Quechua Benefit looks to fine art metal prints to raise money at benefit auction
The nonprofit Quechua Benefit recently contacted us about creating several fine art prints on metal for use in their fundraising auction. Quechua Benefit is an organization working to help the Quechua people of Peru’s highlands through medical services, clothing and food distribution, and even sociological services for children.
A large part of Quechua culture in Peru and elsewhere has always been weaving, mostly from llama and alpaca wool. The metal prints going to auction include a number of 12x18” reproductions of the “scrapbook” of famed Peruvian alpaca rancher, Don Julio Barreda. In addition, two 11x14” metal prints of a painting of Don Julio will be auctioned off. Attendees will also be able to bid on various alpaca wool products, from blankets to scarves. The auction and fundraising event will take place on August 22 in Bend, OR.
Since we brought fine art metal printing in-house earlier this year, we’ve always known that it was cool. But seeing it going to a good cause makes it all the better. If you’re interested in learning more about the Quechua Benefit or would like to participate in the auction, head over to their events page for all the details.
All metal prints at Pro Photo Supply are produced using an advanced dye sublimation process that results in a striking appearance. The metal surface is particularly great for contrasty scenes and rich colors, which “pop” with a lifelike vibrancy. Stop by our Photo Lab to see samples, or simply visit us online to upload your pictures and order your own metal prints.
A huge thank you goes out to the Quecha Benefit for thinking of us for their printing needs! We are happy to have the opportunity to play a small role in the great work they are doing.