ART FOR TIBET is an annual charity auction that showcases work from a diverse international pool of established and emerging artists, including a growing number of outstanding contemporary Tibetan artists. For many Tibetan artists this show is a rare and vital opportunity to express their artistic voices and exhibit their work without risk of imprisonment.

Art plays a vital role in Tibetan culture, and has long been a profound tool for social and political change. In a more immediate sense, this auction raises critical funds for Students for a Free Tibet (SFT): a nonprofit global grassroots network that campaigns for Tibetans' fundamental rights to freedom and human rights and trains young Tibetan and non-Tibetan youth worldwide in strategic nonviolent action.

Visit www.studentsforafreetibet.org to learn more.

We are grateful to our Honorary Committee members Shepard Fairey, Richard Gere, Kumi Kalantri and Professor Robert Thurman for their ongoing support as Art for Tibet enters its fifth year.