72 posts categorized "DESIGNING MINDS!"

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

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

 

 

27 June 2014

Now, what is so AWESOME ...about...WINNING???

Everyone likes to win!

WE all want to be winners!

But, it feels even more special when you win something awesome that can help others too!

Are YOU ready for this?

For all of our treasured regular Bidders......
A fond Farewell....for now!
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ALL ART IS PRECIOUS; a gift from soul to soul!
We are truly excited to offer some of the most awesome works of Art from collectible artists throughout the world.
 
We are also very excited about our new partnership with OFF THE WALLS WEARABLE ART!!
Scheduled for an international debut, in 2015, YOU are invited to purchase at below wholesale prices, hundreds of items that will set YOU apart as you stand out in your neighborhood, place of business, and social events wearing something that no one else can acquire!
Each item is ONE ONLY...that means...first one to claim their wearable art will be the ONLY one!
MORE!!  We have added some bonus incentives!  Don't hesitate, or add an item to your watch list!
 
 BUY NOW prices save $$$s for YOU!
 
 BUY NOW BONUS OPTION FOR:
OFF THE WALLS WEARABLE ART ITEMS INCLUDING:  ART SCARVES! ROCK THE ART SHIRTS! SHIFT DRESSES! ART TEES! HAND BAGS AND TOTES!, WATCHES!:
 
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 3 ITEMS:  
SAVE 10% ON TOTAL ORDER!
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 6 ITEMS: 
SAVE 15% ON TOTAL ORDER!
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 10 ITEMS:  
SAVE 20% ON TOTAL ORDER!
BUY COORDINATED OR RANDOM SELECTIONS OF 12 ITEMS:  
SAVE 25% ON TOTAL ORDER
 
Matching up items is easy too!  
Simply type in the TITLE of your favorite and you will see ALL of the possibilities!

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS!
I would like to take a personal moment to say
THANK YOU to each and every one of our BIDDERS!  
YOU HAVE BEEN THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS, enabling us to GIVE BACK!
 
A few years ago, when ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. was created, I had a mission that was two-fold:  Realizing that the ART MARKET and ARTISTS suffered the harshest impact in a violatile economy, I spent several years acquiring the VERY FINEST ART from hundreds of artists from all over the world.
 
We believe that ALL ART is PRICELESS; a gift from soul to soul!
Our mission from the onset was to "Inspire Change With Every Brush Stroke!"
We wanted to SHARE this HUGE collection of truly awesome art to help raise funds for charitable organizations.
 
Our first call was to Bidding For Good, with the hope that we could offer our vast, multi-million dollar plus, diverse, inventory to their MARKETPLACE; to SHARE and SUPPORT their charitable organization clients.
 
To date, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars donated to charities that we chose to be beneficiaries, primarily from SALES OF FINE ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
We really want to do more!
 
BUT..."to no avail"......
We've been told, again and again, by the "powers that be at BFG" that "art doesn't sell", even though YOU, the BIDDERS have proven that to be untrue.
  
You have been bidding and winning truly collectible art, in tandem with wonderful art by burgeoning artists for over two and a half years now!
On the "flip side", despite our devotion and investment of time to support numerous charitble organizations (as listed below), to date we have not been able to inspire THEM to INVITE their current supporters to participate!  Moreover, only 5 have ever even taken a moment to say THANK YOU for our ongoing donations! 
 
A recent survey and focus group of constant donors and pledge partners from these charities provided some stunning insight to the recent behavior or lack of graciousness from many of our favorite charities on the planet!  
Instead of responding "Thank you for your donation; here is how YOU helped", far too many people are bombarded with mail, telemarketers who simply demand MORE!
I am not one to give up easily, but I have known for a while now that a change was eminent and necessary! 
 
We do, of course, intend to recommence auctions including here on Bidding For Good in the Fall, and we will continue to endorse and recommend this site for charitible organizations to host their fundraising events! 
 
WE ARE WORKING ON A NEW SOLUTION!   
WE WANT EVERYONE TO WIN, everyone to benefit !  
 
So, this summer, I will be devoting ALL OF MY TIME to achieving that goal!!
As we look forward to our role in the new "OFF THE WALLS Wearable Art" line, and partnering with marketers throughout the world, these items can also be made available!
 
In summary, we are a very small determined group of devoted volunteers who believe in giving back and supporting the world of the arts. We will enable charity auction clients to EXPAND their offerings, and because our inventory is so extensive, they won't need to "compete" with other auctions on the same site offering the same items!!  
(Wouldn't that be awesome?)
 
We look forward to a new horizon ahead that will benefit all, including a continual support for increased success for all of our loyal bidders and our friends at Bidding For Good!
 
HUGE HUGS GOING OUT TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED US TO SUPPORT SO MANY OF THE MOST WONDERFUL CHARITIES ON THE PLANET OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS INCLUDING:
Conservation Lands Foundation, Cri-Help, 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 Jude Children’s Research 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,  The International Wolf Center, UNICEF, UNHCR, MusiCares, Andre Agassi Foundation, M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation, The Lupus Foundation, 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, 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, Desert Aids Project, Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation, Christopher's Clubhouse, The Daniel Pearl Foundation and Save The Children.
 
ADDITIONAL DONATIONS IN KIND:  Approximate Value $150,000.00+ have been donated to charitable organizations hosting auctions HERE on Bidding For Good! 
Thank YOU!
Thank you for your participation! Thank YOU for caring!
One Love,
Wendie Busig-Kohn
CEO/Founding Chairperson
ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc

 
! ART 2 WEAR DESIGNS(11)
! ART DRESSES(100)
! ART HANDBAGS(170)
! ART SCARVES(110)
! Art SKIRTS(29)
! ART TEES & LEGGINGS(75)
! ART WATCHES(141)
! HUGE ART CANVASES !(24)
!KIMONOS and Leggings(46)
!ROCK THE ART SHIRT!(284)
"New: ART/Artists!"(9)
ART ULTRA COLLECTIBLE(120)
ART: Animals(46)
ART: Children(23)
ART: CINEMA(45)
ART: DANCE(7)
ART: DIGITAL MASTERS(65)
ART: FAITH, CULTURE(22)
ART: Happy Art!(13)
ART: HORSES(32)
ART: ICONIC(13)
ART: Master Artists(492)
ART: Men and Women(13)
ART: Music(15)
Art: NATIVE AMERICAN(61)
ART: Nature(38)
ART: Nostalgic(61)
ART: ON THE WATER(15)
ART: ROMANCE/Love(21)
ART: Travel(42)
ART: Abstract/Pop(30)
ART: Bold & Beautiful(16)
ART: CINEMA(30)
ART: HEARTS/FLOWERS(12)
AWESOME GIFTS!(1)
AWESOME WATCHES(12)
Collectibles(98)
EXOTIC ACCESSORIES(9)
EXTREME BARGAINS!(19)
JEWELRY: COUTURE(10)
JEWELRY: FINE(25)
Memorabilia(85)
Tickets-Entertainment(1)
Travel(139)
Unique Experiences

02 June 2014

THANK YOU!

Night perch doneI would like to take a personal moment to say

THANK YOU to each and every one of our BIDDERS!  

YOU HAVE BEEN THE WIND BENEATH OUR WINGS, enabling us to GIVE BACK!

A few years ago, when ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. was created, I had a mission that was two-fold:  

Realizing that the ART MARKET and ARTISTS suffered the harshest impact in a violatile economy, I spent several years acquiring the VERY FINEST ART from hundreds of artists from all over the world.

We believe that ALL ART is PRICELESS; a gift from soul to soul!

Our mission from the onset was to "Inspire Change With Every Brush Stroke!"

We wanted to SHARE this HUGE collection of truly awesome art to help raise funds for charitable organizations.

Our first call was to Bidding For Good, with the hope that we could offer our vast, multi-million dollar plus, diverse, inventory to their MARKETPLACE; to SHARE and SUPPORT their charitable organization clients.

To date, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars donated to charities that we chose to be beneficiaries, primarily from SALES OF FINE ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

We really want to do more!

BUT..."to no avail"......

We've been told, again and again, by the "powers that be at BFG" that "art doesn't sell", even though YOU, the BIDDERS have proven that to be untrue 

You have been bidding and winning truly collectible art, in tandem with wonderful art by burgeoning artists for over two and a half years now!

On the "flip side", despite our devotion and investment of time to support numerous charitble organizations (as listed below), to date we have not been able to inspire THEM to INVITE their current supporters to participate!  Moreover, only 5 have ever even taken a moment to say THANK YOU for our ongoing donations! 

A recent survey and focus group of constant donors and pledge partners from these charities provided some stunning insight to the recent behavior or lack of graciousness from many of our favorite charities on the planet!  

Instead of responding "Thank you for your donation; here is how YOU helped", far too many people are bombarded with mail, telemarketers who simply demand MORE!

I am not one to give up easily, but I have known for a while now that a change was eminent and necessary! 

I suffer from SLE/Lupus and additional auto immune disorders, and yet I remained determined to get up each day and invest my focus and time in creating new auctions and inviting folks to participate.  An investment of time; usually up to 75-80 hours each week, a toll on my health has been recently impossible to ignore.

We do, of course, intend to recommence auctions including here on Bidding For Good in the Fall, and we will continue to endorse and recommend this site for charitible organizations to host their fundraising events! 

WE ARE WORKING ON A NEW SOLUTION!   

WE WANT EVERYONE TO WIN, everyone to benefit !  

So, this summer, I will be devoting ALL OF MY TIME to achieving that goal!!

 As we look forward to our role in the new "OFF THE WALLS Wearable Art" line, and partnering with marketers throughout the world, these items can also be made available!

In summary, we are a very small determined group of devoted volunteers who believe in giving back and supporting the world of the arts. We will enable charity auction clients to EXPAND their offerings, and because our inventory is so extensive, they won't need to "compete" with other auctions on the same site offering the same items!!  

(Wouldn't that be awesome?)

We look forward to a new horizon ahead that will benefit all, including a continual support for increased success for all of our loyal bidders and our friends at Bidding For Good!  

HUGE HUGS GOING OUT TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED US TO SUPPORT SO MANY OF THE MOST WONDERFUL CHARITIES ON THE PLANET OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS INCLUDING:

Conservation Lands Foundation, Cri-Help, 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 Jude Children’s Research 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,  The International Wolf Center, UNICEF, UNHCR, MusiCares, Andre Agassi Foundation, M J Fox Parkinson's Foundation, The Lupus Foundation, 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, 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, Desert Aids Project, Angel View Crippled Children's Foundation, Christopher's Clubhouse, The Daniel Pearl Foundation and Save The Children.

 ADDITIONAL DONATIONS IN KIND:  Approximate Value $150,000.00+ have been donated to charitable organizations hosting auctions HERE on Bidding For Good! 

Thank YOU!

Thank you for your participation! Thank YOU for caring!

One Love,

Wendie Busig-kohn

Learn more about ART 4 GOOD

Personal/Professional Biography:  Wendie Busig-Kohn 

includes previous client testimonials

CONTACT US AT ART4GOOD CHARITY AUCTIONS!

 


 

 

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 info@art4goodfoundation.com

 

 

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ART 2 WEAR BY WBK

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"OFF THE WALLS":  WEARABLE ART!

 

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