Sunday, March 13, 2011

Auction for Relief Efforts in Japan

13 March 2011

Thomas W. Schaller - Watercolor Artist

Even with spring making its way across the landscape here, our thoughts are never far lately from the enormous troubles facing the nation of Japan.

It is in this light – and following the lead of my friend and fellow watercolor artist Keiko Tanabe - that I would like to dedicate this edition of my newsletter to the ongoing relief efforts  in Japan by offering my painting  “Huntington Gardens” for auction here.
All proceeds from the winning bidder will be donated in full directly to the Japanese Red Cross.

To make a bid, contact me via email  - .  Please begin at U.S. $200 and bidding will close at midnight Friday, 18 March 2011.  The winner will be contacted via email shortly thereafter.

As individuals, we can often feel helpless in light of such a disaster, but by joining forces through our art , we can hope to make some small difference. 

With appreciation,

"Huntington Gardens"
Thomas W. Schaller
24X18 inches
March 2011


This painting was completed in my studio from a sketch done
on site in the beautiful Japanese gardens at the Huntington, near
Pasadena, California in March 2011.


  1. Nice Tom, hope you get a bazillion for it!

  2. Tom, you and Keiko have started something good that, I hope, grows with more and more well-known artists offering works for auction or just sending whatever they can to the relief effort.

  3. What a wonderful idea, Tom. I'm sure you'll raise a lot of money for a very worthwhile cause.

  4. thanks so much my friends. every little bit helps. cheers, tom

  5. C'est un vrai plaisir de découvrir votre travail!

  6. What a kind spirit you are! How do we know where the bid stands? Best wishes Tom!

  7. thank you all so much. and by the way, a number of other artists have wanted to join the efforts for japanese disaster relief. so watercolorist iain stewart has created a special site just for this purpose.

    current bid for my piece is $500 - but every dollar will help - so even if you can't buy a painting -please give what you can.

    cheers, tom