The second Thanks and Giving Art Show of The Brushwork Society will take place Oct. 25 through 28 at a home in Brookhaven.
The society is an Atlanta-based group of 13 artists that formed for the purpose of critique, encouragement and development of their craft, and 20 percent of all proceeds from sales this year go to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“We are proud to use our art to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,” Mary Ferguson, the society’s head and founder, said in a news release. “In terms of their facilities, equipment, research, care, staff and more, they are providing cutting edge care for children – we’re proud to contribute to that.”
In a news release, Alex Faas, the Children’s liaison to its neighborhood Friends fundraising groups, said, “Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is dedicated to providing high-quality care and is happy to be the beneficiary of the Thanks and Giving Show. Without the support of our community, none of what we do would be possible.
“It costs nearly $4 million just to keep our hospitals running each day, and we rely on every donation to be able to make a difference in the lives of our kids. Thank you all for making these miracles possible.”
The first Thanks and Giving Show was held in 2017 and benefited Samaritan’s Purse. According to Ferguson, art and philanthropy are a natural fit.
“All of our artists give back by sharing their talents, resources and skills to enrich the lives of others,” she said. “Among our founding members are professional and emerging artists, as well as teachers of the arts in Atlanta. Our work is exhibited and collected throughout the Southeast and beyond.”
This year’s Thanks and Giving Show has expanded the number of artists and the types of art presented.
The society is proud to be joined by nationally recognized artists who are well known as gifted teachers of the arts in metro Atlanta. They are Cindy Baron, Lauren Chambers and Kevin Chambers, Marc Chatov, Bill Davidson, Nancy Franke, Jim Richards and Ben Smith. Collectively, these artists have contributed decades of teaching and talent to the arts community.
The show will also feature friends of the society, who produce a broad range of creative work in the Atlanta area. These include Butternut Studio, Greg Ferguson, Susan Kinsella, Yasharel Manzy, Kirk McAlpin lll, Candace McCollough, Tony Moyers, Shirley Sequin, Steven Stinchcomb and Kimberly White.
Like last year, the society’s founding members will have their work for sale. They are Deidra Alexander, Lynne Brice, Dede Collicott, Mary Ferguson, Denise Jennings, Leslie Line, Elizabeth Lines, Celeste McCollough, Lila McAlpin, Leslie Spencer and Kathy Wochele.
The show features paintings, original drawings, sculpture, unique hand thrown pottery, wood art, handmade scarves, unique jewelry, photography and decorative items for home and office featuring vintage and fine art prints, trays and crafts. It kicks off the fall and holiday shopping season.
“We hope people will bring their gift lists to the show,” Mary Ferguson said. “Think gifts of art for friends and family. Art enriches lives, and the children in our community and beyond will benefit through your contributions to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.”
Opening night is Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., and regular sale hours are Oct. 26 through 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email the society for the show location at firstname.lastname@example.org.