Let’s Help Kids’ Annual Charity Auction Call for Artists Annual Art Auction Raises Funds for Children

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Let's Help Kids, a Northern Virginia charity that supports financially disadvantaged children is now accepting submissions for its annual Art Auction for Happiness to be held August 22-24 at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, Virginia.

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Last year’s auction showcased the works of 30 artists. We hope this year’s auction will be even more successful.

Let's Help Kids is now accepting art submissions for the 2nd annual Art Auction for Happiness to be held at the Greater Reston Arts Center Gallery August 22-24. Original paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, photography, glass, digital art, mixed media and assemblage are all eligible for acceptance.

“The Art Auction for Happiness embodies the spirit of selfless giving that lies at the heart of Let’s Help Kids,” said Jen Sterling, Let’s Help Kids co-founder. “Last year’s auction showcased the works of 30 artists. We hope this year’s auction will be even more successful.”

The Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) in Reston Town Center has graciously donated it’s facility for the gallery showing and auction. Accepted art will be displayed for three days at the gallery, culminating in a cocktail reception and auction with proceeds benefitting Let’s Help Kids. All artists will have their work officially recognized by Let’s Help Kids and will receive a tax receipt for their contribution.

Let’s Help Kids (LHK) a 501C3 charitable organization founded in 2009 by then six-year old Rachel Harris and her mother Jen Sterling has a mission to bring the joy of childhood to children in need. The organization grants wishes to financially disadvantaged elementary-aged children by providing kids with bicycles, Halloween costumes, sporting equipment, movie tickets and weeks of summer camp –items often taken for granted by the majority of Americans but sorely missed by children who lack the financial means. The organization holds regular charitable events throughout the year in Northern Virginia to raise money to continue its mission.

For more information about the event and to download the submission form visit http://www.letshelpkids.org/includes/filetransfer/2013-CallForArtists.pdf.

Artists will receive a tax receipt for their donated work. All applications must be submitted by July 15, 2013. Artists will be notified of submission acceptance no later than July 30, 2013. Some restrictions apply.

About Let’s Help Kids Foundation (LHK)
LHK is a 501(c) 3 charity founded by Rachel Harris and her mother Jen Sterling to enrich the lives of needy children. Many organizations provide underprivileged youth with necessities such as food and clothing. LHK is dedicated to making sure that those kids get to enjoy their childhoods. It is a completely volunteer-driven organization with 100% of all donations and contributions going to kids who need it most.

About Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE)
GRACE was founded in 1974 by artists and art lovers as a source of cultural enrichment for the new town of Reston. From its early beginnings in the Lake Anne Village Center to its current home in Reston Town Center, GRACE continues its role as a leader in the expanding regional arts community with abundant opportunities to experience and explore the visual arts through exhibitions, educational programming and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Whether you are a professional artist or an inquisitive schoolchild a novice art collector or an experienced connoisseur an avid gallery goer or a curious passerby GRACE programs offer rewarding experiences for you to explore art with innovative artists teachers and curators.

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