2018 Mid-Year Review
Through our nonprofit collaborations, exhibitions, auctions and other projects, The Creeping Museum helped our contributing artists raise a total of $4,709 for an array of civil rights, animal welfare, health and human services, environmental, and educational causes in the first half of 2018.
The Haunted Menagerie
The Haunted Menagerie collection—released in February 2018–is our most ambitious project to date, thanks to the contributions of more than 25 participating artists and hundreds of hours of work. Highlights include:
Haunted Menagerie original art
Thanks to all of the artists who donated their time and original to our Haunted Menagerie exhibition (both a miniature show in our Little Free Library and a virtual show online), together we raised $1,390 for animals large and small:
Other Q1 and Q2 2018 initiatives
The Haunted Menagerie gallery show
Our Haunted Menagerie exhibition—a celebration of spirit familiars and ghostly pets—is on view now in our Little Free Library gallery in North Portland. The show features new original artwork by Diane Irvine Armitage, Stephanie Buscema, Jenny Fontana, Darla Jackson, Gretchen Lewis, Dena Seiferling, and Joe Vollan.
THE SHOW IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT—CONGRATULATIONS ARTISTS!
Artwork purchases will be shipped after the exhibition closes on March 15.
Diane Irvine Armitage, “Lover’s Eye”
Diane is donating all proceeds from the sale of this piece to the Scott Wainner Pixie Care Clinic, which provides affordable veterinary care to the pets of homeless and low income Portland residents.
Oil painting in antique frame, 3.5 x 3.5 inches including frame
Price: $85 [SOLD]
Artist’s web site: http://paintingsfromtheparlor.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Buscema, “The Baum Rabbit”
Steph is donating all proceeds from the sale of this piece to the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Included on the grounds is Sheltervale Pet Cemetery, which has been the final resting place for companion animals for more than 89 years.
Gouache on Stonehenge paper, 4.5 x.4.5 inches including frame
Price: $225 [SOLD]
Artist’s web site: http://www.stephaniebuscema.com/
Jenny Fontana, “Ghostly Baroos Haunt Me at Twilight”
Jenny is donating all proceeds from the sale of this painting to One Tail at a Time, an all-breed, no-kill dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families.
Acrylic on mounted bristol, 3.25 x 3.25 inches including frame
Price: $55 [SOLD]
Artist’s web site: http://www.morbidmerrygoround.com/
Darla Jackson, “What dies inside us...”
Darla is donating all proceeds from the sale of this piece to Underdog Rescue, who provide shelter, food, medical attention, and love to homeless pets.
Epoxy resin with raw graphite finish, approximately 3.25 inches long x 2 inches wide x .75 inches tall
Price: $200 [SOLD]
Artist’s web site: https://www.darlajacksonsculpture.com/
Gretchen Lewis, “Love me forever”
Gretchen is donating all proceeds from the sale of this piece to the Coral Reef Alliance, an organization working to protect our most valuable and threatened ecosystem.
Oil and gold acrylic on wooden trinket box, 3.5 x 2 x 1 inches
Price: $200 [SOLD]
Artist’s web site: http://www.gretchenlewisart.com/
Dena Seiferling, “Cat’s in the Cradle”
Dena is donating all proceeds from the sale of this piece to the Raincoast Conservation Foundation Save the Great Bears fund to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Wool (needle-felted), glass beads, wood, vintage cradle, acrylic and milk paint, hand dyed wool and linen fabric, approximately 4.25 inches long x 2.25 inches wide (at base) x 3.5 inches tall
Price: $230 [SOLD]
Artist’s web site: http://www.pickleandfrancois.com/
Joe Vollan, “Tiptoe over the poppies”
Joe is donating all proceeds from the sale of this painting to Awesome Paws Rescue, an all breed dog rescue whose focus is rescuing shelter dogs at risk of euthanasia simply due to overcrowding.
Oil on birch panel in resin frame, 3 x 2.75 inches
Price: $100 [SOLD]
Artist’s web site: http://www.joevollan.com/
Raffle for California fire victims
Win a Jusscope “Evil Dead 2” art print signed by Bruce Campbell!
Do you want to make a donation to directly help the victims of the Northern California wildfires, AND get a chance at winning a Jusscope Evil Dead 2 art print autographed by Bruce Campbell at the same time? My friend Marissa of Chick-a-boom Vintage has been working around the clock to gather and distribute the supplies most urgently needed for the thousands of fire evacuees in shelters in the Sonoma County area, and we’d like to raise at least $100 to help her continue to buy vital supplies for her community. To enter our fundraising raffle:
Art to the rescue!
So many of you have been in touch about donating art to help benefit disaster relief in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, who are suffering an incomprehensible humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Millions of our fellow Americans have been left in 90 degree heat without electricity, clean water, fuel, or communications, with no end in sight.
The Creeping Museum is organizing a “Creeping Auction” for artists who'd like a way to donate their work to support the relief efforts. You can participate from wherever you are in the world, and you don’t need to send the art to us. We’ll all be connected via the hashtag #creepingauction, and The Creeping Museum will help you promote your auction.
Just follow the steps below:
1) CHOOSE one of these three vetted nonprofit organizations working to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Maria. If there’s another organization you’re passionate about, please feel free to donate to them instead. Charity Navigator is a great resource for vetting nonprofits.
2) POST an auction on Instagram with a photo of your artwork. Hate writing posts? Not sure what to say? Here’s an easy template for you! (Feel free to write your own post, or customize this template to suit your needs - including a personal statement on why you're participating is always helpful.)
I am auctioning my artwork [title of piece] as part of @thecreepingmuseum's #CreepingAuction to benefit disaster relief in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 100% of proceeds from this sale (minus [reasonable shipping charge] to cover the cost of shipping and handling) will be donated to [name of the nonprofit you've chosen] to support their disaster relief efforts.
[Brief description of the piece]
Bidding starts at [set a price that’s not so low that you’d be sad if the piece sold for that amount!]. Please bid in the comments in increments of $5, and tag the person you outbid. The auction ends at [date and time, including time zone]. Payment is due within 24 hours of the close of the auction.
Please be sure to tag @thecreepingmuseum and use the hashtag #creepingauction. If your account is private you're absolutely welcome to participate, but I won't be able to see or share your post.
4) COLLECT payment from the winning bidder and SHIP the artwork to them. Each artist will coordinate payment and shipping with the winning bidder directly; The Creeping Museum will not be a part of the payment or shipment process.
5) Once the buyer has paid and you have shipped the art to them, please DONATE the funds (minus your shipping cost) to one of the three nonprofits listed above, and send a screen capture of your donation receipt to email@example.com.
There is no deadline for participation in the Creeping Auction project; sadly, disaster relief funding will be needed in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for years to come.
Thank you for using your art to raise money for an important cause! I'm happy to help and answer your questions, but please keep in mind that I’m just one person who’s volunteering my time, so it may take a while for me to respond.