Notes I Love

One of the most gratifying things I get from my art donations is the thank you letters I receive from people and organizations that work very hard to help others.  We are all in their debt!  This is one of my favorite thank you notes.  Others are handwritten notes that at some point I hope to digitize for all to see and hope these notes of thanks inspire other artists to contribute to these wonderful organizations.  These organizations are filled with hard working and dedicated volunteers that always amaze me!

Redwood Empire Food Bank:  May 2018

Hi Rick, I just wanted to share the results of the auction with you. Your “Vortex” bowl set a record for the highest bid in all of our seven years and sold for $2000! It is a very special piece. Your other bowls also did well and sold for $792 and $450. Thank you so much for participating again. I don’t have figures on the whole event yet but it was a great success and the art makes it special.
Jennifer Girvin

Hi Rick,
It is  my pleasure to tell you that Empty Bowls 2017 was a huge success and broke our previous records. The success of this event relies so much on the generosity of our artists and your donated bowls. The reception with cheese, wine, great music and bowl auction is a fun place to be. I’m happy to tell you that your bowls sold for $200 and $395 this year, that corresponds to 990 meals provided to the people in need that we serve. Thank you for your contribution of your two beautiful bowls, hopefully you will be able to help us next year too. Our artists are much appreciated and help make the auction what it is.

In Gratitude,

Jennifer Girvin
2017 Event Chair