Monday, March 28, 2011

Maverix Studios Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief

 Standing female, left, 2005, mixed media on paper, 16 x 15 in.

Together we can become "ONE" to make a difference

1746 Post St,
San Francisco, CA 94115

April 2, 2011
Gallery Doors open at noon
Party + bidding war starts 7 pm
Silent Auction Bidding ends at 9:30 pm

Join us for the upcoming silent auction party, for the rare chance to bring home original art from celebrated artists in the animation & film industry (Pixar, LucasFilms, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon to name a few ) including:

Dice Tsusumi, Robert Valley, Ronnie Del Carmen, Enrico Casarosa, Scott Morse, Bill Presing, Steve Purcell, Lou Romano, Cam De Leon, Tooru Terada, Daniel Simon, John Wayshak, Dan Mchale, Patrick Awa, Joey Chou, Ed Bell, Todd Ueminami, Marcos Mateu, Mari Inukai ,Yoriko Ito, Jackie Huang, Soosa Kim, Jamie Baker, Alina Chou, Oren Haskins, Sei Nakashima, Julia Lundman, Le Tang, Mark Sperber, Ted Mathot ,Tom Rubalcava, Derek Thompson, Sho Murase, Sergio Paez, Vaughn Ross, Nate Stanton

Also critically acclaimed fine artists such as Miya Ando, Kent Williams... and many more!

SuperFrog, Maverix and ArtistsHelpJapan are donating 100% of all proceeds to Artists Help Japan Fund with Mercy Corps.

There will be appetizers and drinks, live DJ sets by DJ Dedan and DJ Cecil

ひとつ("HITOTSU") means "One" which is the first number of all but also mean "United" in Japanese.

Our action might be a little "one" to start with, but we can get together
and become "ONE" to make a difference.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

GR2 Japan Benefit

I will be donating a signed Rashomon movie poster to benefit the following:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Group art show opening

Water Works at GR2 - A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the
earthquake in Japan

March 19 - April 13, 2011
Reception: Saturday, March 19, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) is raising funds to help
children in Japan impacted by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
This is an unusual decision, as Japan is a donor to UNICEF, not a
recipient of its assistance. However, due to the unprecedented nature
of the epic disaster and its impact on children, resources are going
to be critical in helping provide for the very unique needs of
children. These may include health, development, and protection and
other needs that may have been compromised or disrupted in the wake of
the catastrophe. Giant Robot is proud to join the effort, and have
asked many of our talented friends to create water-themed art to raise
funds to support the efforts of UNICEF.

In addition to raising money by selling artwork, Giant Robot will be
donating the following to UNICEF:

1. Proceeds from the sale of water bottles featuring labels created by
artists and signed by celebrities.
2. Fifty percent of proceeds from Giant Robot’s small restaurant,
gr/eats, on Saturday, March 19.
3. A percentage of all sales at Giant Robot, GR2, and GRSF during the
weekend of March 18-20.
4. Raffles for donated merchandise including designer- and
artist-signed items, GR gear, horseback rides, and other items.
5. Cash donations accepted for UNICEF.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

CONVERGENCE: YUMIKO Finished for May LA Exhibition

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

NEW SPRING Exhibited

My painting New Spring is currently on exhibit at The Irvine Fine Arts Center as part of the LCAD MFA Faculty and Students Exhibition in Irvine, CA. The show will run till March 19, 2011. The painting will also be included as part of my solo exhibition at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, opening May 21, 2011.