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01 September 2014


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

by PHP

Wbk profile pic with art

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

 

 

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