artwork sold not only supported the contributing artist but also supported PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc for its capital projects such as raising funds for a local safe house for women. To top it off, all of this was made possible by three generous and supportive female patrons: Sen. Catherine Callbeck, Patricia Schurman, and Anne Smith.

What wonderfully inspiring women. It was a pleasure to meet and work with you all.

* Women's Work(s) Blog
* The Artists
* The artworks
* PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women

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