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.
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)