Couture Coca-Cola

The Coca Cola Italia's  Tribute to Fashion charity project raised money for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy back in 2009.
The following eight female designers were asked to design a bottle: Rosella Jardini (Moschino), Donatella Versace, Angela Missoni, Alberto Ferreti, Consuelo Castiglioni, Anna Molinari (Blumarine) and Etro.

Honor the Treaties

Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey designed this vinyl sticker to support It is an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of Indigenous communities through art and advocacy. They do that by funding collaborations between Native artists and Native advocacy groups so that their messages can reach a wider audience.

Sticker Robot is offering this sticker and another sticker designed by Ernesto Yerena. You can get a free sticker OR you can order a bundle and spread the word.
This is a great example of the power of art to communicate an idea visually to create greater impact. Support this cause through StickerRobot

If you want to learn more about the Lakota and life on a reservation, read this eye-opening story from National Geographic.

Opportunities for Female Visual Artists

In May, 2010, Art Calendar Magazine had an article listing funding opportunities for female artists. You can download a digital version of the entire magazine here. I have consolidated the list into the links below.
AAUW Educational Foundation
Artist Trust
Capelli d'Angeli Foundation (Artists need to be in treatment or survivors of cancer)
Kentucky Foundation for Women Inc. (Artists that identify as feminists)
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Inc. (Artists that identify as feminists. The Fund does not maintain a website, if interested send a SASE to Susan Pliner, Executive Director, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Inc., PO Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Application fee: $20)
National League of American Pen Women (Artists 35+ years of age)
Women's Studio Workshop (Residency grants)

Benefit for the Birds-Update

I know that many of you are just as concerned/disgusted by the oil spill in the gulf and its affect on local wildlife. Please support this collaborative project through Project Space. See the below flier for details.
You can buy a canvas from us or use your own, but it must be 3" square. All finished canvases are due by Friday. They will be auctioned on July 21st at a special event. All canvases will be sold for $20 with proceeds donated to the Natural Wildlife Federation. (My contribution below: BP Vulture)

Link to Project Space blog with pictures of donated work.