February 3rd, 2005


Film Industry Art Auction for Tsunami Relief

Location: Maverix Studios
1717 Seventeenth St. #108, San Francisco,CA
When: Friday, February 4, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Phone: 415-522-1717

San Francisco, CA February 4th 2005- Maverix Animation Studio along with local filmmakers will host an art auction on Friday February 4th at 7:00 pm to benefit the victims of the Tsunami Disaster. In the gallery space of Maverix studio, at 1717 Seventeenth Street, original paintings, comic art, animation art, and movie memorabilia from prominent contemporary artists will be up for bid. All of the money raised will go to charities working on the tsunami disaster. Admission is free.

Heavy hitting artists and filmmakers from all over the United States have donated artwork for the event including artists from Pixar, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Rhythm & Hues,Wildbrain and Dreamworks. There will be a diverse selection of original artwork ranging from comics, photography, prints, paintings, and rare movie memorabilia from acclaimed artists like Mike Mignola and Tyruben Ellingson(HellBoy), Iain McCaig, Sang Jun Lee, and Eric Tiemens(Star Wars), Carlos Huante (Industrial Light and Magic), and many more.

Maverix Animation Studio was founded in 1996 and is an active part of the bay area animation scene. When Maverix members realized the extent of the tsunami disaster, they were motivated to use their artistic talents to aid the victims of this world tragedy. This will be the second time Maverix will use its extensive artists network to raise money for charity. Recipient charities for the tsunami relief auction are UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity, and The International Red Cross.

A preview of the artwork begins at 7:00pm the night of the event accompanied by refreshments and the music of “Relevant Sound" From 8:00-10:00pm, interested buyers can write their names next to auction items encouraging friendly informal competition amongst prospective buyers. After general bidding closes, an auctioneer will lead a final bidding for the more coveted pieces.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to display their generosity for the unfortunate victims of this disaster. Only cash or checks are accepted, but there is no charge to participate. For more information see the “news" page on the Maverix Studio website or call 415-522-1717.

For images of art up for auction, check out the website here:
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