Auction For Hurricane Harvey Relief | I Am Offering An Original Painting


If you are anything like me it seems like there is one thing after another lately. It is easy to wonder what can we do when there is so much that needs to be done.

I can struggle with these same thoughts but then I remember with deep knowing that little actions from many bring about big change, help, comfort etc. So, we are going to come together as a small group and make a small action knowing that others are doing the same.

Cat Kerr has organized an art auction and 100% of the donations will go directly to one of two organizations to help towards the huge relief effort of rebuilding and caring for all of those impacted from Hurricane Harvey. I am offering my original framed painting titled Circling The Storm. This is one of Kelly’s favorite pieces that I have done (he only told me that after I offered to give it away) so you may find him bidding against you:-)


This auction will be on Sept. 9th 7pm to 11pm EST. There will be 10 artists donating art.

Message from Cat Kerr:
-The highest bidder wins.
-At 11pm I will announce the winner of each piece.
-The winner makes a donation for the amount they won the piece.
-The winner submits their receipt of donation, along with their address information in a message to me.
-I will contact the corresponding artist with the shipping information of the winner.
-The artist will then mail the art piece to the winner.

Donations will be made to the Red Cross and Team Rubicon. You can choose which one you want to make the donation to. Please make sure that the donation goes to help those in Texas. I will need to see a receipt of donation.

Team Rubicon link :
Red Cross Link:

Here are all of the artists participating:
1.Linda M Cain
2.Dina Speed Wakley
3.Jeanne Griffin Oliver
4. Cat Kerr
5.Jodi Ohl
6. Leslie Marsh
7. Mary Beth Shaw
8. Nellie Wortman
9. Sandra Evertson
10.Seth Apter
11. One Very Special Donation

Circling The Storm by Jeanne Oliver

Mixed media on wood

Measures 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 1.75″

|acrylic, charcoal, pastel, graphite|

This abstract was inspired by the colors and moody weather of the Oregon Coast.

This auction is set up as a Facebook event. Please follow this link and click that you are going. Please come back to the event on Sept. 9th 7pm to 11pm EST to bid.


Here is a short video of the other art also being auctioned…


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What Do You Feel?

Isn’t it amazing how deeply art can touch you?

Within minutes of being at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival I was in a man’s booth and one of his art pieces almost brought me to tears.

Later in the day my sister was able to see an artist that I adore and she called me telling me that she could have cried because her art was so touching.

But art doesn’t just move you to tears.  Art can be repulsive and offensive.  It can be dark.  Art can be joyful.  Art can make you laugh out loud.  It can make you think.  It can definitely inspire.  It can bring peace and it can unsettle.

As I walked through hundreds of booths today I was reminded once again about how many gifts we all have.

Not one of the booths looked like another.

Beautiful, authentic, original creativity coming out of each of the artists.

Here are some of my favorite artists from the day and their links.

Cori Dantini

{I actually went today specifically to meet Cori}

I love Cori’s work and she is so kind.  We are currently redoing Madolyn’s room and I will be buying some of Cori’s prints for her new room.

Lisa Norris

She has some really unique dress collages that I wish I could have photographed.  I didn’t bring my camera because I just wanted to take all the art in.  When I am taking photos I think I miss a lot.

Aaron Hequembourg

I pulled these photos off of Aaron’s website.  His work was exquisite.  If you have a chance to ever see he work you will love it.  Some of his art was what moved me so deeply.  I bought the smallest piece that he was selling:-)  I loved talking with him and hearing about the models his uses and all of the salvage pieces that he incorporates.

Ann Wood and Dean Lucker

I really enjoyed their mechanical pieces.  Their art is so affordable and one of the pieces could be like a card.  They are paper with a mechanical piece that reveals a special message.  So unique and very fun.

Brian McGuffey

Brian’s work had amazing textures and his pieces were bold, whimsical and large.

Beverly Hayden

It is fun to meet an artist that is as fun as their art.  Beverly’s personality is definitely part of the joy of seeing her work.  She let the children touch her pieces which was amazing at a show that we had to repeatedly say, “don’t touch”:-)

Lisa Kattenbraker

I loved Lisa’s booth.  Each piece had the most gorgeous colors and I loved all the children she painted.

Amanda Blake

Amanda’s art is stunning.  Why does money not grow on trees?  My favorites pieces were little tiny 2″x3″ original pieces.  Very fun.

Court Lurie

I really enjoyed Court’s abstract paintings.  I am looking forward to experimenting more with this style myself.

Rick Wright

LOVE!!  I am still kicking myself that I didn’t buy one of his sketches!  So lovely.

So, there you have it…my highlights from the art festival.

I may just head back again on my own to look around longer.


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