Art with Heart fundraiser for Haiti


Art with Heart fundraiser for Haiti

Art with Heart fundraiser for Haiti

The “Art with Heart” fundraiser on March 26th for Doctors without Borders at Maitland Art Center was beautiful and lots of fun.  Thank you to all the artists and businesses who so generously donated and to all the people who attended and supported this cause by purchasing artwork.   

We want to especially thank the talented musicians who performed, Jason VanDeMaat and Lauren Carder.  They made the event truly magical.  Thank you also to Nick Heemskn from Doctors without Borders for attending and giving us a look into their wonderful organization and cheering us on.  And finally, we want to thank all the volunteers who helped out on the big day.  We’re especially indebted to Ana Bartolomei, Gloria Capozzi and Ann and Richard Colvin from the Maitland Art Center for their generous use of the facility and their unwavering help throughout the endeavor. 

Thanks also go to Maitland Art Center teacher and artist Patti Shistle, who did a fantastic job demonstrating her painting technique while completing a mini-masterpiece.  At the end of the evening, her beautiful still life painting was given away in a drawing and the lucky winners, Linda and Ed Lopez of Winter Park, were kind enough to donate the painting back to this relief effort.  Those of you admiring and wishing you had won the painting will get a second chance to take it home.  The painting will be posted once Patti completes and varnishes it, so keep in touch.    

Since the event itself was of a short duration and many artworks weren't sold, some of the artists expressed interest in continuing to offer their artwork for sale to benefit MSF.  It sounds like a good idea, especially since the efforts in Haiti are long term, and we'll do our best to keep up with posting artwork and selling online.  Bidding will have to be by email ( or phone 407-672-1001.  As before, 100% of the money raised from the sale of these items will be donated to Doctors without Borders in Haiti.  All checks for purchase of artwork should be made out to "Doctors without Borders." 

Our second fundraiser took place May 30th, 2010, at Altamonte Chapel, 825 E. Altamonte Drive (Rte. 436), Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.  The event, as well as other contributions from various individuals, raised another $1331.  Thanks to Tom & Pearl Swartz for hosting this event and helping to raise money for the effort in Haiti. 

Please also consider making a donation through this site.  It's simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support-- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Thank you once again for making this effort a success. 

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Art with Heart fundraiser for Haiti
Maitland Art Center hosted MSF benefit