Art For Nature: World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines Online Auction For The Environment

6.5.21

The World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) is celebrating the WWF network’s 60 years of action for nature and people by bringing together local artists, arts and fashion enthusiasts, and environmental advocates in an online auction for the environment.



In line with their 60th anniversary, WWF-Philippines is launching the Bid for Nature online auction – a joint initiative with Gavel & Block by Salcedo Auctions and Bid for the Future with Tatler Philippines as media partner and ComCo Southeast Asia as communications partner. 


The online auction aims to raise funds in support of WWF-Philippines’ local conservation efforts and to promote ‘renewing' the lifecycle of items by reselling curated paintings, prints, vintage items, and other art and fashion pieces. 


It will feature over 100 items for bidding from celebrities including actress Angel Locsin, pop singer Kuh Ledesma and fashion designer Rajo Laurel, as well as WWF-PH ambassadors including Enzo Pineda and Pia Wurtzbach, who hosted the launch of the Bid for Nature online auction.


Bid for Nature Catalogue Poster


WWF-Philippines Executive Director Katherine Custodio said, “With the power of art to evoke emotion and a response, we believe that art plays a big role in raising environmental awareness and challenging current norms. We hope artists, art enthusiasts and environmental advocates can work together with us in building a resilient and sustainable future for the country.”


Joaquin Lerma, founder of Bid for the Future, shared a short message during the launch event saying, “Bid for the Future strives to direct the continually thriving art market's momentum into positive change. We also harness the growing influence of online platforms in effecting this, reaching out to passionate activists and individuals willing to be our bids for the future or ‘BFFs.’”


“Cosmic Candy” by JJ Duque


“Stroke of Genius” by Kuh Ledesma


“Collection of Sketches” by Rajo Laurel


Aside from artworks, celebrities are also auctioning their personal items at the website:


YSL Bag, Angel Locsin



Oscar Dela Renta Gown, Judy Ann Santos



Philip Stein Watch, Pia Wurtzbach



Balenciaga Cap, Joshua Garcia


Bid for Nature will be held live online on Saturday, May 15 at 2:00PM at salcedoauctions.com. Browse the auction catalogue and register to bid at salcedoauctions.com/auction/137/bid-for-nature.


WWF-Philippines is also set to launch more initiatives to #ChangeTheEnding for the environment and help environmental frontliners and partner communities. For more information about WWF-Philippines and its conservation efforts, visit wwf.org.ph or follow WWF-Philippines on Facebook at facebook.com/WWF.Philippines.

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