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LOGO DESIGN CONTEST!!! [Feb. 25th, 2006|09:50 am]
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[mood |artisticartistic]

(please re-post and help the word get around)

Hey All! Artists Unite To Help,Inc. is now holding a contest for Our logo, to be mass produced for t-shirts, postcards, and all other forms of merchandising for tour, and website. Proceeds for this merchandise will go to the charity account.

We felt it best to let the artists all around submit logo ideas and leave it to the Board of Directors as a judged contest.

the winner will have their name on all mass productions, receive one of each piece of merchandise with the logo used, and will be named all over for the organization.

All entries due in by: March 15, 2006.

Please submit to: Alicia.ArtistsUniteToHelp@gmail.com

and head the subject "Logo Contest for AUTH"

make sure to add in all contact information, and of course, and attachment of the work.



1-2-3... go!

pass the word!
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A Must Read... [Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:45 am]
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[mood |busybusy]

Monday, January 02, 2006

VIEWPOINT (A MUST READ FOR ALL)
Current mood: determined
Category: News and Politics


I am copying an article(verbatim)that i read about a month ago, and keep with me on my desk each day as I work harder to further this project. I ask you all to take a few minutes and read...

TIME Magazine, November 28, 2005

Donna Brazile

"Don't Give In to Katrina Fatigue"

There are millions of Gulf Coast Americans who need our help

"This week, my Louisiana family will be giving thanks to all the Americans who opened their hearts, their homes and their wallets to help the hundreds of thousands of citizens who fled the wrath of the hurricanes katrina and Rita. We will always be greatful for that generous outpouring of the American Spirit.

Yet for all our blessings, we are dismayed to hear news from Washington about Katrina fatigue in Congress and the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to disband its emergency housing program on Dec. 1 for those still scattered to the four winds. Members of Congress appear to be tired of hearing about the needs of the evacuees, the lives lost, and the vestiges of formerly thriving communities along the Gulf Coast. Legislatures are beginning to turn their attention elsewhere, while hurricane exiles wait for a sign that it is safe to go home again. But we are all suffering from Katrina fatigue. Everyone in my family and my hometown of New Orleans is living it.

My roots is Louisiana go back generations. Growing up in New Orleans, listening to people converse and watching them interact are what formed me. During his retirement, my father Lionel, a former construstion worker turned short-order cook and janitor, would sit on his front porch on the corner of South Jefferson Davis Parkway and Baudin Street in the midcity section of New Orleans. There he could watch people leave early for work and children play across the street at Comiskey Playground. He greeted everyone who passed by. "Where ya at?" or "What's goin on?" he would ask.

He loved his neighbors. Today, in Katrina-imposed exile, he misses his old community. The 75-year old father of nine has left New Orleans only two times in his life. The first was to serve his country in Korea. The second is when FEMA evacuated him to San Antonio, Texas, during the catastrophic flood that followed Katrina. As he jokes to his friends, both times the government picked up the tab. Now he waits daily for FEMA to give him hope as our family members try to rebuild and connect with our roots.

The Thanksgiving holiday has taken on new meaning for my family and me. Gone is our tradition of gathering at my parents' home, where we cooked everything in the refrigerator, turning out mouthwatering dishes like Creole seafood gumbo, stuffed bell peppers and oyster dressing. Although my grandmothers and mother passed away years ago, their spirits continued to preside over the preparation of holiday feasts. Their pots, pans and humble cooking utensils were precious symbols of their legacies as our family matriarchs. Their love was profoundly expressed through the rich, spicy delicacies delivered to all who came to visit during the holidays. Sadly, their kitchens and the dinners that graced them are no more. all the tangible memorabilia that represented our family's history perished in the flood, including my mother's beloved big gumbo pot.

The disaster has provided us with a deep appreciation for the fact that, despite all challenges, my family will never surrender. Katrina has left us strewn across the U.S. I have displaced siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins in 14 cities and eight states. But they are suvivors. They are battered, and they are exhausted, but for the most part they are determined to go home. We will never walk away from our hometown.

It's hard to comprehend the loss, and as I've come to realize after numerous trips home, television doesn't do it justice. Katrina was no ordinary hurricane, and it will take much more than an ordinary response. According to the American Red Cross, Katrina alone destroyed an estimated 275,000 housing units, nearly ten times as many as hurricane Andrew. Five of those homes belonged to family members.

A week ago, Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco called upon me to serve on the Louisiana Recovery Authority. I accepted. We are now working urgently with President George W. Bush, the Louisiana congressional delegation, state and local leaders, Mayor Ray Nagin and parish officials to rebuild the Gulf Coast communities in a way that will give people confidence to return. That will require a strong hurricane-protection system of safe levees and coastal wetlands, updated building codes so people can construct with a sense of security, business incentives that will create opportunity, and school reforms that will draw people home.

We simply can't afford Katrina fatigue. There's too much work to do.

I am sending something back home this week, something I took years ago when I first moved to Washington. My grandmother's gumbo pot will return to Louisiana, where it belongs. This Thanksgiving I'll be thinking about the people that don't have a Thanksgiving table, or a large seasoned pot in which to stir up some delicious gumbo.

I know I speak for the millions of Americans from Louisiana, Mississippi and the other Gulf Coast states when I say we are determined to rebuild our coastal communities down home. We are good people. We add a lot of life to the nation. We are counting on you not to forget us now that the cameras have moved on. "

A Native of New Orleans, Donna Brazile is a veteran Democratic political strategist and a regular political commentator on CNN.





just thought I'd give you all something to think about... this is what sits on my desk, opened, everyday I get on my computer to work to try to file legal papers for this non profit, network for artists, musicians, ... people.. to help. I won't accept the fatigue excuse either... WILL YOU???
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Our Links You Should Know! [Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:43 am]
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www.ArtistsUniteToHelp.org (site currently under construction as of 1-24-06, should be up in a week or two) we also own the domain for ArtistsUniteToHelpNewOrleans.com and ArtistsUniteToHelp.com, so if you happen to mistype, you shall be redirected.



http://www.frappr.com/artistsunitetohelp

(this is a map which enables us to keep track of all the artists, bands, helpers, etc. involved, we ask that you please join, and we will soon add the map to myspace for all to see...)

http://www.livejournal.com/art2helpnola

if you have live journal, add us on...see what we're up to!

http://groups.myspace.com/ArtistsUniteToHelpNewOrleans

join the group, add your thoughts, talk to the other artists involved, share your work, etc...

http://www.myspace.com/_fragile_angel_

this is my personal myspace page...(Alicia) I am doing so much work on this one now, but please, feel free to add on...

http://www.myspace.com/uglyshyla

Shyla is in charge of our Media Relations and Promotions...feel free to check her site...



...more coming soon, subscribe to the blog for updates, and keep track of all we are doing...

if you would like to help join the team, and feel you have something to bring to the board or teams, in a managerial aspect, or any other way, please send letters of intent to Alicia.ArtistsUniteToHelp@gmail.com

for media relations and publicity, get Shyla at Shyla.ArtistsUniteToHelp@gmail.com

and for all Event Coordination and Productions, you can contact Ant at Anthony.ArtistsUniteToHelp@gmail.com

take care, and we hope to hear from you all!!!
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Meet Our Team and Affiliates!! (Bios) [Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:39 am]
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MEET OUR TEAM...
Current mood: busy


I figured you all might want to know a little bit about who we all are... nice to meet ya! add your bios as a comment!

Alicia Zeringo (Artist, President and Founder of AUTH)



Alicia began Art School at the age of 16, attending Pratt Institute, Manhattan, and further going on to study at F.I.T.,(stupidly decling acceptances with RISDI,Pratt Brooklyn, SVA, Corcoran, SCAD,Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Baltimore School of Art and Parsons) while awaiting transfer to Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences. Although she declined Cooper on the day of Orientation to help a close friend in need, she never looked back in regret. A life was saved, and to her, although Cooper was a great achievement, a life was worth more. This piece of Alicias history is what characterizes her best and enlightens us even further in her pursuit of this project.

Shortly thereafter, someone destroyed almost every canvas and piece of work she held so dear. It took a long time, and a person to save her life, as an artist, to finally regain the strength to become and do what she was meant to. Alicia has worked everyday since, although she still feels there is an absence and a void in her work that cannot be filled, she continues on, looking for the missing piece.

Inspired by a Video Director (Mark Romanek) and his vision of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails she saw at the young age of 10, she angles her works through Music and the contentment and hope it brings, with the wish to one day be an inspiration to those to whom inspired her. The daughter of a musician, Alicia is fluent in the language of music, and has always seemed to see as a visual artist, what lingers behind it. Music plays, and you can catch her drifting away, no doubt contemplating a million different ways to express it on canvas. When she does create a piece, music is always one of her mediums, just as the paint or pen and ink. She moves to it with her brush and entire self, forming each piece with every essence of the music. People have dared to try to see how the visions work in her head, more than her visions on canvas, but to anyone but her, its impossible.

It is no surprise that Alicia would begin an organization like this. She has always lived her life giving more to others than herself, and in doing so, her love and passion for her art was always pushed aside, lingering and lost in her soul but never forgotten. She keeps it all locked up in her head and her heart where only she can see, awaiting the piece to finish in her head to place on canvas/paper/photography. Alicia has helped many aspiring artists with portfolio advice and help for college, stressing how important it is and not to make the mistakes she did, and is the first person to help an artist get a show, or realize their worth artistically not even thinking of her own work. This organization lights her up inside, because not only did this 25 year old single mother unite artists from all over and give them a valuable reason to further create, but finally gave a chance to combine the two things she could always do best - Her work, and her way to always seem to be an Angel to those in need. This project and the work she puts in is amazing, and the fact that she does not have as much time for creative space with the work involved in the project, it warms her heart to know that the pieces she does have, and the combination and unity of the artists is truly an art form in itself. I suppose Alicia will continue to show us the way to be angels, and use our art/music as a medium. She may not have a name thats known, or have done anything of incredible value with her work, but this project is an accomplishment almost as big as her heart and talent combined, and her way of teaching her young daughter an honorable way to live life.

Alicia Zeringo is more than just an artist. She is a visionary, with a mind and strength no one could ever possibly fathom. She will brush it off, calling it a blessing and a curse, as most artists struggle with, and in the same aspect, Alicia just wouldnt be Alicia without either of the two.

Im sure if you catch her at work at her desk or elsewhere, youll hear the music to which still motivates, forms, and essentially created her, and the look of vision in her eye, waiting for its return. Until then, I would suspect she will keep it all in her head, and keep us in suspense.



*Alicia's college experience also includes paralegal studies at Berkeley College, and Certifications from G.I.A. (Gemological Institute Of America)for precious metals, colored stones and diamonds.

*And, yes, you may remember her as the chick from Pleasurable Piercings, Inc...stop asking.

*Alicia can be found in Magazines such as TATTOO, TATTOO SAVAGE, Tattoo Expo, Beautifully Tattooed Women, Tattoo International, Skin and Ink, Art and Ink, Fah-Q, etc.

*Alicia has exhibited at the VARGA Gallery in Woodstock, NY, Bayside Historical Society, Bayside, NY,(recognized with an honorable mention from new york council of the arts) and other small shows.

*Alicia also has done t-shirt and logo design for various companies and separate entities ranging from local Motorcycle Clubs to Sheriffs Officers (HA!).

*Alicia has also, and will continue (with more free time) To help Xtene "Crusher" with reviews, interviews, and photography for www.crushermagazine.com





Shyla Mouton UglyShyla (Artist, and Board Member for AUTH, VP Media/Promo)



Ugly Shyla is a self-taught artist and producer of hand crafted, sub-cultured fine art dolls that have been showcased in museums and galleries, as well as in e-zines and print. Not only were her dolls used as props in the book 'Dream', by Master of Dark Photography, John Santerineross, but Ugly also participated in some of the elaborate photos as a model. In addition, Ugly's impressive roster of talents include painting, shock performance and modeling, which she participates in primarily for the promotion of her doll making. Resume credits include: Lithium Picnic, Steven Diet Goedde, Superbitch Magazine, AMF Corsets and St. Elizabeth's Doll Museum. The androgynous alternative beauty hails from Louisiana, where she resides with her three-legged cat scooter. Additional Information about Ugly and her dolls can be found at her website: http://www.uglyart.net



*on a personal level, Shyla has been working so hard on not only her own work for survival, but with the organization as well since November. FEMA has not been helping her with any relief, and this girl that means so much to not only myself, but our organization as well, deserves some credit and help. I urge you, to check her site, and buy a piece of her incredible work to help her a long a little. If FEMA won't help (duh) well, thats what we are here for. Shyla has not only worked through her name to bring so many on to this project, but admist damage to herself, her business and otherwise from Rita, she still found a way to send me a birthday package of a purse she was selling and handcrafted. Shyla is a remarkable person, and I call on anyone to check her site. *Alicia*



Anthony Rizzotti "Mythadrall" (DJ, Promoter,VP Event Coordinator, and Board Member of AUTH)



Brooklyn NYC native DJ Mythadrall(Formally known as Angztek with partner and ex member of Mindset, Mike Cummings circa 1999) has been a fixture on the Club Scene for years. I am an active Event/PaRty Organizer, Promoter, DJ, Street team organizer, Talent Booker, Keyboard Tech for Sister Kill Cycle, Webmaster DarkMoon Entertainment, Metropolis Street team member, founder of Mythadrall Promotions I have expanded Mythadrall Promotions into various cities and states.



My resume includes but is not limited to, Ritual (Limelight,NYC) Sat night Resident DJ, Promoter *Black(C7) and *Red Fetish Ball's (Limelight,NYC)DJ, Promoter, Organizer Albion/Batcave (and connected events) (Downtime,NYC) Stage Manager, Talent Booker, Promoter, DJ Qxt's (Club Qxt,Newark,NJ) Promoter, DJ *Skinny Puppy "The Greater Wrong of Right" Official After Party (SEHO,NYC) CoCreator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter, Talent Booker The Apocalypse (San Marcos/Korova Milkbar, NYC ) Creator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter Rocketball (Downtime,NYC)- Organizer, Event Coordinator, Talent Booker, Resident DJ NYC Aggression (SEHO,NYC)Creator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter Malfunction (Pyramid,NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Cybertron (Pyramid,NYC) DJ, Promoter Funhouse (Flamingo, NYC) DJ, Promoter Gomorrah (True, NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Vice and Virtues (La Nouvelle Justines, NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Citadel (AJ's, NJ) Resident DJ, Organizer, Promoter, Talent booker Elycium (Jeckyl and Hydes,NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter Extreme Volume (Pyramid,NYC) Resident DJ Abbey of Thelema (Castle Heights,NYC) Creator, Organizer, Promoter, Resident DJ Fusion (Pyramid,NYC) Resident DJ, Promoter *Scene Warp (San Marcos,NYC) Creator, Organizer, Resident DJ, Promoter The Industrial Collective *1 & *2- DJ, Promoter *Hard Music Awards (Tampa Theater, Tampa FL) Promoter, Stage Hand, various duties Absolution (Flamingo, NYC) Frequent DJ, Promoter Signal (Pyramid, NYC) Promoter Koncrete Jungle (Pyramid,NYC) Promoter Gothstock (Webster Theater, Hartford CT) DJ, Promoter, Organizer, Crew, Talent Various DJ Guest spots NY,NJ,PA,MA,FL I have worked shows in some function or another for bands such as VNV Nation, Covenant, Imminent Starvation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23, Hocico, Haujob, Cleaner, Skinny Puppy, Aryia, Glis, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, Pigface, Hanzel und Gretyl, Melotron, and many more Other Scene Related Functions Mythadrall Promotions (Nationwide)- Creator, Street Team Organizer, Talent Bookings (DJ, Fetish, Bands, Dancers), Event Organization/Coordination, Street and Web Promotions, Business negotiation, Stage Management Metropolis Records - Serviced DJ, Street Team Dark Moon Entertainment - DJ, Web Master, Event Organizer Sister Kill Cycle (Band) - Synth-tek *Denotes one shot event DJ Styles: Industrial, PowerNoize, EBM, Hardcore Techno/Gabber, Hard Trance, Psytrance/Goa, Synthpop, and plenty of related subgroups ... More info: http://www.livejournal.com/users/djmythadrall/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/djmythadrall/ http://www.glamgoth.com/people/anthony http://www.spraci.net/profiles/Mythadrall/



*another personal note...Ant has been bustin ass since september, along with me, and we've both been through hell and back with all this. He will never say die, and has a heart for this project like I cannot believe. With a day job, a house he almost lost, and an illness that almost rendered him deaf in one ear, Ant STILL refuses to quit or slack on any work needed to properly form this project. Without his faith, I couldn't have made it this far...*Alicia*



Don Potter (Artist, Photographer, Grant Writer and prospective Board Member)



occupation: exec. office asst. for Spokane Housing Authority
bio: what can I say about myself, I have been a DJ, a promoter, and an artist. I have seen most of the united states, I have been a web developer since 1998, (www.red-starstudios.com ) and an artist since about the age of 7 when I was put into private art lessons by my mother. I first started as a web designer, learning from a dear friend. I specialize corporate identities. Making the world know about the client.
I am also a musician. I make EBM style music, but it does vary too. (http://www.tu160music.com )I work as a grant writer for my day job, mainly doing proof reading, and processing housing applications. I set up budgets, and make sure all of the 12 properties we manage are keeping there Federal agreements.
I was raised in a small town south of houston, texas. Lived in houston for most of my adult life, minus a small portion I lived in new orleans, focusing on art and photography. I then moved back to houston, and then to Seattle, Washington, and now I live in eastern washington.
I maintain various websites, www.forgottenhost.com (coming soon) a site for musicans, and artists to recieve free hosting, and www.elektroradio.com , www.red-starstudios.com , and www.spokanegoth.com .



*personal note: Don Potter first came on as a donating artist...unfortunately all his works were lost in a fire. As soon as he heard of all the trouble we are having finding help in various areas, in ONE day, single handedly put up a database for grants, gave a list of all needed for federal budgets, did re-con for shoots needed for promo of Shyla and I, (which he also agreed to shoot), set up a database just for Board Members with calendars, etc, sent out feelers through all his contacts and promotional, and has been non stop since. Don is not just a relief to this organization...he's another angel.*Alicia*



Johnny Coal (Promotional Helper, Donating Musician, Friend of organization)



Johnny Coal grew up in North Carolina and has fronted many bands over the years. He's survived jealous assholes, ex-girlfriends, broken guitar strings and burning buildings. Through the years, his list of heroes and influences have grown to include Paul Stanley, David Johansen and Stiv Bators, but the motivation stays the same: To change the world with rock 'n' roll.

As far as visual art, I can't think of a piece that I actually care about. I'm more for music, but pick a KISS album cover and run with it if you want.

Cheers!

-J

(Alicia could so ring his neck for this beautiful bio, but hey artistic freedom... Johnny is a great guy.. don't let it fool you. )

*Johnny Coal also just lost so much in a house fire recently this week, still, the night after, he was online with me, not only seeing how he could help, including offering to work at offices in NYC when we get them up, but also give me a laugh and a smile and lighten my work-overload stress. *Alicia*



Anita "Annie" Gazaway (Donating Artist)

Annie Gazaway has been creating unique artworks of human expression for over 25 years. She has developed her own style and techniques throughout her lifetime of education in art media and her career in visual arts. Working almost exclusively in the medium of colored pencil, charcoal and watercolors she will occasionally shift to different mediums when it suits the subject
matter. Inspired by life struggles, torments and triumphs of the human soul each work carries with it a powerful message and always evokes emotion in the admirer.
Annie lives in Ft. Worth, Texas with her husband and two daughters.
www.annierotica.com , www.nightclubdesigner.com

Charlotte Anne Thomson (Donating Artist)

Charlotte Thomson is an artist & illustrator working
out of Nottingham, England. Her work is highly varied
and adaptable, covering many styles and media. As a
result she has sold and exhibited her artwork
worldwide. She has been commissioned by many private
clients, creating large paintings, illustrations for
poetry, CD and book covers, logos and portraits of
people and pets. Her speciality is low brow pin up and
retro artwork.

www.charlottethompson.co.uk

Dead Rites (Donating Musicians)

Sooner or later, we all get read our RITES. They are the ritual of our passage into the unknown, at once an ending and an
initiation into something entirely new. They are a pronunciation of freedom, of release from all weight and entanglement, and an
omen of the everlasting that has yet to show its face.DEAD RITES was formed by former Fallen Wisdom vocalist RADU and is
meant to be an escape from the restraints of that band's format. DEAD RITES is the clean slate where the music Radu had
conceived over the years could be produced, without dependance on a defined sound.Radu has been singing since he first heard
Astrozombies in a garage party at the age of 10. With such influences like Glenn Danzig (Misfits, Samhain, Danzig), Bruce
Dickinson, Joey Ramone and Ricardo Arjona, Radu has developed a style of his own. With a versatile vocal style that can be
loud and harsh to melodic and powerful, he has established a solid reputation as a great frontman and song writer and a hard-
working-DIY-musician on the Metal-Punk scene of Puerto Rico and the USA. Fronting and forming well-known underground
bands like Los Espritus (Spirits) back in 1996, Outlet in 2001, Fallen Wisdom in 2002 (3 cds have been released,
internationally, last one being distributed by Century Media) and, his latest, DEAD RITES.The band is comprised of RADU and
former Fallen Wisdom bandmate GONZI. Their debut album, "In The Midst Of Malevolence," showcases songs that murmur
reverence to artists as varied as The Ramones, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Johnny Cash, Danzig and Type O Negative. It follows
the spirit of new beginnings, and sets the stage for the new band's progression into a new amalgamation of the influences it was
born of.RADU and GONZI are joined by Indiana native NOMAD, who upon hearing the song "Ritual" on MySpace, picked up ..>
and moved to Atlanta to join the band. Drummer JOSH, who played with local Atlanta punk band The Terribles, enlisted to take
the percussion spot, and brings yet another facet to DEAD RITES with a playing style heavily influenced by Dave Grohl, Marky
Ramone and Johnny Kelly.


We play Horror punk/metal music

Michele St. Martin (Artist/Illustrator, Writer)

Born in New York City on December 18th, 1967, Michele was initiated into a strange family who weaned her on Famous Monsters, Heavy Metal magazine, stoner-rock, Kung-Fu movies, really bad horror & exploitation films and great books. Later on, she attended Manhattan's High School of Art and Design, graduating with honors & a penchant for drawing truly naughty images. After attending Brooklyn's Pratt Institute for a spell, she figured she'd be making more money freelancing than actually going to class, which she did with relish & has been doing ever since, illustrating for various companies, publications and private clients.

Currently, Michele has been seriously pursuing one of her very first loves - writing. She is a published poet, and is in the midst of writing her first novel, a supernatural romance.

She now divides her time between New York City and Seattle, Washington.

Okay, kids...Lish made me do this...

the_kcar ... a.k.a. Max of maXYZmodules ... a.k.a. "The Laser Girl" ... a.k.a. "That Girl with the Kool-Aid Colored Hair"
[nevermind...roll with me...]

Born October 2, 1970...just someone in this emotionally constipated world who just so happens to give a ****.

Geek extraordinaire...has worked with computers since TRS-80 was king...

Worked towards a degree in computer programming...'til she discovered she could never survive in a cube farm.

Is an unwilling attendant to too many disposed of cats [longstory...but she often feels like curator of the Hemingway House]

Has two kids but is also a nanny of sorts to three more kids. That's right: five kids.

Is beginning a business in building lasers.

Is rather in/famous for going in over her head... but is always willing to help, and take good suggestions...

Is currently in the middle of a shoot...so is more scatterbrained than usual...[yeah, acting. Not My Fault, but I got talked into it...]

Has this incredible penchant for getting talked into helping people...generally doesn't mind...

Does fall into GeekSpeak a wee bit more than a wee bit too often...

Is infamous for random neural firings...

Stammers and stutters...has the attention span of a gnat...

OH: you want-

Background: HTML,DHTML, COBOL 3.5, VBasic 4.0, C language ...oh, you mean stuff you can use here...

Conducts eBay transactions with hosted images using code.

Conducts continuous bank and commerce transactions between paypal and bank accounts daily

Organizes "miscellaneous paperwork" into manageable areas of interest.

Can hold multiple accounts with an unterminated "zero balance".
[Meaning: all funds present and accounted for. Reciepts in full. Transactions processed, with no undue closing of accounts.]

Answers questions readily - and if failing to find an intelligent answer, won't settle for "I don't know", but will press on to finish a given answer - that's the "geek" side of her...

Effective with research.

Persistent.

Has worked in several different fields, at various levels of both hierarchy and competence. If something needs to be done, she'll generally either do it or find a way it can be done. Probably one of her redeeming qualities...


She's not an artist, in any fashion...but hopped aboard AUTHOr simply becuase New Orleans has its own undisclosed Meaning to her...and as she learns more about this Effort,she's come to discover that this group stands for the very same things she stands for...and wants to contribute wherever she can...

Oh: and you want pix and stuff? URLs and stuff?

Here.

My myspace spot
My maXYZmodules spot.

Not much else to know, I guess...

-the_kcar-

The Satanic Punk International Conspiracy by Sam Plumbley

The Satanic Punk International Conspiracy (more affectionally known as SPIC) is no stranger to attention. They command it with their name and they command it with their live show. They are "a bunch of smiley nice guys" (according to local newspaper reporter Sterry Butcher) whow become "loud and obscene [like true punk should be]" (according to a local show-goer) in their live setting. SPIC has gained the love of the local art community with their energetic performances and impressed world renown artist Willhelm Sasnal so much that he recruited SPIC to participate in one of his video art pieces as well as play at his art opening. Sasnal, who has seen many shows including everyone from the Bauhas to Sonic Youth to underground European bands proclaimed SPIC to be his "favorite band ever" as well as "the most punk band [he's] ever seen."

The Satanic Punk International Conspiracy values the art of performance. They understand the importance of image. They display their passion and their bravery at every show. They look good and they know it. When they play, they look like ghosts badly in the need of Ritalin. There's no insecurity, only complete confidence, if not complete arrogance. They exude attitude like bait and ensnare new fans like a trap. People come out of a SPIC show feeling satisfied with having SEEN a SHOW instead of only having heard some music.

Satanic Punk International Conspiracy

Formed about two years ago in Marfa, TX

Pop-Punk Post-Hardcore with a tinge of Pop-Goth...

...or just Rock if you want

Members:

David Garcia-Vocals/Guitar (23)

John "Johnny Franks" Franco-Guitar (20)

John Daniel Garcia-Bass (21)

Ryan "Pinsky" Penland-Drums (21)

http://www.myspace.com/satpunintcon


Christina Wheeler has been doing art since she could pick up a crayon. Most of her skills are self-taught, including design. She is currently trying to set up a design business, Night Vision Design (http://www.freewebs.com/nightvisiondesign) where she designs specifically for the alternative crowd, just because she always has to do things a little differently. Her designs usually have a darker feel, but at the same time an element of contrast to make her work stick out in a crowd. She herself has been described as "ironic" for her humor and style, although she conducts her business very professionally. She has experienced many things in her still young life, which allows her to be open-minded, and she is able to look at any problem from a number of perspectives. She's the rational one that her friends come to for sensible advice, but at the same time she keeps an element of the fantastic and magical in her life.

Arthur Simone is a New Orleans-based actor (temporarily in Austin, TX) and
abstract expressionist artist who specializes in generalism. A graduate of
Oberlin College and a veteran of the Chicago stage with Suspicious Clowns
and Moving Dock Theatre, he is currently an ensemble member of New
Orleans' Coldtowne Heroes and ComedySportz. Arthur has starred in Tempe
Entertainment's Jigsaw, Maverick's The Evil One, as well as A&E's Faith of
My Fathers and 20th Century FOX's Big Momma's House 2.

here's my artist statement:
http://www.arthursimone.com/artwork/statement.html

and here's a headshot:
http://www.arthursimone.com/images/headshots/arthursimone1.jpg

Maria A. Mazurkevich is a multi media artist based in the Bronx (NY) from the Dominican Republic. Using everything within her reach she can make just about anything.

Maria attended many art programs in her youth and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. She now works part time at Shipmans Inc, one of two art stores in the Bronx. She also interns part time for Vital Theater making props and building sets for children shows.

She is available for commission, and can be reached at by email at:
neptunesghost@msn.com
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(no subject) [Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:37 am]
art2helpnola
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE/F.Y.I (Artists Unite To Help, Inc.)
Current mood: busy
Category: Jobs, Work, Careers


Part I

Nonprofit Basics With Answers specific to Artists Unite To Help, Inc.
This is For informational and public knowledge... feel free to learn and know what we are doing and who we are....

Nonprofit Reality...

Starting a charitable nonprofit can take you down many paths but each journey begins with a mission. A mission is simply a clear statement of the scope and dimension of your nonprofit. (Our official mission statement is available upon request).

Who will it serve?

For now, New Orleans.(First Project) A new project will be added each year, not subtracting from the previous. We are a classified "Charitable-Relief" Non Profit, and gear towards helping culture BY culture. Cities, Areas, specific places affected by natural disasters, using culture as a means and medium.

What will it actually do?

Create a way for people with talents, but not a lot of money, to be able to donate to the rebuilding of New Orleans: in its homes, its smaller businesses, and other locally cherished places off the beaten paths. This will generate awareness, a unification of people from all over for a common and better good, and most importantly, bring back what we can to cultures that have lost so much.

Where will you operate?
With headquarters in New York, it will operate in the forum of where the various arts and skills of the artists are most at Home...(a building in NYC will serve as gallery/offices and living space...an artist community in a building, if you will, all working for the goal of the organization and its projects) in their studios, on the road, and throughout a 10 - 16 stop tour where various venues will highlight each artist's contribution towards NOLA. This will include corporate and private sponsorship, music, arts, crafts, prints - as well as souvenirs such as Tshirts, posters, newsletters, and other contributions as they evolve, and as AUTH evolves.

If you intend on raising funds in the form of tax deductible contributions, the organization must serve some charitable, religious, educational, scientific or literary purpose beneficial to the public interest. This will allow the organization to seek tax exempt status from the IRS acquiring the designation of being a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The designation "501(c)(3)" refers to the section of US Tax Code that deals with tax exempt organizations. Tax-exempt organizations do not pay federal corporate income taxes. The above is to being processed for A.U.T.H., Inc. by our lawyer, T. S. WROBEL & ASSOCIATES.

Incorporating as a nonprofit is very similar to incorporating as a for-profit. Each nonprofit corporation must file articles of incorporation specifically stating the purpose of the organization. Each must establish by-laws and consider regulations and operational requirments. (in red=completed and filed... along with SS-4 for EIN#, which we now have, and other documents in process such as our 1023.)

Do you need a staff? Can you pay a staff?
We're finding various staff members, slowly but surely- each with their own areas of expertise -- from Alicia (President,Founder, Executive Director of the Board), Ant(Vice President for the Board, Head of Productions), Shyla(Vice President for the Board, Head of Promotions), Don in Spokane(Treasurer for the Board, Head of Grants and Finance), Don in Florida(Web Designer), Johnny Coal(Prospective Board Member...PR/Marketing), Max (Secretary for the Board, Head of NOLA Charity&Welfare Comittee) -- and many many others (Heather, coming on for Accounting and Bookeeping, for example),not just as Board of Directors, but also as people straddling various areas of expertise in each field...

Can you retain volunteers?
So far, we have some 300 donors contributing their artwork and help to the Cause...

Someone has to do the work. Workers are needed for two general responsibilities, administrative and service. Administrative workers run the corporation including raising funds, managing budgets and handling all business operations. This is why Alicia is on the computer 24/7, along with the rest of us...

Service workers are responsible for the mission of the organization and for accomplishing the purpose for which the nonprofit was formed. In small nonprofits, one staff member may do it all. This is where volunteers become critical to the success of the nonprofit. Funny... all the classified responses we got back...two didnt ask for money. gross.


Part II



Articles of Incorporation...

Well,at this point in the game, Alicia has been talking to us about our Articles of Incorporation...and, par usuale,I've dove in,feet first..

* * *

In the world of legality in regards to having a business with increasing numbers of members, you need the Articles of Incorporation as a document that is the basis for a corporation coming into existence. Most Especially, a Nonprofit MUST be Incorporated. Our Articles have been filed. Any day now, we should receive acknowledgement from the Secretary Of State of New York.

The full preparation of the articles of incorporation is basically a commitment, of all committee members(or Board of Directors), to the Common Goal of the business. This is basically where we sat down and created a plan -- a way to organize and chart the course of our operations through the coming years. The basic strategy is to :

-Identify our goals [not just the goal "Rebuild NOLA"...thats the first project.] - but every step of the way...
*Annual plans: the TOURS

*Building and Gallery in Manhattan for Operations, etc.

What's required is the outlines how you will achieve these goals. Yeah, there's bound to be changes throughout the plan, as any growing body would experience changes, but this is to set up the skeletal structure on how to operate AUTH.

Translating the hopes and dreams of all the members into concrete, attainable plans and goals within a given timeframe is essential in undertaking ...(you'll find we, artists, get a little too hopeful at times, but the assurance of a Board of Directors gives us the security of votes to make sure that realism is viable to operating.)

-Helps to focus on exactly what the group hopes to accomplish
-helps to realistically know what can be expected of each group/Board member
-helps to keep the thoughts of each group member grounded in their -if you will-"mini-task"-in order to reach the Goal (nothing for us so far has been "mini"... lol... )

The skeletal plan helps to transform abstract ideas into specific "to do" lists (Alicia sends them out to each Board Member weekly, along with her own, so everyone knows what their duties of the week are, and can help others as well.)that can get the motors running for the Organization and Tour. Establishing a clear strategic plan will also serve well with asking for FUNDS, as well as extending enough knowledge to the businesses and communities to build support. An Official "plan" is drafted via attorney, for the Artists Unite To Help, Inc. however, Alicia works very closely, doing a lot of the paperwork herself to ensure things are done correctly and properly hold the mission and purpose for the Organization.

We'll basically need:

-A clear, concise Mission Statement- one that succinctly explains what AUTH is about, which will make a lasting impression[we're
talking years after the initial launch, that the original Mission Statement may remain intact].

As stated above, we have ours, but may draft many different versions... some more extensive, mainly for grants and Donators, some for "English" versions for public knowledge.
-An outline of concrete goals to attain, objectives to reach, deadlines, and activities to get there.(The Board works on this at each meeting.)
-An accurate assessment of available resources-funds, people,materials, Life Skills and collegiate skills, all tangible and intangible results. (Don, our Treasurer, has compilations of Grants and Sponsors, along with Board forums, and we are all currently assessing everything for our budgets)



*a clear example: how Ant has previously worked at the Limelight and on various band/concert venues- valuable resource, How Johnny Coal has performed market research in the past, and how he's also managed to secure contact info. Don, working for NonProfits in Spokane, specifically, the Housing Authority, writing grants, and working budgets... etc


Right. Now we can breathe. Hard part's done.
Okay...Part II completed...now on to Part III, while the caffeine's still flowin' and my fingers are still goin'...

(Maxine Mesko, Board Secretary Artists Unite To Help, Inc.)
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Non Profit FAQ/General Info [Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:36 am]
art2helpnola
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE/F.Y.I (Artists Unite To Help, Inc.)
Current mood: busy
Category: Jobs, Work, Careers


Part I

Nonprofit Basics With Answers specific to Artists Unite To Help, Inc.
This is For informational and public knowledge... feel free to learn and know what we are doing and who we are....

Nonprofit Reality...

Starting a charitable nonprofit can take you down many paths but each journey begins with a mission. A mission is simply a clear statement of the scope and dimension of your nonprofit. (Our official mission statement is available upon request).

Who will it serve?

For now, New Orleans.(First Project) A new project will be added each year, not subtracting from the previous. We are a classified "Charitable-Relief" Non Profit, and gear towards helping culture BY culture. Cities, Areas, specific places affected by natural disasters, using culture as a means and medium.

What will it actually do?

Create a way for people with talents, but not a lot of money, to be able to donate to the rebuilding of New Orleans: in its homes, its smaller businesses, and other locally cherished places off the beaten paths. This will generate awareness, a unification of people from all over for a common and better good, and most importantly, bring back what we can to cultures that have lost so much.

Where will you operate?
With headquarters in New York, it will operate in the forum of where the various arts and skills of the artists are most at Home...(a building in NYC will serve as gallery/offices and living space...an artist community in a building, if you will, all working for the goal of the organization and its projects) in their studios, on the road, and throughout a 10 - 16 stop tour where various venues will highlight each artist's contribution towards NOLA. This will include corporate and private sponsorship, music, arts, crafts, prints - as well as souvenirs such as Tshirts, posters, newsletters, and other contributions as they evolve, and as AUTH evolves.

If you intend on raising funds in the form of tax deductible contributions, the organization must serve some charitable, religious, educational, scientific or literary purpose beneficial to the public interest. This will allow the organization to seek tax exempt status from the IRS acquiring the designation of being a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The designation "501(c)(3)" refers to the section of US Tax Code that deals with tax exempt organizations. Tax-exempt organizations do not pay federal corporate income taxes. The above is to being processed for A.U.T.H., Inc. by our lawyer, T. S. WROBEL & ASSOCIATES.

Incorporating as a nonprofit is very similar to incorporating as a for-profit. Each nonprofit corporation must file articles of incorporation specifically stating the purpose of the organization. Each must establish by-laws and consider regulations and operational requirments. (in red=completed and filed... along with SS-4 for EIN#, which we now have, and other documents in process such as our 1023.)

Do you need a staff? Can you pay a staff?
We're finding various staff members, slowly but surely- each with their own areas of expertise -- from Alicia (President,Founder, Executive Director of the Board), Ant(Vice President for the Board, Head of Productions), Shyla(Vice President for the Board, Head of Promotions), Don in Spokane(Treasurer for the Board, Head of Grants and Finance), Don in Florida(Web Designer), Johnny Coal(Prospective Board Member...PR/Marketing), Max (Secretary for the Board, Head of NOLA Charity&Welfare Comittee) -- and many many others (Heather, coming on for Accounting and Bookeeping, for example),not just as Board of Directors, but also as people straddling various areas of expertise in each field...

Can you retain volunteers?
So far, we have some 300 donors contributing their artwork and help to the Cause...

Someone has to do the work. Workers are needed for two general responsibilities, administrative and service. Administrative workers run the corporation including raising funds, managing budgets and handling all business operations. This is why Alicia is on the computer 24/7, along with the rest of us...

Service workers are responsible for the mission of the organization and for accomplishing the purpose for which the nonprofit was formed. In small nonprofits, one staff member may do it all. This is where volunteers become critical to the success of the nonprofit. Funny... all the classified responses we got back...two didnt ask for money. gross.


Part II



Articles of Incorporation...

Well,at this point in the game, Alicia has been talking to us about our Articles of Incorporation...and, par usuale,I've dove in,feet first..

* * *

In the world of legality in regards to having a business with increasing numbers of members, you need the Articles of Incorporation as a document that is the basis for a corporation coming into existence. Most Especially, a Nonprofit MUST be Incorporated. Our Articles have been filed. Any day now, we should receive acknowledgement from the Secretary Of State of New York.

The full preparation of the articles of incorporation is basically a commitment, of all committee members(or Board of Directors), to the Common Goal of the business. This is basically where we sat down and created a plan -- a way to organize and chart the course of our operations through the coming years. The basic strategy is to :

-Identify our goals [not just the goal "Rebuild NOLA"...thats the first project.] - but every step of the way...
*Annual plans: the TOURS

*Building and Gallery in Manhattan for Operations, etc.

What's required is the outlines how you will achieve these goals. Yeah, there's bound to be changes throughout the plan, as any growing body would experience changes, but this is to set up the skeletal structure on how to operate AUTH.

Translating the hopes and dreams of all the members into concrete, attainable plans and goals within a given timeframe is essential in undertaking ...(you'll find we, artists, get a little too hopeful at times, but the assurance of a Board of Directors gives us the security of votes to make sure that realism is viable to operating.)

-Helps to focus on exactly what the group hopes to accomplish
-helps to realistically know what can be expected of each group/Board member
-helps to keep the thoughts of each group member grounded in their -if you will-"mini-task"-in order to reach the Goal (nothing for us so far has been "mini"... lol... )

The skeletal plan helps to transform abstract ideas into specific "to do" lists (Alicia sends them out to each Board Member weekly, along with her own, so everyone knows what their duties of the week are, and can help others as well.)that can get the motors running for the Organization and Tour. Establishing a clear strategic plan will also serve well with asking for FUNDS, as well as extending enough knowledge to the businesses and communities to build support. An Official "plan" is drafted via attorney, for the Artists Unite To Help, Inc. however, Alicia works very closely, doing a lot of the paperwork herself to ensure things are done correctly and properly hold the mission and purpose for the Organization.

We'll basically need:

-A clear, concise Mission Statement- one that succinctly explains what AUTH is about, which will make a lasting impression[we're
talking years after the initial launch, that the original Mission Statement may remain intact].

As stated above, we have ours, but may draft many different versions... some more extensive, mainly for grants and Donators, some for "English" versions for public knowledge.
-An outline of concrete goals to attain, objectives to reach, deadlines, and activities to get there.(The Board works on this at each meeting.)
-An accurate assessment of available resources-funds, people,materials, Life Skills and collegiate skills, all tangible and intangible results. (Don, our Treasurer, has compilations of Grants and Sponsors, along with Board forums, and we are all currently assessing everything for our budgets)



*a clear example: how Ant has previously worked at the Limelight and on various band/concert venues- valuable resource, How Johnny Coal has performed market research in the past, and how he's also managed to secure contact info. Don, working for NonProfits in Spokane, specifically, the Housing Authority, writing grants, and working budgets... etc


Right. Now we can breathe. Hard part's done.
Okay...Part II completed...now on to Part III, while the caffeine's still flowin' and my fingers are still goin'...

(Maxine Mesko, Board Secretary Artists Unite To Help, Inc.)
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Artists List (Gallery Tour and Auction) [Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:34 am]
art2helpnola
I know its been a wait, but in two months, we have re-grouped, and we are on our way. Incorporation papers HAVE BEEN FILED and non profit 501-c(3) papers ARE IN THE WORKS with our attorney in San Francisco.Here's what I need from all of you...
The plan is to throw the gallery shows and concert shows first in NYC, ending in New Orleans,(free concert),(with about 10-16 cities inbetween) ending with the bidding of the works of art on ebay.Each city will have a gallery exhibit one night, and a concert venue the second. There is still much to be done, and I, along with others on board of directors, need to be on point with everything. I will not book venues with the dates, if i don't have all information from all working with us. We are shooting to start tour between July and Sept. Will give better dates when they are better set.
Here is what i need to proceed:
1. All artists, I have most of your info. I will include a list at the bottom with what I have and don't have, and please...fill in the rest. This way we can catalogue the works, figure out hanging (to see if the venues are proper for it), and have all artists set. Refer to list below, and see what you need to submit.(Alicia@ArtistsUniteToHelp.org)
2.All bands, we are now calling for demos, press kits, etc. This is a benefit, but we will seriously consider travel, and small riders. I need to see all of this. And especially to list on the group and blog to refer productions teams to it. (refer to 2nd list for band info so far)Please list your intents on the "Bands" Blog in the comment section. Headliners WILL NOT BE LISTED until full tour is scheduled.
3. Help in all areas are ALL STILL NEEDED!!!! PLEASE PASS THE WORD!!

Please send me all missing info, and contact me as far as the other issues so we can get this show on the road...literally.(Alicia@ArtistsUniteToHelp.org )

Thanks so much,
Alicia Zeringo
President, Founder & Executive Director
Artists Unite To Help, Inc.



Artists List...(including myself for example) THIS IS HOW YOUR EMAILS SHOULD LOOK:

1. Alicia Zeringo: (NJ/NYC)
a. Trent Reznor Portrait (unframed), 30x40 gallery wrap, oil on canvas wrapped in iridescent cellophane, 2005, opening bid $5000.
b."Wings of Imagination"(unframed),22x28, oil and mix media on canvas, 2005, opening bid $150.
c."Linear Facial"(framed) 8x10 ballpoint pen and colored pencil,2004, opening bid $150
d."Metallic Mistress" (not yet mounted/framed) embossed portrait on gold foil aluminum with marker for pigment and detail, 2005, opening bid $300
e."Spark of Hope" (framed) abstract oil on canvas with diamond stud, 24x30, Honorable Mention winner by New York Council of the Arts 2005, 2005, opening bid $500.
f.*"Decayed Southern Beauty, Norma Jean",(not yet framed/finished) watercolor and pencil on Arches 22x30...still in progress, should start bid at $550, prints may be made available..will update as well.
Prints:
a.Shirley Manson Closeup, 14x16 $200 each, opening bid, 8x10 $125 each, opening bid, 5x7 $75 each, opening bid. *sizes subject to slightly change.
b."Camel Girl", 14x16 $200 each, opening bid, 8x10 $125 each, opening bid, 5x7 $50 each, opening bid.
c."Eyes of the Beholder",18x24 $500 each, opening bid, 14x16 $300 each, opening bid, 8x10 $175 each, opening bid, 5x7, $100 each, opening bid.
d.*"Fragile"("I won't let you fall apart":special for NOLA) 18x24 $500 each, opening bid, 14x16 $300 each opening bid, 8x10, $100 each, opening bid, 5x7 $50 each, opening bid.

*print sizes and prices subject to slightly chage based on better appearance when printed. For special orders, add $50. This includes any higher priced paper, etc.



2.Christina Varga: (Woodstock, NY)
will donate works closer to given date, and is a prospective Board Member... http://www.vargagallery.com/

3.Colleen Kearney: (NJ)
(need mailing address)*this artist has chosen to donate all proceeds.
a."Economic Slave", 36x36, starting bid, $100 (what media, and framed?)
b."Kunst Est Krieg", 24x38, starting bid $75
c."Krieg Est Kunst", 24x28, starting bid $75
*Colleen, ..can you help with framing???
http://www.tripod.com/xdisillusionx

4.Jill- AnimeAmazon.com (CT)
a.Extreme Geisha Handmade Wig, opening bid, $150
b. *Mardi Gras Handmade Wig, opening bid $100
www.animeamazon.com

5.Christian Masot (NJ)- flash art, not yet selected pieces
www.christianmasot.com

6.Ugly Shyla...(LA) donating original handmade dolls.. http://uglyart.org/uglyshyladolls.htm . Shyla is also one of our Vice Pesidents, and will be in charge of Media Relations/Promotions. You can contact her at Shyla.ArtistsUniteToHelp@gmail.com , or on myspace at www.myspace.com/uglyshyla


7.Taryn Truese- (UnScene, NJ)not yet selected pieces


8.Clinton Neuhaus (CA)
a."Whatever Happened to Victor Fasce", 42x66, 2005, spraypaint and acrylic on wooden tabletop, $3500 opening bid.
b."Sitting on Empty", acrylic on wood and blue chip stamps, 22x22, 2005, opening bid $550.
c."Penumbra" spraypaint and acrylic on wooden tabletop, 2'x4', 2005, $500 opening bid.
*d."Wishbone Way" spray paint and acrylic on masonite, 4'x6', 2005, $5000 opening bid.

9.Don Potter...(WA)
not yet selected pieces....
***IS ALSO HELPING WITH GRANT WRITING AND GRAPHICS*** Don lost most of his works in a recent fire...and still lends so much to help. Thanks so much!!! Don is also our Treasurer, and Board Member in charge of Grants and Finance.


10.Gidget Gein- (CA)
a."Hurricane Charlie", 9x12 watercolor, framed, 2004, opening bid $350.
...possibly more to come....

11.Nick Halo-(NYC)
Not Yet selected Pieces


12.Noel Sampang-(NJ) Not yet selected pieces


13. Anita Gazaway- (TX)
a."Despair" 22x30 unframed, watercolor and pencil, 2005, opening bid $500
b."Captivated" 22x30 unframed, watercolor and pencil, 2005, oprning bid, $500
c."Forever Bound" 22x30 unframed, watercolor and pencil, 2005, opening bid $500
d."Fated" 22x30 unframed, watercolor and pencil, 2005, opening bid $500

14. Kadie Dempsey...(NJ) not yet selected pieces

www.dempseyphoto.com

15. Dan Fenelon...(NJ)
a."Medusa" 14x18, acrylic on canvas, opening bid $200
b."Catbird" 11x14, acrylic on canvas, opening bid $200
www.wavedog.com www.danfenelon.com

16. Dave Danchuk (British Columbia)
*a."They Still Exist", 2005, pencil drawing and photoshop, made for prints only, $125 per 14x16 print, opening bid
b."The Feathered Eye", photomanipulation of an ink work, 2004/2005, made for prints only, $125 per 14x16 print, opening bid
...more to come...
*c."They Exist in Blue" 16x16 acrylic on canvas, 2005, opening bid $250
*d."They Exist in Green" 16x16 acrylic on canvas, 2005, opening bid $250
*e."They Exist in Yellow", 16x16 acrylic on canvas, 2005, opening bid $250
*f."They Exist in Red" 16x16, acrylic on canvas, 2005, opening bid $250.
Prints: We will add prints of all 4 pieces of the "they exist on color" combined together 18x24, opening bid $150 per print. any larger sizes, add $50.00

***"They Still Exist in Black and White" donated design for t-shirts and mass production to Artists Unite To Help, Inc.: New Orleans Project.***


17. Louis Fleishauer (CA) not yet selected pieces
www.a-m-f.org
www.amfkorsets.com


18. Beth Robinson (VT) 4 original handmade dolls, starting bid $70 each
www.strangedolls.net

19."OX" (PA) not yet selected pieces/working on special for auction...
a.working on original journal and sketchbook with photos while in NOLA helping out. Hes donating all of it either to the auction, or Artists Unite To Help, Inc.: New Orleans Project for display and media use.. I will update

20. Jason "Trocar" Smith (VA) working on special for auction...


21.Charlotte Anne Thomson (United Kingdom) Limited Edition Prints..
a."Circle" 8.3" x 11.7",opening bid, $30
b."Kitten" 5.8" x 8.3", opening bid, $20
c."Miss Mandy" 5.8" x 8.3", opening bid, $20
d."Miss Rachel" 5.8 x 8.3", opening bid, $20
www.charlottethomson.co.uk

22. Maria A. Mazurkevich (NYC) not yet selected pieces
http://bluberryvamp.deviantart.com

23. Arthur Simone (NOLA/TX)
a."Jefferson" 24x36, unframed,oil on canvas, 2005, opening bid $500
b."Prometheus" 18x24, unframed, oil on canvas, 2005, opening bid $500
c."Rabbit" 24x36, unframed, oil on canvas, 2005, opening bid $500
d."Beekeeper" 18x24, unframed, oil on canvas, 2005, opening bid $500
....more to come....
www.arthursimone.com

24. Eric (NOLA) not yet selected pieces...

25. "Jewels" (WA)not yet selected pieces...
www.2darksisters.com

26. Matthew "Cavewizard"(MN)not yet selected pieces...(1-06 recently returned from NOLA with some debris to use in collages for auction...pieces coming soon)

27. Philip Milbrath (WI) not yet selected pieces....

28. Orlando "Vision" and other artists at Rock City Tattoos (NJ) not yet selected pieces....

29."Jody" (MN)...working on film media for exhibition and tour...

30.Jeffrey Netz (WA).. submitting fine art photography of NOLA prior to Katrina... selected works to be listed...

31.Raven Ann Bourg (LA)
a."What Divides Us" 18x24, acrylic on canvas,unframed, 2001, opening bid $200
b."Make Your Way Through" 20x28, acrylic and mix media on canvas, unframed, 2005, opening bid $300

32. Sharla Mica Laurin (WA)
*a."Stepping Out Into Water" 20x20 oil on canvas ,created in the weeks right after Katrina hit, 2005, opening bid TO BE SET.

33. Pierre-Marc Savard (Montreal, Canada)not yet selected pieces...

34. Glenn Gary MacLeod (WA) 1st edition of his book, "The Bondage of Destiny", autographed. Opening Bid: $50.

35. James Lee Burk (PA)... not yet selected pieces...

36.Jacqueline O'Brien (NYC)..not yet selected pieces....

37. William Roberts (TX)
*1."Debris Is The Only Thing At Ease" original poem,written for New Orleans, display to be set...opening bid $50.

38.Vince Packard (OH)... pieces coming at later date....
www.cannibol.com

39. Grant Ingram (NOLA) ...not yet selected pieces... may do photography/videography for tour....

40.E-21 Clothing ( )... not yet selected...

41.Marie (Wassaic, NY)...not yet selected pieces or submitted info...

42.Veronique (CA)... not yet submitted info/pieces...

43.Mark Morris (VA) not yet submitted pieces/info...

44."Dirty Little Monkey" (Anchorage, AK)..not yet selceted pieces or submitted info...

45.Deanna (AK)... not yet selected pieces/submitted info...

46.Snakes'n'Angels (NC)...submitting CDs of song recorded with over 1000 school children of song specifically written for Katrina...more info soon...

**please add yourselves to the frappr map, you can find the link on our main profile page!!!**
Thank yous to:

1."Mythadrall" Anthony, our Board Member in charge of Productions/Event Coordination, and Vice President... also on myspace: www.myspace.com/djmythadrall and email at: Anthony.ArtistsUniteToHelp@gmail.com
2.Johnny Coal... we love ya! www.myspace.com/johncoal (also lost a lot in a house fire, and is willing to come up to work in our to-be offices in NYC to lend a hand... you rock Johnny Coal!!)...Please welcome newly elected Board Member, Johnny Coal... apparently, he had Marketing experience this whole time, and wanted to do more for the organization. He is the Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, Heading up Marketing Department, as well as joining road crew for tour. 3.Christina Wheeler, inked_outlines@yahoo.com for our banner! Saw the idea I had and made it happen! You rock!
4.Jill Labbe (AnimeAmazon.com) for donating handmade wigs for Alicia and Ugly Shyla to use for promotional Photo Shoot.
5.June DeLia for helping and being a small sponsor by paying for domain names, and helping out when I work so much.Love you and always have! You are the person that trained my heart to be kind.
7.Maxine B.D. Mesko for helping out with research and various duties to lighten my workload. Thanks so much!!!Max is also our Secretary, and Board Member in charge of Nola Welfare & Charity Committee.
8.Johnny Spinn thanks for helpin out ya bastid! lol
9.Red Star Studios, for the $120,000 donation on its way! This is our startup,while awaiting the other grants and sponsors, and soon we will have links for paypal for the charity and organization accounts for all who would wish to help in any ways. Whether it be to help the organization do its job and support us, or straight to the charity fund for New Orleans. The Board has already voted and appoved their full donations totaling $60,000.
10."Impboy"...we love you! Thanks so much for the press stuff and informational help. You're great!


... and so many more.. i have to finish my emails... there are so many.. thank you so much and I will keep updating...




...there are more artists (about 30 i am waiting on contact info, including email to get this out) Board and Production will work on getting frames and shipping to protect work and get it to venues.Please submit your info!!!


I will update all artists as I get there info, or you can make my job easier and add yourselves in the comment section. Please subscribe to this blog if you are involved in any way.We Will constantly be updating. Thank You!


* pieces made with special interest to New Orleans


**pass the word, and grab more artists! all info on art you can submit Directly to Alicia at: Alicia@ArtistsUniteToHelp.org **
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Board of Directors and Affiliates... [Feb. 23rd, 2006|09:49 am]
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[mood |busybusy]

Official Listing Of Artists Unite To Help, Inc., and all Affiliates for Public.



(this will be constantly added to...)

President/Founder/Executive Director & C.E.O.:

Alicia Zeringo

Vice President, Director of Project Planning, Event&Tour Coordination & Productions:

Anthony Rizzotti

Vice President,Director of Media& Promotions:

Shyla Mouton

Treasurer, Director of Finance:

Don Potter

Executive Corporate Secretary, Director of Reseach and Development

Maxine Mesko

Executive Assistant to C.E.O, Director of Marketing:

Dana Mc Cauley



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Legal Representative : Tom Wrobel

Legal/NPO Consultant Pro Bono/Per Diem: Natalie Lick

(Mississippi Paralegal, Grant Writer, Graduating MSU this summer, and going on for PhD)

Accounting/Bookeeping:Heather Vallaire

(worked in accounting Firm in NOLA for 6 years, lost her job due to hurricane, and has since moved to Pennsylvania)

Tour Consultant: XXXXXXXXXXXXX (not to be listed yet)

Production Consultant: XXXXXXXXXXX (not to be listed yet)

Web Design/Hosting: Don Forrester, Don Potter

Media Consultant: XXXXXXXX (not yet to be listed)

Freelance Design and Writing: Christopher Brinkley, Christina Wheeler, Don Potter, Alicia Zeringo, Dave Danchuk, Brock (?)

Louisiana Area Consultant: Arthur Simone,(www.arthursimone.com) Shyla Mouton,(www.uglyart.net) , Natalie Lick

Public Relations Consultant: Kathy Iandoli (Warner Music Group, RIME Magazine, etc.)

Talent/Media Manager: Christine Natanael (www.crushermagazine.com)

Artist Management: ..coming soon...

Works Of Art For Tour consultant/Manager: ..coming soon...

Donating Artists: Alicia Zeringo, Christina Varga, Colleen Kearney-Ofeldt, Jill Labbe, Christian Masot, Shyla Mouton, Taryn Truese, Clinton Neuhaus, Don Potter, Gidget Gein, Nick Halo, Noel Sampang, Anita Gazaway, Dave Danchuk, Louis Fleishauer,Beth Robinson, Josh Wentzel, Jason Smith, Charlotte Anne Thomson, Maria Mazurkevich, Arthur Simone, Christina Wheeler, Philip Milbrath, Reckless American Artists, Rock City Tattoo Shop (Orlando), Jeffery Netz, Raven Ann Bourg, Sharla Mica Laurin, Pierre-Marc Savard, Glenn Garry Mac Leod, James Lee Burk, Jacqueline O'Brien, William Roberts, Vince Packard, Grant Ingram, E-21 Clothing, Dan Fenelon, ... and many more to come...
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ArtistUnite2HelpNola still looking for Volunteers [Jan. 25th, 2006|03:01 pm]
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Artist Unite to Help Nola is a fundraiser that is trying to get going to help donate money from art auctions,and benefits to help NOLA rebuild.
We are still looking for artist,bands,people to help organize and volunteers of all kinds to help.
We are especially in need of Accountants,legal,grant writers,PR Staff.
If you are interested and would like more info or would like to get more info on being involved see the myspace http://www.myspace.com/artistsunitetohelp or contact Alicia at alicia.artistsunitetohelp@gmail.com
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Mission Statement [Dec. 28th, 2005|06:50 am]
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If you haven't already joined the group, its http://groups.myspace.com/ArtistsUniteToHelpNewOrleans.

I started this Project the day Katrina hit NOLA. I remember waking up to the destruction on the news and families trying to evacuate...I got right up, and got on my computer.
What disgusted me is that I always wanted to go to New Orleans. I remember going to an exhibit for Savannah College of Art and Design when I was 16, (they were recruiting me for college at the time), and they had these pieces up of "New Orleans Artwork"...i loved it! Not to mention it was the first time I had heard of a city that had a genre of art all on its own. I'll never forget the one piece...it was a large canvas, with a womans leg in a high heel coming across the front of the painting like she was placing it on a chair to fix her fishnets. The fishnets were so detailed, and the work was so bright, vivid, and flourescent. It had a loopy kind of cafe in the background, with all different types of design marks...slashes, etc, all to define and add to the image, but not take away from the pattern of the fishnets. It was awesome! Right there I knew i wanted to go to New Orleans. I never made it down there, and the first thought that ran through my head that day.... all that work is lost. I know people lost lives, and houses, and its all such a tragedy, but the culture is gone, as well.... this city...the only place I have ever heard of with a specific art style...was destroyed. I knew I had to do something.

Have you ever heard of a city with its own TYPE of ART? I didnt either...until that day at the gallery, and it instantly struck a cord in my mind. I didnt forget.



As I am sure all of you have seen and heard about the destruction in New Orleans, this city of culture and so much, has lost everything. It makes me sick. Not many of us have the money to donate or to do what we all wish we could...but I think I have found a small way we can help.
My idea is help give back to New Orleans all the art they lost, and the culture to which was so unique. I think that if a bunch of great artists banned together, we could do a hell of a lot of paintings, and sell them with some or all of the proceeds going a fund to rebuild the city, (which is their main economic source for the state), help the families, and artists alike.
So, to anyone that is interested, or has contacts to help in this venture, or knows any artists,musicians, or anyone that wants to help, please pass this on, and contact me through Alicia.ArtistsUniteToHelp@gmail.com .
I'm looking for artists mainly in the North Jersey/NYC area, or any willing to travel or ship work.We have artists In over 15 states now donating, and Canada.
For any further details, or to submit some input, please contact. If you are not an artist yourself, or want to help, contact me about maybe helping us get some supplies and such for this effort, or any networking help you may be able to give to get this project started. I think this is a great idea to give back to the world, and an opportunity to help people, and a city of such artistic culture....most of which is lost.
Its our time to give back...to show them through art, anything is possible....
Thank you, and I hope to get a lot of emails on this....lets all work together and set this up!
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