Monday, March 14, 2011

Art Auction for Japanese Disaster Relief

Samford at Night
16" x 8"
The auction for this painting ends March 23rd at 8pm CST

My wife Noelle and I were talking about the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan last night and describing how helpless we felt watching the news coverage. Each day brings more shocking news and truly heartbreaking stories. It's so easy to feel small and unable to help and the frustration of watching as we  sit comfortably and safe in our home makes the feeling that much stronger. As we talked I mentioned that Keiko Tanabe and Tom Schaller were auctioning some of their work to be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. I had been thinking about doing something similar when I first saw Keiko's post and as I can hopefully reach a different group of people I would like to join them in auctioning some of my images. I have been in touch with Keiko and decided that the proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

The winning bids will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

To bid please email me at 

The starting bid on each image will be $50.00

The bidding will run through Saturday March 19th at 8pm CST for the last 5 images. The first image is a new auction which will end Wednesday March 23rd at 8pm CST.

To see a list of other artists who are also auctioning their work please click here.

The auction for the paintings below ends March 19 at 8pm CST

Savannah No.1
11.5" x 8.25"

Auction Ended Final Bid $125.00

North Georgia No.1
12" x 19.5"

Auction Ended Final Bid $200.00

Basillica di Santa Maria del Fiore
8" x 10"

Auction Ended Final Bid $275.00

Marina No. 1
13" x 9"
Auction Ended Final Bid $300.00

Chicago Tour Boats
14" x 6.5

Auction Ended Final Bid $300.00

I would like to thank all of the people who participated in this auction. Together we have raised $1200.00 for the Japanese Red Cross. The Samford Hall auction will continue until 8pm CST March 23 and the current high bid is $250.00.


  1. Ian..just wonderful that you are doing this...its a win-win for the collector and the cause.

  2. Dear Ian,
    Oh, wonderful and very touchy. I was born in Japan, so my heart is aching for the horrible disaster. On behalf of the Japanese, I'd like to send you special thank you.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  3. A very special thank you to everyone who has bid on these images. Julie and Sadami thank you as well for your kind comments.