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29 January 2014

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!


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

















The Disney Corporation 

Exxon Corporation 

Universal Studios 

Federal Express 

The Ritz Carlton Corporation 

American Pharmaceuticals 

Nissin Foods of Japan 


Red Bull 



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


Dave Winfield


and have received numerous accolades and awards including:

The Presidential Medal

 and they have been 


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


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




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


 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.


16 January 2014



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: 



    Make Your Bid to Support STAND UP 2 CANCER!

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

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    07 January 2014

    "Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy": For those who CARE about making a difference and WINNING something AWESOME!

    "Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy": For those who CARE about making a difference and WINNING something AWESOME!

    OVER 1,800 opportunties await YOU here: http://tinyurl.com/WIN-NOW-GIVE-BACK-GET-MORE

    The A4G: AUTISM SPEAKS Auction is now open. The auction will run from January 6, 2014 to January 12, 2014, with proceeds going to ART4GOOD Foundation, Inc. in order to support AUTISM SPEAKS. Auction items range from FINE ART, Collectibles, Jewelry, and Exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!

    Make Your Bid to Support Autism Speaks

    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. 


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      What Is Autism?

      What Is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

       Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. 

      ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.

      Autism appears to have its roots in very early brain development. However, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age. Autism Speaks continues to fund research on effective methods for earlier diagnosis, as early intervention with proven behavioral therapies can improve outcomes. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of this work and one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role.Learn more …

      How Common Is Autism?

      Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 88 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.

      ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Moreover, government autism statistics suggest that prevalence rates have increased 10 to 17 percent annually in recent years. There is no established explanation for this continuing increase, although improved diagnosis and environmental influences are two reasons often considered. Learn more …

      What Causes Autism?

      Not long ago, the answer to this question would have been “we have no idea.” Research is now delivering the answers. First and foremost, we now know that there is no one cause of autism just as there is no one type of autism. Over the last five years, scientists have identified a number of rare gene changes, or mutations, associated with autism. A small number of these are sufficient to cause autism by themselves. Most cases of autism, however, appear to be caused by a combination of autism risk genes and environmental factors influencing early brain development.

      In the presence of a genetic predisposition to autism, a number of nongenetic, or “environmental,” stresses appear to further increase a child’s risk. The clearest evidence of these autism risk factors involves events before and during birth. They include advanced parental age at time of conception (both mom and dad), maternal illness during pregnancy and certain difficulties during birth, particularly those involving periods of oxygen deprivation to the baby’s brain. It is important to keep in mind that these factors, by themselves, do not cause autism. Rather, in combination with genetic risk factors, they appear to modestly increase risk.

      A growing body of research suggests that a woman can reduce her risk of having a child with autism by taking prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and/or eating a diet rich in folic acid (at least 600 mcg a day) during the months before and after conception.  

      Increasingly, researchers are looking at the role of the immune system in autism. Autism Speaks is working to increase awareness and investigation of these and other issues, where further research has the potential to improve the lives of those who struggle with autism.Learn more …

      What Does It Mean to Be “On the Spectrum”?

       Each individual with autism is unique. Many of those on the autism spectrum have exceptional abilities in visual skills, music and academic skills. About 40 percent have average to above average intellectual abilities. Indeed, many persons on the spectrum take deserved pride in their distinctive abilities and “atypical” ways of viewing the world. Others with autism have significant disability and are unable to live independently. About 25 percent of individuals with ASD are nonverbal but can learn to communicate using other means. Autism Speaks’ mission is to improve the lives of all those on the autism spectrum. For some, this means the development and delivery of more effective treatments that can address significant challenges in communication and physical health. For others, it means increasing acceptance, respect and support.

      Source:  http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism


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