January 21, 2007

Charity Auction Opening a Grand Success!

After months of planning, articulating, meeting, and just generally discussing, the Virtual Artist Alliance was finally able to hold it's first charity event: the First Book Charity Sculpture Auction!

Despite a few last minute set backs, retractions, and hurdles, we were able to gather ten artists to create sculptures a mere three hours before the scheduled event that were to be auctioned off for the benefit of our chosen charity. among the sculptors were members of our own VAA, Rezago Kokorin, Dale Innis, and myself. i was also able to get some newer artists out to participate- self-proclaimed non-artists Davidicus Liadis and Mylinn Ofeq, as well as hesitant sculptor Inarra Saarinen . finally, we had some famous artistic veterans building with us, such as Cheen Pitney and Alazar Fauna, along with amazing last minute surprises that Bree LeShelle and Ina Centaur whipped up in the last 15 minutes of the build-off.

I was extremely proud of all of the work that was produced during the build-off! patrons were bidding on the pieces before i could get all of the bidding boxes out, so that definately bodes well for the remainder of the event.

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