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The death of a child,

however, is a tragedy. The Morgan Adams Foundation was created to help raise money and awareness for children affected with cancer.

Artma is an art auction that takes place every other year to fund the Morgan Adams Foundation, and I am pleased to be donating a painting to Artma again this year.

I’ll be donating “Abracadabra,” pictured below.

The event takes place at the Denver Studio Complex, 241 S. Cherokee St. in Denver, on February 6th from 6 to 10 PM.

Also- Denver’s reigning king of pop art Mark Penner Howell is having a studio sale for Haiti this first Friday,February 5th from 6 to 9 PM, at 900 Santa Fe Drive.

50% of all sale prices will go to Haitian relief efforts. From the Westword article:

Here’s how it will work: To buy a painting (ranging from $200 to $2,600), you first make a donation for half the amount to Save the Children, Care, Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders; all of the charities have been vetted for effectiveness and work done in Haiti. A computer will be set up so that you, the consumer, can make the donation and get a tax deduction for your generosity. Give your receipt and the remaining half of the painting price to Penner Howell, and you’ll walk away with a great piece of art and the knowledge that you’ve given to a good cause.

Good art for a good cause conceived by one really great guy.


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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