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It Takes A village campaign raised over $100,000 for the Vancouver Food Bank in just 2.5 days.

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WOW! Thank you, Vancouver! The past few days have been amazing to experience as we officially topped more than $100,000 mark (and still climbing) in just 2.5 days since the launch of this fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Bank. The amount of media attention we’ve been getting has been absolutely stunning. Thank you to all the media that has given this project the spotlight because, without you and your coverage, we wouldn’t have been able to raise so much in such a short period of time. But, we are far from done and we’re still counting on all of you to keep this momentum going.

During these times, there’s been a real significant spike in demand for help from families that are struggling to put food on the tables. We are crazy proud of all the success we’ve been getting. It really does take a village. Big thanks to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for spearheading the entire campaign and bringing us onboard (Kindred & Scout, Leah Gregg, Aiken Lao, Ryan Leeson, Hubert Kang, Amy Jones, Mike Southworth).

Get your print today (100% proceeds to directly to the Greater Vancouver Foodbank) and hopefully, we’ll hit another major milestone soon. Purchase yours today: https://www.ittakesavillage.shop/

Limited prints by Hemlock Printers. 24″ x 18″
Version 1: Full colour.
Limited prints by Hemlock Printers. 24″ x 18″
Version 2: Whitecaps Blue
Limited prints by Hemlock Printers. 24″ x 18″
Version 1: Full colour.

It Takes a Village featuring Tosaint Ricketts.


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Small Cures Art Show and Auction is helping cancer patients afford to survive.

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Small Cures is hosting a small art show to help cancer patients afford to survive. And you could make a huge difference. 

The 2nd annual Small Cures Charity Art Show + Auction to raise funds for people struggling with the costs of living with cancer will take place at the Burroughs Building this November 7th. 

This is my second year participating in the Small Cures Art Show & Auction. This year I hand-painted two 6″ x 6″ art pieces called TING 1 and TING 2. I hope you like it enough to bid on them and help make a difference for those who fighting cancer.

For scale. Either I have really big feet or 6″ x 6″ paintings really make my feet look huge.
Titled: TING 2
6″ x 6″ Acrylic on canvas with a protective varnish gloss coat.
Titled: TING 1
6″ x 6″ Acrylic on canvas with a protective varnish gloss coat.
Titled: TING 2 and TING 1
Titled: TING 2
6″ x 6″ Acrylic on canvas with a protective varnish gloss coat.
Titled: TING 1
6″ x 6″ Acrylic on canvas with a protective varnish gloss coat.

Small Cures. A charity art auction fund raiser for cancer patients.

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Online bidding is officially underway! Starting right now, you can bid on nearly 100 amazing paintings from our favourite artists at our online auction site. Or come bid in person at the reception this Thursday Nov 15th from 6 – 9pm at Artscape Young place at 180 Shaw St. Or both. It’s your chance to get some great, small paintings (perfect gift size, actually) for a great cause – to help raise funds for people coping with the costs of cancer.

HOW TO BID ONLINE
1. Create an account at 32Auctions.com/smallcures
2. Click ‘View all Items’ to browse the paintings
3. Submit your bid ***If someone outbids you, you’ll get a notification so you can bid higher***

I created these three small 6″ x 6″ acrylic paintings (Titled: Strut, Forge and Swagger) for a charity called Small Cures in Toronto to help raise funds for people who are living with Cancer. My good friend Kandie Wong was been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2015. She soon realized that the disease affects all aspects of life – including adding lots of financial stress. Kandie received tremendous support from family and friends, and now her wish is to help others in a similar situation.

Cancer patients need a cure for worrying about money while they should be focusing on getting better. A cure for lost wages because they can’t work. A cure for bills that keep coming in. A cure for hospital parking fees, for medications that aren’t covered, and for making sure there’s food on the table.

If you’re in Toronto from Nov 12-15th 2018. There will be an art show and auction where these paintings will be up for auction. 100% of the proceeds will go to this charity, #SmallCures.

Big ups to my friends with such big hearts who helped create this initiative, Chad Kabigting, Jason Perdue, Kim Ridgewell and of course Kandie Wong herself. Also shout out to my studio assistant, Aiken Lao for assisting on one of the paintings (Swagger) and lending me her acrylic paints!

November 12 – 15th
Reception: Nov 15th, 6 – 9PM
Artscape Young place – 3rd floor, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto.

For more info:
http://smallcures.ca