Student Volunteers Needed- Great Opportunity!!!!

image by Mark Seliger and featured in CPW's 2009 Print Auction

The Center for Photography at Woodstock's annual gala event is on Sunday October 11th, 2009. This is an award ceremony and photography print auction. We are seeking volunteers who want to help with different tasks throughout the day. It is a ton of fun and a great experience for photo students!

This year, we will be holding both events back to back at the Bearsville Theater, just under 2 miles from the Center for Photography at Woodstock, on 291 Tinker Street.

The Gala Reception will begin at 2pm and will run until 4pm. Staff will begin checking people in at the door for admittance to the Live Auction at 3:30. Opening remarks will begin at 4:00pm and the Live sale will begin at 4:15pm.

We need your help!

It goes without saying that the live auction & gala event wouldn’t happen without the hard work and generosity of many dedicated volunteers. You can make a huge contribution to CPW by joining us on the big day!

As you may already know, the Benefit Gala is CPW’s most important fundraiser of the year- with the funds raised at this event that we will produce our 2009 programs including exhibitions, residencies, lectures, workshops, photographer’s salon, PHOTOGRAPHY Quarterly magazine, fellowship awards, and more.

We hope that you can lend a hand.

These are the shifts or you can choose to be a CPW "Angel" and help us all day:

TIME: 10am-1 pm/ SET UP

During this time, volunteers are needed to help transport the photographs, print bins, tables, and supplies from CPW to the Bearsville Theater. Then, volunteers will prepare and set up for the Vision Awards & auction.


The Vision Awards Reception and brunch will begin at 2pm (going till 4pm). Vision Awards check-in and additional auction set-up will also take place. At 3:30pm, auction registration opens.


During the auction, volunteers truly keep the show running! People are needed to help check people in at the front door, run prints (hold up photographs to be auctioned off during live sale), run the digital show of auction lots, organize prints after they are bid on, and pack prints once check-out begins.


This is a critical time, as people line up to take home their prints and we clean up the Bearsville Theater. Volunteers can help in a number of ways, from packing prints to transporting supplies back to CPW.

Please RSVP by calling 845-679-9957, or sending an email to our Education Coordinator (your teacher), Liz Unterman at liz@cpw.org.

With your help we look forward to another exciting gala. All volunteers will receive a complimentary copy of the Auction Catalog and as a way to express our thanks to you CPW will be giving a year’s membership to everyone who volunteers at the 2009 Benefit Gala.

See more info about the event here.

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