Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Troubled Times For All: NARF to postpone Santa Fe Benefit Auction

SANTA FE, NM-After careful thought and consideration, NARF has decided to postpone its 8th annual Visions for the Future Benefit Art Auction scheduled to be held in August 2009 during Santa Fe Indian Market. The Auction will be tentatively postponed until 2010.

"Given the current economic crisis and the hardships it has created for so many, including our supporters, artists and NARF itself, we believe it is prudent to postpone the auction this year, stated NARF Executive Director John Echohawk. "In light of the economic challenges we believe it will be extremely difficult to match the fundraising success the auction has enjoyed in recent years. We do however want to thank all the artists, auction sponsors, donors and supporters who have helped to make NARF's Santa Fe Auction such a success. We are hopeful that the event can return in 2010. In the meantime, we ask that our auction supporters consider alternative means of giving to support NARF's work. This level of support, especially in these hard times, is both necessary and greatly appreciated," Echohawk added.

NARF, like everyone else has also been impacted severely by the financial crisis. As a result, NARF will intensify its fundraising efforts to support our legal and advocacy work for Native American rights in a variety of ways. NARF will release announcements in the near future regarding alternative fundraising efforts to our Santa Fe auction. For more information please contact Don Ragona, Director of Development at 303.447.8760.