Thursday, September 29, 2011

Art in Support of Busted - Online Charity Art Auction

Busted Art Auction Show Card

Art in Support of Busted Returns for Year Two
  
Gallery preview
October 1, 7 - 11 pm
Mirror Gallery,  
963 Chung King Road  
Los Angeles, CA 90012  

Online eBay auction: October 1 - 10     
Busted Foundation link:  bustedfoundation.org  

Celebrated lowbrow artists give it up for "Boobies." Art in Support of Busted, an online art auction to benefit women battling breast cancer, returns for its second year starting on October 1. The auction launches on eBay and will be accompanied by a gallery preview reception in Los Angeles' Chinatown for artists and prospective bidders.  

Funds raised from Art in Support of Busted go directly to the Busted Foundation, a
SoCal-based charity organization that offers assistance to women fighting breast cancer.

The foundation was launched in 2007 by Stefanie LaHart and Gabriel Rountree to
provide both financial and educational support for breast cancer patients as they go
through medical treatment. Busted's signature annual fundraiser Bowling for Boobies
has raised over $400,000 in total.

Following the success of last year's inaugural auction, which raised $5,100, curator
Diana Gomez aimed to expand this year's event with a gallery preview reception. "The
gallery preview is a great way to say thank you to the amazing artists who are so
generously donating their pieces," said Gomez. "And although all the pieces are available to bidders worldwide through eBay, it's a nice perk for locals to be able to see the work firsthand prior to bidding."

This year's auction will take place from October 1-10 on eBay and features original work from artists including Ana Bagayan, Apricot Mantle, Aunia Kahn, Bad Otis Link, Bob Dob, Brandi Milne, Cate Rangel, Cathie Bleck, Chet Zar, Christopher Umana, Craig "Skibs" Barker, Dan Quintana, Edward Walton Wilcox, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Jana Brike, Jennybird Alcantara, Jessica Dalva, Jessica Ward, Liz McGrath, Mall, Martin Wittfooth, Nicole Bruckman, Shepard Fairey, Steven Daily, Tara McPherson, and Tomi Monstre.    

The gallery preview will open with a reception on October 1 from 7-11 PM at Mirror Gallery, 963 Chung King Road, Los Angeles. Please visit www.artinsupportofbusted.com and www.bustedfoundation.org for more information

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