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9:15 PM AUCTION UPDATE: We have a winning bid of $1000 for “The Hideaway”. “Part of the Pattern” is still available.

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Okay, here’s the deal: The initial auction to raise funds to aid in the relief of Australian wildlife from the fires was a success. $1750 was the winning bid for the painting offered and that amount (plus a bit more) will be donated to Wildlife Rescue Australia (WIRES), which is the largest wildlife rescue and rehab organization in Australia.

My initial goal was to donate $2000 to this organization. We’re there and that’s a pretty good sum to send them. It will really help in a big way and I can feel pretty good about doing that much.

But I have a real nagging feeling that we can do a little more. That we should do more.

So, I’ve moved the goal to $4000.

That would be twice as much help, right?

To get there I have pulled two more paintings to auction. Both are particular favorites of mine and one has been living with me in the studio for a few years. It was one of those personal pieces that I thought was going to be a permanent fixture here. But doing this seems more important than holding onto a piece of art for myself. Better it is out in the world because it helped a worthy cause.

That piece is Part of the Pattern, which is on paper, matted and framed at 22″ high by 9″ wide. When it was last in a gallery it’s price was $1000. It would be valued at about $1250 now but we will go with its last gallery price for valuation. The bidding on this painting starts at $400 and there is BUY NOW price of $1000.

The second painting I am offering is The Hideaway, below, a painting that always jumps out at me. It is also on paper, matted and framed at 12″ by 12″. It’s value is $1000. The bidding on this painting starts at $400 and there is BUY NOW price of $1000.

So, same rules apply. Auctions both end Saturday, January 18, at 12 noon EST, unless the Buy Now prices is reached.

You can either bid in the comment section or email your bid to me at info@gcmyers.com with the word AUCTION on the Subject line. PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH PAINTING YOU ARE BIDDING ON.
I will pay for shipping and will include a few extra surprises with each. I will also provide proof of the donation being made.

Hope you will take part. Like the saying goes, every little bit helps. Thanks!

Part of the Pattern- Up For Auction

The Hideaway- Auction to Benefit Australian Wildlife

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I wanted to include some photos of the devastation taking place in Australia to go along with an update on the current auction of a painting to benefit one of the wildlife rescue organizations there that are doing some truly mighty work. I was heartbroken by the stark horror of so many of the photos and just couldn’t include them. One, that I don’t want to even describe here let alone show, keeps flashing in my mind like a recurring nightmare.

Apocalyptic. That’s the only word that comes to mind.

But even the ones I am displaying, much less graphic than the others, are heartbreaking. The photo of the kookaburra at the top, as it surveys the charred homeland in which it had once thrived, is a powerful and complete statement, one that speaks volumes, not only of the destruction but of the dilemma facing the existing wildlife for their survival in this wasteland for the near future.

A Clearing Comes- Auction for Australian Wildlife

The painting, A Clearing Comes, here on the right, is up for auction with all proceeds going to Wildlife Rescue Australia (WIRES), an organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Australian wildlife. They are facing a Herculean task and need as much assistance as they can get.

My goal for this painting was to get  $1750 for this painting which I would supplement so that this organization would get at least $2000. It’s a tiny drop in the bucket but it is what I have to offer.

But we must remember, many little drops soon fill a bucket.

I want to extend a true Thank You to every one who has participated so far.  You have already made this a successful effort, one that may, in some small way, bring a degree of healing to the affected creatures of that hurting land.

The current high bid is now $1650.

It will be shipped at my expense (along with some other little extras!) to the high bidder. I have set a figure of $1750 as a Buy Now price, at which point that bidder is awarded the painting.

So, there is still a little room to get in on this painting before the auction ends on Saturday, January 18, at 12 noon EST.

I might be tempted, if this auction ends today with a bid of $1750, to find another painting to put up  for auction. It would be great to send even a bit more to our friends in Australia, wouldn’t it?

Thanks for helping out!

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