NEW YORK, NY.-
Filipino American Museum presents the third installment in a series of fundraisers for Typhoon Haiyan relief. Today FAM launches, a benefit art auction organized by FAM and hosted on Paddle8
featuring works donated by over 30 artists. The auction will close on January 11 at 6 pm EST.
As relief efforts following the typhoon enter a second month, FAM continues to rally support for much-needed long-term recovery plans in the affected areas of the Philippines. The beneficiary of the auction will be the Womens Refugee Commission (WRC), a global organization committed to short-term and long-term planning and relief for women and children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The WRC is working to identify the most effective ways to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan reclaim their livelihoods and establish stable lives in the aftermath of the disaster. FAM supports WRCs hands-on approach and long-range strategy and looks forward to working with this committed and inspiring organization.
The organizing committee, brought together by FAM, is comprised of Filipino Americans in the arts: gallerist Augusto Arbizo; stylist Avena Gallagher; artists Josh Kline, Paul Pfeiffer, Carissa Rodriguez and Jon Santos; and photographer Christelle de Castro.
FAM is thankful to the diverse group of emerging and established American and international artists who swiftly responded to the benefit committees call to action by donating their artworks to support the survivors of the devastating typhoon.
The artist list includes: Becca Albee, Ei Arakawa, Anthony Castro, Paul Chan, Matt Connors, TM Davy, Christelle De Castro, Michael DeLucia, Cheryl Donegan, Anne Eastman, Keltie Ferris, Nikolas Gambaroff, Tom Holmes, Lisa Jo, Luisa Kazanas, Josh Kline, Ajay Kurian, Margaret Lee, Jason Loebs, Michelle Lopez, Charles Mayton, Jessica Mein, Virginia Overton, Andre Razo, Athena Robles, Carissa Rodriguez, Miljohn Ruperto, Jon Santos, Leanne Shapton, Mika Tajima, Grace Villamil, Amy Yao, Anicka Yi, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, Ian Cheng and Rachel Rose, Nick Mauss & Ken Okiishi, Tobias Madison & Emanuel Rossetti.
FAMs first benefit for Typhoon Haiyan relief, Bayanihan Spirit, took place at the Galapagos Art Space in November. It raised $11,000 for National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). The second benefit, an online holiday shop featuring items from todays leading designers, is an ongoing campaign and will benefit LIFESAVER systems fund for the Philippines.