You are invited to the inaugural SAVE THE FROGS! Art Show, which will feature over 250 pieces of the greatest frog art ever created! The Art Show will take place at Art du Jour in downtown Santa Cruz September 7th, 2012 from 5pm-9pm. We will be auctioning off amazing frog art from around the world to raise funds for our amphibian conservation efforts. Former Mayor of Santa Cruz Mike Rotkin will be in attendance as the Guest of Honor.
Most of the art was submitted to us through the first three years of our SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, which last year received over 2,231 entries from 31 countries. What you'll be seeing is the best of the best! This event will be fun and educational, so please bring some friends and help us out by spreading the word. And please support our work by buying your favorite piece of frog art at the event!
If you have any excellent photos, please email your best 5 to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Art Show" in the subject line. Thanks!
Please reserve your spot in advance, thanks!
We need your financial assistance to put on this event and to raise funds for our worldwide amphibian conservation efforts. Please become a VIP! Just donate $35 or more before September 7th, and we will give you a FREE piece of unframed 100% original frog art, as well as a glass of wine (21+) and a SAVE THE FROGS! wristband. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Order VIP Tickets here.
Not ready to become a VIP? No problem!
Reserve your spot with a free ticket.
The event is free, though a donation at the door would be greatly appreciated!
On top of there being walls covered in frog art, there will be lots of other amphibious activities to keep you throroughly entertained:
-- SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will be giving a presentation on The Wild World of Frogs, suitable for all ages.
-- Rob Court of the Scribbles Institute will be giving free frog art classes from 6-8pm.
-- The Central Coast Herpetological Society will be adding a touch of amphibian appreciation to the event by bringing live frogs that will be on display. These frog lovers will be able to answer your questions about the exciting world of amphibians.
-- Live Music by SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger and Aharon Wheels Bolsta. Aharon weaves a dreamscape of resonant sounds with the hang, Kalimbas, Bansuri flutes, mouth harps, and percussion from India, Brazil, West Africa, and the middle East. Often using loops, he injects his field recordings of found sound from 5 continents of travel. By turns meditative and funky, transporting and fun, Aharon performs solo at parties, concert halls, and festivals and performs in a multitude of collaborative projects
-- SAVE THE FROGS! eco-friendly merchandise from the Gift Center will be available!
September 7th, 2012, 5pm - 9pm
"I think the September 7th event will be lots of fun and I look forward to helping people have a better understanding of why frogs are so important to our ecosystems. I would really like to educate your event attendees about the negative effects of purchasing wild caught animals."
-- Andy Rea, President, Central Coast Herpetological Society
Art du Jour is located in downtown Santa Cruz, at 1013 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; phone: 831.621.0672
Please help out by printing and posting these flyers. Just right-click the images to download the PDFs. Please also post the jpegs on your website or social networking pages.
Want to help out before the event, or on the day of the event? If so, please fill out the volunteer application form and specify that you'd like to assist with the art fundraiser!
Amphibian populations worldwide are in the midst of a mass extinction crisis, yet most people are completely unaware! We need your help in getting the word out: we encourage all nature lovers to seek out their inner frog artist and participate in the SAVE THE FROGS! Art Contest, which runs each year from January 15 to October 15! Your submissions make fundraisers like this possible!
Thanks to Santa Cruz High School art student Hannah Atkinson for her help judging and processing the thousands of pieces of frog art we receive. Thanks also to SAVE THE FROGS! Board member Tai Stills for her help setting up this event and framing all the art! Thanks to Driscoll's for the organic fruit, Storrs Winery for donating wine. Thanks to all the artists, Ashley and Jane for helping set up; Michael Starkey, Cori Elwood and Jeremy Pelsinski for running the STF! info table. Thanks to Andy Rea and the Central Coast Herpetological Society for making frog cookies and educating people about frogs. Thanks to Aharon Bolsta, Jamie Barsimantov and the other musicians. And thanks to all who attended!
"So much work and such an impressive display...and so many supportive people. Loved it. You, and Tai, and all your members around the world are the one deserving of gratitude for your inspiration and dedication to saving our world."
-- Nancy Macy, Valley Women's Club; Santa Cruz, CA