Art of Compassion, 4th Annual Drs Without Borders Art Auction, reception 11/13

Hey! We're doing it again! Hope you'll join in the fun and check out the incredible art of these very generous artists!

In support of the 4th Annual Doctors Without Borders Fundraising Art Auction, 35 local artists have banded together to create and donate a variety of community and health-inspired paintings, photographs, sculptures and other artworks.  These works will be on exhibit and available to bidders at the Kelly Street Gallery, 751 Kelly Street in Half Moon Bay, beginning November 5, with a reception scheduled on November 13.  A detailed schedule is provided below. 

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 nearly 60 countries. In 1999, this renowned organization won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work.  

“We are extremely excited to have so many talented and caring artists participate in this important event, and we look forward to sharing their many individual interpretations of this year’s theme, ‘compassion,’” said Judy Shintani, artist and founder of the annual event which has raised thousands of dollars for Doctors Without Borders.  

“We believe the community will experience all kinds of thoughts and creations about compassion – from hobo symbology to Buddhist philosophy, from wood carvings to watercolors.  The variety will reflect what compassion is really about – seeing, expressing, and striving to be present in another’s suffering in the best way we can.”
An example of contributed artworks include:
  • Dr. Deborah Brown-Penrose’s (Half Moon Bay) photograph expressing the compassion which all of us feel for those in pain and in need.
  • Ann Hollingsworth’s  (Half Moon Bay) bowl made out of broken glass from a church door.
  • Nancy Margulies’ (Montara) depiction of Quan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of compassion, in watercolor.
  • Ally Richter’s (Palo Alto) encaustic painting with a 3-D heart featured on it.

According to Shintani, The Kelly Street Gallery in downtown Half Moon Bay was selected for this year’s fundraiser because it is known for its fine art, has a loyal local clientele, and is a popular tourist spot for both local Bay Area and remote visitors.  The Kelly Street Gallery is also housed in one of Half Moon Bay’s original Victorian homes, owned by Dr. Deborah Brown-Penrose, who is also an artist and founder of the gallery. Dr. Brown-Penrose, along with gallery partners Jennifer Clark, Susan Friedman and Nancy Coleman, are helping to organize the show and reception.  The four partners, in addition Shintani, have donated art they created specifically for the benefit.

Other participating artists include Jennifer Alpaugh, Carole Brehm, Kathy Bristol, Deborah Brown Penrose, Deborah Clark, Jennifer Clark, Colleen, Vicki Cormack, John Donohue, Dean Drumheller, Sheila Edwards-May, Mauro Fortissimo, Susan Friedman, Charie Harris, Clifford Hunt, Leslie Hunt, Anne Ingraham, Janet Jarvis, Judy Johnson-Williams, Richard Kirchner, Margaret Lindsey, Pamela Martin Noyes, Nina Miller, Kate Orrange, Lisa Petrides, Randall Reid, Ellen Vogel, Ryl Brock Wilson, Victoria Woodrow, Carina Woudenberg.

Event Details
4th Annual Doctors Without Borders Art Auction

Silent auction sales proceeds to “Doctors Without Borders”
Show: November 5, 6 and 13, 2010, 1-5 pm
Silent auction bids:  Nov. 5- 13, up until 8pm
Reception and refreshments: November 13, 2010, 6-9 pm

Kelly Street Gallery, 751 Kelly Street, Half Moon Bay, CA;
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