One of my pieces was chosen as an auction item and tonight everyone is getting together to meet and learn a little more about one another.
The Winnipeg Timeraiser is happening on May 30th. If you're looking for something to do with your volunteer time, check it out.
If I understand everything correctly, a number of organizations are in attendance with information on what they do, giving volunteers a chance to find something that matches their interests. Then people will be given an opportunity to bid on artwork using volunteer time for a specified charity. If your bid takes it, you win! Your artwork will hang in a corporate office somewhere (one of the event sponsors) for a year and when you have completed your volunteer hours, the work goes home with you.
Hence, time raiser.