Postcard Auction Raises over £2000 for Artists Charity

I think most people guessed who did this artwork
I think most people guessed who did this artwork

We picked up another 3 postcard-sized original artworks last night at Hope University’s Cornerstone Gallery Pre-paid auction.

There was a lovely atmosphere, it was great fun and the auctioneer, Dr Paul O’Keeffe, was in good form again and managed to squeeze good prices from the public.

The event was organised by Jason Jones who said

“Last night’s ‘Pre-Paid 2009’ Charity Postcard Auction was another great success. Over £2,000 was raised, the proceeds of which will be donated to the AGBI (Artists’ General Benevolent Institution).

The quality and variety of the postcards was truly inspirational with one postcard being bought for £180. The postcards matched with names can now be viewed on-line at www.hope.ac.uk/cornerstonegallery/postcards2009.

The Pre-paid event is quickly establishing itself as a reputable and enjoyable event, both locally and nationally with silent bids being received on-line from all over the country. It’s popularity was greatly assisted by a wonderful article in the Daily Post and Echo and regular announcements on the local radio on the day of the auction.

The Cornerstone Gallery would like to thank all the talented artists and celebrities who contributed their time and talent, especially Rolf Harris, Alexei Sayle and Mike McCartney whose popularity helped promote the event.”

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