Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots Auction

Good afternoon all. I've got something really exciting to share with you. The other day I was visiting some of my favorite bloggers and I came across Abi Monroe's blog. I found she is participating in this wonderful fund raising event. I've been a voyeur in the past few years during this auction and I have always been blown away by all the talented folks that have given their time and artistic heart and soul for this event. So I emailed the fabulous "Rebecca" that I wanted I'm now "In!" LOL

The post below is the information she sent me for this auction and I ask you to please read it and if your interested, please email her and sign up. She's such a wonderful spirit and that's just my take after a few emails we've shared. So read below and sign up or just make sure you go over to view the offerings for the auction at the dates she's mentioned. Also, if you sign up, don't forget to add the badge to your sidebar...muchas gras!

Have a great week and good luck to the winners for tomorrows OWOH giveaway. Peace out.

dear georgina,

here we are, hovering on the pure slate of a new year, fresh starts, new beginnings. a perfect time to consider a long term art project where the work of hands becomes an extension of hearts.

welcome to the third annual shrine auction!
many of our past contributing artists have deep roots to mexico through ancestry, travel, or personal affinity... and consider the rich influence of mexico to have influenced their own artistic expression. this is a heart warming chance to give back in deeply significant ways to a culture we have been touched by.

monies raised will go 100% to support Oaxacan Streetchildren Grassroots,

i hope you will take a moment to visit this grassroots organization that supports by offering a hand up, encourages positive change through education, and "pay it forward" ideals. supporting the lives of countless indigenous children who otherwise would never have the opportunity to go to school.

i realize there are countless needs in our world, both locally and abroad. i know we cannot engage in every opportunity to make a difference in this world we share. i encourage everyone to find their perfect place to join a cause. if this is one that you feel a strong connection to, i welcome you with great enthusiasm to this years project.

we are looking for artists willing to create a strong, compelling piece of work, in any media. we hope the artwork will have personal significance and evoke a strong response from the viewers. please take a moment and visit the shrine auction from last year to get an idea of the diversity and wealth of offerings.

if you feel this is something you would love to be apart of here is how it works:

first send a quick reply to this email and i will reserve your place in the auction!

please note the auction is held online and is open to all. it is possible that someone may bid on your work from outside the country. do consider SIZE and WEIGHT of your piece before beginning. all artists will be mailing their art piece to the winning bidder at the end of the auction. this responsibility of each artist supports the shrine auction in donating 100% of the funds directly to the cause.

participating artists will upload their own photographs of the piece to be auctioned and are welcome to write an artists statement, bio, and include links to their websites, blogs, galleries etc.

here's the time line...
we have from now until april to create a from the heart art offering.

april 1-24
website "gallery of hope" closed to public. all participating artists will have this three week window to upload their information and enjoy a preview of your fellow participants!

april 25

i will announce
the opening of the week preview and website. when that posting goes up officially, i welcome everyone to HELP GET the WORD OUT!

may 1-7

the actual bidding week of this years auction.

may 8- 16
the week for artists to mail out their art work to the winning bidder.

last years auction brought in just under $4,000.00.
thank you for your part in this!!!!
we pitched in the difference and were able to send a check for $4,000.00.
last years contribution allowed the oaxacan streetchildren grassroots to re roof the school, that otherwise would have been unusable.

the shrine auction is under the umbrella of Soroptimist international, a worldwide nonprofit organization of women helping women and children. because of this each participating artist will receive a letter for tax purposes to claim their contribution for the makers estimated value of auctioned piece.

i realize that every ones time is precious! thank you for taking the time to read this email. i hope to hear from you all and look forward to working together, supporting each other all the way.

many friendships have been formed and strengthened through this project. i look forward to the same depth of enrichment again infusing our lives.

please email with any questions.
as you know i am here for you all the way.

with great appreciation,

please visit me at


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Georgina---this is SO COOL!!! I checked the links and wonder if I could get something finished in the time frame, or make something now for the next one.
What a wonderful project to be part of~~~YOU ROCK GIRL!!!!


Gloria said...

I enjoy Rebecca's blog very much. She is such a talented writer and artist. Look forward to seeing what you make for the event. Take care and have a great vacation in Vegas's:))

Michele Lynch Art said...

I can't wait to see the shrine you do!! Have I missed the guitar yet?? xo Michele

Janine said...

i have to check Rebeccas blog.
This is a good thing a great project.

Abi said...

Yay!!!! so so glad you are participating Georgina. You and Rebecca both rock :O)

lk moonwood said...

Hi Georgina, I came to your blog via the Oaxaca Grassroots project, and see that you also participated in OWOH. I'm enjoying your blog, your work, your recipe for calabacitas and your thoughts on artists statements - ugh! I'm going through that right now. Anyhoo, it's great to meet you, and I look forward to seeing your shrine!
: ) lulu