Over the past weekend, Jazz Calhern of Jazzworks (SLURL link in the side column) and Second Arts Photography fame organized a mammoth auction of SL art for the benefit of those with autism. Here’s her official recap:
From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all who donated to and supported the JazzWorks Gallery ARTS FOR AUTISM Charity Auction on October 27. It was a smashing success, bringing in L$206,877 for autism! WOOT!
Jazz tells me that the top selling piece was photographer Tonu Noorits’ “Ice and Sand” – which fetched a whopping L$29,000. Even my small piece, Intertwined (the pink piece at the bottom of the photo), fetched L$1,300.
All told, Jazz will be writing a check to the Western Australian Autism Association Early Invervention for US$827.00. It’s a small organization and this money will be significant for them. To quote Jazzworks photographer and Arts for Autism SL group owner Indigo Mougin, “They’re totally blown away by the generosity and the creative way in which the funds were raised.”
Many thanks and admiring congratulations are due to Jazz for her leadership on this effort, as well as to the community-minded artists who stepped up and put good works ahead of the almighty buck. I’m very proud to say that a number of Oyster Bay artisans were represented in this auction; it says a lot about the people whose work populates this special little corner of SL.