Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blossoming Bodhisattvas, Buddha Abides 2015

There are times when I just don’t want to do it anymore.
It’s been fourteen years… You know the feeling.
But then I got a letter from my little Tibetan boy:

“…Thank you so much for helping my education. You are the great person in this world for me. Without you I would not be able to study in Tibetan Children’s Village school.
Thank you for many year help me.
Love you and hug you.
Your sponsor boy,
Tenzin Lotay…”

Ahhhhhhhhhhh… my ‘sponsor boy’. Seriously irresistible!

Last July, upon returning from Paris, I sent the TCV school the full 20% of profit from sales = $500 (after rounding it up a bit) which covered all his school expenses for the year. With great thanks to Thomas Tarleton, Bill O’Malley and Art From Scrap for doing such a fantastic job putting on the show!

Of course, none of this would have been at all possible without you magnificent artists participating. It was exciting to see the work when I got home: so varied, powerful, moving and beautiful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your creative minds, expansive hearts and generous spirits!

NOW, once again, after months and months of searching, (imagine me swathed in Bedouin indigo pushing through the windswept desert of venues) I have found a place to host the show: Mark and Karrie of CASA MAGAZINE have opened their hearts and gallery space to us.

Fantastic location! Right downtown on Canon Perdito Street.

AND… because they would rather I handle all the sales and management of the show, they suggested relinquishing their gallery percentage of 30%. After some deliberation, we decided to give the artists 60% (instead of the usual 40%), the charities 25% and 15% to the curator.

Another new thing this year is that there will be three monetary prizes:
The ‘Best in Show’ levels will be as follows:

Awakening Buddha $100

Blossoming Bodhisattva $50