How I Give Away My Work

I like to focus on my painting, and I'm committed to getting money to organizations that promote social change and justice.

These two goals meet in Art ExChange.

Paintings, Drawings and Wood Sculpture: You find a piece you like, it's yours for a $300 donation to Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer or a $350 donation to a nonprofit of your choice.

Concrete: For the concrete works, the donation would be $50.

Tables: Donations vary with the table.

I ask that this not be your regular contribution to that cause, but an additional gift. Also, I need to limit Art ExChange to people either living in or traveling through the Bay Area. This way I do not spend time with shipping art.

A friend inspired me when she let her 9- and 11-year old niece and nephew allocate money she was donating to Global Giving toward solutions that are of interest to the kids.

A limited number of people on permanent disability can choose a piece and “pay” for it with 12 hours of time volunteered to the nonprofit of their choice.

My currently highlighted organization is Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer whose mission is to create sustainable programs that prevent cervical cancer by educating and treating women, training medical personnel, and equipping facilities in developing countries.

Collectors have supported a tremendous variety of groups:

Some people have created unique ways to increase their impact:

  • Giving a painting to a friend as well as making a contribution to the friend's chosen organization (two gifts at one time!);
  • Donating money to boards they serve on (and getting a painting for themselves or the organization).

Read my conversation with Richard Whittaker about ArtExchange on Works & Conversations.

I also donate work to charitable art auctions, so please contact me if your organization is interested.

The works on canvas and paper vary in presentation. Some canvases are stretched already, some need to be stretched, and others are meant to remain unstretched when hung. Most of the works on paper are not framed and would need to be. Note that works with unavailable are sold or unavailable for sale.