Thursday, August 8, 2013

Call For Raffle Items

Call for Raffle Items for the "5th Annual Afternoon Gala and Art Auction"

Dear Members, We are gathering raffle/auction items for our yearly Gala event, September 15th. EAI relies heavily on this one event for funds to make all aspects of the Institute grow and function. The raffle items cost $5 a ticket. In addition, the auction segment will be part silent and live for paintings, as well as bigger ticket items that are being donated. The beauty of participating is you need not be present to win. Some of these items are localized and it would mean a visit for you to NM....but some are items that can be shipped to you, or a service you can take advantage of anywhere. A few samples of what we have so far are gift certificates for encaustic materials, one-year EAI membership, jewelry, encaustic books, one-day workshop with member Sherry Ikeda, etc. The other items we have are gift certificates for NM local things such as dining, spa certificate, B & B weekend in Taos, hot air balloon ride, jazz quartet playing at a gathering of your choice, etc. In years past we have had members donate items such as a hand-inlaid knife, a week's stay in Mexico at a time-share, etc. Use your imagination - you can donate your services, or something of value that you think would be interesting to EAI members and their friends and families. We will be getting a Raffle flyer out in a couple of weeks for people to pre-pay for their raffle tickets. We will be able to put your paid tickets in the raffle drawing boxes, as well as have you represented at the live/silent auction. The upcoming email will tell you more specifically how it works. I appreciate you considering anything you might want to donate. All donations are tax deductible. Any questions or donation ideas, please contact me at: Please let us know soon.

Sincerely, Douglas Mehrens Founder/CEO - Encaustic Art Institute

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