Art plays a vital role in Tibetan culture, and has long been a profound tool for social and political change. Art for Tibet brings together artists and activists to celebrate, commemorate, and support the Tibetan peoples’ nonviolent freedom struggle against occupation. The auction showcases artwork from a diverse international pool of established and emerging artists, including a growing number of outstanding contemporary Tibetan artists.
Founded in 2009, Art for Tibet raises critical funds for Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), a grassroots network of youth and activists campaigning for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom. Through education, grassroots organizing and nonviolent direct action SFT empowers youth as leaders in the worldwide movement for social justice. Visit www.studentsforafreetibet.org to learn more.
We are grateful to our past and present Honorary Committee members Shepard Fairey, Professor Robert Thurman, Tenzin Choegyal, Steven Cogle, Christian Mendoza, David Carson, Richard Gere, Kumi Kalantri, Moby, Bruno Levy, and Arpana Rayamajhi for their ongoing support.
We would also like to recognize the hard work of our Curatorial Committee members for 2018: Jonathan Hulland, Alex Bershaw, Pema Yoko, and Tenzin Dorjee.