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MicroVisions 4, Chris Buzelli, Greg Manchess, Volkan Baga, Justin Gerard, Paolo Rivera
MicroVisions is an auction, now in its fourth year, in support of the Society of Illustrators scholarship fund.

The auction is organized by Irene Gallo, the well known art director at Tor Books and author of the excellent blog, The Art Department, along with illustrator Dan Dos Santos (see my posts on Irene Gallo, Tor Books and Dan Dos Santos).

The participating artists, all renowned illustrators, particularly in the field of fantastic art, science fiction and fantasy illustration, each donate a small artwork, usually created specifically for the event, to be auctioned off via eBay. All of the proceeds go to the scholarship fund. The first three MicroVisions auctions raised a total of $16,000 for the fund.

This years contributing artists are: Welsey Allsbrook, Volkan Baga, Chris Buzelli, Justin Gerard, Michael Kaluta, Greg Manchess, Paolo Rivera, Greg Ruth, Francis Vallejo and Michael Whelan.

(See my posts about Volkan Baga, Greg Manchess, Paolo Rivera, Justin Gerard and Michael Whelan.)

The auction will take place via eBay in late April. I’ll try to keep you informed about the exact dates, but to be sure, you could follow Irene Gallos posts about MicroVisions 4 on The Art Department. (Anyone who is interested in science fiction or fantasy illustration should be reading The Art Department on a regular basis anyway.)

(Image above, left to right: Chris Buzelli, Greg Manchess, Volkan Baga, Justin Gerard, Paolo Rivera)

MicroVisions 4, the line up (via The Art Department)

MicroVisions (all posts on The Art Department)


4 responses to “MicroVisions 4”

  1. Saskia Avatar

    Oh, beautiful works!

  2. irene, dan and these guys have organized a great event every year. they always get wonderful pieces form the very best artists and i like to think that money for students is a great cause.

  3. Love the Manchess piece since I first saw it on the Art Department. Hope I win the lottery so I can bid!

  4. Hey! Thank for the plug! We’ll be sure to yell from the mountain tops once we get the auction rolling.