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.

 

22 November 2014

Giving Back is MORE Rewarding than ever this Holiday Season! WHY?

Giving Back just became much more rewarding for YOU,

this Holiday Season!  

  COMPOSITION X TOTE

Why subject yourself to the rush and crowds of big box stores, when you can SAVE up to 75% on the most unique and thoughtful gifts that give back to your favorite charities too?!!

 ART4GOOD FOUNDATION, Inc is ramping up with an unprecedented number and variety of awesome gifts that are guaranteed to delight and surprise!

Art 4 Good always gives back, and this season we will be donating our support to the following charities:

RIGHT NOW and CLOSING SOON:  FEEDING AMERICA!

November 24-December 7th:  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY!

December 8-14:  WOUNDED WARRIORS

December 15-21:  MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION!

December 22-28:  DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS!

Yes, we do have oooooodles of works of ART including Uber Collectible works by Renowned Artists from all over the world!  We also offer a growing inventory of Master Artists' works and the ever popular collection of Vintage and Nostalgic works!

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BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE!!

BodyCon Dresses!  Shift Dresses!  Art Scarves!  Art Handbags, Totes and Messenger Bags!, Art Watches! 

 

 

ENCHANTMENT VESPER BY CHAGALL4-142932964-1-0-1

 

and LOTS and LOTS of

JEWELRY!

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 Couture, Designer and One of a Kind Jewelry is uploaded daily!  

We will be offering the most substantial collection of Unique Jewelry offerings ever:  approximately 750 NEW items that will warm your heart this holiday season!

Last, but not least, we are also creating and offering NEW ...AWESOME GIFT ideas!

In summary?  Why bother with the rush of the crowds, when you can sit back, click here, and discover items that are simply not found  elsewhere, and you will save $$ and FEEL GOOD about GIVING BACK?

Let's Rock!

Thank YOU for Bidding!

Happy Holidays!

 

10 November 2014

WANNA FIGHT? Let's Rock!

THINK TANK

The ART4GOOD Auction FOR FIGHTING CANCER is now open.

The auction will run from November 10, 2014 to November 16, 2014.

Who among us has not faced Cancer?  So many parents, friends, colleagues and even famous people that have inspired us with so much joy and laughter, have suffered; many have died.

In recent years, although the battle is no easier, the health community has been more successful in saving lives!

Let's keep THAT TREND going!

Let's Rock to support THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY!

The "gang" of volunteers here at ART4GOOD Foundation, wants to help.  ART4GOOD Foundation always gives back!

ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY:

A nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization.

The goal of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is to prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from cancer.

Its areas of activity include research, information services, advocacy, and community services and programs.

Among its programs is Hope Lodge, which provides free housing for adults with cancer. As of early 2007, 22 lodges have been set up.

ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY TWO CELEBRITES SUPPORT THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER, according to LookToTheStars.org

Many of our most beloved Philanthropic Celebrities have been lost to this dreadful disease

We are featuring many Collectibles by many more,

to FIGHT CANCER

including:

Rihanna! Stevie Wonder! Steve Tyler! Brad Whitford! Mick Jagger! Steve Vai! The Rolling Stones! Phish Trey! Justin Bieber! Paul McCartney! Celine Dion! Ozzy Ozbourne! Axl Rose! Dave Matthews! Alice Cooper! Aerosmith! Blues Traveler Popper! Matchbox 20/Rob Thomas! AC/DC! Keith Richards! Neil Young! ZZ Top! Joe Satriani! Faith Hill! Tim McGraw! Audio Slave/Tom Morello! The Beatles! Goo Goo Dolls! Bruce Springsteen! Steve Winwood! Steven Tyler! Sir Elton John! Metallica! Madonna! Prince! Lady GaGa! Meatloaf! Keith Urban! BB King! Brooks & Dunn! Jonas Brothers! CHER! Green Day/Billie Joe Armstrong! KISS/Ace Frehley! President George Bush SENIOR! Johnny Depp! Al Pacino! Channing Tatum! Oprah Winfrey! Stephen King! Angelina Jolie! Sylvester Stallone! Brad Pitt! Clint Eastwood! Arnold Schwarzenegger! Kristin Stewart! Denzel Washington! Jack Nicholson! Peter Max! Vince Lombardi! Joe Montanna! Mickey Mantle! Dwight Clark! Jerome Bettis! Tom Seaver! Nolan Ryan! Carlton Fisk! Jack Nicklaus! Ichiro Suzuki! Led Zeppelin! Frank Sinatra! Dean Martin! Sammy Davis Jr.! Michael Jordan! David Ortiz! Derek Jeter! Arnold Palmer! Ben Hogan! Marilyn Monroe! Steve McQueen! Troy Aikman! Michael Irvin! Emmitt Smith! and Sean Connery!

Let's Fight!:

In rememberance of those loved ones we have lost

In support of those who are currently suffering

In support of LIFE without CANCER!

THANK YOU!!

 

01 September 2014

THE ART OF GIVING BACK! Save The Dates! September 1-7th!!

by PHP

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When the Founder of ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. began her mission to "inspire change with every brush stroke", by creating and hosting on-line charity auctions, she never thought she would become the top selling artist!  In fact, she never perceived herself as an  artist!

After the death of her mother, she had this idea; determined to market Fine Art and continue in her mom's footsteps of supporting as many viable charities as possible.  For several years, she collected works from all over the world, works that have been showcased and applauded in the most famous museums and galleries.

In 2011, she suffered a mild stroke, leaving her left side totally paralysed.  Depression set in, as she "felt useless".  Normally, she volunteered at least 100 hours each week, to this mission.

Determined to inspire her to try something new, I went shopping for a wide variety of art supplies.  It did not matter how, it only mattered that she would simply play with colors and maybe even forget about the pain for a while.

Three years later, she became the best selling artist on ART4GOOD Auctions!  "My early works were really horrible", she recalls.  "But, I did discover that when I immersed myself into creativity, I forgot about the pain.  I learned that by shifting into more right brain activity while painting, I found a sanctuary, a retreat from pain!", said Wendie.  She became an advocate for the "art of healing".  

Soon thereafter, her works were also published in a series of books; eight in total, also an effort to raise awareness and contribute to various causes.  Her poetry was also featured in five of those books too!

In 2014, she began to design for "OFF THE WALLS" Wearable Art and more!  Her design collection, now planned for its 2015 debut, now includes:  Art Tees, Shift Dresses, Handbags, Watches, Rockin' Shirts, Scarves, Skirts, Kimonos, Home Decor Items,  and Beach/Yacht wear too!

SHOW! SHOW! SHOW?

Well, miracles do happen, but Wendie Busig-kohn still suffers from Systemic Lupus and Fibromyalgia.  "The ole gal just doesn't go out anymore", she will tell you.  "My focus is to do what I can, whenever I can, via social media".   

Can you blame me for insisting that we, finally, do a "ONE WOMAN AUCTION"?

We're on!  From September 1st through September 7th, everyone is invited to a very special auction event!  777, Seven hundred, seventy seven offerings of Wendie's creativity in a multitude of forms will be available!

Are YOU in?  We hope everyone who reads this blog post will be there to support "the best selling artist to date" on ART4GOOD Auctions, who has given back so much!  It's her time to shine!

Thank You!

PHP

Which charities have benefited from sales of

ARTbyWBK?

Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation

Thorn/*formerly 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

 and, more recently, in memory of Robin Williams:

Aid Still Required

American Foundation for AIDS Research

Augie's Quest

Bob Woodruff Foundation

Celebrity Fight Night Foundation

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Comic Relief

David Foster Foundation

Dogs Deserve Better

Dream Foundation

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Heifer International

International Medical Corps

Keep Memory Alive

LIVESTRONG

Love Our Children USA

Luke Neuhedel Foundation

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

Prince's Rainforests Project

Prince's Trust

Robert F Kennedy Memorial

Smile Train

 

 

24 August 2014

REMEMBERING ROBIN, Part II: An Invitation

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 “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

His boundless energy was never limited to making us laugh.  

Robin also epitomized and defined the role of philanthropist.

 

Like millions of others, the death of Robin Williams struck a personal blow of sadness and fixation to learn why.  Why did he choose to leave us behind?  With all of that energy we saw and experienced within his legacy of works, many of us were not only stunned and saddened.  Day and night, I watched the news coverage, read the stories, and revisited all of those wonderful moments of his career.

He was a great listener, according to all who knew him.  When the spotlight dimmed, and only when he was alone with one friend, his attention and focus was unmatched.  Yet, like many people, he was incapable of revealing his private pain and suffering.  

He was a giver.  

He invested his incredible energy and talent  to help a variety of causes.  Visiting children’s wards in hospitals,  entertaining US troops in war zones, that frenetic energy which often heightened his performance, inspired others to laugh. 

Robin’s charity work was seemingly as endless as was his talent.   His diverse interests to help others ran the gamut from  health care and human rights, to education, environmental protection, and the arts.

Most widely known for his affiliation with Comic Relief, which was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization to help America’s homeless, Robin helped to raise over 50 million dollars. .  He also toured the Middle East with the USO, a total of five time, including visits to help raise the morale of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There is more.  There is much more!

Aid Still Required
American Foundation for AIDS Research
Amnesty International
Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
Augie's Quest
Bob Woodruff Foundation
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Comic Relief
David Foster Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
Dogs Deserve Better
Dream Foundation
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Heifer International
Humane Society
International Medical Corps
Keep Memory Alive
LIVESTRONG
Love Our Children USA
Luke Neuhedel Foundation
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
MusiCares
Prince's Rainforests Project
Prince's Trust
Robert F Kennedy Memorial
Smile Train
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
UNICEF

 Now, it is OUR TURN to follow in his footsteps; to remember and honor Robin Williams by supporting those charitable organizations he cared about and supported!  

"Through the Laughter and the Pain", we LOVED YOU soooooooooooo much!
R.I.P. Robin 
You will never be forgotten.
Thank YOU. 

 "Remembering Robin Williams" Auction is now open.

The auction will run from August 15, 2014 to August 31, 2014,

with proceeds going to Robin's favorite charities

 
Invite YOUR friends!
 
THANK YOU!
From All of Us at:
 
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23 August 2014

REMEMBERING ROBIN: Part 1


ROBIN WILIAMS QUOTE PLACARD

 

"I heard a joke once:  

Man goes to doctor, says he's depressed...

says life is hard and cruel.  

He says he's feeling all alone in a threatening world"...

"Doctor says:  Treatment is simple....The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight...Go and see him...That should pick you up!"

The man bursts into tears............................and says:  

"But, Doctor...I AM PAGLICACCI!!

For so many people around the world, it seems like only yesterday that we lost a man who was like a best friend.  He could make us laugh, even when we were down.  He could inspire us in countless ways as he fascinated us with his chameleon like capability to "become" any role he portrayed.

We were stunned.  We were heartbroken.  We were confused.

In the days that followed, although we learned that Robin had been suffering from Depression and was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, it all still seemed unbelievable.

As I always try to do, I looked for a photo to inspire a tribute portrait.  What I discovered was shocking.  Why did I not see it before?  

Rifling through, viewing countless photos on a google search, I noticed that most of the photos of Robin had one common denominator:  There was PAIN IN HIS EYES in almost every photo!

Why had I not noticed this before?

How often had I watched this man perform, bringing the joy of laughter to my heart, not realizing how much he was truly struggling?

Robin's moves were as awesome as his voices.  His manic-like performances, seemless, unexpected, impromtu, original and will always be unforgettable.  

Friends seemed to abound in stepping up to share their fondest memories of Robin, on every media source available.  I'm sure I was not the only one wondering "where were they?".  How did they NOT KNOW that he was suffering so much?

Depression is a very serious illness; one that all of us should aspire to learn more about; to understand more about the symtoms and treatments available.  

Moreover?  Every single person reading this post must admit it....social media and a quick howdy do tweet are not acceptable substitutes for real communication with our friends.  It is far to easy to mask depression and suicidal tendencies by simply sharing something quirkly on a feed.

I have only one personal recommendation:  Let us each take time today to create a "buddy system".  Pick up that phone and call someone that you trust implicitly.  

Create a mutual pledge, promise to each other that if either ever feels so down that he or she is considering suicide, the other will be available day or night to be there for them.   

Bi-Polar Disorder, Depression, Manic Depression need not be a mystery.  

Resources abound to learn more about this disease.  Make time to learn, to understand, and certainly...ASK FOR HELP.

Robin left us one precious gift.  He inspired us to learn more and to reach out and touch others who may be suffering right this very moment.

Thank YOU Robin!

REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

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