Monday, November 9, 2009

Meet the Artists, #6

We're in the home stretch until the big night this Thursday!! Woo-hoo! The Ebay auction is up and running, the tables are being delivered tomorrow, picked up framed art over lunch today, picking up linens Thursday morning, printing the bid sheets tonight, hanging art tomorrow night and meeting with WDAF Fox-4 for the live remote on Wednesday morning!

Meanwhile, here are three more generous artists whose work you'll see Thursday night.

Several months ago, I picked up a lovely donation from Rob Ryan, a London-based artist who is fantastically skilled at silhouette papercutting. The details that he can cut into a piece of paper are breathtakingly astonishing.

He even has beautiful packing tape. I'm not kidding. This is the tape his assistant Hazel used to pack up his donation for us.

Incredible, isn't it? What's more—you can buy this tape, too, here!

Pretty cool to know you are this close to an artist whose work has been on the cover of TIME.

Another Brit artist has contributed several ORIGINAL watercolor works that are super cool. Tom Hovey's work has been commissioned for the likes of Red Bull and Saatchi, a major worldwide advertising agency that has brought you messages from Toyota, Sony and Betty Crocker.

Tom has incredibly donated the following original pieces, which have graced Web pages here and there.

The popular blogger of House Wren Studio, Charlotte Lyons, has donated a darling 3-D fabric creation fashioned by her talented hands. Charlotte creates lovely, textural objects d' arte like this:

From her site: After growing up in a household decorated with colorful textiles and flea-market finds, Charlotte's work is still inspired by the humble designs of traditional art and craft and the inventive use of everyday materials. Born and educated in St. Louis, Charlotte raised three artistic daughters in a bright pink house near Chicago. Presently, she lives in a green house along the Hudson River in New York with her husband and daughters.

Charlotte’s work has been featured in Country Living, Victoria, Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Somerset Life and Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion and on HGTV, CBS and DIY networks. We thank her, thank her, thank her for being part of our work!

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