“We had such a wonderful turn out for the Second Doctors Without Borders Silent Art Auction we just have to do it again. The event is getting a reputation for the terrific art and the well attended reception.” said Judy Shintani, artist and organizer of the event.
The show will be exhibited at M Coffee, November 2 – 30, with the reception on November 7, 6-8pm. There will be a silent art auction, refreshments, and live music. Silent auction bids can be placed until November 29.
Judy feels that M Coffee in downtown Half Moon Bay is an ideal location for this show because they have a loyal clientele as well as tourists that come in throughout the day who may want to help out Doctors Without Borders and see some great art.
Doctors Without Borders is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries. “I think it is important that they are not affiliated with any specific country so they are not restricted by political issues when they do their work,” said Shintani. Last year the event had 16 artists and donated over $1,300 and this year Shintani is aiming for $1,500 for the Doctors’ organization.
The theme of “home” is being interpreted in many different ways by the artists. For example, Nancy Margulies watercolor reflects the idea that “home is where the art is”. Susana van Bezooijen expresses the idea of loss for many immigrants with her clay figure. John Donohue is carving a redwood altar which celebrates the goddesses of the hearth and artist Carrie Hollister is contributing a miniature fabric quilt.
“Part of my intention in curating this show, is for the artists to engage in art making during the month prior to the opening. It is powerful to have a group of us generating and engaging in the theme together,” says Shintani.
The artists committed to making new art for the show. Those exhibiting are: Carole Brehm, Rashid Bousellam, Kathy Bristol, Mauro Dinucci, John Donohue, Susan Friedman, Carrie Hollister, Clifford Hunt, Leslie Hunt, Judy Johnson-Williams, Richard Kirchner, Margaret Lindsey, Nancy Margulies, Pamela Martin Noyes, Deborah Penrose, Lisa Petrides, Randall Reid, Judy Shintani, Susana van Bezooijen.
There will be a wide variety of art including painting, photography, jewelry, and sculpture on display and available for purchase for a great cause.