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SSBL (Saturday Softball League) is a 501(c)3 organization and is host of the 2009 Gay Softball World Series tournament, bringing 4,000 players from across North America to Milwaukee Labor Day week. This event has a $6 - $8 million dollar economic impact. More information is available at http://www.series2009.org.

ART FUNDRAISER

This unique art experience leverages the unprecedented excitement and anticipation of the LGBT and supporting community toward the Gay Softball World Series. The event will combine a unique venue, unparalleled display of art, a coalition of galleries and independent artists and a highly targeted list of affluent art patrons, LGBT supporters, non-profit board members, business owners and executives.

DATE: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
TIME: 5:00PM - 10:00 PM

VENUES: Gravity Marketing (704 S. 2nd Street - Coffee House Area, Office Area, Patio, Grass Lawn w/Canopy)
MKE Gay Arts Center (703 S. 2nd Street - Open space/wall space)

We are seeking a variety of interesting original pieces of art including paintings, sculpture (both indoor and outdoor), mixed media, photography, etc...

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: We are seeking a donated item for the silent auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting SSBL. Optionally, you can also either partially donate another item to the silent auction (you receive 75% of sale price), or feature an item with a commission amount (determined by you) to be paid if it sells.

BENEFITS: You will receive exposure to a broad audience of affluent individuals and active art patrons. All donations are tax-deductible.

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: BESTD Clinic, Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, Saturday Softball League, AIDS Resource Center of WI, Milwaukee GAMMA, Challenge Party, Heritage Printing, Gravity Marketing

PROMOTION: 3,000 print invitations as well as thousands of e-mail invitations are being sent to the board members and supporters of the sponsor organizations. In addition, the event is being promoted via social media, with more than 300 attendees expected.

Please contact Mike Kuharske at 414.202.5874 or mkuharske@gravitym.com with questions.

* 1. Individual Artist (fill this out only if you are not representing a gallery, galleries should use the separate registration form)

* 2. Website

* 3. Artist Bio

* 4. Donated Item #1 - this item will be part of the silent auction, 100% of proceeds benefit SSBL.

* 5. "Partially" Donated Item #2 - this is a SECOND item that will be part of the silent auction with the donator receiving 75% of the amount received.

* 6. Featured Art Item #1 - (must be less than $2500) this item will be featured in one of the several spaces during the event with a commission benefiting SSBL, if sold at the event. Please indicate the dollar value of the commission.

* 7. Featured Art Item #2 - (any price) this item will be featured in one of the several spaces during the event with a commission benefiting SSBL, if sold at the event. Please indicate the dollar value of the commission.

IMAGES / LOGOS

Please send an e-mail to Mike Kuharske at mkuharske@gravitym.com that contains an image/photo of each item (please make the file name match the item name).

Also include your individual logo, photo or organization's logo. This will be used in promotional materials in advance of the event as well as the event program.
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