Wednesday, April 27, 2011

First Batch of Auctions up on eBay!

Just an update regarding the auction effort-- I've listed the first fifteen auctions on eBay-- you can find them here. As this actually takes way longer than I hoped (eBay's process is kind of tedious) I'll be trying to do small batches of auctions on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule until they're all up. Hopefully a new preview will be up by Monday, but I'm kind of counting on a sunny day to show up soon to photograph!

Thanks for your patience! Keep an eye on the blog or my Twitter account-- I'll keep mentioning when batches of auctions go up.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Round One Preview!

Okay, so as promised-- here's a preview of the first batch of artwork for the auction. This is maybe a fifth of all the art I have on hand. It's a lot, eek! They'll either go up on eBay this week or early next-- still trying to work it out. At any rate we'll definitely keep you posted!

Much of the work can be made bigger to see all that detail. Please enjoy and visit the artists' websites too, there's lots of fun things to peruse!

Jen Wang, watercolor

Rachel Dougherty, acrylic on illustration board

Liza Ferneyhough, watercolor painting

Jade Sheldon, ink and gouache painting

Natalie Schaefer, letterpress print

Grace Fong, archival print

Kelvin Osorio, screenprint

Jess Fogel, archival print

Louie Chin, watercolor painting

Sarah McNeil, archival print set

Barbara Ana Gomez, wooden and screenprinted fabric fan

Kim Rosen, archival print

Dustin Harbin, inked comics page

Sharon Wagner, archival print

Diego Bergia, Lepos Bible and stickers

Val Kung, ink drawing and archival print

Debbie Ohi, painting on canvas


Carla Rodrigues, digital print
Maho Satoh, woodcut

Emory Allen, giclee print

Jill Bergman, hand-colored linocut

Josie Portillo- gouache on canvas

Loni Edwards, watercolored ATCs

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Auction updates, and a new home:

Hello! If you're reading this, it means that you've found out about Art for Japan. If you haven't, the short description is it's a really big online art auction to help relief efforts in Japan. We're in the middle of organizing and photographing the artwork but are hoping to get previews up here next week.

Auctions will be held on eBay; I'm not certain the exact dates but we will post and update here so you know. Due to the huge outpouring of artist work, we'll be hosting a few weeks of auctions, but we'll share the work on here too so you can spread the word and get thinking about what amazing art you'd like to bid on. We'll include links to our donating artists too so you can see more of their work.

All funds raised through this campaign will be donated to AmeriCares and tagged for Japan relief. AmeriCares, a nonpartisan and nondenominational organization, uses 99% of its revenue on its charitable programs and is rated four stars on, so we feel that it will be able to make excellent use of the money.

For a sense of what we have gotten (with some more to come)- here is all the work I've received so far (with 7lb dog for scale):

Actually the photos make it look tiny, but it takes up about sixteen square feet or more in the studio. So thank you artists!! Our work's cut out for us but we're hopeful to do our part.

Stay tuned-- we'll be sending update alerts via Twitter (follow @meghunt or @heykidzcomix to stay in the loop) and hope to have more next week!