Humanscale Faces in the Wild Nets $26k for Wildlife
Annual Art Auction Benefits World Wildlife Fund & John Aspinall Foundation
New York, April 20, 2007 — Humanscale’s annual Faces in the Wild art auction brought in approximately $13,000 in bids—an amount matched by Humanscale for a total of $26,000—to benefit wildlife protection organizations. The April 12 reception and auction took place in Humanscale’s London showroom, and featured a rich jungle theme complete with lush foliage and live performers in elaborate wildlife costumes.
World Wildlife Fund and the John Aspinall Foundation are the selected beneficiaries of the seventh annual Faces in the Wild event. WWF, the world's largest privately financed conservation organization, leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. Humanscale Founder and CEO Bob King has served on WWF’s National Council since 1999. The United Kingdom-based John Aspinall Foundation supports Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks to save rare and endangered animals by relocating them to protected areas in the wild. Each organization will receive $13,000 as a result of the Faces in the Wild auction and Humanscale’s matching donation.
Artists and designers worldwide donated a total of 35 pieces of art to the event, depicting non-domesticated animals in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, photography, collage, fine jewelry and watercolor. A team of judges—comprised of Richard Doone of Conran & Partners, John Small of Foster & Partners, and Jimmy MacDonald of Tent—weighed in on each entry’s use of environmental materials, representation of the essence of the animal, and overall design. Three pieces were recognized for excelling in these categories:
“Forget Me Not,” paper and ink, by Judith Cantor, depicting an elephant
“Sealed with a Kiss,” photograph, by Eric Craig of Eric Craig Studios, depicting a seal
“Stampede,” collage, by Dixie Dunbar of DD Designs, depicting a giraffe
Humanscale extends its deepest gratitude to the artists who donated their talents and materials, as well as the art and wildlife lovers who generously opened their wallets to support this worthwhile event.
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