Sunday, January 11, 2009

Small Graces Auction Begins on January 12th!

Here is an email that I received today from The Foundation for Children's Books with information about the "Small Graces" auction that begins tomorrow. Those of us receiving the email were asked to spread word about the auction by forwarding the message to others.
Small Graces: A Painting a Month to Benefit the FCB

January 2009 Painting
Auction from
Mon., Jan. 12-Fri., Jan. 16

Grace Lin's Original Artwork to be auctioned this week on eBay!

The talented author/illustrator Grace Lin has generously offered to auction original artworks on eBay every month in 2009 to benefit the Foundation for Children's Books. Grace has visited several under-served schools in Boston with us and she wants to support our work even further with her artwork.

Every month a small (5x5 inches), unpublished, orginal artwork will be auctioned on eBay with 100% of the proceeds to support the FCB's author/illustrator visits and residencies in urban schools. Each painting will illustrate a bit of wisdom, a proverb, a "small grace."

This month's painting (above), painted in gouache on watercolor paper, will be auctioned beginning Monday, January 12 through Friday, January 16. The estimated value is $450.

To bid on the painting,
please click here. Or search for item # 220343292781 on eBay.

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen picture books, including The Ugly Vegetables and Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace's critically acclaimed children's novels include The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat. Read more about Grace and her work here.

For more information about us: The Foundation for Children's Books

The Foundation for Children's Books (FCB), a nonprofit, educational organization, was founded in 1983 to assist the professionals who most directly influence young readers: teachers, librarians, and parents. We achieve this through professional development programs, including a dynamic speaker series, innovative conferences and workshops, as well as through author visits and residencies in under-served schools.

1 comment:

Saints and Spinners said...

This is great! I do so wish I could be in the running for an auction like this one. Hurrah for Grace Lin.