Art for Ethiopia 2009

Thank you to everyone who braved the snowstorm to come out for the 2nd Annual Art for Ethiopia event in Lakewood, CO! We had such a fun night and were beyond thrilled to see our supporters all dressed up and ready to buy art to help Ethiopian orphans.

We could not have done this event without the support of our fabulous organizing committee–Emily Andronici (Marketing & PR Guru), Shawn Rodda (Sponsorships & Legal Eagle), Tracy Stevens (Gallery Pretty Upper & Photo Assistant), Jane Gregorie (Sponsorships & Art Procurement), Katie Bell (Sponsorships & Art Procurement) and Greg Cradick (Gallery God, Photographer Extraordinaire & Art Procurement Mastermind). I was also thrilled to have Board Members Paige Chapman-Layland and Lauren Andronici in town for the event (becaus an EOR fundraiser just isn’t the same unless you end the night with a Board Member slumber party, complete with giggling and pillow fighting).

Our sponsors were also fantastic this year–Aspen Catering & Specialty Foods put on an amazing spread of food (which was partially donated and partially funded by Jane’s business Acupuncture Denver), Barefoot Wine & Bubbly provided us with some fantastic wine and bubbly, Grindstone Graphics put together event posters so beautiful, they actually sold off the wall (even though they weren’t originally for sale) and Door to Door Organics sent some delicious fruit baskets. Thank you!!

Greg Cradick worked his butt off taking family photos all day long, then worked during the event taking red carpet style photos of attendees, which you can view here.

And I happily flew home with a priceless J’Dandy original tucked under my arm. And at the end of the night, EOR raised approximately $7,500.

Thanks All!



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