Posts Tagged ‘charity’
The Picture Book Project Foundation presents Art Blocks for Ghana – a charity art auction of original works created by top artists within the animation and illustration community to provide boarding and education for orphaned children in Ghana, West Africa.
Jon’s 10×10 Posca pen on wood panel contribution to the project is up for auction on eBay now HERE.
The Art Below and The Sun newspaper in London invited Jon to participate in a group exhibition and charity event for Breakthrough Breast Cancer on December 13th. His piece is called “I Melt In The Sun”. More about the event, which took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum, can be found here.
Jon did this piece for the Shelter Charity Auction at 20 Hoxton Square. It has a very “Day of the Deadsy” feeling to it, doesn’t it? This follows up the 2009 Shelter House of Cards project, to which Jon was also a contributor. Here’s a bit from the press release:
Every week across Britain nearly 5,000 households face the nightmare of losing their home. Housing charity Shelter has teamed up with creative agency Margaret and 20 Hoxton Square Projects to create ‘52 Weeks’, a unique show comprising artwork inspired by weeks of the year. Hosted by 20 Hoxton Square Projects and curated by Adam Waymouth, the exhibition aims to raise awareness about the thousands of families struggling to keep a roof over their head. It follows on from the success of Shelter’s House of Cards exhibition in September 2009, which raised over £100,000 for the housing charity.
Regenerate Clothing has launched a range of interactive limited edition organic t-shirts and bags designs with 100% of all proceeds will go towards caring for street children across Indonesia, through The Peduli Anak foundation. Build My Dreams is a project which was set up by Regenerate Clothing (UK) and Adikaka foundation (Indonesia). The project is a fundraising project to help children living on the streets of Indonesia through The Peduli Anak Foundation.
The designs have been printed by Dots Sports onto Earth Positive organic cotton bags and t-shirts and each item comes with a Posca pen so you can customise them and add your own style. All profits will go towards the Peduli Anak Foundation, which protects street kids by providing a new, happy and safe environment so that they can live and grow like any other children in the world.
“My drawing is inspired by the gooey, fluffy, malleable texture of dreams, where everything is possible yet clear and obscured at the same time. The intangible nature of subconscious dreams are explicitly linked to our imaginations, hopes and aspirations. We know they exist and have to believe that one day it may be possible to touch them.”
Turtlehead are a collective based in Ireland with one eye on the establishment, another on the subversive and another on stuff they like. Their designs are part social commentary, part public art, part rant, part up theirs and part down with this sort of thing. Everything is limited to 500 pieces and all their t-shirts are printed in Ireland on ethically made and environmentally friendly 100% cotton t-shirts.
“Clean air is lungtastic!” Truer words were never spoken. Today, the American Cancer Society launched the “More Birthdays” campaign. Jon has contributed a poster, print and wrapping paper featuring this new “Lungtastic” design. Each item is priced affordably, and you can’t argue that your dollar is going to a better cause. What do “more birthdays” mean to Jon? “The chance to eat way more cake than your fair share.” Check out products by Jon here.
About the movement for more birthdays:
For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been working to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. And we can’t do it without your help. The movement for more birthdays is about everyday people, just like you, coming together to make a difference. This year more than 11 million cancer survivors will celebrate another birthday, thanks in part to the progress we’ve already made. But we can’t stop there. With every person who joins the movement, we can get closer to the day when cancer never steals another year from someone’s life. It all starts by helping people stay well and get well, and by finding cures and fighting back.
Jon has joined the Renmen Project! Per their blog:
He’s very kindly filled up a book of blank postcards with a stack of hand-drawn one-off doodles, which we will be selling in our shop in the not-too-distant future.
Renmen’ is the Haitian word for Love, the bird in the logo is the Hispaniolan Trogon, the national bird of Haiti. ‘The Renmen Project‘ has been brought together by the team at Thunder Chunky and Ben The Illustrator in order to raise funds for UNICEF’s Haiti Appeal. Throughout 2010, they will be working with a selection of top artists and designers from around the world to create artwork to sell online. Every penny made from art sales will be going to UNICEF’s Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.
I recently happened upon what has got to be one of the coolest charities on earth: Nottingham-based The Music Exchange, “a not-for-profit social enterprise providing quality music at an affordable price and run by homelessness charity, Framework.” The shop is staffed by “individuals who have experienced a period of unsettled life” and helps them “rebuild their confidence and self esteem whilst gaining invaluable retail experience”. How awesome is that? Not to mention this:
The Music Exchange supports local bands by providing them with an outlet to sell their merchandise and recordings commission free. The only agreement is that bands perform at one of The Music Exchange benefit nights held through out the year. These nights celebrate new and exciting music, with any profit going directly back into the shop. The Music Exchange is also currently working with bands to release vinyl singles on our own label.
Jon created two T-shirts (blue and magenta) to support the charity. You can get them at the shop for £15, or with a little international finagling. (BIG THANKS to Jason from The Music Exchange and Molly from The Neon Hive!) Don’t forget to become a fan of The Music Exchange on Facebook. They are located at 18 West End Arcade, Chapel Bar, Nottingham, NG1 6JP and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 4PM. Most albums and DVDs at The Music Exchange are priced at just £3.
You can also try to get one of the shirts in another creative way: Jon is currently running a contest on his website. Leave a comment HERE answering the question “What’s your favorite doodling music?” and you could win a shirt. Jon’s contest closes in 1 month on July 1st. While you’re there, scroll through the comments and get some ideas for new music.
Honorary New Yorker, Jon Burgerman, and Jim Avignon have three collaborative pieces in “Street Art New York, ” a silent auction benefit for Free Arts NYC. The event takes place Saturday, April 24th from 7-11PM with the auction beginning promptly at 7PM EST.
To celebrate the release of the new book “Street Art New York” and to benefit the programs of Free Arts NYC, original artworks by a stellar array of today’s Street Artists from New York and beyond will be featured in a silent auction to take place on April 24, 2010, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Factory Fresh Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The Benefit, to be held at one of New York’s epicenters for the thriving new Street Art scene, Factory Fresh Gallery, will feature an incredibly strong selection of today’s Street Artists joining together for one night as a community to benefit NYC kids from disadvantaged backgrounds as the numbers of poor and low-income children in New York continues to rise. Representing a renaissance in modern urban art at the dawn of a new decade, this artists will very likely be the largest collection of 2010’s street artists in one location.
The list of participating artists thus far includes* Bishop 203, Billi Kid, BortusK Leer, Broken Crow, C Damage, C215, Cake, Celso, Chris RWK , Chris Stain, Creepy, DAIN, Damon Ginandes, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow Toe, Gaia, FKDL, General Howe, GoreB, Hellbent, Imminent Disaster, Jim Avignon, Jef Aerosol, JMR, Jon Burgerman, Keely, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mark Carvalho, Matt Siren, Mint and Serf, Miss Bugs, NohJColey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, PMP, Poster Boy, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Pufferella, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Specter, Stikman, The Dude Company, Tristan Eaton,Veng RWK *as of March 27, 2010.
Street Art New York, the book, by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, with a foreword by Carolina A. Miranda, published in April 2010 by Prestel Publishing (Random House). The authors of the successful Brooklyn Street Art book (and founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com) expand their scope and take readers on a fast-paced run through the streets of New York, along the waterways, on the rooftops, and up the walls of today’s ever-morphing vibrant Street Art scene as only NYC can tell it.
[Thanks to Jeps for the PDFs!]
Thanks to Twitter and Flickr, we were practically right there to see Jon doodling for charity at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Photos gratefully “borrowed” from @FatAmpNadia and Uniball/Posca’s Flickr Set. I love how the little girl below is going straight for the heart.