Santa Ana, CA –Artists for Obama is sponsoring a reception and silent art auction Saturday, August 2, 2008, to assist locally elected Obama delegates cover their travel and hotel expenses for the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado later in the month. The auction will be held in the Artists Village at the Santora Arts Building, 207 Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Artists for Obama group is an informal collaboration of Orange County artists supporting Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign.Â The collaborative includes local artists who believe in the actualization of the democratic process in general.Â These artists represent a local creative voice and have become a part of what is now Barack Obama’s grass-roots national political movement.
Of special note is the participation of acclaimed artists Matthew Barrios Southgate, Marten Euchler, Misha (Ma’Heo) Houser (a pledged delegate representing the 47th Congressional District) and Vladimir.Â Each has contributed original portraits of Senator Obama for auction at the event.Â Additionally, several artist village restaurants will be donating sample fare in a mini “Taste of the Village” reception.
In Denver, all delegates will register their votes to nominate the Democratic Presidential candidate. All travel costs, accommodations and expenses are each delegate’s responsibility. “Artists for Obama” intends to help ensure the full participation of Obama delegates on the national scene by raising funds for local delegates. Proceeds from event participation and the sale of works of art in a silent auction will be contributed to a Delegate Fund to help defray the costs incurred by individual delegates.Â
Hosted by the Santora Artists Guild, the event will also rally and inspire supporters of Presidential contender Barak Obama and art lovers alike.Â
Tickets to the event are available at the door or by calling ( 714) 454-6486.Â Minimum donation is $15.00 per person.Â