I have not been too altruistic when it has come to donating artwork over the past year or so, but I have enthusiastically donated artwork to the SOMA Artists for Haiti (while only a drop in the bucket, every drop is so desperately needed). The auction and event takes place this weekend ~ full details and links below:
SOMA Artists for Haiti
An event to raise money for vital healthcare in Haiti by utilizing South Orange & Maplewood arts.
As a global community, we have all been shaken by the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12th, 2010. Now is the time for Maplewood and South Orange to show our solidarity with the nation of Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora by utilizing one of our township's most distinctive qualities: the arts.
Please join us on Saturday, February 27th when local artists, musicians, performers and community members will gather at St. George's Church in Maplewood to raise funds for Partners In Health (PIH), an organization that has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care.
From 4-7pm, this event will consist of a silent art auction as well as family friendly performances & activities featuring Stories In Motion and Express Yourself Studios, followed by local musicians and performers who will take the stage From 7-11:30pm. Delicious food and beverages (non-alcoholic) will be for sale throughout the evening, and admission is a suggested donation of $10-20.
This sketch (#7 from My Little Black Book) - is up for auction, along with other artworks from quite a few of our curiously copius bevy of first-rate local artists. Please drop by, donate to the event, and consider taking part in the silent auction.