The seeds of this auction were planted in May inside Becoming Artist: The Birthing Room, a Facebook group where artists support each other to reach their fullest potential. Jessica Serran, leader of the Becoming Artist Movement and established career artist, held an intensive 5 Day Money Making Challenge for all group members. During this challenge, participants were encouraged to bring their creative desires into reality while defying the tired, corrosive stereotype of the “starving artist.” As often happens with collective group energy, a couple of our community members were struck by the inspiration to hold an online art auction, bringing the ideas of self-determination, creativity, and direct action into practice on a large scale.
HOW TO VIEW THE AUCTION http://www.32auctions.com/fullspectrum
1. Viewing can take place without an account, however, a free account must first be created in order to bid in the auction.
2. Click on View All Items below and review the entire list of artworks, being sure to note the artists you love.
3. You can also view a list of works by an individual artist by clicking on their name link in the Search area of this page. On your desktop computer, it will be to the left of this message.
4. You can also view works by media type, again by clicking on the category link in the Search area.
WE GIVE BACK
Five percent (5%) of all sales will be donated by our artists to the National Compassion Fund. This fund provides a single, trusted way for the public to donate directly to victims of a mass crime in the United States, such as a mass shooting or terrorist attack. It has been developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime in partnership with victims and family members from past mass casualty crimes, including those from Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech, 9/11 and now Orlando.