The 2010 Mercury Online Charity Auction is Over!
Thanks so much to everyone who donated to the auction and to everyone who placed a bid. You helped make the 2010 Mercury Online Charity Auction an overwhelming success.
This year's charity of choice is The Raphael House (raphaelhouse.com), a local nonprofit that assists survivors of domestic violence and their families!
Local artist-made-good Timothy Karpinski takes his inspiration from nature and science, producing art that is both gorgeous, innocent and thought-provoking. This piece was featured on the cover of the Mercury in December 2010 (Vol. 11, No. 30) and would be an excellent addition to your "pretty nice" but not-yet-perfect domicile.
- Print size: 11"x14"
- Quality: Archival fine art giclee print using pigment-based inks
- Shipping details: Local pick-up: Free, or USPS First Class Shipping: $7.50
Crowd sourced by readers of the Mercury’s Blogtown and internet-famous Portland artist Andrew Zubko, we all came up for the idea for this one, appropriately titled, “Betty White with a… more »
Artist Jen Corace has graced the cover of the Mercury no less than five times (!!) and with good reason: her work is gorgeous, innocent, and awwwwesome. This particular piece… more »
This pin-up girl piece of searing political commentary by Pollock that references both the Vargas girls and the old Coppertone ads was originally published in March 2003 (Vol. 3, No.… more »
Here’s one from the celebrated author and illustrator of the booze-drenched Maakies (seen every week in this paper since the dawn of time). It originally graced the Mercury on September… more »
Gracing the cover of this very issue (November 28, Vol. 13, No. 28), we're thrilled to have the work of artist Souther Salazar in the Mercury and our charity auction.… more »
One of our personal favorites, this gorgeous and funny painting is by Driscoll Reid, who specializes in... I don't know what you call them... "Americana monster landscapes"? Whatever... we love… more »
Photographer William Hundley (Austin, Texas) uses his finely honed picture-taking skills to ask the important questions… such as, “How do you get a Chihuahua to stand still on eight cheeseburgers?”… more »
You’ve seen Nikki’s (Olympia, Washington) work everywhere, and for good reason: Her beautiful and intricate paper cuts document a one-of-a-kind artistic vision of motherhood and nature. A great Mercury cover… more »
Israeli photographer Yulia Gorodinski is internationally renown for her beautiful self-portraits that combine high fashion with bleak landscapes. Her work has been published in magazines spanning the globe—including the little… more »
Best known for his hilarious and popular comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship, artist Nicholas Gurewitch (Rochester, New York) is a terrific illustrator in his own right, as evidenced in… more »
The art and illustration of San Francisco's Jeremy Fish combines the mythical with the post-modern... such as in this Mercury cover (July, 2010, Vol. 11, No. 7) in which a… more »
Philadelphia's Keith Shore makes art that is both innocent and steeped in meaning... and with a European flair. Originally published in the Mercury in February 2008 (Vol. 8, No. 39),… more »
Portland's Ryan Bubnis is a much beloved local artist whose work is best described as "modern folk." This piece—originally adorning the cover of the Mercury back in July 2012 (Vol.… more »
A classic Mercury cover (Vol. 5, No. 47, April 2005) from the much-loved Bwana Spoons (Portland): painter, toy maker, skateboard builder, zinester, beardo, and Portland legend. This will look great… more »
The art of Portland's own Martin Ontiveros graced the very first cover of the first Mercury ever (Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1, 2000), which set the tone for our… more »
Another Mercury favorite, Seonna Hong's work is a captivating and beautiful exploration of nature and her subjects—often with girls as the protagonists. This piece graced the cover of our March… more »
Electric and haunting, with a winking sense of fun, the artist known as Skinner (Oakland, California) produced this eye-grabbing piece that graced the cover of our June 21, 2012 issue… more »
Here's one for the cat-lover (or perhaps a dog-hater)! Lisa Hannawalt is a Brooklyn artist/cartoonist, and her ode to feline revenge was originally published in the Mercury in May, 2010… more »
Artist Luke Ramsey (currently of Pender Island, British Columbia) painted this fascinatingly hilarious piece that originally appeared in the October 1, 2009 (Vol. 10, No. 19) issue of the Mercury.… more »
Evan B Harris
If the art of Evan B Harris reminds you of life pre-20th century... you'd be right. His seafaring sketches are weathered to look old-timey, while solidly grounded in the art… more »