Thursday, July 5, 2007

Angels for Brianna

The auction start time is Sunday, July 8 at 10 am pst.
The end time is Saturday, July 14 at 6:30 pm pst.
Artists from several facets of the art community have come together to donate angel themed artwork that will be auctioned off as part of a silent auction starting on Sunday July 8th and ending on Saturday July 14th. This auction is being held to honor the memory of a lovely girl named Brianna, whose life was cut short from a disease called MDS. Brianna was diagnosed with MDS in October of 2006, and fought the battle of her life for 8 short months. Unfortunately she lost the battle on June 15th 2007, but her spirit lives on, and she is a reminder to us all to cherish each day that life brings, and to love those closest to us with all of our hearts.

Iva Wilcox, Brianna’s mom, is a talented part of the art community, and this is how we’ve all come to know and love Brianna….through Iva’s beautiful stories and photographs of her daughter. The money collected from the auction will be used to help cover the funeral and medical expenses incurred by the family, and to fund a wonderful program that Brianna started at her high school called the National Art Honor Society. This group, whose primary focus is to promote artists and their work at the high school level, was something that Brianna was passionate about, and she had so many plans for the group that she wasn’t able to put in place due to her illness. Our hope is that the proceeds will help get the group off to a wonderful start this fall, and that she will be an inspiration to other young artists to pursue their talent, and realize their dreams.

I am proud to help promote and support this fabulous event, and I hope you will join us in bidding on an angel or two of your choice, and bidding high to help raise some much needed money for this family, and to honor Brianna’s memory. All of the angel artwork you’ll see is completely handmade by each artist, signed and dated, and will come with a special tag as a reminder of this event. We were moved by Brianna’s story, and all of us felt compelled to do something to help her family in their time of need, in a way that Brianna would have loved. This is why the auction was formed, and we want her memory to live on, as she does now with the angels above.

Thank you!

To read more about Brianna please visit;


  1. Lana, what a nice post about Brianna and the auction. I can't wait!

  2. Hello sweet Lana!!!

    I'm back from holiday in Italy and I wanted to come in to say hello. I see you are participating in the Angel benefit auction for Brainna as well. I think it's such a wonderful and caring thing for all of you to do for Brianna's family.

    I hope you had a good 4th of July holiday and wish you a pleasant weekend as well!


  3. It looks like I want to see more! Thank you for participating. Such an amazing group of artists we are, huh?
    Donna O.

  4. Lana,
    I am glad you were able to participate in the auction as well. I have googled "Angels for Brianna" this morning and have been going to the 70 blogs/posts about it taking an early look at all the pieces I can see.

    I finished mine on Thursday - it is so amazing how as artists everyone has reached new heights working on these pieces to honor Brianna and to show support to Iva and her family.

    I can't wait for the morning to see them all live and together. What an amazing thing God has done throught he hands and hearts of the coordinators and artists.


  5. Thank you for supporting the auction Lana, and for donating a wonderful piece of art!! :)