The Merc's Online Charity Gift Auction

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 (, a local nonprofit that assists survivors of domestic violence and their families!

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Martin Ontiveros

Martin Ontiveros

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 next two billion issues. It’s cute! And creepy. Creepy cute!

Item Details

  • 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

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