On Tuesday, February 4, OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, FL, will launch an online charitable art auction to benefit Place of Hope. Oil, pastel, plein air, giclee and acrylic paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, digital art, pigment-glass antique doily design dinner plates, mixed media on wood, silk screen prints, and mobiles were graciously donated by talented artists and the children at Place of Hope. The Rickie Report urges you to go online and bid! We share the details about the auction and an interview with SarahAnne Livoti from Place of Hope. The online auction opens on Tuesday, February 4 and closes on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 at 6 pm.
OSGS Gallery in Northwood
Runs Online Art Auction
Place of Hope
Virtual Auction Opens Tuesday February 4, 2014
On Tuesday, February 4, OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, Florida, will launch an online charitable art auction to benefit Place of Hope. Oil, pastel, plein air, giclee and acrylic paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, digital art, pigment-glass antique doily design dinner plates, mixed media on wood, silk screen prints, and mobiles were graciously donated by talented artists and the children at Place of Hope. The online auction opens on Tuesday, February 4 and closes on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 at 6 pm.
Visit the online art auction now: biddingforgood.com/PlaceofHope for an early look at art for your home and/or workplace.
Place of Hope is a unique faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization providing family-style foster care; family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region.
The Rickie Report spoke with Sarah Anne Livoti about Place of Hope. It is hard to imagine this large and extensive organization grew out of the desire of Christ Fellowship Church to reach out and help just one child. While their program is faith-based, one does not need to be a believer to get involved.
We noticed that at “Seven Stars”, craft projects are a regular part of the routine. Sarah was excited at the idea of local artists volunteering a few hours of their time to feature a craft or art project for a group of children. She stressed that this does not have to be a long-term commitment (though Place of Hope welcomes those as well).
Since the children at Place of Hope range in 5 to 18 years of age, their needs vary. Experiencing art with a community-cased artist would give them a new, inspiring experience. In addition, volunteers can speak about how to open a bank account, how to register to vote or share a beneficial skill that will make a difference in the lives for their future. Sharing information about your career can ignite a spark that will take a child further into a positive life situation.
When asked about direct donations, Sarah referred to the exciting online auction being spearheaded by Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery. Offers of art materials are always welcome and they are most welcome with someone to lead an activity.
For more information about volunteering, please go to their website and click on “contact us” or “take action”. Everyone is welcome to attend a tour and learn more. The Rickie Report knows that helping a child now will make our communities better places in the future.
Place of Hope is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. All winning bids are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. To learn more about Place of Hope visit http://www.PlaceofHope.com.
“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless…” Isaiah 1:17
For more information about art and custom framing at OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio, visit their website at http://www.OSGSArt.com,http://www.facebook.com/OSGSArt.
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