Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Art Auction for Japanese Disaster Relief

Along with the rest of the world, I watched in shock and horror the terrible events that unfolded after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. It is in response to this event and fund raising effort that I create this blog to help in whatever small way I can.

Following the efforts by fellow artists Keiko Tanabe, Tom Schaller, Marvin Chew, and many more, I would like to offer this painting to anyone who'd like to help those affected by this disaster. 100% of the proceeds at the end of the auction will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society (via Google's crisis response site).

"Sun Struck"
15" x 22"
Original Watercolor

If you'd like to own this painting, please e-mail me at with the subject "Japan Art Donation", with your bid price. Auction will end at midnight 12:00am (Pacific Daylight Time) Monday, March 21, 2011. The first bidder with the highest bid price will win this auction and be notified by e-mail. Please note that I can only accept Paypal for international bidders. I may have to add a slight shipping fee if it is going a great distance, but if in the US, I'll cover it. The painting will be shipped without mat or frame to alleviate extra shipping costs. Also, I will keep the current high bid amount below the painting updated as the auction continues.

Minimum bid price is $50.00 (I have lowered the opening bid price on 3/19/11)

You may also like to consider similar auctions by other artists around the world.  Click here to find out more.

Additionally, there is another website here that will be holding similar auctions beginning soon.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.


Art-aholic said...

What a gorgeous painting Mary Lou, a beautiful blog, and a generous heart!!!

Di said...

Hi Mary-Lou
I hope you don't mind but I used your blog to help me make my own, I have never made a blog before and I want to donate some of my drawings to this cause and I have been looking at other's to know what to write.
Di Adams

Mary Lou Arnold said...

@Di - I don't mind at all, this was my first blog too, and I used Marvin's example to get started. Anything for the cause!