The #ArtForArmenia charity online auction launched in favor of Insurance foundation for servicemen and Vahe Meliksetyan foundation and will last on 11-18 December 2022, for only one week!
The Auction generated funds will support Armenian servicemen and their families who suffered from the hostilities in Armenia and Artsakh – more than 4,400 families of those deceased or missing in action and more than 600 disabled war veterans. The auction format assumes the highest transparency: winners of the auction will transfer the amount directly to the fund depending on whose artwork they purchase.
This is the 2nd charity auction #ArtForArmenia which will take place on a new online platform The Artfor’s. The 1st #ArtForArmenia Auction was held in November 2020 with proceeds over $42,000 in favor of Servicemen and their families.
The online auction features more than 50 works by artists from all over the world who donated their graphics and drawing from classics to abstract art, as well as monumental and small paintings and sculptures. The auction features works by Yuri Grigoryan, Harutyun Dzhinanyan (Jino), Ekaterina Rozhkova, Galina Bystritskaya, Aram Danielyan, Rafael Manukyan and others. Most of the works can be viewed live at the ArtKvartal Gallery in Yerevan on 11-14 December 2022.
A unique art object of Arthur Vardanyan – traditional Armenian lavash with the face of Christ miraculously burnt out – is an unconditional phenomenon of current auction. “I am the living bread” is one of the limited edition items in which only 33 lavashes were baked with the blessing of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Another such lavash is presented in the Sergei Parajanov Museum in Yerevan. The work from the series is put up for public sale for the first time.
Become part of the Auction. You have a unique opportunity to get a unique art piece for the benefit of our Servicemen and their families. The full catalog is available on the auction website theartfors.com. Bidding will last until December 18.
- About the Insurance Foundation for Servicemen
Insurance Foundation for Servicemen (IFS) was established in 2017 to provide stable, equitable compensation for the well-being of fallen, missing, and disabled soldiers and their families while defending the homeland and its borders for the peace and security of future generations. It is a unique foundation in the region where every resident in Armenia and Artsakh makes mandatory contributions. Diaspora Armenians support IFS through donations. IFS values are transparency, accountability and integrity. IFS website provides information on all mandatory contributions and donations received, as well as compensation paid out. To date, IFS has 5,054 active cases, where 4,637 cases were received after the recent war in Artsakh. IFS has paid out over $176 million in compensation.
United for our soldiers
- About Vahe Meliksetyan Foundation
Vahe Meliksetyan Foundation was founded in memory of the clinical pharmacist Vahe Meliksetyan, who fell in the 2020 war in Artsakh, in order to continue his work dedicated to the development of clinical pharmacy in Armenia. For two years, the foundation has provided scholarships to pupils and future clinical pharmacists in the amount of 7 million drams ($17,500). The entire amount from the auction will be directed to the creation of the “Pharmacy Development Center after V. Meliksetyan. For the first stage of the creation of the center, 20 million drams are needed, of which 9 million have already been collected.