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Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue is a volunteer run, foster home based rescue group for Newfoundland Dogs in need in Ontario, Canada.
We place Newfs into carefully screened homes in Ontario and surrounding provinces and states.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Still in need of Artists

We only need a few more artists to fill the calendar, so please cross post to any artist friends who you think may be interested.
We're working on an exciting Newf Rescue fundraising project for 2011 featuring the work of artists who have depicted Newfs in their work. This can be pencil sketches, watercolour, oil, stained glass, needlepoint, etc.
For 2011, rather than having a calendar of photographs we have decided to offer something a bit different......we are creating a calendar of Fine Art Images of Newfs, then holding an auction to auction off the original pieces that the artists have donated. This auction will be held at our huge newf gathering in Bancroft on September 18, 2010. To reach the largest audience we will likely be also allowing live voting via the web so that our Newf Friends worldwide can participate. This calendar is going to be truly unique -- a collection of images created in different media -- truly one of a kind!
So far, we have confirmed several Newf loving artists who are happy to participate in this fundraiser, and we are now looking for your help in finding a few more to help us complete this calendar.
12 artists will have their donated piece of art as the large feature image for the month, and will have their bio and contact info featured on that page. They will also be featured on our rescue site.
We have extended our confirmation and submission date, we just need a couple more artists to sign up -- we would like to have our list of participating artists confirmed by November 30, 2009 with donated art submitted by March 15, 2010. Artists can use either one of their existing pieces, or create a new work for this project. Once pieces are received, they will be photographed to be included in the calendar, then kept aside until the auction date of Sept 18.
If you are interested in participating in the fundraiser please contact us at newf.friends@gmail.com Please cross post to other Newf loving artists who may be interested in being a part of this endeavour. If response is really strong, we may end up incorporating all of the images into a book as well.....but first step is our calendar!
We look forward to hearing from you!