We can see the finish line for all things Star Wars the Force Awakens. With it being now only one month away from the premiere of Disney’s biggest IP, arguably, ever, everyone has seen some form of Star Wars ad, magazine spread or trailer. And a lucky few over the weekend were able to visit a Star Wars Gallery where limited edition, exclusive art pieces were placed on display.
The private, Disney hosted event, allowed fans, journalists and filmmakers to come out and celebrate the Force for Change, where each piece could be view.
This campaign is a celebration of the Saga as a whole, with pieces of art going up for auction. The proceeds will benefit Force for Change and especially Unicef Kid Power.
Below are the amazing pieces of art you can buy as well as a press release from Disney about the event. And I can tell you right now, they are some of the most awesome pieces of art I’ve seen.
From November 13-15, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles hosted a Star Wars art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. New and original pieces from the exhibit are now being auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to support UNICEF Kid Power. All original pieces featured in the gallery are now up for auction through eBay for Charity, along with select prints for sale.
Artists showcased include new and original works from: Joshua Keyes, Alex Pardee, ScottC., Lorraine Loots, Eric Tan, Brandi Milne, Rich Kelly, Kris Lewis, Travis Louie, Naoto Hattori and Dan Mumford, among many others.
Original pieces by the professional artists will be up for auction on eBay from 11/13 – 11/23.
Prints of select originals by the professional artists will be available for purchase on eBay from 11/13 – 12/12.
Additionally, the five amateur winners of the 2-month long Art Awakens Fan Art Competition, which kicked off on August 11, had their art showcased in the professional gallery exhibit. The winners were chosen by a judging committee that included members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, and others. The five fan-art winners were flown to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night gallery reception at Gallery 1988 on November 13th. One winner was awarded with the HP Technology Award for their innovative use of technology to create their artwork and received a Star Wars Special Edition Notebook.
Sales will support UNICEF Kid Power, the world’s first Wearable-for-Good™, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids go on missions to learn about new cultures and earn points. Points unlock funding from partners, parents and fans; and funds are used by UNICEF to deliver lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children around the world. Two exclusive Star Wars: Force For Change UNICEF Kid Power bands will go on sale November 29, 2015.
Below are just some of the amazing art pieces you can buy in support of the cause. Follow this link here where you can pick out your favorite piece to hang on your wall. Not only will it show off your amazing taste in Star Wars art, it will also honor a most amazing cause.
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