Thursday, September 01, 2005

Auctions cancelled by Ebay

In case you're wondering what happened to the two auctions that I had going, to raise some funds for the Katrina victims, they have been terminated by Ebay. They sent me the below email:

We appreciate that you chose eBay to list the following listing(s):

7347481288 - The Morrigan signed Celtic print 4 Katrina Relief Fund
7347617747 - 1981 Frida Kahlo oil portrait signed 4 Katrina relief

However, your listing was in violation of eBay's Charity policy and has been removed from eBay. We have credited all associated fees to your account and notified eBay users associated with the transaction that it has been cancelled.

We would like to take this opportunity to let you know what part of your listing is not permitted.

Your listing(s) contains the following information:

Title States: Katrina Relief Fund
Description States: All proceeds from this auction will be donated to one of the charities helping with the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Title States: Katrina relief
I've asked Ebay why they terminated it; perhaps they have a blanket policy like this in order to avoid scams.

Update: I've relisted both items. Bid for them here.


Tomorrow is the first Friday of September and thus usually time for the openings and extended hours of the Dupont Circle area galleries. However, because of the holiday weekend, it seems that some of the area galleries are having the opening receptions next week sometime. Make sure to check their websites for the correct times.

Anyway, I've already mentioned the Mary Coble performance at Conner. This is also the last few days to see the "Introductions" exhibition at Irvine; this is the acclaimed show of some talented young artists who have recently graduated from art colleges on the East coast. The show closes Sat. Sept. 3, 2005.

A few doors down, Washington Printmakers has "Interior Alternatives," recent monoprints and monotypes by Carolyn Pomponio, and they are having a reception for the artist from 6-9PM.

Also on Friday, Monument Snowboards is having their End of Summer Bash at Club FIVE, located at 1214-B 18th Street, NW Washington, DC. Why am I mentioning that event here? Because Kelly Towles, Adam Stab, and Ron Thompson will be exhibiting work at the party, and get this: They're having an open bar from 9:30 to 10:30PM! You can pay $5 instead of $10 if you go here and RSVP. Please go and support a small indie snowboard company and the artists; all for $5 for on open bar hour of fun!

There are loads of new openings next week, both in the District and in Bethesda; check later for those times and places.

Kahlo for Katrina Relief

I've put a second piece of my artwork online at Ebay to raise funds for the victims of Katrina. This piece is an original oil wash on gessoed paper that I did when I was a student at the University of Washington School of Art. It measures 19x15 inches and it is matted to 24x20 inches in a white, pH-balanced, acid free mat.

Bid for Kahlo oil wash here
Bid for it here

The piece is part of my well-documented obsession with the image of Frida that started in 1977 when I first visited Mexico City. It has a very low starting bid price.