Monday, August 30, 2010

Thank You!!

The auctions have ended and we raised a lot of money and awareness for this awesome cause!! Thanks to everyone involved and that helped spread the word. Special thanks to all of our talented artists. We couldn't have done it without you.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

All the auctions are LIVE and LINKED!!!

Just finished posting the remainder of 53 individual auctions. Click HERE to go to our eBay listing or scroll through the ART section on our blog and click on the piece you'd like to bid on. Only 5 days left so help us spread the word! Thanks everyone!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Art Show was a Success!!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night and supported this great cause!! It definitely helped spread awareness and build exposure for this project. Lots of people invited their friends and family members who commuted from hours away. We really appreciate that. I overheard quite a few people talk about pieces they were interested in bidding on, including a few friends that vowed to having a bidding war with each other over one of the tote bags. I'm confident the auctions will have a great turn out. Special thanks to all the artists that contributed their work, Owen for DJing, Melissa for driving us and all the art to the venue, Mary and Jenith who helped me hang and label all the pieces, everyone that helped market the event and Gallery Bar who were kind enough to have us and donate a portion of the proceeds to Even Chance. Be sure to check out the auction later today!! We'll be linking each piece in our blog to eBay Charities. Thanks again everyone!!

Update: We just posted photos on our Facebook page from the event.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gallery Showing!!!!!!!

Artist #48: Eldon Thorndike

Eldon Thorndike was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. He learned from his father how to fish, how to fight, and how to paint. At age 33, the soft-spoken Thorndike has pretty much given up on the first two but has embraced the last: a prolific artist, his work typically chiefly concerns the cosmos, which is a subject he says he could paint forever. Thorndike now lives in an east-facing studio loft downtown with his two cats and boa constrictor, where everyday the sunrise burns his eyes.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Artist #47: Liquid Liquid

Liquid Liquid were key players in the New York minimalist funk underground music scene of the early 1980s. Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels emphatically claimed that for DJs of that era, "You had to have Liquid Liquid in your crate." The group’s instantly recognizable track “Cavern” became the basis of Grandmaster Flash’s rap classic “White Lines (Don’t Do It).” Interest in Liquid Liquid never waned, with songs regularly licensed for movie and TV soundtracks (from Miami Vice to Spike Lee’s The 25th Hour), and countless samples and reconfigurations dotting the dance-groove landscape. In 2003, Liquid Liquid made a triumphant return to the stage at the Knitting Factory in New York City. The four original members performed together for the first time in nearly 20 years. Band members: Scott Hartley (drums, percussion, talking drum) Richard McGuire (bass, percussion, piano, guitar) Salvatore Principato (vocals, percussion, bass) Dennis Young (percussion, marimba, roto-toms)

Artist #46: Rosanna Lyons

Rosanna Lyons is a fine art painter and dog lover living in the Bay area. She also animates Special Effects for The Simpsons TV show. Her past work includes animation for Dreamworks SKG, Disney, Amblimation ( A Spielberg company) and Don Bluth Studios. She originally comes from Ireland. Rosanna has collectors from all over the world; From Singapore to LA and Australia. She adores painting people and dogs in a classical manner. At present, Rosanna is working on a group of large nudes, which she is planning to exhibit in San Francisco next year. She lives with her beautiful terrier mix Marnie, too- cute- to- live- Scottie rescue, Reggie and handsome human, Aaron! See her work on Face Book at Rosanna Lyons Fine Art or on her website at

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Artist #45: Andrew Zubko

Andrew Zubko is a Portland, OR based artist and illustrator that specializes in traditional, digital, and dimensional illustration. His past clients include The Wall Street Journal, The Portland Mercury, Psychiatric Annals, Ink & Paper Group, and Red Sneaker String Ensemble. In the spring of 2010, Andrew's illustration, Batman Vs. Shark, led to internet fame and notoriety. It was seen on sites such as Geekologie,, and the official blog of Rachel Maddow and led to the commission of a cover for The Portland Mercury, depicting the subject matter chosen by its readers by an online poll. The winning topic was Betty White, holding a flaming chainsaw, riding John Ritter. This piece again gained quite a bit of attention online, and a print has even made its way to the private collections of both the Ritter family and Betty White. The latter half of Andrew's life has been heavily influenced by animal rights as well as the right of all life to be treated with respect and compassion. He has a good pit bull friend named Ishmael who resides in southern California with other good friends. Visit to see more of Andrew's work!