Art for a cause
I have a couple of fundraising projects on the go right now. The first is raising funds and awareness for Bracelets For Buildings, a charity that builds safe and sustainable homes for the poorest of the poor in Cambodia. Heather, Ben and I will be returning to that country in February 2019 to assist. A portion of each sale ($25) of "My Talkative Raven Friend" goes directly to the cause of helping these amazing people on the other side of the world. We have printed 15 of 50 so far, with more on the way in the next week.
As a small thank you, each purchaser receives a Cambodian bracelet handmade by Sett and Toem, two previous recipients of homes by Bracelets For Buildings, who now sustain themselves through sales of these marvellous creations.
Prints of my portrait of Anthony Bourdain have been purchased by people from Toronto to Vancouver; one even went down to San Diego, California. All net proceeds of these sales will be donated to Some Other Solutions, a charity in Fort McMurray that operates a 24-hour crisis line (780-743-HELP, 780-743-4357) and many programs that help people who are struggling. I have one print available in studio right now with more on the way. These are also limited edition prints; only 50 will ever be printed.
A gallery canvas print of "Designing Victory" will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association for their First Responders Golf Tournament coming up on Friday at the Fort McMurray Golf Club.
This special piece was done live at the annual Hard Hat Party in Edmonton put on by the Interior Designers of Alberta to raise money for a charity that helps the recently homeless. This is the first print of this one that will be in a charitable silent auction.
Lastly, this will be a big week for me at Earls Fort McMurray. I'll be doing a live mural painting in the lounge on Thursday and Friday night. There will be a fun little twist with this one that will support United Way Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo. Stay tuned for details.
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