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A third successful auction to benefit charity has been completed!

I’m so happy to announce that the March Art Auction to Benefit the Girl Scouts was a success!

Completed eBay Auction »

The winning bid was placed by a generous contributor who raised $50 to benefit the Girl Scouts, a wonderful organization that builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Read more about the Girl Scouts on their web site.

Congratulations to our high bidder and thank you so much for helping to empower girls! <3

I’m super-psyched to start a new portrait for the winner! I’m going to be taking a month or two off from running these auctions to attend to a couple of other exciting charity projects here in NY, so thank you so much to all who bid and/or spread the word — Together we can, and HAVE made a difference! 🙂

Watch Video About the Auction Series & my new YouTube Art & Inspirational Interview Series:

Love,

Adesina

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YOU voted, and now you can bid!

For this month’s charity art auction, we are proud to be supporting Girl Scouts USA!

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Starting TODAY, I am auctioning off a custom, hand-drawn portrait, in support of Girl Scouts USA – highest bidder gets a portrait of whoever they want me to draw; & the girls who need it most, get 100% of the auction price, directly through eBay.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. And March is a special month for the Girl Scouts, because they were founded on March 12, 1912! Read more about the Girl Scouts on their web site.

If you would like to have a portrait done for yourself, of a loved one or family pet, and would like 100% of the proceeds to go to the Girl Scouts, please go to my live auction here ». It ends on March 26th, 2013 at 2pm EST, and more info can also be found on my Causes page.

After successfully raising more than the minimum bid for BOTH of my last two charity art auctions, I know that we can make a valuable contribution to the lives of these amazing young girls and women.

Please bid today, and God Bless!!

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Working on one of my prior auction drawings & pleased to announce this month’s charity is Girl Scouts! Stay tuned for the auction later! Thanks to all who voted 🙂

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I am having so much fun working on this portrait for one of my Art Auction winners. It is always a pleasure delineating the face of a lovely woman. But as I work, it gets me to thinking about all of the other wonderful women and girls in the world, and how, in honor of Women’s History Month, I’d like to help them with my next Charity Art Auction.

I have already narrowed it down to three of my favorites:
Women for Women (Helping women survivors of war)
Girls Scouts USA (Builds girls of courage, confidence, & character)
Equality Now (Ending gender violence & discrimination)

But I need YOU to help me make the final decision! Which charity should I pick? Please leave your choice in the comments below, OR vote on my facebook poll here»

The next auction starts next Tuesday, and I’m closing the polls on the charity this Friday afternoon at 1pm. I can’t wait to see who you all pick!

xoxo,
Adesina

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Another successful auction to benefit charity has been completed!

I am so happy to announce that the February Art Auction to Benefit Room to Read was a success!

Completed eBay Auction »

The winning bid was placed by a kind contributor from New York, and raised $51 to benefit Room to Read, a worldwide charity that promotes children’s literacy by encouraging children in developing countries to build a habit of reading. They also promote gender equality in education. The full amount was sent directly through the eBay Giving Works program to Room to Read, to support their programs.

Congratulations to our high bidder and thank you so much for helping children reach their potential! <3

I am so excited to start a new portrait for the winner! Stay tuned for my next Charity Art Auction on March 19, and thank you to all who bid and/or spread the word, for caring about those who most need our support.

Watch Video About the Auction Series & my new YouTube Art & Inspirational Interview Series:

Love,

Adesina

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In April of 2011 I was honored to be chosen as one of three artists to participate in a charity art auction sponsored by Rawhouse Wine in New York City.

The theme of the event was “Rebirth” and in keeping with that idea, I handpainted a series of six bottles, each representing a phase of rebirth that has a personal meaning for me.

On July 27th, 2011, “A Celebration of Art” was held at the Juliet Supperclub in NYC, where the bottles were sold at auction, to benefit youth arts education. And I am pleased to say that four of the six bottles were sold that night, and the last two were sold in the ensuing weeks.

EDIT 12/2012: A year later, two of the beautiful photos that Rod Savant took of the bottles, were chosen to be printed and sold at auction to benefit Artistic Dreams International, an arts education nonprofit for whom Adesina also teaches drawing to underprivileged children in NYC.

The two below prints are available for purchase; please contact me here to order.

Special thanks to Rod Savant for his amazing photography.

See more photos of the bottles as well as descriptions, here.

 

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YOU voted, and now you can bid!

For this month’s charity art auction, we are proud to be supporting Room to Read!

   BID NOW»

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Starting TODAY, I am auctioning off a custom, hand-drawn portrait, in support of Room to Read – highest bidder gets a portrait of whoever they want me to draw; & the kids who need it most, get 100% of the auction price, directly through eBay.

This is an amazing charity that promotes children’s literacy by developing a habit of reading among children in developing countries, while also helping achieve gender equality in education so that little girls don’t fall behind. Read more about Room to Read on their web site.

If you would like to have a portrait done for yourself, of a loved one or family pet, and would like 100% of the proceeds to go to Room to Read, please go to my live auction here ». It ends on February 26th, 2013 at 1:50pm EST, and more info can also be found on my Causes page.

After successfully raising more than the minimum bid last month for Sandy Hook / Newtown, I am so excited to see what we can do for these well-deserving children! Watch the January auction results video here».

Thanks so much and God Bless you all <3

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Happy Valentine’s Day <3

I am so incredibly pleased and honored to announce that the January Art Auction to Benefit The United Way of Western Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School Support Fund was a success!

Completed eBay Auction »

Watch Video About the Auction & my new YouTube Art & Inspirational Interview Series:

After 7 days of bidding, the winning bid was placed by a generous contributor from New York, and raised $57 to benefit the Support Fund, which provides support services to the families & communities of the victims of the Sandy Hook/Newtown tragedy. The full amount was sent directly through the eBay Giving Works program to the United Way of Western Connecticut, an organization at the forefront of humanitarian change.

Congratulations to our high bidder and thank you so much for helping families in need! <3

I can’t wait to get the winning bidder’s photo and start drawing! Stay tuned for my next Charity Art Auction next week, and thank you to all who bid and/or spread the word, for caring about those who most need our support.

Love,

Adesina

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Like many people, I’ve been thinking a lot about Sandy Hook. When I first heard about the terrible shootings last month, I couldn’t really digest what was happening and my first reaction was to block it out. Tragedy always paralyzes me and what could I possibly do to help those innocent children after the fact? I avoided the newscasts and headlines, knowing they would only break my heart.

As the weeks passed I felt more and more disquiet. I had to do something – WE had to do something. So I spoke to my friends, fellow artists, and tried to come up with a plan, but things remained amorphous, and I didn’t want any empty gestures.

But last week I found out about the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, from the United Way of Western Connecticut. They are helping the survivors and the people of Newtown/Sandy Hook, by providing support services and resources as needed. From counseling to financial support, I know the families of the victims could use such services, and I was so happy there was a way I could help.

2013_01portraitsSo, to raise as much money as possible, I am auctioning off a custom, hand-drawn portrait, in support of the Sandy Hook School Support Fund – highest bidder gets a portrait of whoever they want me to draw; and the people who need it most, get 100% of the auction price, directly through eBay.

It’s really hard not knowing what to do to help people who are far away, whom you don’t know, and not being able to fathom how much they’ve been through. But hopefully, this little bit will contribute to the combined efforts of us all, to show our love and support.

If you would like to have a portrait done for yourself, of a loved one or family pet, and would like 100% of the proceeds to go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, please go to my live auction here ». It ends on January 29th, 2013, and more info can also be found on my Causes page. Thanks so much and God Bless <3

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