Back in August, Lucasfilm announced the Art Awakens competition and Star Wars fans from all over submitted their original fan art based on The Force Awakens for a chance to win some great prizes. The winners would also have their art showcased and auctioned off for charity at Los Angeles’ Gallery1988. Well, the winners have been chosen and the exhibit and auction are on the horizon!
For more information, please read the Gallery1988 press release below:
One of the most anticipated pop culture art shows of all-time will take place November 14th and 15th at Gallery1988 (West) in Los Angeles. Featuring top professional and emerging artists, the exhibit will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power. The show’s original pieces will be up for auction through eBay’s Giving Works, along with select prints for sale. Additionally, 7 screenprints will be available exclusively in-store during the weekend-long gallery event.
Showcased artists include:
Chris B. Murray
Sam Wolfe Connelly
In addition, five winners of the Art Awakens Fan Art Competition, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, will also have their art included in the gallery exhibit. The winners will also be flown out to Los Angeles to attend a VIP opening reception.
Original pieces will be up for auction on eBay from 11/13-11/23, while prints of select originals will be available for purchase on eBay from 11/13-12/12. Sales benefit UNICEF Kid Power, an innovative new program that uses the world’s first Wearable-For-Good to get youth physically active to provide lifesaving, nutrition-rich food packets to kids in need around the world in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change.
We could not be more excited to have been involved in this project for going on 3 years since our first meeting with Bad Robot about the possibility. We’ve now been a steering force on marketing campaigns for LOST, Breaking Bad and The Force Awakens, and to be able to involve charity in all three has been a dream come true. We hope to see you at this very special exhibit.
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Special hours on both days will be 11 AM – 10 PM
View all the submissions on art-awakens.tumblr.com.
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