Welcome to our 2022-23 online painting auction!
I am auctioning my original paintings for charities supporting flood relief efforts in Pakistan.
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO ALL WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED, WON, AND DONATED!!!
You can find the results of the 2023 auctions here with the winners and current total raised: WINNERS PAGE
UPDATE: GOING FORWARD DONATIONS FOR PAINTINGS ADDED IN THE AUCTION WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR VARIOUS OTHER CHARITIES, INCLUDING EARTHQUAKE RELIEF IN TURKIYE AND SYRIA, UNRWA GAZA 5K FUNDRAISERS, AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION, ETC. (Some painting descriptions will specify which ones are still preferred for Pakistan)
In the summer and fall of 2022, Pakistan confronted the most devastating natural disaster during its monsoon season, which caused great alarm around the world. The floods resulted with over 33 million displaced, more than 1700 killed, and thousands of acres of crops, homes, farmland, and infrastructure completely decimated. From the deteriorating political and socio-economic situation, to this tragic humanitarian crisis, Pakistan needs a lot of help.
I request your participation in this painting auction, in which the proceeds of the paintings will go directly to the charities of your choice for Pakistan Flood Relief efforts.
The rules of The Auction can be found HERE.
The list of charities can be found HERE.
The charities are those recommended by the American Pakistan Foundation. You can learn more about the APF here: www.americanpakistan.org . You are also welcome to suggest other reputable local charities not on the list.
On THIS PAGE, I have shared some resources to learn more about what has happened in Pakistan.
While the news of the floods in Pakistan made headlines last fall, the aftermath will be endured for years to come, and worsen if past lessons continue to be disregarded.
The Gallery of Paintings can be found here: https://paintingheals.elsatkhwaja.com/gallery-of-paintings/
The Paintings for the first Auction with the detailed information are located here:
After rekindling my passion for painting as a hobby and completing many of the featured paintings during my doctorate studies on Pakistan, I felt a calling to dedicate the artwork for a particular cause. When the disaster struck in Pakistan, I knew instantly which cause it had to be. I found an opportunity to marry my passion for painting, and my sincere and genuine love for Pakistan, a country that has endured many blows since inception, yet continues to be resilient. So knowing that these paintings, which I consider to be a part of my journey, the yearning and fight to help build an understanding on Pakistan through scholarship, will be with people who care about the prosperity and future of this country, is truly consoling, humbling and honorable.
The success of this online auction to support Pakistan development efforts in 2023 will depend on whether you would be willing to share this post with your friends or colleagues. So I encourage you to please share it, if you find the message worthwhile!
You can learn more about my purpose behind this auction here: https://paintingheals.elsatkhwaja.com/about-the-artist/
I will be updating the website with a donation link for “Painting Heals,” admin costs, specifically if you would like to help with shipping and packaging. That is not mandatory at all. Another way to support my art and writing is through my Buy Me a Coffee Page.
Thank you for your generous support!
In Solidarity, Power, and Peace,
Dr. Elsa T. Khwaja, Ph.D.
Please use the contact form in THIS LINK HERE should you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this Auction.