Hey Instagram! I've been thinking about ways to give back to this precious creative community I hold so near and dear to my heart. I got the idea of doing something special this month after looking through my planner and noticing Earth Day was quickly approaching. I thought how great would it be to have other artists share in my love of painting globes to raise money for The Creative Brunch Series?!
I reached out to many of the artists I admire: Mati Rose McDonough, Flora Bowley, Jessie Michelle, Sam Rueters, Anahata Katkin, Jennifer McHugh, Amira Rahim, and Alena Hennessy.
Each of them agreed to create a one-of-a-kind piece in their own unique style and donate it back to be auctioned off. I have been completely blown away at the sheer beauty of each piece of work and how each person's style is so authentic and speaks to their voice. This project has truly been like working in a world without borders (I sprinkled some sneak peeks throughout this post ;)
Proceeds for this auction and future fundraisers will go toward creating grants for rising artists and scholarships for workshop tuition. I think this is a really special way to show reciprocity among our creative tribe with artists supporting other artists.
This auction will be exclusively for Instagram and will be live this Saturday 4/22 on @nikkicadestudio.
Each artist's contribution will be posted starting at 10am CST. The event will start closing at 9pm CST on 4/24. To participate enter your amount in the comments section using increments of $50.00 USD & your email address. You will have 24 hours to remit payment after receiving an invoice. Tag your friends!!! Thank you for supporting the arts! 🎨🌏