I've been meaning to post these sooner but work and life just keep getting in the way!
So the benefit was a blast and I got to see lots of friends that I haven't seen in a long time. It was a CalArts mini-reunion.
Here's some stolen text from the benefit site to let you know how it went.
We pulled it off! The auction was a big success, and we did exactly what we hoped to do: gave a good friend a helping hand in her time of need. In the end, we grossed $32,226.00. The money will be going directly towards Larry Baxton's care and rehabilitation.
People from the animation world came out in big numbers. Some of us had not seen one another in ages, so the event served as a reunion of sorts, as well. There was a lively spirit in the air, and everybody had a great time.
We sincerely appreciate everybody coming out and spending what they could. You all really made a difference in somebody's life. THANK YOU!
A few key items did not sell at the event, so we are going to be selling them on E-Bay. We will post the information about these items right here on the web site. So if you could not join us at the event, this would be a wonderful way to do your part.
We want to thank everybody who donated their time and effort to this wonderful cause. First off, thank you to Cal Arts for donating the facility, and being more than accomodating with all our needs. To Antran Manoogian and ASIFA for handling the processing of the funds. To Bill & Sue Kroyer for purchasing all the food and drink, plus all the supplies. And to all of the volunteers -- too many to count.
We'd like to extend a special thanks to Character Animation head Cynthia Overman, Glenn Vilppu, Dan Hansen, James & Kendra Baxter, John & Gale Musker, Robert Lence and his mother Ann, former MPSC president Tom Sito and his wife Pat Sito, the incredible artists at Pixar Animation who could not attend, but generously sent their work down, the amazing artists from the Los Angeles area who gave so much of themselves, and the countless others who made everything so very successful.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Hey Folks, if you went to Cal Arts, then you know what a wonderful woman Martha Baxton is. Also, you know how much she has helped all of us who went there. If you didn't go there, and you like animation, a lot of the people who make the animated shows and movies you like got a lot of help from this fine lady. She is the administrative assisitant to the head of the character animation department at Cal Arts. Almost anyone who went to Cal Arts in the last I-don't-know-how-many-years has benefitted from her infinite care and generosity of spirit. Her husband recently had a stroke and they took a major financal hit, so some really good folks are putting on a benefit AUCTION to help them out. All the info for the auction can be found HERE. Click this link and get down for the cause. The auction is September 9th, starting at 5:00pm at Cal Arts, in Valencia, CA.
Skrib EDIT: This is also a chance to bid on some RARE ORIGINAL animation art so check out the auction!!!
Love you Martha!
The above poster art is by Elizabeth Ito and Pen Ward.