What Do You Know About Art4Good?

AUCTION LOGO LOW RESArt 4 Good Foundation, Inc., is located in Downtown Palm Springs in the historic district; within the former Clark Gable Estate. Open to the public on weekends, art “speaks”.  Art speaks in 41 languages.  Tourists and locals alike can view hundreds of works of art by Renowned and Collectible Artists from all over the world.

Admission is free, and our museum space, consisting of three galleries, is also made available, at no cost, for viable local charities who wish to host fundraising events.

We are very proud to offer works from over 200 Published and Acclaimed Artists from more than 41 different countries.

Our inventory includes many works from artists who have been featured in the most prestigious museums in the world!

WHERE ELSE HAVE THESE WORKS BEEN SEEN?:

The Louvre Museum 

The United Nations

The White House 

The Smithsonian Institute 

The Guggenheim

Museum Musee National d’Art Moderne

Museum of Modern Art  

Brooklyn Museum

The Olympics   

National Society of Painters  

The Whitney Museum 

The Fogg Museum 

Corcoran Museum 

The Cleveland Museum  

Galleries Naifs et Primitifs: Paris 

The Library of Congress

IN THE MOVIES:

THE LION KING

LILO AND STITCH

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

REVENGE OF THE NERDS

COMING TO AMERICA

ON

 POSTAL STAMPS FOR THE US POSTAL SERVICE,

THE UNITED NATIONS POSTAL SERVICE 

IN CORPORATE COLLECTIONS INCLUDING:

THE NFL

MICROSOFT

VOLKSWAGON

HONDA

ANHEUSER-BUSCH

FOX BROADCASTING CORPORATION

The Disney Corporation 

Exxon Corporation 

Universal Studios 

Federal Express 

The Ritz Carlton Corporation 

American Pharmaceuticals 

Nissin Foods of Japan 

Pepsi-Cola 

Red Bull 

Lexus 

Toyota 

Levi Strauss Corp.

 Artists have beenCommissioned to paint the official portraits of: 

King and Queen of Spain (Royo)

Sir Winston Churchill (Cha)

Marilyn Monroe (Azoulay)

Collected by:

President Ronald Reagan 

The Rockefeller Family

President Anwar Sadat 

Jerry Lewis 

Brooke Shields 

Nicolas Cage 

Jane Seymour

George Lucas 

The King of Saudi Arabia 

The Annenburg Family 

HRH Prince Charles

President Jacques Chirac 

Celine Dion 

President Bill Clinton 

Curt Gowdy 

Barbara Mandrell 

Tom Jones 

Elizabeth Taylor 

Donna Summer 

Dinah Shore 

Samuel Goldwyn

Jean Wallace 

Patty Duke 

President & Mrs. George H.W. Bush 

Ron Howard 

Nicole Kidman 

Tom Cruise 

Val Kilmer 

ZZ Top 

The Black Crows 

Dick Van Dyke 

Hugh Hefner

Ice-T, 

Dave Winfield

POPE JOHN PAUL II, ANWAR SADAT, MENACHIM BEGIN, THE DALAI LAMA, AND DESMOND TUTU among their "admirers".

and have received numerous accolades and awards including:

The Presidential Medal

 and they have been 

GIVING BACK too!

ARTISTS GIVE BACK:  "Helping Burgeoning Artists Help themselves and others":The concept of Philanthropic Marketing was the premise of Ms. Busig-Kohn’s participation and presentation back in 1995, when invited to The State Of The World Forum, by then President Mikhail Gorbachev.  Advocating that all primary brands “identify” with charities was, in fact,  her idea.

 Since that time, thousands of celebrities have also added their support to this concept, and thousands of fundraising projects were enhanced by their participation. 

 In contrast, and substantiated by the NEA, statistics prove that the majority of visual artists in America today, live well below the poverty line.  However, our statistics prove that when artists establish their own “philanthropic brand”, it enhances their sales and underscores success in their field.

We have donated funds to the following charities:

Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation

Thorn/DNA Foundation

DreamCatchers Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary

Habitat for Humanity

Feeding America

Doctors without Borders

Oxfam

Stand up 2 Cancer

Animal Humane Society

Amnesty International

Autism Speaks

St Judes Hospital 

Nothing but Nets

United Nations Foundation

International Rescue Committee

Make a Wish Foundation

Elton John AIDS Foundation

ONE Campaign

Native American Heritage Association

The Prince's Trust

Clinton Foundation

UNICEF

UNHCR

MusiCares

Andre Agassi Foundation

M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation

Lupus LA

Give Back Hollywood 

Barbra Streisand CrowdRise Team for Women's Heart Center

The Trevor Project 

American Red Cross 

Project Arrowhead 

Feed A Child 2012 

Enough Project 

Team Tre: Sickle Cell Disease 

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, 

Wounded Warriors, 

Reader to Reader, 

Native American Heritage Association, 

American Cancer Society, 

Cure Epilepsy Campaign, 

Operation Respect, 

BDPA NY Scholarship, 

Imagine Scholar Inc, 

Will Ferrell's Cancer For College Campaign, 

Edward Norton's Maasai Wilderness Campaign

Jason Bateman's City Year Campaign

The Daniel Pearl Foundation

Christopher's Clubhouse Foundation

Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation

Conservation Lands Foundation

Cri-Help

 All donations are posted publicly on CrowdRise.com

 

 "Art Speaks": “Inspiring change, with every brush stroke”, it is the mission of the Art4Good Foundation to enlighten the public to the real value of art and creativity.  Art is subjective, yet it requires no translator.  Art speaks in every language, and can be utilized as a strategic "tool" to engage interest and commonality via education, availability, and exchange of ideas worldwide.  Art provides good will, emanating from the United States, throughout the entire world; not unlike the popularity of our best exports of music, films and automobiles, we intend, in the near future, to focus and enhance our mission to "export culture", sharing the works of international artists, beyond our borders.

 “Art heals.”:  Founding Chairperson, Wendie Busig-Kohn suffers from Systemic Lupus, a crippling disease that was diagnosed in 1992, when doctors told her to “get her affairs in order”.  After several strokes and seizures, she chose to eliminate most, if not all of her prescriptions and discovered that when creating, the left brain shifting to the right, her pain would disappear, if only for a little while, when painting.  As a result, she became an advocate for “Art and Healing” and published a book of the same title.

 ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. provides a multitude of social media outlets for burgeoning artists to showcase their works, at NO cost. ART4GOOD also sponsors “The Artist In You” blog, where artists can engage others in the inspiration behind  their works, and enjoy reading additional creative posts, including, but not limited to poetry and music. 

To date, we have also published seven ART and ART/Poetry books, to enhance the stature of burgeoning artists as "published artists".  Costs for publication have been paid entirely by ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc., and proceeds from sales are donated to support ARTS in SCHOOLS programs.  Previously, we sponsored several underpriviledged children to attend Summer Art Conservatory classes in Palm Springs.

 ART4GOOD has also created videos to showcase new artists' works, showcased on The Artist In You TV Channel on You Tube.   Art4Good created The Artist In You TV channel on You Tube, which offers thousands of videos for the public to find including educational, creative, and inspirational videos along with full length movies and music videos too.

In summary, it is the mission of the ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. to communicate, inspire, and support the ever changing world of art,

via education by visualization and participation.

 

14 April 2014

For Extremely Savvy Fashion Trend Setters! "OFF THE WALLS" Wearable Art Debuts TODAY!


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Let the On-line Event BEGIN ......NOW!

In a socially conscious world that want to embrace and cherish works of art, so many of us have already collected for years, and our walls in our homes and offices are full!

Previously, we may stumbled upon the occasional "claim" of "wearable art", but more often than not, it was a little block of art in the center of a cheap t-shirt!

THOSE DAYS ARE FINALLY OVER!!

"OFF THE WALLS" Wearable Art, is a continuously evolving line of wearable art that features, CUSTOM MADE/DESIGNED:

ART TEES AND LEGGINGS!

ART HANDBAGS AND TOTES

ART WATCHES

101 SILKY TENCEL SHIFT DRESSES!

*PERFECT FOR TRAVELING, AND CAN BE WORN AS A FLIRTY LITTLE DRESS

and/or

Belted/Sashed as an Awesome Statement, combined with Leggings or Jeans!

ART SCARVES

and

More Designs are being uploaded every day!

Wanna know the BEST part?

All of these designs are currently priced 

BELOW WHOLESALE!

Art4Good Foundation, Inc., believes in "Inspiring Change With Every Brush Stroke!"  Our continuing series of on-line auctions will also feature the very best and most collectible works of Renowned Artists from all over the world!  We offer these works in tandem with the new "Wearable Art" line, BELOW Gallery Wholesale prices too!

One of a kind, Hand-crafted, GENUINE GEMSTONE Jewelry is also sparkling right now, awaiting it's new declotage here!

We invite you to discover more about ART4GOOD and our mission.   Let us know how we can help YOU raise funds for your charitable organization!

Come on board, if so inspired!  Tell us how YOU support your favorite charities!  If you are currently planning a charitable auction event, contact us at [email protected]

 

 

PREVIEW PROMO VIDEOS FOR

 

ART 2 WEAR BY WBK

AND

"OFF THE WALLS":  WEARABLE ART!

 

Thank YOU!

 

  OFF THE WALLS LOGO DONE

 

15 March 2014

FREEBIES???!!! What the catch? Read on!

 CARLOS THE SNOW LEOPARD

First, I would like to THANK EVERYONE who has made time to vote for me here!  Because of your friendship and support, you have made me the #1 Artist in the Featured Artist category on that site, and I hope I can inspire more folks to take a looksee and turn those little white hearts below each picture into RED ones.  Keep voting!  HUGS!!

So, I had to think of a special way to give something from me, back to YOU!

Why?

Every week, as you know we host the most awesome on-line charity auctions on Bidding For Good, and we want to get the word out to all of YOUR friends too!  

Some might think, because the auction is listed as ART4GOOD that all we are offering is ART!

There are so many other great items there too including Jewelry, Collectibles, Unique Experiences, Travel Opportunities, Designer and Couture Accessories and MORE are being added all of the time!

 Have you been HERE yet?

So, instead of spending money promoting our current auction via Opt-in random emails services, etc., we thought...Why NOT engage those who already know and love ART4GOOD Auctions, along with new friends and bidders that we hope to inspire too?!

HERE is "THE CATCH"!

We would like you to take a few moments and REFER YOUR FRIENDS!  On our auction home page, see below the menu, "REFER FRIENDS".  Click on it and it will prompt you to submit email addresses.  (Don't worry, we cannot see or use those referrals, but WE CAN SEE HOW MANY that YOU INVITED and which emails went through)

For every 4 friends YOU "refer", you can choose a FREEBIE and we will only charge your CC for shipping and handling!  

BONUS!!!!!

You can actually choose up to 4 works in this gallery, as long as your have referred 16 friends or more and they are FREE with ONLY ONE SHIPPING/HANDLING cost!  Imagine! 4 works for only $29.95!!!

Let's rock!

 

 

 

 

 

19 February 2014

FINE ART AMERICA ROCKS! Have YOU been there yet?

Fine Art America.com truly rocks!  Have YOU been there yet?

 

HER LITTLE COLTAs a burgeoning artist, I began to create with a mission to give back!  As Founding Chairperson of ART4GOOD Foundation, I also wanted to "take a walk in the artists' shoes", and so I am constantly looking for opportuntities to expand our mission to "Inspire Change With Every Brush Stroke!"

Recently, I discovered, that unlike most of the multiple artist web-sites out there, Fine Art America is not only efficient and affordable, but there are so many more opportunities for both the artists and the art collectors!

Unique Surfaces too!  Whether you are shopping for a small framed print, or you are the more adventurous, cutting edge art collector, Fine Art America showcases the artists' works on Canvas, Metal, and Acrylic.  

For those who still like to communicate with cards, what could be better than to send a card to a friend showcasing a newly discovered artist's work?

So, I signed on.

Until now, my works have been, exclusively, showcased on

ART4GOOD Auctions!  

Now, you can collect them

HERE

too!

and...

Coming Soon!

We are also launching a gallery site for ART4GOOD Foundation on Fine Art America!  We will showcase our FAVORITES; works of art by all of our Artists Giving Back!

Stay tuned!

Wendie Busig-kohn

13 February 2014

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! "Make A Wish!"

VALENTINE 21 REDUXHAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

It's time to "Make A Wish!"

Every Valentine's Day is my birthday, and each year I "make a wish"!

I make a wish and a pledge to support the Make a Wish Foundation, and this year, other artists are giving back with me too!

Are YOU in? 

We have created a spectacular on-line auction event for you to explore!

Why?

Since 1980, the Make a Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make A Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities. Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make A Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

The Make a Wish Foundation has received support from many notable celebrities including Teri Hatcher,Warren Buffet and Darren Hayes.

Join with me and many others to help these children make their wishes come true!

We have added some spectacular new art works including ooodles of the ever popular NOSTALGIC ART works, and I created some Valentines that will outlast a  card or a bouquet of flowers for years to come.

Imagine:  Every time you enjoy a work of art, you can remember that YOU helped a dying child's wish come true.  It just doesn't get any more loving than that, does it?

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY,

Wendie Busig-kohn

Publisher:  The Artist In You! Blog 

CEO/Founding Chairperson:  ART 4 GOOD Foundation, Inc.

16 January 2014

STAND UP TO CANCER WITH ART4GOOD! AAAASTANDUP2CANCER-4f0f39ef2a899

THIS TIME...it's PERSONAL!

I know that I am not alone.  I believe that almost EVERYONE has been impacted by Cancer in their lives; a family member, a friend, even a SURVIVOR or two!

I'd like to dedicate this auction in memory of my mom, who is the inspiration behind our mission at the ART4GOOD Foundation!

The Back Story


Betty BusigTo say that my mom is the inspiration behind this project and mission would be an understatement.

It is with my mother's heart for charity, her love of art, that I address this mission every single day.

As a child, my mom was determined to expose me to a world she treasured; a world of the arts. I will never forget a specific weekend trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art. A modern art exhibit beckoned her attendance and the family, my mom, father, sister and I, entered the museum. Unbeknownst to me at that time, that a museum was to be a 'quiet place', this 5 year old blurted out, "I can do better than that!"

My father thought me hilarious, my mother was so embarrassed. I continued, looking up to my father with, "let's go see the mummies!"

Music lessons became the new focus. It was not until many years later that I adopted her love and appreciation for Fine Art. Initially, like many young people, my apartments and rental homes were adorned with art posters and items snatched up at Art Festivals.

When my career took me to many different cities throughout the United States and in France, I began to acquire on a whole new level. Most people take coffee breaks where they work. On locations changing from day to day, I took 'Art Breaks'. I would venture into every gallery along my path, and fell in love with the works of Erte, Alvar, and Frederic Hart.

On one tour, I managed to squeeze in a gallery event honoring Alvar, and met him in person for the first time. My next stop on my tour was a visit to see my mom, then on to New Jersey to meet with my clients at M&M Mars. My mom asked me if she could 'keep' the invitation to the Alvar event as she wanted to frame it.

Yes, my mom, a beautiful heart of a woman, loved art so much, she would actually buy Art Calendars, cut the photos out and frame them! I surprised her that Christmas with "The Tree of Life" and "The Tree of Knowledge" by Alvar! She treasured them and I finally felt like, perhaps, we had come full circle together.

When Betty Busig died, she left those Alvars to me, along with every penny she could save with intent to help me in the future, knowing that due to my SLE/LUPUS, I was unable to 'work' like I used to do!

She lived such a modest life. The most important thing anyone needs to know, to truly understand why she continues to be my inspiration is this. My mom managed to live on $30.00 a week for her groceries, and yet, despite her modest means,donated to at least 20 different charities every month of her life until the day she died. Putting others first was a given. She was selfless, charitable, and totally modest. She was and will always be my angel of inspiration.

When she died, I, too, had been making monthly donations to a selection of my favorite causes. I began to think about how I could do more, much more, and expand those funds she left me; appropriating with a more continual and heightened capability, a method of giving back like she did, until the day that I die.

This, all of this, was made possible and inspired by Betty Busig!

 

Thank YOU mom!

One LOVE, now and forever,

Wendie Busig-Kohn

CEO/Founding Chairperson

ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc.

 

    The A4G: STAND UP 2 CANCER auciton is now open. The auction will run from January 13, 2014 to January 19, 2014, with proceeds going to ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. in order to support STAND UP 2 CANCER. Auction items range from collectible Fine Art, Jewelry, Couture Accessories, Collectibles and Memorabilia and exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!

    Now is your chance to not only get all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support our organization and mission.

    Stand Up 2 Cancer is a non-profit organization/website/TV show that aims to raise money for cancer researchers and scientists to come together and reach their common goal: the cure for cancer. Since it's launch in 2008, Stand up 2 Cancer has pledged over $80 million to accelerate ground-breaking research and bring new treatments to patients as quickly as possible.

    Stand up 2 Cancer has received support from many notable celebrities including Meryl StreepKaty Perry and Patrick Swayze.

    It is our goal, in tandem with ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. to raise $1,000.00 in direct donations and proceeds!

    I hope you will share our commitment and enthusiasm and join the team! You can donate 10 bucks, vote, invite others to jam with us, or simply keep track of OUR progress!

    Join with us on CrowdRise Here: 

    http://www.crowdrise.com/A4GSTANDUP2CANCER/fundraiser/Art4GoodFoundationInc

     

    Make Your Bid to Support STAND UP 2 CANCER!

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    Auction Ends: Jan 19, 2014 11:59 PM EST
     
     
     

    Online Auction Open! Let the Bidding Begin!

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