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Want to Participate? Here’s How….

As a portrait artist and an animal lover I am well aware of the impact a face can have in moving people. This past week was a frustrating one for me because I was very moved by 3 beautiful faces that were not saved during a rescue effort. The ‘The 3 Amigos’ were young, healthy horses in the ‘kill pen’ at a horse auction and taken to a slaughterhouse in Canada before funds and a home could be found for them. It happened quick but their faces effected many people. With Another Chance 4 Horses http://www.ac4h.com permission I am going to paint their faces and use that image to launch this new project. 

If you are an fellow animal lover, rescue and/or artist we need you.   Here’s how you can help….

What I am proposing to do is ask if you are an artist take a face that has motivated you to take action for your cause and create a piece of artwork of it. I would like this to be in the form of ACEO, Art Card (2.5” x 3.5”) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards . They can be prints or originals and you are welcome to put your contact info. on it. It also needs to have the cause or rescue you wish to promote. The artwork should be on one side and the rescue info will be on the other. I also request you add http://www.saveaface.wordpress.com on the card so this project will continue to build and promote all involved. The ACEO or Artist Trading Cards are meant to be collected, traded and passed around. They are like a mini piece of art/ business card the size of a standard playing card.  They often sell well on e-bay, are easy to ship and easy to duplicate so you can sell larger numbers of them.  If you need the nuts and bolts info on materials to use please google ‘how to make an ACEO’ or ask me.  The idea is to make something colorful, collectable and memorable so people buy, trade and show these cards as a way to promote the rescues.    

If you are a rescue or a cause please send me your information, along with contact info. and web sites, links etc. and a clear digital photo of a face that is meaningful to your cause. It will be shared with an artist who may want to create artwork of your animal’s face.  There would be room on the back of the card for a short bit of info. to encourage to take action and help. 

I will post this Save A Face web site along with a link to your web site with each completed card. People will be encouraged to donate and help.

The ACEOs or Art Trading Cards will be auctioned off on e-bay with 75% percentage going to the rescue. (Must be a registered not-for profit to participate). E-bay makes this easy by sending the money collected directly to the charity. This way I don’t have to be involved in handling anyone else’s money. The 25% left over will cover e-bay costs and shipping. As the rescue or artist you are encouraged to link to the e-bay site and the web site.  As more cards are completed we can make up sets, collections and so on so there are many ways to use these cards. 

In the next day or so I will have an example for you to see.  If you have a question please leave a comment of e-mail me at artbysue@hotmail.com

If you are an animal lover than your job is to help spread the word aabout this project or share photos of an animal’s face that has inpacted you.  When the art goes on e-bay helping share links will be much appreciated or bidding on the cards.  The artwork is small and affordable so should be within people’s reach with the added bonus of encouraging them to buy more to collect and also to promote. 

Thank you,

Sue Steiner

animal artist

oil painter

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