#BringBackOurGirls Marjie Kemper

Today the A Call to Art auction goes live in support of GirlRising (a global campaign for girls' education) and #BringBackOurGirls.  Today marks once month since nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted in Nigeria.  I can't imagine the anguish they and their families are experiencing.  There was a video released on Sunday showing at least 120 of the girls are still alive, and together.  May it be so for the rest, and may they soon be safely rescued.

The A Call to Art auction includes pieces from each of the artists listed below, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to GirlRising:

  • Jessica Sporn
  • Linda Kittmer
  • Ronda Palazzari
  • Marjie Kemper
  • Judy Shea
  • Glenda Hoagland
  • Astrid Maclean
  • Lisa Pace
  • Jackie Neal
  • Claudine Criner
  • France Papillon
  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh
  • Marcia Beckett
  • Ruth Levy
  • Sally Lynn MacDonald
  • Renee Zarate
  • Natasha May
  • Carmen Whitehead
  • Seth Apter
  • Marybeth Shaw
  • Amy Ingardia-Walker
  • Kelly Warren
  • Julie Bernier
  • Adrienne Hoban
  • Krista van Tol
  • Cheryl Grigsby
  • Jill Meyer
  • Lisa Flaherty
  • Kerry C. Mitchell
  • Lizabeth Harrington
  • Barbara Lanza
  • Jamie Dougherty
  • Doreen Kassel
  • Nancy Baumiller
  • Valerie Rousse
  • Susan K. Weckesser
  • Kay Wallace

Jessica Sporn is the artist behind this idea, and I am so impressed by her thinking and rallying call… we will make a small difference with this united action.

Please visit the auction and share it with your friends on social media.  The more, the merrier… let's help girls who are in dire need.

Thanks so much.




  1. Lynne Moncrieff on May 21, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I am shocked that I missed this.
    What a stunning show of rally from you and the other artists as this is so important, for the missing girls (it breaks my heart to even consider what has and is happening in their lives at this moment) and all girls whose right it is to an education and a free life.
    Marjie, bravo to you and the others for allowing your art to be such a powerful tool.


  2. kate on May 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    This is an awesome card. Love yhat background!

  3. butterfly on May 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I’m so sad and sorry I missed the whole thing – but have just hopped over and seen the amazing total raised. Congratulations to all of you for being involved in such a great project to raise money and awareness of this terrible event.
    Alison xx

  4. Sandra on May 18, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Gorgeous piece and what a wonderful idea! I’m off to see more of the auction. Hugs, Sandra

  5. Kirsten Alicia on May 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    That is beautiful. I hope the auction raises a lot of money – with so many talented artists donating their work it should.

  6. Astrid on May 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

    A stunning make and a wonderful addition to this fantastic initiative! I am happy and proud to be there along with you!!

  7. Jackie P Neal on May 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    A beautiful piece Marjie and looks like it’s going to bring in some great money! “)

  8. Kristin Van Valkenburgh on May 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    This is such a beautiful piece – I know it will do well at the auction – good luck! Kristin xo

  9. Terry on May 15, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Such a great sentiment and perfect for such a worthy cause! I hope this goes well for those poor girls. Can’t even imagine what they and their families are going through! This is lovely, Marjie!

  10. Jessica Sporn on May 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you for the donation of this gorgeous piece (I have already been outbid several times!) and for being so positive about this auction from the start. xoxo

  11. Valerie-Jael on May 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Beautiful piece, good luck with the auction! Valerie

  12. Anne R on May 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    This is so beautiful Marjie! I have been bidding on a piece at the auction but I have already been outbid – long may it be so, it means more money for the fund! Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Claudine Criner on May 15, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Your piece is beautiful Marjie!! I hope we make loads of money for this cause.

  14. Kay Wallace on May 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

    A brilliant piece of art for a wonderful cause, Marjie! I see your piece is doing very well at the auction this morning! I am participating, too, although my submission went up too late to make the url list.

  15. Julie Tucker-Wolek on May 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

    So happy that you are in this!! This is just gorgeous! You create the most AMAZING backgrounds!!!!!