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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.

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.

Raised So Far!

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

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

Payment is through PayPal

All payments for winning bids will be made through PayPal directly into the artist's PayPal account. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay for artwork. PayPal offers the option to pay instead with a credit card.

How to Bid

To view and bid in the auction of any painting in this Fundraising Challenge, simply click on the painting's thumbnail, and then click the Bid in the DPW Auction link in the popup that opens.

The Artist's Donation

Each participating artist has agreed to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sale, minus the shipping costs. Details on how your payment will be donated 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 Email the Artist link on the painting's auction page.

Any tax benefit from the donation goes to the artist, since they are making the donation.

If You are the Winning Bidder

While DPW manages the fundraiser and the auctions, the actual purchase is directly between you and the artist. If you are the winning bidder at the end of an auction, you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay the artist by PayPal. You can also go to your my Auctions page and click the PayPal button to pay.

DPW will charge no fees in this fundraiser, however PayPal will charge the artist their normal processing fee.

Thank you for your kind patronage and generosity.

Ask David at DPW a Question

The Daily Paintworks Challenge

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

This is a Fundraiser Challenge

The purpose of this challenge is to raise money for The Help Japan Challenge Auction.

You Do Not Have to Be a Member

You do not need to be a paying member artist to participate in this fundraiser. Anyone can enter artwork. All you need to do is to register for free, which you can do here.

You Agree To the Following

Submit an entry only if you agree to allow DPW to auction your painting for sale and you agree to donate 100% of the proceeds (minus your shipping costs) to an organization of your choice that is aiding the fundraiser's cause.

No DPW Fees or Sales Commission

Participation in this fundraiser is completely free of charge - there are no auction fees or commissions. PayPal, however, will charge you a processing fee for the buyer's payment, which will go directly into your PayPal account associated with the PayPal email address you enter when setting up your auction.

Entering your Artwork

Click the Submit your Artwork button on the fundraiser page and fill in all the information in the submission dialog that opens.

  • Your Information
  • Your Painting's Information
  • The Auction Information

Ask David at DPW a Question

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