art for the gulf

by marjorieingall on July 9, 2010

Artist Kelly Light is running a charity auction of affordable work by terrific illustrators, printmakers, painters and children’s book artists, all to raise money for wildlife affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Here’s how it works: The moment something you like goes on sale, you send an email saying you want it. If you’re the first emailer, you have one hour to donate $50. The money goes to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and the International Bird Rescue Research Center. Kelly has already raised over $7400. Brava!

I was too late to bid on this work by kidbook rock star Mo Willems. I hadn’t known he was from New Orleans. The sad pigeon makes me want to cry.

I love this linocut print by German artist Maria Bogade:

And this miniposter by Courtney Autumn Martin, made with a combo of digital painting and pencil drawing:

Wouldn’t that look cute in a kid’s room? The answer is yes. The fundraising project, called ripple (get it?) is definitely RSS- or bookmark-worthy. Go bid!

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