Charity Art Auction: What The Festival 2

Friday April 27th

To celebrate 2nd  year, WTF Café and Gallery is giving back to the community with a celebratory charity art auction as part of WHAT THE FESTIVAL. The event is open for public and will take place on Friday 26 April 2012 at Opposite and include over 10 different artists with the goal of raising funds to help animal rescue organizations.

Our artistic policy is to bring great art to the people of Bangkok; to make it accessible, uplifting and transformative. Seeing art should be as easy as a night out on the town. We are hoping that this charity art auction is also a great way for artists to be promoted to collectors, institutions and the general public whilst giving back to society. 

Each artist will be represented on the WTF website, e-newsletters and the auction catalogue.

The event will begin with a one-hour preview with drinks and food where the guests can view the art works. We will create an inviting display. The preview hour will be a time for browsing and socializing, and our skilled auctioneer will be available to discuss the displayed works, and answer any questions that you or your guests may have.

Immediately following the preview, we begin the live auction, which should run for an hour. Our own professional, entertaining and experienced will provide a fun-filled and informative auction in a relaxed atmosphere. This may be your chance to own an artwork by one of Thailand’s prominent artists, as all bids will start from 1,000 Baht. 


1.    Bow Wasinond
2.    Wesley Hsu




1. Justin Mills

You’re Innocent When You Dream


Rubber-modified bitumen, oil, acrylic on paper mounted on canvas

56 x 76 cm


Bid starts at 1,000 Baht







2. Chitti Kasemkitvatana

Paris qui dort


Inkjet print on paper, MDF frame, glass

20 x 25 cm, when framed

Edition: 1/10, signed, dated at the back

Bid starts at 1,000 Baht





3. Thaweesak Srithongdee



acrylic on canvas

50 x 70 cm


Bid starts at 1,000 Baht





4. Kornkrit Jianpinidnan

Worry and Love (erasing process no.2)



Inkjet print on paper

Paper size 73 x 103 cm

Image size 63.5 x 96.5 cm


Bid starts at 1,000 Baht






5. Makha Sanewong Na Ayuthaya




50 x 25 x 80 cm.

Bid starts at 1,000 Baht





6. Kwanchai Lichaikul



Ink on canvas

40 x 40 cm


Bid starts at 1,000






7. Sutee Kunavichayanont

Untitled (Self Portrait 1)


silk screen on paper

65 x 77.5 cm.

Bid starts at 1,000 Baht






8. Thanwin Kanyeam




60 x 80 x 150 cm.


Bid starts at 1,000 Baht




9. Kathy MacLeod

“And there I find him…

Pen and watercolor on paper
25 x 25 cm



10. Absinthe Algaier
John Parakeats ponders "Ode to a Nightingale"


Acrylic on canvas
25 x 25 cm


11. Chalit Nakpawan
25 x 25 cm. 3 pieces

Bid starts at 1,000 Baht

12. Pisitakun Kuntalang
Cashier’s Check
Pencil on canvas
20 x 9.5 cm




Charity Cause: Animal rescues organisations


Home for Animals

Founded in 1981 by a dog lover couples Khun Ranu and her husband. She helped sick animals on the street Started with self-funded and they slowly expand and able to find helping hands to donate land and cash to help establish the foundation.


Today there’s over 1,200 animals that the foundation is caring off. The number has increased tremendously from the flood in November 2011.


A Call for Animal Right

“A CALL” is neither an organization nor an association; we were founded by a group of volunteers in order to support any kind of animal activities in Thailand, such as a successful campaign for animal right “A Call for Animal Rights (Walk Rally)”on September 4, 2010 at Bangkok.


Having experienced a flood, many Thai people as well as animals are left, homeless and drowning. Even our objective is not only to rescuing their lives, we promise with the bottom of our hearts, to do whatever it takes to help them.


Yet please bear in mind that we are not “a professional animal rescue team”, but a group of volunteers who already have their own full-time jobs. Pleaes visit our fanpage and albums for further information.


“Anyone who is willing to help animals can join us, we promise to give our best shot!!”


Please help donating at A CALL’s account number :


KODCHAKORN POLRUAMNGERN (A call for animal rights)


ACC.NO. : 050 – 2 – 46469 – 8





Baan Unrak Animal Sanctuary

Baan Unrak is a self funded and donation based organisation for the protection and care of  animals in North West Thailand near the Burmese border. The animal sanctuary was started by Gemma Ashford in 2006. Arriving as a refugee teacher in Thailand’s little known resort of Sangklubhuri, the UK actress and photographer Gemma, was shocked, not as she had expected, by the state of the Burmese children she was due to teach, but by plight of the emaciated street dogs she found scavenging hopelessly in the town’s market. Kicked and cursed, these ‘untouchables’ bore every mark of abuse, some limping, others bearing open and festering wounds. Most of the dogs carried disease – things unseen in the West – Canine Distemper, Rabies and hardly one animal was free of Scabies. Months of teaching lay ahead of her, but she determined to try to help these desperate creatures “if only by feeding them” she said, “I would do SOME good”

Matters came to a head when Gemma was given a dying puppy, the offspring of a retiring bitch she had been feeding. Desperate about the animal’s condition, Gemma knew the first thing was to hydrate the creature, which she painstakingly did over several hours and slowly by slowly Tiger Lily was restored to health.

Tiger Lily was to prove the start, then came Daniel and Chocolate – all distressed and in need of help, then Ginger and when he arrived, it was time to move out of her one room. With land donated by The Baan Unrak School, Gemma had her clinic constructed and with that came a steady and increasing flow of animals.

Several volunteer vets and many helpers later, Gemma now has forty dogs and a few other species to look after and she sincerely appreciates all the help she gets from the thousand plus followers all over the world that support her efforts.

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