Mark the date: May 25, 2011 – a Wednesday – is when the UNICEF Auction for Action goes live over at http://ebay.ph/unicef.
What’s at stake for bidding: works of some of the Philippines most outstanding artists in different fields. The stellar roll call includes Manny Baldemor, Michael Cacnio, Celestina, Seb Chua, Kenneth Cobonpue, Araceli Limcaco Dans, Kristine Dee, Janina Dizon, Mich Dulce, Tom Epperson, Accessory Lab, Ito Kish, E. Billy Mondoñedo, Ramon Orlina, Debbie Palao, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Benji Reyes, Popo San Pascual, Joey Samson, Vito Selma, Victor Sollorano, Paul Syjuco, Ricky Toledo and Chito Vijandre of FIRMA/Felicity, Reg Yuson, and UNICEF Special Advocate for Children, Daphne Oseña Paez. Also in the roster are the Galerie Joaquin artists such Jovan Benito, Jomar Delluba, Hamzah Marbella, Dominic Rubio and Juvenal Sanso
I am also excited at some of the experiential packages that are up for bidding: dinner for four by Chef Tonyboy Escalante of award-winning restaurant Antonio’s and dugout experience with the Philippine Football Team or Azkals on July 3 at the World Cup qualifier in Manila.
I am posting pictures here of some favorite and interesting items I’ve spotted. If you’re planning to collect art, this might be your chance to get a good deal. And if you’re simply fond of shopping on ebay, this is the right time to take your pastime to a higher level. And it’s all for a good cause!
Himig ng Pag-ibig painting by Jovan Benito
Two Gentlemen painting by Dominic Rubio
UNICEF Country Representative Vanessa Tobin shares: “This is a first for UNICEF Philippines. Our partnership with acclaimed artists via online auction helps us engage the public in a new and interesting way. As well as raising important funds for our work, we will be able to raise awareness of important issues affecting children in the most disadvantaged communities of the Philippines and worldwide.”
See you all online on the 25th! 😀