Regularly there are requests from outside entities seeking artists for various projects. Those opportunities will be posted here as they are received. If you would like more information on a specific opportunity please use the contact information provided within each listing.
This fundraiser is part of our 2017 summer classes and events referred to as Total Eclipse of Art. We are looking for artists who would like to help us help our community. Each artist will be asked to fill out an entry form for the contest and a $25.00 deposit at the time they pick up their globe. They will receive the $25.00 back when they deliver the completed globe back to AVA on or before August 4th.
Shop with a Cop Fundraiser
On September 23rd 2017 Shop with a Cop will be having a dinner, art sale and silent auction starting at 5 pm at the American Legion Hall in Gillette WY. Dinner tickets will be on sale prior to the event and at the door. Artists will receive 2 free dinner tickets. We are asking local artists to please consider putting in a piece of artwork for sale or as a donation. Art can be of any form from jewelry to pottery to wall hanging. Everything will be excepted and welcomed as long as it is artist made! Those wanting to put items in for sale, we are doing 50% pay back. Turn around for payment will be no greater than 30 days. Please label your item with your name, estimated value and minimum you will let an item go for if selling it. If you are donating an item please include your name and estimated value.
Pieces can be dropped off at 3304 Alberta Drive, anytime between now and September 1st. Please call Tonya Stroup at 307-660-7907 to make drop off arrangements or I can also pick up items.
What is Shop with a Cop? Shop with a Cop is a Non-profit organization in Gillette WY that takes under privileged children from DFS, YES House long term housing, Headstart, Campbell County School District School Counselors, Gillette Police Department and Campbell County Sheriffs Department recommendations Christmas shopping in December. Participants have to fill out an application showing financial need and negative contact with Law Enforcement. These applications are then reviewed and agreed upon by a large group before acceptance. We usually take between 50-60 children giving them between $125-$175 per child to shop with officers at Kmart after feeding approximately 150 participants, parents and volunteers a homemade breakfast . Our goal is to change the negative outlook that these young people have towards Law Enforcement while they are young by showing them the fun, softer and caring side of Officers during this event.
How do we Raise Funds? We raise funds through a letter writing campaign to Campbell County businesses and also take personal donations year round. We have done bake sales in the past, a Blue Curb Stripe campaign, and t-shirt sales. It is our hope to raise enough money with this event to fund us for a couple years and to be able to help more people that are in need in our community. All monies raised stays right here in Campbell County.
For the last 2 years I have been building a plein air painting group based in Sheridan. Little Goose Plein Air Painters is a group of artists for artists, we organize plein air opportunities for those on our email list to participate in. We typically paint on the second Saturday of the month June thru October. I have attached our Mission Statement and information on a planned week of painting at Grand Teton Nat Park this September 10 thru 15. We will be camping in the park or staying at the Heart Six Guest Ranch in Moran. As soon as our season locations are determined I can send that along for you to share with your members who may be interested. Anyone who wishes to receive info need only to send an email and we will add them to our contact list.