Seattle artists help Japan

I am honored to announce that Seattle artists unite to benefit relief efforts in Japan. Folks who work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, calligraphy, sumi-e, ceramic, jewelry, sculpture, print and more have donated artworks to be displayed at KOBO at HIGO in Seattle's International District. In addition, the Murakami Family, former owners of the Higo Variety Store, will match up to $10,000 in donations raised.

Here's how the benefit sale will work according to organizers Binko Chiong-Bisbee, Etsuko Ichikawa, Elizabeth Jameson, Tommer Peterson and Junko Yamamoto:
This event is offered in the spirit of generosity and trust. Instead of purchasing the artwork, guests will have the opportunity to make a donation in the amount of that "price" directly to the International Red Cross in exchange for the work. Donations can be made by only by credit card or check. (Some employers will match your donations, check your company policies on matching donations.) Everybody wins.
Participating artists as of 19 March 2011 include:
Juan Alonso, Toshi Asai, Byron Au Yong, Peter Bagge, Clare Barboza, Debra Baxter, Jennifer Bennett, Tracy Boyd, Allison Collins, Diem Chau, C.T. Chew, Diane Culhane, Celeste Cooning, Sue Danielson, John Dix, Maiji Fiebig, Julia Freeman, Sean Frego, David French, Tim Girvin, Akiko Graham, Adriana Grant, Lisa Hasegawa, Larry Halvorsen, Robert Hardgrave, Stephanie Hargrave, Stephen Hazel, Linda Hoshide, Etsuko Ichikawa, Elizabeth Jameson, Weston Jandacka, Iskra Johnson, Shizu Enomoto Kirk, Seiko Kobayashi, Alan Lau, Anita Lehmann, Micki Lippe, Sarah Loertscher, Ana Karina Luna, Rozarii Lynch, Rick Mahaffey, Mariko Marrs, Akiko Masker, Anna Mastronardi - Novak, Kevin C. McCarthy, Jim McDermott, Shino Mikami, Mutsuko Mitsui, Naomi Mittet, Saya Moriyasu, Yuki Nakamura, Miho Nakaoka, Kristin Nelson, Haruko Nishimura, Nicholas Nyland, Yuko Otoku, Reid Ozaki, Tommer Peterson, AJ Power, Pamela Pike E Powers, Kathleen Rabel, Maria Grazia Repetto, Ken Ray, Dorothy Rissman, Norie Sato, Chiyo Sanada, Tamae Satsu, June Sekiguchi, Roger Shimomura, Katy Stone, Akio Takamori, Mugi Takei, Maki Tamura, Ken Taya, Diane Tchakirides, Timea Tihanyi, Takuya Tokizawa, Genevieve Tremblay, Mizue Trinidad, Ikuyo Tsunoda, Junichi Tsuneoka, George Tsutakawa (estate), Tomoko Uno, Egypt Urnash, Patti Warashina, Barry Wong, Junko Yamamoto, Herman Yu and Ellen Ziegler

Artists 4 Japan
Art Sale to Benefit Relief Efforts in Japan
Saturday, 26 March 2011, 12-8PM
Sunday, 27 March 2011, 12-5PM
Update: $94,000+ was raised during this event