A BENEFIT ART AUCTION ORGANIZED IN SUPPORT OF THE OBAMA/BIDEN CAMPAIGN
Bidding begins a 5 pm TODAY, October 1st through October 8th. See all the donated works here.
Among those artists who have donated works:
ROBERT & SHANA PARKEHARRISON
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
To read the bios of contributing artists, click here.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS OF THIS BENEFIT AUCTION, from the event website:
ART FOR OBAMA is an online auction of photographs to benefit the Obama Campaign. Fifty of the country’s most prominent artists and photographers have donated their work for this cause. The auction will launch on October 1st and will run for one week. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Obama Campaign, to the Democratic National Committee and to non-profit organizations such as MoveOn.org, which are currently devoting their energy to helping the Obama campaign. Proceeds will be distributed in strict accordance with Federal Election Commission regulations.
WHO WE ARE
ART FOR OBAMA is a group of five artists who have come together to help the Obama campaign. Because we cannot afford to make large donations ourselves, we want to bring together the leaders of our community to help create change. We are all unpaid volunteers.
AHNDRAYA PARLATO, founder of ART FOR OBAMA, is a photographer currently teaching at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Her work can been seen at ahndrayaparlato.com.
ELIZABETH MOY is a photographer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work can be seen at elizabethmoy.com. She is also founder of Two Ships Press, a small publishing company that specializes in limited edition photography books.
GREGORY HALPERN lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he is an Instructor of Photography at Harvard University. His work can be seen at gregoryhalpern.com.
WHITNEY HUBBS received her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. Currently she is pursuing her MFA in photography at UCLA. Her work can seen at whitneyhubbs.com as well as in the current issue of Blindspot Magazine.
DRU DONOVAN grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2004, she received her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. Currently she is in her second year at Yale pursuing her MFA in photography. Her work can be seen at drudonovan.com.