For the past few years, ever since the anti-gay terrorist shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orland, Florida, Toronto artist Mark Jeremy Gleberzon has partnered with Waddingtons Auction House to create a Small Art Big Hearts auction to benefit a current crisis in need.
This year's cause is Grandmothers to Grandmothers, an organization that supports and empowers African grandmothers who are caring for their grandchildren who have been orphaned by AIDS.
Various artists each donate a small work to be auctioned by Waddingtons. I have been happy to contribute in a small way each year so far, and this year donated this square foot work. Dropped it off yesterday, and the auction is September 22, 2018. I hope lots of money is raised for this great cause!
Owners of a larger piece, Carbonated Gravy, recently added a square foot artwork, Window Panes, to their collection.
Thank you so very much to Jerry Hardesty, producer of The Artist's Voice podcast. Jerry is a wonderful painter and a terrific host and I really enjoyed my time talking with him.
Listen in here: https://theartistsvoice.info/2018/08/13/episode-10-artist-lorette-c-luzajic/
We talked about the square foot artworks, the journal I edit (The Ekphrastic Review), my column pairing Wine and Art at Good Food Revolution, and why I don't want to turn in the towel and become a dental hygienist or some other sensible path.
Thanks for joining us! Listen in on some of the other artist interviews, too, at this great new podcast.
Win a Square Foot Art Work of Your Choice!
Would you like the chance to win a square foot art work by Lorette?
All you have to do is send your comments about the square foot collage paintings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can give your two cents on a particular artwork or on the work overall.
View the complete inventory here: www.squarefootartbylorette.ca/12x12-originals.html
Your comments may be used on promotional materials or in a "What People Are Saying" style web page.
Names on every entry will be placed in hat and drawn by a neutral party. The winner can choose their very own square foot art original by Lorette.
Deadline is September 13, 2018. Draw and announcement of winner will be on September 20, 2018.
Thanks so much for your participation!
Please EMAIL your comments and do not leave comments below or on Facebook, etc. I don't want your entry to get lost. Comments must be emailed to qualify! Thanks.
Yesterday I dropped off twelve of my most fantastical square foot collage paintings at Artusiasm Gallery in Toronto, for an art show August.
Artusiasm Art Gallery
1684 St. Clair West, Toronto