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Friday, September 13, 2013

How you can win this painting?!?

Enter the raffle and stand a chance to win this original oil painting by MS du Toit.

Every year when we have our Kaleidoscope of Colour art exhibition, we also have a raffle that you can enter to win a painting. This year is no different, and the good news is that we keep all our prices in line with last year's prices.

The raffle ticket only cost you R50 and you can win a painting that is worth R2500!

Here are the details of this year's painting:
Title: Autumn River
Size: 800 x 400mm
Medium: Oil on boxed canvas

Take Note: This raffle is open to everybody, it doesn't matter where in the world you live. It doesn't matter if you cannot make it to our exhibition on the19th of October. Everybody and anybody can enter. Remember also the more tickets you buy, the better your chances to win!
(If you stay in another country, you will be responsible for postage)

Maybe you say, you don't like the painting. You might like a different style! Well, that's OK, because if you win, you just paid R50 for a fabulous and expensive Christmas gift that you can give to your mother-in-law!

So how do you enter: 
  1. You contact me per e-mail: Marietjie duToit, and you give your name and cell no. You also tell me how many tickets you want to buy, and for each ticket you choose a number between 1 and 1000.
  2. I will then mail you my banking details and I will tell you if your number/s are not available anymore, so that you can choose another one.
  3. You transfer the money to my account and send a confirmation of payment.
  4. I confirm your that I have received it and your name with your number/s are put into the hat, as easy as that!

We also have a Lucky Draw on the day of the exhibition. Every person who enters the venue stand an equal chance to win a painting by Simonette van Oudtshoorn to the value of R4
50. We will later post a picture of our Lucky Draw painting.

You can enter the Raffle from today onwards until 5pm on Saturday 19 October. If you have your special numbers like I do, do not wait, enter today!

Friday, September 6, 2013

2013 International Elephant & Rhino Conservation and Research Symposium

The 2013 International Elephant and Rhino conservation and research symposium was held from August 26th - 30th at the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pittsburgh Pensylvania, USA. I had the priviledge to donate a painting to them which was auctioned during the symposium.

Ken Kaemmerer, Curator of Mammals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium have e-mailed me to inform me of what had happened at the auction:

"I also thought you’d be pleased to know that the painting was purchased by the Hospital Manager, Lisa Bigelow, of the Columbus Zoo Hospital.  She says she has a perfect spot in the hospital to display your painting that all who come in will see.  The Columbus Zoo is a terrific big zoo with an admirable and large elephant program plus their veterinary program and hospital are top notch. 

Anyway it was a grand contribution to the silent auction and overall the auction raised $5500 which will be split evenly between the International Elephant and Rhino Foundations with the money directly supporting conservation projects.  Thank you again for your contribution."

 Unfortunately I couldn't be there myself, but a friend, Rousseau Kluever, was there to represent me. He did a great job and I am very thankful for his contribution. The picture was taken at the auction where Rousseau hands over the painting to its new owner, Lisa Bigelow. I am so glad that my painting has found a new and very appropriate home!

As we all know, our elephants and rhinos are at the brink of extinction and we all need to contribute in some way to save them. You can contact the following institutions if you feel you want to contribute financially or in any other way.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kaleidoscope of Colour Art Exhibition

It is almost time for our annual Kaleidoscope of 

Colour Art Exhibition. 

This is one exhibition which you definitely do not want to miss. There will be a collection of more than 50 oil paintings by various very talented artists. There will some large paintings as well as smaller pieces - something for everyone. We will once again have a "Lucky Draw" painting. To stand a chance to win this painting you must attend the exhibition.

We will also have a Raffle where one painting can be won by anyone who buys a ticket - this is open to all even if you cannot be here on the day.This is a huge opportunity to get an original MS du Toit painting for just R50! Pictures of the two give-away-paintings will posted later this month.
This year we will also exhibit a few mosaic artworks by the very talented Dalene Smit and some pottery work by the talented Michael Horn.

Make sure that you keep this date open and please bring all your friends and family.
Here is the invite which you welcome to distribute.