Art boost for hospice
Final week of an art and photo competitionELTON SMALLMAN
A Hamilton picture framing business is in the final week of an art and photo competition and is calling on the community to grab their paintbrushes and cameras for a good cause.
The competition will raise money for Hospice Waikato and Imageland general manager Jenna Clements said the chance to benefit a community organisation made sense to her team.
"We wanted to run some form of competition and we have had an affiliation with hospice for a while and we decided, why not link the two?"
Imageland has received 38 entries so far and they will be auctioned next week with proceeds going to the hospice.
"It's the first time we have something like this so if we get 50 entries we will be stoked with that."
Feedback has been positive and Miss Clements said people like the idea of doing art for charity.
All art and photo entries will be uploaded to Imageland's Facebook page after entries close. People have until next Friday to bid.
"Anyone can place their bid online or come into the store," Miss Clements said.
"Next Friday night in store we will have a little ceremony where people can pick up their pieces they have won."
They will also auction an airbrushed Marilyn Monroe portrait by Hamilton artist Julia Quayle on the Friday night.
Hospice Waikato chief executive Craig Tamblyn said he would gratefully accept any help by local business and members of the community.
Imageland's art and photo competition closes on July 16 and entries are open to all ages.
On the web: facebook.com/#!/Imageland
- © Fairfax NZ News
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