Artist Anne Seidman dissents on Manna

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[re: our post 5/4/03 on the Manna fundraiser]

Every year the art community is solicited for art donations to be auctioned for this worthy cause. For many years I donated works until I realized this is bad for artists because the public can purchase work at rock bottom prices and it is bad for the galleries for the same reason. At that time I decided to work at Manna instead of donating which I did every other Saturday for a year and a half delivering food. This event victimizes some very needy folks. Currently Manna offers to return 10 percent to the artist. My recommendation for this event is for Manna to offer 50 percent. If they did this the artist would be more likely to donate a work and possibly a more viable work. — Anne Seidman

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