Officially opening on Saturday, April 30th ins the 2016 Visions of Hope silent auction in aid of Relay for Life of Second Life.
First held in 2015 (see my preview here), has been organised by Randy Firebrand and Ricco Saenz on behalf of Hope Haven Heroes, where the survivors and caregivers support groups meet.
The auction features pieces by seventeen of Second Life’ photographers and visual artists, who have all donated up to three pieces of work for the auction and who comprise: Bijou, Boudicca Amat, Ciottolina Xue, d-oo-b, Dru G Eiren-Milneaux, Em Larsson, Hills, Inara Pey, Mareea Farrasco, Nikolai Warden, Proph, Pusher, Randy Firebrand, Ricco Saenz, Tomais Ashdene, Trinity Yazimoto and Ziki Questi.
All of the pieces on offer to the highest bidders are in large format (they may include resizer scripts), and have a reserved starting bid of just L$500 (bidding can be increased in L$100 increments). As this is a silent auction, bids will be tallied and the winners announced on May 31st. 100% of all proceeds from the bidding will go to RFL of SL.
To mark the auction’s formal launch, there will be a special party on Saturday, April 30th, from 16:00 through to 18:00 SLT, featuring music from DJ Cupric. An open invitation is extended for people to attend. The auction items will be open for bidding from the start of the party, and will remain open to bids until Monday, May 30th.
All the pieces that have been donated are unique to the auction, making this a one-time opportunity to obtain some really superb artwork while also raising money for RFL of SL. So be sure to make a note of the event in your diary, and do pop along to the Hope Haven Heroes gallery to make a bid on any that appeal to you once the auction commences.
The gallery is already open for those wishing to view the pieces and perhaps decide which they might like to make bids, however, as notes above, the auction boards will not be enabled until the official start of the auction on April 30th.
I am particularly honoured to have been invited to join such a distinguished group of artists, and am delighted to participate in this year’s auction, and would like to thank Ricco and Randy for inviting me to do so.
- Visions of Hope (Rated: Adult)