|"Best Friends", 30"x30".|
This is my painting that will be part of the live auction this Saturday.
Artspan is an organization that I was recently asked to donate a painting to. They are the organization that puts on the city-wide open studios in the Fall and they have many programs, such as Art for City Youth, which provides art education to over 700 under-served youth in San Francisco. As an educator who sees many schools have to cut out their arts programs due to budget cuts, I know the importance of having art education and the effects of not having one. I think their cause is worthy and when they ask you to donate, they support the artists donating by giving them a percentage of the sales. This is my first time donating and I am excited to say that out of 170 donated pieces, I was selected to be part of the live auction! I am nervous but quite honored to be one of the few artists who will be part of this. If you live in the Bay Area, be sure to buy a ticket and check out all of the wonderful paintings this Saturday, March 26th. I'll be the one in the corner chewing on my nails while throwing down shots to calm my nerves...okay, maybe not shots, but you get the idea.
Here's more information on the event: