Richard Heisler is auctioning off this watercolor and colored pencil work on paper to help the pandas and people affected by the earthquake in China. (c) The Artist
When he sent me this press release, artist Richard Heisler had no idea that I have a huge soft spot in my heart for pandas. Thanks, Richard, for doing this!
Artist Richard Heisler is auctioning work to raise funds to assist the Pandas International nonprofit organization in their efforts to provide much needed supplies to the earthquake stricken are of Wolong, China. Wolong is a very remote village located just kilometers from the epicenter of the recent major earthquake and is home to the China Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda and the Wolong Nature Reserve. Pandas International has been an important sponsor of the Panda Center providing veterinary supplies and equipment to help with care, breeding, study and conservation of the Giant Panda at Wolong. Since the recent earthquake Pandas International has been supplying direct aid to both the pandas of the center and the people of the village of Wolong. Just prior to the earthquake, Pandas International shipped to the center a 9 month supply of milk formula for feeding the young panda cubs, and which is currently a very valuable resource for the staff there, since all the veterinary and housing facilities were damaged or destroyed in the earthquake. Pandas International also has provided more than 6000 pounds of medical supplies since the earthquake DIRECTLY to the people of Wolong through their established connections with Chinese officials and the Red Cross. Doctors are veterinarians are working side by side at all hours to see to the care of the highly endangered pandas and the devastated people of the area. It will take years and large amounts of financial and material support to return the area of Wolong and the giant panda research and breeding facilities to their pre-earthquake state.
Seattle based artist Richard Heisler is passionate about Giant Panda conservation and is lending his support to the efforts of Pandas International through an online auction of recent work. This auction is taking place through Ebay Giving Works by which proceeds are directly provided to Pandas International. The auction begins May 31st and concludes on June 10th. Registering to bid through Ebay is simple and secure and proceeds are guaranteed to reach Pandas International quickly. Donations for this auction are tax-deductible and receipt/documentation is provided by Ebay Giving Works. To view the auction follow this link: Pandas International Auction
Richard Heisler is known for his highly detailed,
photographically realist painting. Heisler’s work is included in
notable private collections across the United States and in Europe. His
work is represented to galleries throughout the United States and in
Europe. Recently, his work has been featured in exhibitions at the
LaGrange Museum of Art in Georgia and the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art in
Indiana. Heisler’s work is represented by the M.A. Doran Gallery,
Oklahoma; Gallery DePaul, Pennsylvania; Anthony Brunelli Fine Art, New
York; Gallerie Persterer/International Art Management, Zurich
To contact Richard Heisler for an interview, please call 206.547.1561 or email [email protected]