Sounds interesting but brings up some questions.
Have you contacted area lawyers about donating a free legal defense, will writing, real estate escrow handling or other auctioning off of their services?
How about local car dealerships so you can auction off a free engine tune up, overhaul or complete set of tires?
Grocery stores for free shopping sprees?
It may be a good cause but I have reservations just as I do with any group that targets artists. Our efforts are seen as worthy for donating mainly because of the pereption that our time and effort isn't really worth anything and 'it costs nothing' but a couple dollars in materials and brings in bucks at auctions. After all, we should be happen someone... anyone... actually wants the pictures.
How about the hospital auctioning off a free cancer treatment regimen, free cleft palate operation or something else of value that actually takes the time and effort of the health professionals? The Doctors and staff can donate all this and make it really worth while.
Artists are seen as fair game because our efforts are the Rodney Dangerfield of fund raising and we are seen as easy marks. After all, it is "just a pitcher".
All the attendees to a person were highly impressed with the quality of work displayed, and were quite pleased to receive a piece of art to display in their home or office.
Our group wanted to increase awareness of large format photography as an art form and the cancer center needed to raise funds for research. Both sides came out winners, in my opinion.
I can concur wholeheartedly with Tim. Everyone came out a winner, no one was taken advantage of like when local PBS stations do their "Art Auctions."
WOW! Sir, did you actually think before you submitted this post?
Doctors have it made, easy work schedule, always dealing with happy outcomes. Hospitals and Cancer Centers have scores of donations, they have to turn them away they have so many, yet still no cure for Cancer. And there won't be if more people take your stance.
As one of the several Large Format Photographers who dreamt up this "Scheme" and who has also sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of LF photography I never once thought of getting something in return.
What I did get in return was a glorious feeling of having been instrumental in helping human beings I have never met and who are less fortunate than I.
Oh, and one more thing, 150 Large Format images in one show was incredibly inspirational. The new LF friendships many of us made are treasured.
Sir, should you include yourself in the category of an artist than I can only hope there is a mass exodus from your faternity.
Please count me in again this year.
Yes, Steve, I thought about what I posted before doing so.
Your over reaction is unwarranted.
A simple explanation of how this came about would suffice.
Count me in.
This is a great project. When is the deadline for participation ?
Would it be OK, if we used Your project as inspiration for doing something similar here in denmark ?