INSTAGRAM ORIGINAL ART AUCTION
Raised 35k + for EMILY's List!
an organization dedicated to
electing a diverse group of pro-choice,
progressive Democratic women to office.
Thank you Artists! Thank you Bidders!
Faith Ringgold + Lauren Greenfield
New Yorker cartoonists
Award-winning picture book creators
Introducing Our Board that made STAND UP! possible.
& BOARD MEMBER
Carin Berger is an award winning designer, and author/illustrator of over a dozen picture books. Her cut-paper collages and dioramas are made with scraps of old books, letters and receipts, and she can’t pass up a good piece of ephemera. Carin is a founding member of the Pen and Ink Brigade, a group of women artists dedicated to creating progressive change with their art. She is the dreamer who conceived of the BLUE WAVE PROJECT and PINK NYC + PINK SF. Carin has received The Original Art Founder’s Award for her illustrations for Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, and The Little Yellow Leaf, which she wrote as well as illustrated, was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. She has been awarded the Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award and the Best of Show from 3 x 3 Magazine for the International Children’s Book Show. Recent books include: All of Us, a celebration of the power of family, community and love; and A Curious Menagerie which is a festive romp through collective nouns. Carin’s work has been included in numerous exhibits and she has given talks and led art and creativity workshops for kids and adults around the world.
& BOARD MEMBER
Brooklyn artist Kristen Balouch is the author/illustrator of a handful of children’s books which have been recognized by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Society of Illustrators, SCBWI, and others. Her work has spanned over thirty years inspired by the universal themes in folk art and color play. She has collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum, along with various licensing partners, fabric manufacturers, and product makers. Her work has also been seen in the New York Times, Bologna Children's Book Fair, Print Magazine, Communications Arts and solo and group shows. She is the founder of Little Blue Mushroom Literary Agency, bringing poetic image-makers to the children’s book market and has served on the Banks Street Children's Book Committee and now on the board of the Pen & Ink Brigade. Kristen is also a professor of Illustration Business at Pratt Institute in Associates Degree Department.
Meanwhile, she is on a mission to find new ways to bring art into the world and do good.
Kimberly Hall is one half of Nottene, pronounced [nuh-ten-uh], a Philadelphia-based print and pattern studio that makes hand-drawn and printed wallpaper & fabric. With an MA in textiles from Central St. Martins in London, Kim also teaches on the MFA in Illustration Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art/MICA in Baltimore. Her illustration work has graced runways, books, museums and retail products internationally. Her first illustrated book, American Food: A Not-So-Serious History comes out this fall from Abrams Books.
Shelley Kommers is a Los Angeles-based fine artist and illustrator. Her artwork is collage-based and layered, with a joyful, whimsical quality. Her artwork has been shown in galleries and museums nationwide, and has been featured in numerous books and magazines. Shelley's clients and licensing partners include Pottery Barn Teen, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Minted, Oopsy Daisy, Wheatpaste Art Collective, and Lendrum Fine Art— collectors include The Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago, The Julia Morgan School for Girls in Oakland, and private collections in the United States, Australia, and Canada. When Shelley isn’t cutting up paper and playing with paint, she enjoys her time as an arts educator, sharing her creativity with young children all over Los Angeles. She lives in a sunny yellow house with her amazing family and a fish named Walter.
With special thanks to Catherine Lazure, Networker Extraordinaire
and all of our participating artists
THE SUNFLOWER QUILTING BEE AT ARLES
Limited Edition: 176/425
28" x 31"
THE FIFTH-ANNIVERSARY PARTY FOR KM20, A HIGH-END CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES BOUTIQUE, MOSCOW 2014
Archival pigment print,
signed lower right corner.
Limited edition: 11/100
11.25" x 8.65"