Marcia Selsor on sat 3 feb 01
I love this. You really summed it up!
I get at least three or four requests/month for auction donations for
charities with a note that it is good publicity for me. I can't do them
all. Plus we can only deduct the cost of materials as a tax credit. They
seem to be unaware of that.
Earl Brunner wrote:
> Bet they found some shmuck to do it....
> Terrance Lazaroff wrote:
> > Here is another twist on free work shops. An organisation that puts
> > together street festivals called me telling me that they saw my work and
> > thought it was great and that they wanted to know if I was interested in
> > renting a tent kiosk during one of the international festivals. I thought
> > about it and asked the price. They told me it would cost $600.00 for six
> > days for my kiosk and that I would have to set up my wheel and animate
> > pottery to Joe public at the same time. The festival was one of music so I
> > asked if the singers and dancers had to pay to sing and dance in front of
> > the public. The person said no way they were stars and they cost the
> > organisation a fortune. I then asked if the singers and dancers had to pay
> > the cost of the stage. Again the same answer. I can't repeat my thoughts
> > without being cut off clayart. I asked them why the singers got paid by the
> > organisation and why did I had to pay. Their response was that potters have
> > a passion for what they do and they were always willing to do this type of
> > work for free. They also added that it would be good publicity. Big
> > mistake. I told them politely that they were out to lunch and hung up.
> > Terrance
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