FotoFest 2012 Fine Print Auction
Welcome to FotoFest’s spring 2012 season! FotoFest is an international non-profit arts and education organization looking for interested and reliable people 18 years of age and older to participate in our 2012 Biennial Fine Print Auction. Volunteer opportunities include everything from exhibition setup to hosting duties. It is not necessary to have an art or photography background – all we ask for is your enthusiasm, support, generosity, and willingness to learn new things. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to learn about photography and meet others with similar interests.
Please join us on January 12th from 5PM-8PM at Boheme for Cultured Cocktails! You will have the chance to find out more about our programs while meeting staff members and other volunteers.
Benefits of becoming a volunteer at FotoFest:
• Learn more about photography and art
• Volunteer Nights: Special exhibition tours just for volunteers held the Wednesday evening before Thursday exhibition openings
• Private gatherings to meet and socialize with other volunteers
• Opportunity to join FotoFest\'s First Look Collectors Program at a discount rate (available after 8 volunteer shifts)
Feel free to contact Marianne Stavenhagen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-223-5522 x19 if any of the following volunteer positions interest you:
The Fine Print Auction
The FotoFest Fine Print Auction takes place during the Biennial and is the major fundraising event for the organization. The Auction continues to be more successful and well-respected with each passing event. Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss, Co-Founders of FotoFest, select and contact photographers whose work is of interest to the collecting community. In addition to the Auction itself, there is a preview exhibit and reception. Volunteers are needed for duties such as: putting up wall tags at the preview exhibit site and host/hostess duties at the preview reception.
Saturday, March 17, 2012, morning 5-7 volunteers
Install Auction Preview at DoubleTree Hotel Downtown
Place framed photographs on easels. Work with auction coordinator to create a pleasing exhibition.
March 17-19, 2011, 12-6pm 6-8 volunteers, 2 per day
Preview Hosts at DoubleTree Hotel Downtown
Watch auction preview and make sure viewers do not bring drinks into the room or handle the artwork.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 3-7pm
Auction Preview/Check-in 60 volunteers
The night of the auction you may be asked to: assist with taking down the preview exhibit and moving framed photographs to the auction site, arrange display of prints for live and silent auctions, set-up and staff check-in and check-out tables, monitor silent auction and encourage bidding, direct table sponsors and their guests to their tables, carry framed photographs into the live auction ballroom during the bidding, and monitor guests’ needs during the auction. Volunteers are asked to dress neatly and in black the night of the auction.
Book Signings by Artists–Held at the DoubleTree Hotel Downtown
Set up book tables with a FotoFest staff member; assist with handling and sales of books. Dates: TBA
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