I’ve recently had some unexpected medical expenses, and am reluctantly putting original art I own up for sale to help cover the costs.
The first is by noted space artist (and friend of LibertyCon) Mark Maxwell, The Venus Experiment — originally done for Asimov’s. This is the original painting, in museum-mount frame and matting. Framed size is app. 32”x25”. I’m asking $500 plus shipping, but all offers considered. Mark is known for his extremely realistic airbrush art in both science and science fiction. As an aside, when he did the Spacelab J artwork for NASA, his attention to detail required getting him photos of the planned orbiter so he could get the tile pattern right (each orbiter had a different pattern).
The second is a sketch by the late, great, Frank Kelly Freas of a reclining nude female. Framed size is app. 16.75″ x 12″. It was purchased directly from Kelly, and the museum mount matting is personalized and signed by him. Asking $500 plus shipping, but all offers considered.
The third is a sketch by the late Bryan Gibson of a sniper in a window. Framed size is app. 14”x9”. It was purchased directly from Bryan, and the museum mount matting is personalized and signed by him. Asking $250 plus shipping, but all offers considered.
The fourth piece is by myself, and was done in response to a modern art exhibit I attended many years ago, entitled “A Shot In The Dark.” It is oil on acrylic via a 20-guage shotgun, with the shot removed from the shell and replaced with oil paint. It us unframed, and the approximate size is 24”x36”. Asking $500 plus shipping, but all offers considered.
My birthday is this week, and at least a few kind souls have asked what I would like to get. So, here you go.
First, I would love to get some volunteers, partners, and donations for Mission: VALOR. As part of this, I would love not only new likes to the page, but for people to share our posts on Facebook. In order to generate revenue, Facebook has throttled back almost 99 percent on those who see our posts, and the only way to get them out without paying huge sums of money (IMO) is for many (and many!) people to share them. We can use volunteers for almost anything and everything, and even an hour a week (heck, a few minutes) can be a huge help to us. As with any charity, we can use some donations too. More than that, looking for partners to grow.
Second, if you want to do something for me, hit the PayPal link to the right, or you can call the Pipe Puffer Cigar Shop at 317-881-2957 and do a gift certificate for almost any amount small or large over the phone. Anything along those lines would be very much appreciated.
Meantime, glad to make another trip around the great fusion furnace in the sky.
In addition to the original artwork by Mark Maxwell and Mark E. Rogers (and other neat things) for sale, I’m also putting “A Shot in the Dark” up for sale. It’s a standard size (2×3 foot?) canvas, and the painting is oil on acrylic via a 20 gauge shotgun. Asking $500, all offers considered, shipping not included.
Is it commentary on violence in society, war, or more? Is it an ironic twist on weapons? It can be whatever you want it to be if you buy it, though I will note that it is in part a commentary on a modern art exhibition I attended a while back. I will cheerfully sign the canvas before shipping if desired.
Have some original artwork and a bit more for sale, prices do NOT include delivery. Artwork does not include reproduction rights, only the original painting.
The Venus Experiment by Mark Maxwell, asking $500. Will ship via FedEx Ground for $80. Purchased from the artist.
Samurai Cat and ConEd the Barbarian by Mark E. Rogers, asking $300. Will ship via FedEx Ground for $60. Purchased from the artist at LA WorldCon.
Cavalry sabre that is history and a bit of a mystery, asking $200. It has been used and abused, but found a good home when I got it (I think so anyway).
Antique bellows, asking $40.
Cut-glass punch bowl with cups, ladle is plastic. Asking $40.
Two oil lamps, new, asking $10 each.
Delivery is NOT included, but selling some items to help fund my work and more.
LibertyCon 4 cover print, signed and personalized, asking $150
Original Samurai Cat artwork by Mark E. Rogers, asking $400
Okay, I admit I could use some help, and anything put into http://www.gofundme.com/2wwguw is appreciated. If you want to do something more tangible, spring has sprung and I could use Generic Zyrtek antihistamine, some Vitamin D-3, and more of my multivitamin supplement. Heck, buy me a bar of soap as it won’t hurt anything. *G* It all helps, and if easier my wish list is here.
Meantime, where some help is also needed is at Mission: VALOR. Just filing the 501(c)(3) application comes with roughly $1,200 in direct fees, and about $300 more in other costs. So, you can donate through Square to help defray those costs; or, you can make donations in $10 increments through this link. Want to do more than $10? Just tell it you want 2, 3, or how many you want. 🙂