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Facilitators for Art and Traveling Exhibitions - FATE

FATE was born in Velddrif on the West Coast in October 2008...

I started this organisation because I could not find employment after losing my job to BEE. Artists paint better than they sell and I am a marketer, so I decided to sell art.

Although we have many guest houses, hotels, restaurants and visitors we do not have a constant flow of people buying art. Most of the artists are members of the West Coast Art Guild but we did not really have enough exhibitions to showcase our work.

FATE takes art to venues the artist would not ordinarily visit, instead of 10 artists traveling to exhibit their work at galleries. FATE arranges exhibitions at various galleries in different towns thus promoting the artists, saving them money and keeping the carbon footprint to a minimum by keeping cars off the roads etc.!

We have been to Franschhoek, the West Coast National Park, and are currently exhibiting at the brand new West Coast Mall in Vredenburg which openened its doors on 26 March 2009.

We sold our first painting on opening day for a sum of
R10,000.00! (within an hour after opening our doors) see photo. The main objective was to sell ONLY works of West Coast artists but now people from all over South Africa are calling to become members of FATE!

FATE is exhibiting at Daddy Long Legs hotel in Cape Town from the end of April 2009 and has confirmed several more exhibitions for this year.

I am looking for ways to help our artists, to teach and promote previously disadvantaged people, I am teaching 3 at the moment. We live in a small fishing town where unemployment is huge and I want to keep the kids off the streets and burglaries to minimum.

For more details feel free to contact Juli

Juli Olivier
Cell. 0828997047

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