PopCap Charity Art Auction; Unique Art Pieces On Sale

PopCap, one of my favourite developers for iOS devices is offering fans a chance to bid and purchase One-of-a-Kind pieces with proceeds going straight to charity.

Money raised will support worthy charity groups including SpecialEffect UK and Starlight Children’s Foundation in the US.

The art auction is currently up and will run until the 12th of July, 2011. You can check out what’s on offer at www.ebay.com/popcap.

There are 34 pieces of PopCap art ranging from hit games such as Bookworm, Peggle, Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies. Original pieces, game-themed ceramic sets, graffiti painting, one-of-a-kind commissioned work, a blue neon Bejeweled diamond and personalised sketches are some of the many items to be auctioned off.

Some of these art pieces are straight out of the PopCap vault so you’re unlikely to see another piece like it. PopCap will be placing new items on eBay each week, with up to nine new items on offer per week.

One item in particular to look out for is DJ Brainz contributed by the UK PopCap branch. DJ Brainz is described as ‘a spectacular six-foot-by-six-foot graffiti canvas homage to hit PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies™ title. The huge and vibrant piece features a DJ’ing zombie and was created by Julian Johnson of the London-based urban art collective, Graffiti Life.’

Fans residing in the UK can view the piece and many others at Mash Clothing located at 73 Oxford Street, London W1D 2EP, from today.

“As videogames become as mainstream a lifestyle entertainment as watching movies or reading books, game elements such as art and music are getting increased recognition at an artistic level – and becoming collectible. We thought this was a good way for both PopCap to offer something truly original to fans of our games – while also supporting children and young people in need.” said Cathy Orr, Senior Director, International PR, PopCap Games.

Dr Mick Donegan, Director and Founder of SpecialEffect, said: “SpecialEffect has long been a fan of PopCap and their dedicated outreach to helping children in need. We’ve used several of their games for the disabled young people we work with – a particular favourite being Peggle because with our specialist support, it can even be played by young people who are paralysed – just by moving just their eyes ! An auction of this magnitude is sure to not only raise the spirits of those winning the items, but also the spirits of those who’ll be helped by the proceeds.”

This isn’t the first time PopCap have donated to charity. In the past PopCap have donated money and games totalling more than hundreds of thousands of dollars, supporting charities such as Make-a-Wish Foundation, Child’s Play, Children in Need, Childhaven, Drawing Dreams Foundation, Art with Heart and many other worthwhile causes.

Dig deep and open up your wallets, with the knowledge that 100% of proceeds are headed straight to charity.

Check out the video from PopCap below to see what’s coming up in Week 1: