Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Hey Sailor, Wanna See My Etchings?

One of the upshots of slogging through the trials this work is that, at the end of the day, our crew really knows how to unwind and have a good time. With all the funk in the news, we're already setting our sights on the best party of the year: the Tuff Love Art Show on Nov 10 in Berkeley.

It's a one night benefit fundraiser that will bring dozens of artists, photographers and supporters together to taste saki, enjoy live music, bid on sweet auction items (like, a week's stay in Jackson Hole WY - YeeHAW!) and - especially - to enjoy the quality art pieces that will be available for sale. All in time for holiday gift giving.

Originally the brainchild of Ana Poe (Paco Collars), Tuff Love is a "Celebration of Pit bulls through Art." Because artists have taken on the role as the sage free thinkers in our society, we can rely on them to give us an honest, thoughtful perspective on pit bulls that you're not likely to get in the news. Last year's juried show brought great talent, including the photo documentary work of Marc Joseph, the oil magic of Eric Bailey, the wimsy of Heidi Zumbrun and the carvings of Tim Racer (below). With a little luck, this year's show will bring yet more inspired appreciation for the breed.

The event takes place in the classy tasting room of the Takara Sake Factory We love their slogan, by the way. Their website explains, "We proclaim ourselves a "Harmonist" a term coined out of our sincere desire to act proactively in creating a positive rapport between people and nature." Word.

Calling All Artists!
Calling All Donors!

We're accepting art submissions for pit bull themed art to be displayed and sold, AND for items and services for our silent auction. If you're an artist, or know an artist with an eye for the breed, please pass word along. And if you might have an item that you're willing to donate to our silent auction, we'd sure love to talk with you. More Tuff Love INFO

Oh, and the Tuff Love logo is looking mighty fine on tshirts. If you'd like your own, check out BR's Store.


Cait said...

Can't get the silent auction donation person's email to work- what is it supposed to be?

Cait ( //

Donna said...

uh oh ... darn web demons.

your note is being forwarded. thank you Cait!

dreameyce said...

I'd be willing to donate sculpted pins :) E-mail me an address, and the date they need to get there by!

Emily of DreamEyce Studio

Bambi said...

Thanks Emily!

I'll forward your message.