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Veggielution Benefit Call For Art


Veggielution is seeking artists to donate pieces to our silent art auction fundraiser, Avant Garden, taking place on April 15th, 2011 at KALEID Gallery in Downtown San Jose. Click here for more event info.

The Artist- We are looking for pieces that are connected to food and/or farming in some way. In addition to a focus on Veggielution, we hope to explore many aspects of food – the land, people that work the land, farm worker rights, rural and urban settings, eating together creating community, food justice, food insecurity, childhood food memories, taste, and any other connections you can make. We hope to have art at a wide variety of price points, so that there is something for everyone. We are also looking for handcrafted items that can be for straight up sale (not auction). These items would follow the same compensation guidelines listed below.

The Event- We are building an interactive and engaging evening around tasty food and a silent art auction. The program will include farm fresh appetizers/small plates, beverages, music, and video. Veggielution’s mission and programs will be featured, and we hope to inspire farm and food related conversation. We expect to have 100-200 people in attendance.

Deadlines- We are planning a preview event on April 1st during South First Friday, and we would also like to post photos of some of the pieces online to help generate buzz for the event. The deadline for getting your finished piece to us is March 29th. Let us know ASAP if you are planning to submit a piece.

Compensation- We know that as an artist, you gotta eat. You can choose to keep 0% to 40% of the final sale price of your piece. The rest goes to support Veggielution. You set the minimum bid for your art. You also get yourself exposed to a bunch of people, and a warm fuzzy feeling inside from supporting a great non-profit.

What is Veggielution?- Veggielution is a nonprofit community farm seeking to create a sustainable food system in San Jose. We currently farm about 1 acre at Emma Prusch Park in East San Jose. Our volunteer workdays, youth programs, sliding scale Farm Stand, and free cooking and gardening workshops connect people with the land, make fresh produce affordable, and teach how and why to eat healthier. The food produced at the farm is made accessible to the surrounding community through giving produce to volunteers, sales at the low-cost farm stand, and donations to soup kitchens. Veggielution also offers free cooking and gardening workshops to teach people how to cook and eat in a healthy way. www.veggielution.org

To Sign Up email amie@veggielution.org


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