"The Art of Giving" Returns!
Updated: Feb 28, 2021
The Wit Gallery’s Art of Giving Winter Charity Campaign returns for it’s 12th year with 27 artists participating. Purchase artwork by participating artists between February 5th and March 20th, receive a 10% discount and we'll match it with a tax-deductible donation in your name. This can add up to a total of 20% in savings!
The Art of Giving was created in 2010 to respond to the growing need in our communities due to the financial crisis of that time. The financial environments for charities have been on pendulum rides since, with guarantees of funding always in question. This is true now, more than ever.
Each winter since 2010, “The Art of Giving” has allowed the Wit Gallery artists to select charities close to their hearts to benefit from part of the proceeds of their sales. The organizations chosen have usually had a personal impact on the artists. This year, well over half of our artists are taking part in this important program and much of the focus is on food security during the Covid-19 crisis.
How this program works:
Receive 10% off the original price of select artworks and we’ll make a 10% tax-deductible* donation to a charity in your name. Each artist has selected a charity which they would prefer to support, however you may choose another if her/his selection does not resonate with your beliefs.
Within the “Art of Giving” the opportunity is presented for the beauty of Art to be joined with the beauty of Spirit. May living with one of these pieces of Art remind you of the gift you made possible; donated to support and lift another in need.A win, win, win, win. The patron, the recipient, The Wit Gallery, the artist; all hearts are warmed. Thank you!!
- Lynn Latimer, artist & participant in “The Art of Giving” since its inception
Artists involved: click on the artist’s name to see a sampling of their artwork, or the name of the charity to be taken to their homepage.
Karolina Adams — Drawing- Berkshire Humane Society
Michael Alfano — Sculpture — The Greater Boston Food Bank
Michael Boroniec — Ceramics — Roots Rising
Joel Curran —Paper artist _ Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Marianne Enhörning — Painting — Rain Forest Trust
Laurie Fields — Mixed media painting — National Alliance for Mental Illness
Jay Garfinkel — Photography — Feeding America
Gartner & Blade Glass —Blown Glass — Plenitud PR
John-Mark Gleadow — Book Spine paintings — The People’s Pantry
Jennifer Glover Riggs — Painting — Multiple Myeloma Foundation
Judy Horowitz — Painting — collector’s choice
Tom Jacobs — Photography — Doctor’s without Borders
Riita Klint — Painting — Direct Relief
Drew Klotz — Sculpture — collector’s choice
Elisabeth Ladwig -Photography- Jane Goodall institute
Erik Laffer — Painting — collector’s choice
Lynn Latimer —Fused Glass — collector’s choice
Karen Nicol - Mixed media Textiles — collectors choice
John Petrey — Sculpture — World Food Pantry
Madonna Phillips — Mixed media — The People’s Pantry
Andrew Plaut — Wood Working — The Stratton Foundation
Barbara Scavotto-Earley — Ceramic sculpture — No Kid Hungry
Dragan Sekaric Shex — Painting — collector’s choice
Joe Sorge — Sculpture — collector’s choice
Scott Taylor —Painting - They Dance for Rain - or — Hospice of Central and Western Massachusetts.
Bobbi Vischi —Fused glass - Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
April Willy — Painting — Second Helpings
Now in its 12th year, The Art of Giving continues to allow art to truly make a difference!
The fine print:
~ Not to be combined with any other offers
~This Charity Drive runs February 5th through March 20th, 2021 ~Artists & artwork involved are subject to change according to availability.Sale prices are for specially selected artworks by participating artists only. ~Sale prices valid on artwork held on the premises of The Wit Gallery only ~*Charitable donations may be tax deductible depending on your tax situation ~Donations will be paid to charities by December 31st, 2021
The Collector may choose a charity of his/her choice if those represented are not applicable to his/her beliefs.