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The Help Japan Challenge Auction
posted by Keiko Tanabe on Saturday Mar 19, 2011
To Submit an Entry, click here to sign in,
or click here to quickly register.
It has been a little over a week since we saw, in disbelief, shocking images of the devastation of the March 11 earthquake and its subsequent tsunamis in Japan. Now the unprecedented nuclear crisis compounding the misery of the survivors there, many of us are asking, what can we do to help?

I am pleased to host the Help Japan Challenge especially because it is dedicated for us artists to raise money to help those who were affected by the recent disasters in Japan (click here to read about how this challenge works).

As a fund-raiser, this is a bit different from our usual Challenges. There's no specifc set-up or instructions. I have chosen "home" as a theme. All I ask you is to paint whatever comes to your mind when you think of your home.

I was born and grew up in Japan. I still have family and friends there whom I visit every year. "Home" for me is often captured in the form of a landscape or a streetscape that I find personally meaningful.

For you and for this Challenge, it could be anything - your mom, your child, your house, your childhood pet, a view from your room, a street scene of your old neihgborhood, flowers in your backyard... The possibilities are endless and it's up to your imagination. After you enter, tell all your friends and collectors about this event and encourage them to bid. The more money we raise as a group, the better.

If you sell your work, please agree to donate the proceeds to an organization who collects donations for disaster relief efforts in Japan. Also, please indicate where you will donate to in the description for your painting.

Japanese "Aid for Bed" - Directly Helping by Providing Shelter for the Displaced
Japanese Red Cross Society(send money via Google)
or Japanese Red Cross Society(send money directly to JRC)
American Red Cross
International Medical Corps.
Unicef USA
Save the Children
Mercy Corp.
PayPal

Last but not least, I'd like to thank David Marine, the creator of the DPW website, for implementing this wonderful idea and the great DPW Auction feature he developed.
 

Amount Raised - $5,323


The Daily Paintworks Challenge

Contact David at DPW

To Submit an Entry, click here to sign in,
or click here to register (it is quick and free).

Most DPW Challenges are about sharing, learning, and fun.

This Challenge has a higher purpose - it is an auction-based fundraiser to help people in need.

Please follow the directions for this fundraiser in the challenge's description.

Anyone can participate by submitting an entry. Any original, 2-D, natural media art created by you is welcome.

By participating, you agree to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of your submission(s) as described in the fundraiser's description. Please be sure to indicate how you will donate the proceeds of the sale in your painting's description when you submit your entry.

While DPW manages the fundraiser and the auctions, the actual purchase is directly between you (the artist) and the buyer. At the end of the auction, a PayPal button will be available in an email to the winning bidder and on the auction page. This is only meant to be a convenience - you and the buyer are free to handle the payment in any way you both wish. There will be no fees charged by DPW, however PayPal will charge the artist their normal fee if you used for the purchase.

If your auction ends with a winning bidder, please send them a quick and friendly email to thank and congratulate them. Do not, however, send the painting without first confirming their payment. It is also a good idea to let them know how you will donate the proceeds and once done, to email them a receipt, if there is one.

Please note that any tax benefit from the donation is yours and not the buyer's, since you are the one actually making a donation of your work.

To submit an entry, register (it is quick and free), sign in if you haven't already, and then click the Submit to the Fundraiser link.

Thank you for your kind participation and generosity.

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

Contact David at DPW

Bid in an auction, click here to sign in,
or click here to register (it is quick and free).

To view and bid in the auction of any painting in this Fundraising Challenge, simply click on the painting's thumbnail.

Each participating artist has agreed to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sale, minus the shipping costs, as described in the fundraiser's description. Deatails on how each donation will be allocated can be found in each painting's description on the painting's auction page. If it is not, please feel free to contact the artist by clicking the Contact the Artist link on the painting's auction page.

While DPW manages the fundraiser and the auctions, the actual purchase is directly between you and the artist. At the end of the auction, a PayPal button will be made available by email and on the auction page itself. This is only meant to be a convenience - you and the artist are free to handle the payment in any way you both wish.

DPW will charge no fees in this fundraiser, however PayPal will charge the artist their normal fee if used for the purchase.

Thank you for your kind patronage and generosity.

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

To Submit an Entry, click here to sign in,
or click here to quickly register.

Submitting to this DPW Fundraising Challenge is quick and easy.

There are no deadlines, and you can submit as many times as you want.

When you click the Submit to the Fundraiser! link, simply fill out the dialog form that appears. After a quick spam screening, your submission will be posted on this page and available for other artists and potential buyers to see. Best of all, you don't have to sign up for anything and there are no fees or commissions.

The Entry Submission Dialog

*All required fields in the dialog are marked with a red asterix and outline.

There are three sections to fill out in the dialog and you will have to scroll down in the dialog to see them:

  • Your Information
  • Your Painting's Information
  • The Auction Information
Enter Your and Your Painting's Information:
Set Up your Auction:

Contact David at DPW


Thank you for Setting Up Your DPW PayPal Checkout!
Now, when a buyer pays for one of your works through either a DPW generated PayPal link or a DPW Auction, DPW will:
  • mark your artwork as sold and paid
  • send you an email notification, as will PayPal
  • pull in the transaction information, including shipping, sales tax, and PayPal fees - you can export this information by clicking the export button above your Art Tracking grid
  • pull in the buyer's information, including name, email address, and full shipping address
Happy Painting!
- David
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