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Nathan and Elisa Bond’s Fight Against Cancer

I’d like to encourage you all to donate artwork to what will be a terrific auction for a great cause, to benefit Illustration’s own Nathan Bond and his family. Some of you may have heard Nathan’s story in the news. He and his wife were diagnosed with advanced forms of cancer virtually simultaneously, and they have an 18- month-old daughter.

Artwork should be delivered to the Illustration Program office no later than May 6. Please pass the word on. Details below!


Steven Gaurnaccia
Director, Illustration
Parsons The New School for Design


Hi Everyone,

I am organizing a benefit auction for Nathan and Elisa Bond.  For those of you who do not know their story, please see below.  There are links to articles and videos that tell all.  Nathan teaches painting in the Illustration Program and drawing in the Foundation Program.

I am looking for artists to donate a work for this cause.  All works collected will be featured in an exhibition for one night (May 10) at Flux Factory in Brooklyn.  Here is the format for the auction:  There will be one ticket sold for each work collected.  Purchasing a ticket guarantees you will receive a work in the show.  When the auction begins, the holder of the first ticket number pulled randomly will be allowed first choice of the show.  We will then proceed drawing tickets until all works in the show are claimed.  Ticket prices are yet to be determined, but will be approximately $200-$250.  Works are taken home as they are chosen.  We will have volunteers on hand during the choosing
of the works to collect contact info to be made available to each artist on who chose their work.

I have been asking many of you in person as I see you if you would be willing to donate a work for this auction.  I currently have about 40 commitments and I thank you all.  My goal however is to bring this number to between 100-150 so if you would like to participate, or know of another artist who could donate a work, I would appreciate knowing as soon as possible.   I need to have the art collected and accounted for in order to sell tickets, and as I am sure you can imagine, preparing for a show of this magnitude will not be easy in such a short amount of time.

If you have already committed to donating a work to this auction or would like to, please send an email to toddlambrix@gmail.com.  Please include a current Bio, Artist statement, and or CV to be printed and made available at the show, the name of the work, medium, dimensions, and date the work was made.  I will respond to you with directions for delivering the work.  We intend to hang the works at the show in the most appropriate manner possible.  If your piece requires special handling, hanging instructions or hardware, please be sure to detail this in the email.  Please keep in mind that people should be able to leave the night of May 10th with their collected work with relative
ease.  We cannot leave anything in the gallery space past the night of the reception.

I would also like to request that you share this story with artists within your professional circles and see if they are interested in donating a work for this show.  Please pass along my email to them or send me theirs so that I may get in touch.

As with any opening or gallery reception, all are invited to attend and I hope that you will spread the word so that we can have a supportive turnout.  Flux Factory is located at: 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens.  Again, the event will be held on May 10, 2011 from 5:00-8:00pm  Auction will begin promptly at 6:15.

NY Times Article

Support website:

The Today Show-MSNBC

I thank you all for reading this and appreciate your support.

All the best,

Todd Lambrix, Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Foundation
School of Design Strategies
Parsons The New School for Design
2 W13th St. Rm 907
New York, NY 10011

Illustration Alums and Faculty fundraise for Haiti!

Parsons Illustration Alum and current Adjunct Faculty member Veronica Lawlor passed along the following information about Studio 1482‘s fundraising efforts to help the people of Haiti.  Here’s the scoop:

In response to the recent terrible earthquake in Haiti, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have each created a piece of art to raise  money on behalf of the victims. It is our effort to support the international appeal for funds by CARE, a leading humanitarian relief organization. We’ve selected CARE because we believe in their commitment.

For each donation of $50 or more to CARE, you will receive a hand-signed 13″ x 19″ limited edition print from one of the Studio 1482 illustrators.

See all the beautiful illustrations available and get more information about Studio 1482 here.

Associate Professor Nora Krug is working with the Poster Cause Project and has created an open-edition poster which is being sold to support in the relief efforts.  ALL 100% OF PROFITS from this print will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.  You can get Nora’s poster here.

Parsons Illustration Alum and current Adjunct Faculty member Trey Hoyumpa is pitching in with her own humanitarian effort–hand-pulled silkscreen cards with the proceeds benefitting Haiti.  You can grab your own at Trey’s Etsy shop, located here.

[top image by Veronica Lawlor; middle image by Nora Krug; bottom image by Trey Hoyumpa]

Children’s Books for Reconstruction


Rebuilding life after the earthquakes
A project to help the central Italian region of Abruzzo

On April 6, 2009, in the middle of the night, an earthquake hit the central Italian region of Abruzzo. The majority of the damage occurred in the medieval city of L’Aquila (capital city of the Abruzzo region) and the 26 surrounding villages. L’Aquila and most of the villages were almost totally erased. In the earthquake 397 people died, including more than 20 children, and thousands were critically injured. The earthquake left more than 70,000 people without homes. Right now most of the people are being housed in temporary camps.

IBBY Italia
, the Italian section of the International Board on Books for Young People, is promoting a project to help Abruzzo rebuild its life and future.

The project aims to realize two different levels of experience. The first level is organizing professional volunteers who specialize in children’s books and boardgames to hold readings, workshops, and meetings for children and families affected by the earthquake.  Following the immediate emergency, the project is collecting books from publishers in order to build a youth library in the area hit by the eartquake.  During the reconstruction IBBY is working with a local committee to promote a calendar of events, readings, and game sessions, bringing a public Bibliobus, a mobile library, to the area where people are now living in five main tent camps.

The project plans to be present in the area during the long period of reconstruction, and to organize meetings with authors, illustrators and specialists during the coming years in schools. The goal is to help the local community to rebuild its structure, energy, and hope in order to reinvent its future.  In order to make all this happen, IBBY Italia*, with the support of the Minister of Cultural and Artistic Heritage  and in collaboration with the local committee calls for the help of all of those who wants to contribute to this project.

Donations should be sent to:
Ibby Italia, purpose: Abruzzo Project – IBAN IT 46 Q 01030 02400 000004685403

Any proposal for fundraising for the Abruzzo Project would be more than welcome.

Contact: IBBY Italy National Secretariat – Marcella Terrusi

* Italian Publisher Association, Association of Italian Librarians, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, University of Bologna and the main associations and cultural subject active in the promotion of reading in Italy