Auction Update:

We have sent out invoices for all winning bidders. Please look for an email from auctions@weehopes.org - if you won and haven't received an invoice yet, please send us a note at auctions@weehopes.org. Thank you!

Where will you go today?

WeeHopes.org, with the generous help of Umpqua Bank of San Jose, is hosting an art gallery showcasing many artists and illustrators. Some are well established in the industry, some are just starting out, and some, like us, just draw for fun. Some pieces are a generous donation from an existing body of work, some are sketches of a favorite scene from a book, and all show the endless places we can visit through the power of reading and imagination.

All artwork will be auctioned on eBay, and all proceeds will go to Ethiopia Reads to help fund a library in Gondar, the Solomonic capitol of Ethiopia, and to fund training for a librarian.

Thanks to everyone who came to the gallery opening! The gallery will remain at the San Jose Umpqua Bank location until Monday, August 4th. Auctions will run until 8PM on Sunday, August 3rd 10th (extended due to popular request). (As an option, you can also donate directly through Ethiopia Reads!)

Help us help kids read!

CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW TO BID!

Or click here to go directly to the list of items on our 32auctions.com auction list!


"Little" Red Riding Hood
By Sean Whitemore

Blossoming Impression
By Alex Forester

Hard-Boiled Wonderland
By Geoffrey Shih

Fairy
By Anne Kennedy

Owl and Pussycat
By Ilana Exelby

Little Mermaid
By Gabriele Tafuni

Honey Bear
By Tammy Lyon

Riddles in the Dark
By Danny Trang

From The Far East
By Sean Whitemore

Hunger Games
By Chris Sanchez

Alice in Wonderland
By Andrea Pereira

One Hundred Dresses
By Diem Doan

County Fair
By Zoe Wu

Bridge to Terabithia
By Patrick Khachi

Pirate
By Macky Pamintuan

Fairies
By Monica Gutierrez

Hansel and Gretel
By Tracy Bishop

Sherlock Holmes: 221B
By Marty Jones

Liesel's Low, Leisurely Library
By Danielle Case

Peter Pan
By Jomike Tejido

The Man From Chicago
By Peter Le

Three Wise Men
By Pamela Klibo

Ed
By Tiphanie Beeke

Postcards from Esio Trot
By Samia Khalaf

Under the Sea
By Daniel Griffo

Red Riding Hood
By Olga and Aleskey Ivanov

Little Native
By Alex Forester

The Count of Monte Cristo
By Catharina Sukiman

Always In His Shadow
By Jonas Winterborn

Creating Narnia
By Zoe Wu

Rooting For Gryffindor
By Kevin Truong

The Owl and the Pussycat
By Margeaux Lucas

Tuesdays With Morrie
By Jonathan R. Apilado

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
By Alessia Girasole

San Francisco Babies Know Their Shapes
By Violet Le May

The Book Thief
By Jonathan Chu

View of Anacapa Island from the Ventura Beach
By Pamela Klibo

Violet's Wedding
By Mimi Nguyen

Red Riding Hood 2
By Mattia Cerato

Maggie and Maddy
By Peter Francis

Have A Carrot
By Migi Oey

The Giver
By Aldo Kcomt

Kaleidoscope
By Edgar Hernandez

The Old Man and the Sea
By Bethany O'Hoyt

Turnip Flat
By Virginia Allyn

The Ebony Horse
By Valentina Belloni

Sherlock Holmes: Deep In Thought
By Marty Jones

The Great Gatsby
By Gizelle Orbino

Hansel and Gretel
By Ilana Exelby

Storytime At Midnight
By Jannie Ho

The Princess Who Never Smiled
By Joy Chen

Red Riding Hood 1
By Mattia Cerato

This Is George
By Migi Oey

Fairy
By Viviana Garofoli

Archangel
By Anh Nguyen

The Shoulder Shrug
By Danielle Case

Ilsa's Library
By Danielle Case

Yoga Mom
By Abby Carter

Harry Potter
By Geng Li

Painted Lanterns
By Jennifer Zivoin

I Will Fly All Day
By Migi Oey

Before You Were Here, Mi Amor
By Santiago Cohen
A heartfelt thank-you to all the artists for donating their works of art! Each of you has taken us on a unique journey with you, through your imagination and interpretation of words on a page. And without you, there would be no gallery!

Special thanks to:
Daniel Kim at Umpqua Bank - An extraordinary banker, and a visionary and encourager who has helped implement from project inception.

Umpqua Bank


Mela Bolinao at MB Artists - Donation of artwork. A generous giver who was willing to support the dreams children may have.

MB Artists

Keith Emerson at Lightning Press - Donation of high quality prints. Thanks for being so quick and willing to contribute to our project!

Lightning Press

Peter Le - Designer of awesome promotional posters!

Peter Le