The MicroVisions 6 auction is now live on eBay. Opening bids start at $50.00. Auction ends Tuesday, May 24th.
Each year, Dan Dos Santos, Greg Manchess, and I ask about a dozen artists to create a 5×7 SFF-themed painting of their choosing. These miniatures are exhibited at the Society of Illustrators and placed on auction with all proceeds going to the Society’s student scholarship fund.
A huge thank you to the artists that have given so generously of the time and effort: John Cuneo, Tony DiTerlizzi, Zelda Devon, Jesper Ejsing, Tristan Elwell, Tyler Jacobson, Gary Kelley, Chris Moeller, Dave Palumbo, George Pratt, and Mark Summers.
The Society Scholarships are among the illustration industry’s toughest awards. Two hundred students are chosen to be in the exhibit from over 7,000 entries—about half earn cash awards. This recognition goes a long way to boost the confidence of young artists (and their nervous parents) by proving their voices stand out amongst thousands of others. It’s never long before you start seeing the winners on their way to becoming the field’s biggest names—John Jude Palencar, James Jean, Tomer Hanuka, Dan Dos Santos and hundreds of others since the Scholarship’s inception in 1981.
So bid! And bid often. You stand a chance to come away with a small gem of a painting and are guaranteed to help a few young illustrators in their fledgling year.
Irene Gallo might just have a teensy bit of space left on her walls for a little something special.