We Are Still Busy Making Art!

Although there have been no updates to this site in quite a while, we (Ann & Gayle) are still actively creating art! There really has been nothing new that we’ve run across that isn’t already covered in the content of the Appeals for Art document. If you’re an artist who has encountered a situation not covered in the document, please let us know by leaving a comment on this post. Cheers and we hope you have a wonderful and creative 2018!

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Thanks Again to Robert Burridge for Spreading the Word!

Once again, Robert has been kind enough to share a link to this site in his weekly BobBlast! We appreciate his support!

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Appeals Featured in Robert Burridge’s Newsletter

We’re honored to be have our project mentioned in the March 2014 edition of Robert Burridge’s ArtsyFartsy News.

Click on the image below to see the full newsletter. Our mention is near the bottom, on the left hand side. Thanks to Kate Burridge for contacting us to request permission to post our link!

Portion of RB Newsletter

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Press Release – Appeals for Art on A.C.T.

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Ann’s Guest Post at Artist Career Training

“Artist Donations for Rescue Animals” by Aletta de Wal with thoughts from Ann.

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Gayle’s Guest Post at Artist Career Training

“Making the Most of Giving Art to Fundraisers” by Aletta de Wal with thoughts from Gayle.

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Gayle's Blog Post on A.C.T.

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Appeals for Art Featured at Artist Career Training

Our thanks to Aletta de Wal of Artist Career Training for interviewing us for the ACT Art Marketing Blog. Click here to read the post. We truly appreciate her support of this project. There’s a written interview and also a podcast.

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Thoughts on Receiving Donation Solicitations, by Tim Kreider

“Slaves of the Internet, Unite!”

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Great Tips for Artists, Courtesy of Alyson B. Stanfield

“50 Things You Can Do Better to Promote Your Art”

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It’s a New Year and the Donation Requests Have Begun

The requests for donations have begun for 2013 .  .  .
I just received a request via my Etsy shop to donate art to a silent auction in Chicago.

Below is my reply. Even though I can’t donate, I feel it’s important to reply and educate.

Hi _ _ _ _ _,

Thank you for your interest in my work and for all you do to help the wonderful greyhounds. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to donate to your auction. As you may have guessed, I receive many donation requests and I’ve had to make the decision to limit my donations to local animal rescue organizations. I DO support a local greyhound rescue group (Greyhound Friends for Life).

Regarding “tax purposes”, many people are not aware that tax law is such that artists are only able to deduct the value of the materials used to create an item, not the retail value. With this being the case, I often suggest that someone from an organization (staff, volunteer, supporter) purchase an item of art and then donate it. That way, the artist makes a sale, the donor is able to write off the donation and the charity benefits. I can’t speak for other artists, but I regularly donate a portion of my art sales to local animal rescues, so the more I sell, the more I can donate, and since it’s a cash donation, then I also benefit from the deduction.

If you’d like to learn more about creating beneficial connections with artists and donors, please visit http://www.AppealsForArt.com

Best wishes for a successful event!

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