Artma- A Worthy Cause

Artists get asked to donate their art to fundraisers for one thing or another all the time.

But Artma is special.

I’m plugging this event here because it is the most worthwhile of the art fundraisers in my personal experience, both in terms of the cause and the lovely execution of the event itself. The event raises money for the Morgan Adams Foundation, a research fund dedicated to improving the quality of life and survival rates of childhood cancer patients. It was begun in the memory of Morgan Adams, who died at age six.

The auction will take place this year on February 23 at the Denver Studio Complex. You can learn more about Artma here.

I encourage any Denverites who are inspired by Morgan’s story and the legacy of hope that is Artma to get involved, either by donating work if you’re an artist or attending the event if you’re a collector.

The painting I’m donating this year is The Wind in My Sails, shown below.

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5 responses to “Artma- A Worthy Cause

  1. What an interesting piece. I love the way you brought in the horses.

    Last night I was reading a Magic Treehouse book to my ten-year old son. In it the two children were riding in a magic sleigh (with sails) across a frozen lake via “wind string.” Untie a knot and the wind picks up. Tie knots again and wind goes dead. He loved the story.

    Thanks for linking to my blog, by the way. Very kind of you!

  2. Thank you, writinggb.

    And you’re most welcome for the link. I like to link to things I find interesting, and your blog is interesting and very well written. I wish I had a similar gift for words.

    I admit I was surprised at first to discover that your little icon was not a photo of you, but your grandmother. I’m sorry to hear of your loss but was a wonderful tribute you are paying her- I look forward to reading more about her life, and yours.

  3. Yes, my icon may confuse people. I’ve wondered about that. But I also find it interesting to see how people respond to me thinking that I am an elderly person 🙂

    I wish I had the gift that YOU have as an artist. I always enjoy creating art, but I do not give it enough time. Certainly part of this is practical. I make a living as a professor and must write. But I’ve always been drawn to artistic expression. Just don’t feel very “good at it.”

    I’ve linked to you now because I enjoy your art and want others to see it!

  4. Thanks for the link and the kind words, writinggb.
    My own icon is a painting of a five year old girl, so that may confuse folks as well:)I have to say I was tremendously excited at first to think that an elderly woman was sharing her lefse secrets on the web…

  5. Ah, well, in a way she is! Certainly all I know about lefse is what Grandma taught me 🙂

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