Im making a new thread because fundraiser information gets kind of lost in the 15 page well-wishes thread.
As most of us know, our friend Shawn, who goes by whyweigh on this forum and others, was seriously injured in a car accident on his way to Telluride. He has a broken neck, pelvis, and hand. He is stuck in a Denver hospital, but he's from Pennsylvania, about an hour outside of Pittsburgh. The original thread is here.
Of course, this is not Shawn's first brush w/ serious medicinal issues, back in 2003 he was diagnosed w/ Relapsing Polychondritis, a condition that he continues to deal with today, and which is probably at least partly responsible for the severity of his injuries sustained in this crash, due to brittle bones caused by side-effects of high doses of prednisone.
Many people have expressed wishes to be able to auction a print or donate to his cause, so I have set this up.
Our fundraiser efforts will first focus on getting him some sort of online access, and I think that an iPad or a netbook is a good place to start. He cant really get up out of bed, and he has a cast on his right arm so he needs something light and easily maneuvered. This account has been closed, please do not send any payments.
If you would like to donate directly to the get-shawn-online campaign, I have set up a paypal address: email@example.com - you can paypal direct to that email address. This account has been closed, please do not send any payments.
If you would like to send Shawn money directly for him to use as he wishes, you can send it to him @ firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate a print to be auctioned off with all proceeds being donated to the fundraiser, I have set up an ebay account for this - auctionsforshawn.
To donate a print, you will email me at email@example.com
with the following information:
The subject of your email NEEDS to be the artist last name and the name of the print - for example: Stout Telluride or Danger And I Need Sunny Days. This is important so that I can stay organized as I will need to forward the shipping info back to you so that you can send the print to the winning bidder.
I am thinking that all auctions need to offer free DOMESTIC USA shipping. This way I dont have to paypal money that I collect for shipping to the individuals who will actually be shipping the prints. This means that the people who donate the prints will be resposible for the expense of shipping. Is this a bad idea? How else could we handle it without having all prints sent to me for redistribution? International winners should be charged and I will forward the funds to the person who donated to cover shipment.
In any event, it will be YOUR responsibility to ship the print via USPS Priority Mail w/ insurance for the full purchase price as well as delivery confirmation.
Your email needs to contain the following information, plugged into my template so I can simply copy and paste from the email:
Signed / Numbered:
Condition / Explain any damage:
One or two photos of the print / item need to be attached to the email. They should be sized appropriately for ebay, say 600 pixels on the long edge.