PRLog - Sep. 6, 2012 - AUSTIN, Texas -- An original artwork by sports artist Timothy Raines sells at charity auction for $5000, surrounded by the 2012 Cardinals Team signatures, beating previous sales of the artists art. Timothy Raines took the stage to auction the piece and the artist boosted the sale by donating to the winning bidder a second commissioned artwork of the St. Louis Hat Logo to the winner late in the bidding, adding an additional $800 to the total donation.
The artist is currently completing the remaining 19 MLB team logos by Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, a significant undertaking with a short time frame and many approvals needed by MLB on a painting-by-
Raines is honored to work with Carlos and the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals for this important cause. “St. Louis is a world class baseball club in a world class baseball city, I’m honored to be here with a top batter in baseball and to be a part of this event. Last years World Series win was nothing short of miraculous and to be with this 2012 contending team a year later is beyond exciting”.
Austin, Texas based artist Timothy Raines’ unique abstracts of sport logos have been licensed by Major League Baseball. To date, nine logos have been approved by MLB, including Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago Cubs.
“Buying art is a more emotional decision than just a product but what is so exciting about Kickstarter as an engagement mechanism is that it adds another layer of collector/consumer emotion – I feel more connected to my collectors and I think they feel like they are supporting someone on a more personal level. MLB teams benefit on a deeper level as well as the creator and the collectors are deeply involved in celebrating the team identities, not just buying a branded product. My goal is to create art that celebrates each team and their unique identity.” – Tim Raines.
You can buy Officially Licensed MLB posters of this Cardinals painting at www.shop.mlb.com or to get the poster signed, limited edition signed prints on canvas or your own original MLB art, visit the Kickstarter.com website and search “Timothy Raines”. This is an opportunity to help the artist reach is artistic goals as well
Kickstarter Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/
Artist Link: www.timothyraines.com
About The Artist
Timothy Raines is an artist and abstract expressionist working in themes as diverse as the natural world to his own impression of the top consumer brands in sports, automotive and consumer goods. His work has been featured in print publications, television and internet trend blogs. His works reside in homes and corporations across the globe. Tim, his wife Michelle and their 11month old son Cru reside in Austin, Texas. For more on Tim and his art, visit www.timothyraines.com