This letter to the Editor ran in the Half Moon Bay Review:
The 4th Annual Doctors Without Borders Art Auction was a roaring success this year!
The exhibition held on November 6, 7, and 13th, was at Kelly St Gallery. 36 artists (mostly coastside residents) donated work based on the theme of compassion, created especially for the benefit. An amazing 300+ people turned out for silent and live auction gala on the evening of November 13th. We sold all 36 art pieces and raised $6,008 for Doctors Without Borders!
I want to express my gratitude to the partners of Kelly St. Gallery, Deborah Brown Penrose, Nancy Coleman, Jennifer Clark and Susan Friedman. With their support and that of their interns Charie Harris and Carina Woudenberg, we were able to increase the number of artists who participated and tripled the amount of money we earned for Doctors Without Borders. They offered a beautiful and professional venue for the exhibition and auction, along with public relations and design and production expertise.
Many Half Moon Bay businesses made the gala reception a tasty elegant success. A big thank you to them for their donations: Kim at Pasta Moon, Betsy at It’s Italia, Karolynne at Sushi Main Street, Casey at Casey’s Café, Tomas at Moonside Bakery, Larry at New Leaf Market, and Bart at Barterra Winery.
Thank you also goes to Marty Mullarkey for her PR support, Kathy Bristol for the use of her pedestals, Bree Luther for her beautiful flute playing, Dave Pera for thrilling live auctioning.
Much appreciation to the artists who made the show possible:
Jennifer Alpaugh, Don Baldwin, Carole Brehm, Kathy Bristol, Deborah Brown Penrose, Deborah Clark, Jennifer Clark, Nancy Coleman, Colleen, Vicki Cormack, John Donohue, Dean Drumheller, Sheila Edwards-May, Mauro Ffortissimo, Susan Friedman, Charie Harris, Ann Hollingsworth, Clifford Hunt, Leslie Hunt, Anne Ingraham, Janet Jarvis, Judy Johnson-Williams, Richard Kirchner, Margaret Lindsey, Nancy Margulies, Pamela Martin Noyes, Nina Miller, Kate Orrange, Lisa Petrides, Randall Reid, Ally Richter, Judy Shintani, Ellen Vogel, Ryl Brock Wilson, Victoria Woodrow, Carina Woudenberg.
Lastly, thank you to those of you who were generous in your support of the auction and who donated to the cause.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Founder and Curator
Half Moon Bay Doctors Without Borders Art Auction