The DJEMF auction is full of truly wonderful pieces. We have worked for many months to bring you a varied selection of new, vintage and sentimental pieces to add to your collection. We thank Sir Paul McCartney for his thoughtful & generous donation to the auction and for all of the contributors of which many were so close to dad's heart.
100% of the proceeds goes directly to DJEMF to continue to support the herd and to offset the ever mounting costs of care for 15 horses.
Our Press Release on May 1, 2014
Sir Paul McCartney and Legendary Rock Photographer Henry Diltz Have Donated Works
SANTA BARBARA, CA – May 1, 2014 The Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation (DJEMF), a California non-profit dedicated to providing sanctuary for rescued and retired thoroughbred racehorses, announced today that it will be holding an online fundraising auction on May 19. Focusing primarily on art and collectibles, the auction will feature works donated by supporters including renowned rock photographers Nurit Wilde and Henry Diltz, and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, who has donated a stunning and iconic equine photo taken by his late wife, Linda.
The auction will raise funds to further DJEMF’s work to protect post-career racehorses and raise awareness of thoroughbred and equine wellness issues. It will also enable the organization to begin working toward its goal of providing outreach to special-needs and at-risk communities. Others donating items to the auction include visual artist Emily Dolenz, actress Julie Newmar, equine photographer Darlene Brushwood, Monkees historian Gary Strobl, painter Anita Pollinger-Jones, and artist and costume designer Jennifer McLeod.
DJEMF was founded in 2012 by the four daughters of former Monkee Davy Jones, to protect and care for his herd of former thoroughbreds. Many he rescued from situations of abuse and neglect; others were unwanted and bound for the slaughterhouse. “When Dad passed so unexpectedly, we knew we had to act quickly in order to ensure that his rescue herd was safe,” says his daughter Talia Jones Roston. “Whenever he committed to an animal, it was a commitment for life, and with a passionate group of fans, family, and friends as supporters, my sisters and I have been working hard to live out his philosophy.”
The DJEMF auction will begin on Monday, May 19, and run for seven days. More information is available on the DJEMF Facebook page, or at DJEMF.com.
The Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation (DJEMF) was created in 2012 by the four daughters of The Monkees’ Davy Jones, to protect and care for the herd of 15 rescued and retired thoroughbred racehorses he left behind. Today, DJEMF works to expand on Davy’s legacy, providing a safe haven for the members of his herd (many of which have moderate-to-severe special needs), raise its voice to shine a much-needed light on equine wellness and thoroughbred abuse and aftercare issues, and to provide therapeutic and vocational opportunities for special-needs and at-risk communities. For more information, visit www.djemf.com.
We are profoundly grateful to Anita W. Weinberg for her tireless efforts for DJEMF and the auction.