Thursday, April 3, 2008

Call for artist donations

Where Art & Justice Unite...
NARF 7th Annual Visions for the Future Benefit Art Auction

Friday, August 22, 2008
La Fonda Hotel , Santa Fe, New Mexico
CALL FOR ARTIST DONATIONS:
PLEASE SUPPORT THE BIGGEST NIGHT FOR NATIVE RIGHTS

Boulder, CO-The Native American Rights Fund is currently seeking donations of art and other items for its 7th Annual Visions for the Future Benefit Art Auction. The event, held on the eve of the opening of the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, has become one of the premier events during the Market. Last year, the Visions for the Future Auction was NARF's most successful event in our history with over 400 people attending and more than $206,000 raised through art sales and donations. The auction is NARF's largest and most important special event of the year that is attended by tribal and business leaders, Indian art collectors, NARF supporters and people from all walks of life.

ART DONATIONS FOR AUCTION SOUGHT
NARF is currently seeking donations of art and other items for both our live and silent auctions. This very special event for Native American rights would not be possible without the generous donations made every year by Native artists, organizations, businesses and individuals from throughout the country. Typically we feature 22 pieces of art in our live auction and up to 80 pieces (art, gift baskets, gift certificates, trips, etc.) in our silent auction. In addition, this year we are also planning to hold an online auction in conjunction with our special event that will be promoted heavily nationwide to increase awareness and interest of potential buyers.

BENEFITS OF DONATING TO AUCTION
In recognition of your donation and support, NARF offers a variety of benefits to those donating artwork and/or items that will help promote your generosity to our large national support base that numbers over 25,000 members. Please click here for detailed information on the benefits of donating to the NARF auction.
If you are interested in donating an item to the auction please click here to download the NARF Benefit Art Auction Pledge Form, complete the form and mail or fax it to our office by Friday, June 13th, 2008.

PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS & ALLIES!
Another way you can show your support for NARF and Native rights is to forward this call for donations to all of your friends, colleagues, family members, etc. Please help NARF reach and even surpass the historic success of our auction last year and make our 7th Annual Visions for the Future Art Auction an even bigger success for Native Rights!

The struggle of fighting for the rights of Native peoples is very much alive today. In order to continue our existence and the fight for justice, we depend on the generosity of artists and supporters like you who help make a difference in our continued work for Native peoples. Thank you for considering our request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 800.447.0784 or via email at crystal@narf.org.

Ta'Tura Tsiksu (With Much Respect),
Crystal Echo Hawk
Assistant Director of Development