Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Craft for a cause

I received information in the mail about Splatters this week. Splatters: Another fine mess is the annual fund raiser for the Center for Youth and Families. Artists can submit their own piece of art, a platter painted in their own medium, or a platter painted at The Firefly Studio in Little Rock to benefit the Centers. Many moons ago, I painted a platter for them. Here's a picture of the unfired piece.

Tree design with gold leaves painted in glaze on ceramic platter.

Splatters will be held October 12 from 6:30 - 9:00 at the Pleasant Valley Country Club. This year, a juried art process will be added in addition to the non-juried platters. 50 pieces will be accepted for display and sale through this process. The top 10 will receive honorable mention and those 10 artists will get a return of 50% of the auction price. To submit your piece, e-mail no later than August 15, 2008. Images should be no larger than 8x10 and 72DPI. Artists will be notified the status of their piece no later than September 15, 2008.

The platters will not be juried but are very popular at the auction. Platters can be picked up at The Firefly beginning July 1, 2008. You can paint it there or take it home. September 1 is the deadline for turning in all Splatters Platters to the Centers Foundation office.

For more information, call Tiffany at (501) 666-9436 or e-mail The Firefly Studio is located at the Village in Pleasant Valley (I 430 and Rodney Parham Road). They are right next to the Dixie Cafe and in the same shopping center as Wild Oats Market (formerly Beans and Grains) and Chili's. According to, the store number is 501-225-1403 and their hours are M-S from 10:00-6:00.


Janna said...

Wouldn't it be fun to have a YaYa day at the pottery place and have each Yaya complete a platter for this cause? That's awesome that you are participating!

Denise Felton said...

I LOVE Janna's idea! Unlike you, Stacie, I can't produce a platter that's art. But I sure would have a lot of fun making SOMETHING and donating it. Please, please, please send this out to the Yas.

Denise Felton said...

Oh, and maybe this our next ILU group activity, too! That would be so cool!