Sketchtravel is a unique international charity art project.
This red sketchbook was passed from one artist's hand to another like an Olympic torch in an artistic relay through 12 countries over 4 and half years. Now the book is complete and it will be auctioned on Oct 17th 2011 to benefit the non profit Room to Read
Contributor Eric Gosselet and I spent 3 days there, meeting others artists involved in the Sketchtravel's projects and we had a lot of fun !
Contributors Maïlys Vallade Won a Prize (Award for Best Graduation movie with "Lighthouse Keeper") and also Rébecca Dautremer (Special Distinction for "Eleonor's secret") at Annecy's festival 2010.Contributors Robert Valley and Chris Appelhans can be also proud. Indeed : Fantastic Mr Fox get the Christal price for best feature and "Rock Band" get the Advertising or promotional film Award. Contributor Peter de Sève was not only promoting his Artbook but also an incontrovertible member of the Jury. Talented contributor Lorelay Bove had some conferences about her work at Disney. Conributor Bill Plympton was also promoting his movies with gusto.
Meanwhile, Daisuke Tsutsumi is in Japan, promoting Toy Story 3. And so does Robert Kondo.
The Sketchbook will be back soon in the USA for his last round.