This exhibit is the outcome of UMD Assistant Professor Terresa Hardaway’s assignment “The Movement Imprinted: Music of the Revolution,” in which Hardaway asks her students to create pieces based on a song about the African-American experience, and she specified that their design should emulate an African-American graphic designer. Along with the posters, the winning bid will also receive a designed booklet that details information about the song, musician, designer, and the student's progress.

How the Auction Works

Bids begin at $10 and go up in increments of $5. If you want to purchase a piece outright, you may do so for $200. Bids end on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30PM at Clyde Iron. Recipients must pick up the poster at the Freedom Fund Dinner or arrange pick-up from UMD. Payments are made securely through PayPal's website.

Auction Gallery

These are all forty-four (44) pieces featured in the auction. To bid on one, scroll down to the auction list.

If there is a piece in the auction gallery that isn't below in the auction list, it has been sold.

Freedom Fund Poster Auction

Sandra's Smile by Danielle Able 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 176 days 19 hours 4 minutes 42 seconds ago
$10.00 USD

This auction has been sold to zabetawright at $10.00 USD.

My poster was inspired by the 2016 song called Sandra’s Smile by Blood Orange. Sandra’s smile portrayed the wrongful death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanging in a Florida jail. Along with Sandra’s death, it was inspired by Charles C. Dawson. I designed my poster based on spilled and written blood. To get this effect I hand painted the letters and then transferred them to adobe illustrator. The reason they are orange is because red would be too violent.