Gallery and meet the artists: Please click on the name of the artists to view the artwork and to make a purchase. Up to 50% of the Art in Giving proceeds are donated towards pediatric cancer research. You can also purchase an Art in Giving gift certificate to allow the honoree to select his/her own piece of art.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. www.are.com is a generous partner with Art in Giving. ARE adorns its conference rooms, offices and building lobbies at Technology Square with art works from the gallery of Art in Giving. The art works are on loan and available for sale.
Fifty percent of all proceeds benefit childhood cancer research and The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation, a public 501 (c)(3) organization. Please browse through the art available for sale on exhibit at Technology Square in Cambridge, MA.

Sanofi. www.sanofi.com is a generous partner with Art in Giving. Sanofi Oncology adorns all five floors at 640 Memorial Drive with art works from the gallery of Art in Giving. The art works are on loan and available for sale.
Fifty percent of all proceeds benefit childhood cancer research and The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation, a public 501 (c)(3) organization. Please browse through the art pieces, listed by floor, available for sale and on exhibit at 640 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. Please click here to see the art at Sanofi PDF





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Scott Anderson is a native of the Midwest. Following graduate school at the University of Illinois, Anderson relocated to Chicago in 2001. For the next eight years,the artist grew his career and reputation in the windy city, where he was represented by Kavi Gupta Gallery. During his time in Chicago, Anderson began exhibiting his paintings and drawings nationally and internationally, at venues such at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Cranbrook Museum in Bloomfield Hills Michigan; Nerman Museum in Overland Park Kansas; Neuberger Museum in Purchase New York; and the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton New York. Since 2009, Anderson has lived and worked in Los Angeles and Albuquerque, where he holds a full-time teaching position at the University of New Mexico.

The boundless energy of Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold has given us thousands of her drawings and paintings. Her friends and family funneled that energy into The Doffie Project, which gives generously to charities, especially to those in arts education. Doffie is paying her passion and vitality forward. Her project celebrates the notion that the transformative power of the arts should be accessible to all.

Diane Ayott received her MFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1998. She has exhibited extensively in New England, New York, Chicago and abroad. Her work is included in a number of private, contemporary collections.

Ayott’s exhibitions include: the State Department Art Bank Gallery, Washington, DC, the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery, NYC, Washington Square Galleries, NYC, OK Harris, NYC, Lydon Contemporary in Chicago, Women Made Gallery in Chicago, Trustman Gallery at Simmons College, Boston, University of Southern New Hampshire, Fitchburg Art Museum, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, New Art Center, Newton, MA, Danforth Museum in Framingham, Hall Space Gallery, Boston, Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, Wenham, MA. Diane Ayott is a professor at Montserrat College of Art where she teaches in the Drawing and Painting, and Foundation Departments.

Philip Barter was born in Booth Bay Harbor, Maine in 1939. He has always had an interest in art. In the 60s, Philip studied with Spanish abstract expressionist Alfonso Sosa in CA and with Fritz Rockwell after returning to Maine. He was influenced by the use of bold form and color. Philip started exhibiting in the late 60s and had exhibited in major museums and collections world-wide.

After living abroad and in Los Angeles for many years, I returned to Massachusetts in 1992. The New England landscape inspires me to make paintings that pattern natural elements—nighttime snowstorms, constellations, flowers, and leaves—within a psychological landscape of fears, dreams, and hopes. The paintings in the Art in Giving gallery are some of those pieces.

My concerns on canvas are both formal as well as narrative. Interested in expressing the ineffable mystery of our universe, my images span a huge range: they evoke the macro worlds of our imagined universe to the microscopic that can be located only with the help of science and mathematics. I have developed a way of working that suits this conceptual duality. Combining the fluidity of oil paint with the stiff, shiny qualities of enamel paint, I makes both deep pictorial spaces.



My paintings return to the concept of 'home’. Whether referencing a still moment, special place, subjective reality or forces that threaten or transform – each work acknowledges the impact of nature and human activity on what we see as well as what we sense below the surface. Each image arrives at a particular destination through research and observation, through construction and excavation of the many layers of drawing, painting, wax and often, collage.
Work includes both the landscapes we inhabit or seek out with abstracted works that reference our more internal/expressive sense of place.For more info: www.judithbrassardbrown.com




Paris, France

One of the original Parisian bouquinistes (expert in old books), Carver discovers another way to express his love and appreciation of the City of Lights through his paintings. A piece of Paris can always be found in his paintings. Inspired largely by Great Masters Cezanne and Van Gogh, his use of vivid and deep colors give you a sense of being right in the heart of the French capital. His work has been exhibited at the Salon du Louvre, le Grand Palais and numerous exhibitions worldwide.

Nicholas Coley was born in Connecticut in 1971 and raised in Muir Beach, California. He Studied art at L'ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provence and at the Marchutz school in Le Tholonet, France. He holds a BA in painting from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and lived, studied, and painted for a year in a Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery in southwestern France. Nicholas has traveled and painted extensively throughout Europe selling his work on the Charles Bridge in Prague, the Campo San Polo in Venice, and from the freshly harvested fields outside Duras, France before taking the trans-Siberian railroad to China. He has painted and lived in Seattle and Portland before returning to the Bay Area in 2000.

Henri Koshen Czechorowski

"As a designer, my inspiration is always my client …. discovering my clients' preferences, what does and what does not attract them to something, what is comfortable and what is a little beyond their view, no matter who they are.
It is my pleasure to discover my clients' uniqueness and create (or, co-create with them) a world that honors them on the inside and outside. Beauty allows us to access the best parts of ourselves.
As an artist, my task is combining my clients' vision with their sensibilities, through color, form, materials, textures and placement to create an environment that nourishes and enhances their lives. This is my passion and my pleasure."







Fernando DeOliveira grew up in Brazil and moved to the United States in 2000. After working as an art dealer and painter for several years, DeOliveira dedicates his full attention to painting. His paintings have recently inspired a new body of work consisting of sculpture, as well as video media. In Boston, he attended the Continuing Education Program at SMFA and has participated in solo and group shows national and internationally. Color, texture, and concept in his work are the main connections between the viewer and the artist. Although the works are abstract, tangible feelings are provoked, which despite appearances are based on a rational structure, and bring the viewer inside his creative world.




Galerie d’Orsay has served as Boston’s première resource for the finest of Master Works. Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, the gallery and its qualified staff, provide acquisition and collection expertise to a wide-ranging global base of discerning art collectors.

Jeremiah Eck is the founding partner of Eck|MacNeely Architects, a Boston based firm, which over the past 30 years has completed a wide range of residential and academic projects.
Mr. Eck has been a landscape painter for almost two decades. He studied briefly with Dennis Sheehan and David Curtis of the Guild of Boston Artists. He currently maintains a painting studio on Harrison Avenue in Boston and was recently elected as an Exhibiting Artist member of the Providence Art Club, the second oldest art club in the United States.



Bart Exposito is an artist currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Los Angeles at Thomas Solomon Gallery and Black Dragon Society. He has also had one-person exhibitions at Finesilver Gallery, Houston, and at the Donna Beam Gallery at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His works have also been included in group exhibitions at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas, the Saatchi Gallery in London and at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000.



Following twenty years as an oil painter, Daniel Feldman began doing digitally-based work in 1997. This change came about following his discovery of Photoshop, which provided him with the tool he had always imagined, combining the image-capturing power of photography with the freedom and manipulability of painting. For nearly fifteen years, Dan’s primary medium has been Photoshop, and his own digital photographs are the raw material for his work. Dan did his undergraduate work at Princeton University and holds two Master’s degrees in Fine Arts, one from Hunter College in New York (1982) and the other from the New York Academy of Art (1990), where he taught from 1990 to 1993. Dan was a member of First Street Gallery in New York and is currently a member of Bromfield Gallery in Boston and a member of The Boston Printmakers. More of Dan’s work can be seen on his website, danielfeldmanstudio.com.

I am a painter and mixed-media artist. I have been a full-time artist and art instructor for a little over 40 years. I teach in three art museums in Massachusetts, run an Artists Loft on a Cruise Ship, and teach International Painting Workshops.
My work is mostly based on Interior Spaces and Landscapes. These works are colorful, playful, full of intricate design and pattern, bits of fantasy, complex, and joyful.
For me, art really is about enhancing and interpreting reality to create a more optimistic and joyous world.



Walter Feldman is an internationally acclaimed artist, prolific in a variety of disciplines, from traditional painting to unique book making. Feldman’s works seek to present a comprehensive vision of humanity in which opposites exist as mutual dependents and light cannot appear without dark, nor can life exist without death. Like words themselves, his works have no single meaning; their meaning is shaped by the context and circumstance in which viewers encounter them.Feldman’s work has been included in numerous one-person and group exhibitions at major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Corcoran Gallery, Wash., D.C.; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Brooklyn Museum, NY; and many others. His work is in permanent collections of more than 100 public institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Mexican America Institute, the University of Firenze, Italy, Yale University Art Gallery, the Harvard Library, the Library of Congress, the Boston and New York public libraries, and the John Hay Library at Brown University.

After being encouraged by my high school teacher to join the school newspaper staff as an illustrator and cartoonist, my love of art and design was kindled.
Following a short stint digging ditches I realized a paint brush was lighter than a shovel and I enrolled in art school. At 22 I was fortunate to be invited to display my work at a one man show at the Whistler House in Lowell, MA.
My career as an artist has encompassed 50 plus years spanning a variety of endeavors including film production, animation, set design for television and film, sculpted and carved signage, and continuing work in murals and furniture design for commercial and private clients. This current collection of paintings is a personal reflection and inspired by my ongoing walk as a cancer patient since 2006.

Paris, France

After a successful career as an opera singer, Antoine Giroux found his real voice through painting. Largely inspired by the impressionist and fauvist movements, such as Vlaminck and Derain, his canvases are bursting with bright colors of the Mediterranean. Just as the impressionists, Giroux is not afraid to apply color in large and confident strokes that result in beautify dynamic paintings. His sunny landscapes are full of positive emotions and often portray the sea, dunes and his pine trees. His work has been exhibited at the Salon du Louvre and numerous galleries in Europe.

To me, collage does it all…not just for the maker but for the viewer, as well. I derive great meditative pleasure from my work and it acts as a fun vehicle to enhance the associative wheels of our minds. Each collage is a world where seemingly unrelated images can coexist; and the stories of its inhabitants are brought to life with unique interpretation of each viewer. Essentially, in the same way there is no wrong way to make a collage and there is also no wrong way to interpret one.
My future aim (through smart phone apps. that are linked to a larger website) is to record all of these interpretations and put it all on display to reinforce how so many valid perspectives can simultaneously exist. When I really think about it, a work of art dies in isolation but can continue to live through its relationship with its viewers: that is the real art. Enjoy!

"I am most happy when I am covered in paint, my hands saturated with pigment, and my eyes searching for the “right” piece of collage to complete a composition and expression. I draw from personal history and my natural surroundings, striking a balance between painterly gesture and familial collage memorabilia. Remnants of imagery appear and disappear as the materials are washed and worn by layers of paint, giving the viewer a "glimpse” at a recognizable fragment of common history.I am a mid-career artist from the Boston area that has exhibited locally and nationally for the last 13 years."


Blending nature, color, textures, lines with subtle energy and light, I bring into form my fine art paintings and my garden designs. When you are drawn to my paintings, you are connecting to much more than just beauty.I was drawn to a box of pastel chalk that I had been carrying around for 15 years… unopened. I felt inspired to finally feel those pieces of chalk in my hand. When I opened the box of pastels… the door to receiving images opened in 1990. My art is the expression of my true creative essence. I allow it to flow through me unencumbered and unfiltered.I am dedicated to the connection between art and healing. The light in my work connects me to the energy that fuels life.

A world both familiar and alien is created in my work. It is a world understood through representation or inferred thought, but one rarely known intimately. This work traces a path along imagined spaces to reveal the unseen order that lies below the surface of the everyday. This order exists in many forms, whether it is the veins of blood in animals, neural networks in brains, currents of wind and air, and networks of machines and computers. The larger phenomena revealed in my work is the seemingly chaotic systems of such order. Lines and mass accumulate and then digress from each other in random fashion creating fields imbued with tension and relief. I consider these drawings as landscapes whose environment is both internal and expansive. In my exploration of these spaces I am looking to create an environment that is seemingly tangible and ephemeral at the same time.

My paintings are expressions ; attempts to come to terms with the things I’ve learned to love in my life. They are an act of discovery, a challenge of possessing an immediate insight into the dynamics of form & space. They tend to unravel their own unique character and order regardless of material or method.
I’m interested in what we value, what we consider as treasures in our lives, how we come to appreciate beauty in this life , how we differentiate between beauty and ugliness.

A graduate of Ecole Des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Raphael Jaimes-Branger works in a technique of his own creation. Inspired by
Jean-Dominique Ingres, Jaimes-Branger sought to find a technique that was as humble and simple as a piece of graphite on paper.
He achieved this by using acid on silver leaf, where the image is created by the oxidation of the metal and not paint. Jaimes-Branger has shown in Boston, France, Spain, Venezuela and Cuba. Some of his work hangs in “El Museo de Los Angeles” in Segovia, Spain, and the A. Salke collection. He also teaches at Massart. He was chosen one of the 30 artists of the year by Beaux-Arts Review 2004.In 2009 he was curator’s choice at the MFA’s annual summer auction. Member of the Copley Society and the SOWA artists guild he lives and works in Boston.

Representational and abstract oil paintings.
Sue's intent is to transform varied subject matter – ranging from small objects to architectural tableaux to panoramic landscapes through selection of unique perspectives and compositions. The goal is to provide the viewer with a novel and intimate art experience.


Landscapes, both real and imagined, are the inspiration for Ruth LaGue’s encaustic paintings. Her work unites color and texture to form a depth of field – a simple dark line next to a light field of color comes alive and represents a landscape in its barest form. Ruth feels that landscapes represent fragments of time that will never come again ... intimate moments shared with something greater than herself ... quiet meditations to which she bears witness. They compel her to paint.

Becky Levin’s interest in photography surfaced in 2004 while traveling in South Africa. During a Photo Safari she became inspired by the wildlife and the cycle of life and began shooting nature shots of all kinds. Since then, her work has focused on foreign lands and capturing untold stories through the lens of her camera. Becky has sold her work to Industry and private collection for display for the past 5 years. ‘Creating digital images is a performing art, one frame at a time’.


Terry has been a working artist in the Boston area for many years. She maintains a studio at 450 Harrison Ave,Boston, MA.
She has exhibited in several local galleries and is a member of SOWA, the South End Artists guild. She works primarily in oil, pastel, and charcoal.

Libby's images have been inspired by her teaching in Samoa and travels in Europe, Asia, India and the mid-east. Over the past 35 years, she has received numerous awards and grants for her work, which has been exhibited in museums, galleries and public spaces throughout the US. Bette Ann is passionate about fostering the creative experience as a vehicle toward community connectivity and feels that public art is essential to well-being. She has worked with a variety of groups to create mosaic murals, most recently at Boston MFA, Boston Children’s Hospital & Boston Public Library. In 1998, Bette Ann founded the sculptors’ collective, “Studios Without Walls”, which has received 13 consecutive MCC/BAC grants for site specific environmental installations hosted by Brookline Parks Department. Bette Ann’s piece, “Seen/Not Seen” is now installed at the Prouty Garden of the Boston Children’s Hospital. She maintains studios in Brookline,MA and Waitsfield, VT.

I have made sculpture in bronze, steel, and other materials both traditional and contemporary to express ideas and feelings about the human condition. There is always a deep reverence for and reference to the human residing within light and space of our existence.

Audrey's work focuses on color and pattern. She creates her art pieces in small parts, letting her creativity direct the colors and pattern of the final piece of art. Audrey makes and cuts her own tile pieces to create beautiful mosaics.
She has also started to experiment with yarn and other materials. Audrey is a dog lover and a marketing professional. She received her MBA at Babson focusing on entrepreneurship and marketing and her BA from Skidmore College.

As Founder of Art in Giving, Eliane is an inspiration to many. She is featured in Bill Brett’s book Inspirational Women of Boston. She started painting in the mid 1990s and shows passion for life and hope in her art. She has developed a unique style. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers, including The American Art Collection in 2012. A few of her pieces were exhibited at the Salon du Louvre in Paris, France. Eliane allows her hands to take control of the canvas. She enjoys bright colors in both her oils and watercolors.

Textiles and a career in design are the root of Nicole Markoff's art practice.Design-driven objects such as sculptural brushes, and conceptual mark makings that examine text as pattern are current investigations. Palettes and form are drawn from her home place of San Francisco, where she recently earned her MFA in Textiles from California College of the Arts in 2012. Be it warp and weft, digital ink on cloth and polyester paper, or the traditional stitch, she finds textiles to be a consistent medium to explore the space between industry and craft, use and display.

John subscribes to the notion that art is a way of expressing the invisible in terms of the visible. The “invisible” refers to the inner human realm of perception, philosophy and the urge to search for greater realities which underlie appearances and transcend the material world. For him the best place to encounter this transcending perception is in nature.

He uses his art to investigate a natural world he finds charged with spiritual values. For him, the urge to create art begins with a perception of beauty in the presence of nature. This strong emotion then compels an attempt to create an image that can reawaken the same feeling, both for himself and for others.

Recently I discovered some childhood drawings: simple, crayoned patchworks, imaginary figures, that resonate deeply in my paintings. Inspired and invigorated by renewed sense of continuity, and awed by the mystery of how creation occurs, I'am now adding to my work richly varied colors I never used before, my daughter drawings and some discharged toys, exploring as well many different techniques such us pouring the paint, glade and draw over the same surface.

The main body of my work has been non-representational oil and egg tempera painting for the last 26 years. My newest work is called Wind and Water Series. In this work I incorporate an active engagement with nature. I dip naturally coated canvases face down into a running stream to pick up on the actual movement of the water, or I let the wind blow pigments onto a wet canvas, or tie a charcoal or sharpie to a branch and trace the wind’s movement in the branches onto the canvas. Then I work these canvases in the studio, sometimes bringing them back outside for more nature interaction. These traces of nature inform my newest compositions and movements of the color. We as humans have not only been kind to nature and I have made a commitment to giving nature a new arena of expression in my most recent work. I observe movements in nature that I figure out how to translate onto canvas. This is a painters approach to environmental art.


Gary has been sculpting professionally for over 30 years and has supported a successful fine art business and foundry during those years. Gary resides in Mapleton Utah with his wife Leesa Clark Price. He credits his success to His mother who instilled in Gary the ability to express himself through art. Gary, a member of the National Sculpture Society. has been commissioned to create the 300 foot Statue of Responsibility, Viktor Frank's vision from his book “Mans Search for Meaning” it will be the bookend to the Statue of Liberty and will be built on the west coast
“My passion for art, and belief that art empowers and lifts the human spirit has only grown stronger throughout my life.” I’ve been blessed with many generous and selfless mentors, and my dream is to pass on those gifts to others”. www.garyleeprice.com

Renjeau Galleries in Natick, MA has been a favorite among collectors, designers, and art consultants in the Boston area for over 35 years. The gallery features an extensive collection of contemporary and traditional fine art from emerging and established artists. They also offer quality custom framing with an emphasis on workmanship and design expertise.

My paintings are about disguise and reinvention. This series started when I read about an experiment with cuttlefish. When they were placed on a pattern on the bottom of their tank, they were able to recreate that pattern, even one as complex as a checkerboard, in a matter of seconds. I began to imagine all natural forms doing this – reinventing themselves as an escape from all that threatened them. I gave my cartoon-based shapes the protective coloration of patterns and ultimately they become goofy believers in the possibility of re-creation. Their resiliency in the face of daunting odds gives me hope. Perhaps this strategy of reinvention as survival mechanism can work for us. Maybe we too can defy the laws of physics and logic and reinvent ourselves. We can realize our own attempts to control chaos are futile: we can only acknowledge limiting structures, transform them, and make them our own.






Gallery NAGA has been exhibiting and selling contemporary art on Newbury Street in Boston since 1977. Our primary focus is painting, and we represent many of the most highly regarded painters working in Boston and New England. In addition, exceptional contemporary photographers, printmakers, and sculptors exhibit with us, as well as the international doyenne of holography, Harriet Casdin-Silver. We also specialize in studio furniture, presenting work by many of the premier makers of unique and limited edition furniture in the country.

Lynda Schlosberg creates intricate and complex paintings that are inspired by quantum science. She meditates on the philosophy that nothing ever dies and that everything is connected through a never-ending unified field of energy. Schlosberg’s process-oriented paintings are built one layer at a time, one color at a time. Organic backgrounds of pooled color are superimposed with solid, amorphous forms that are covered with thousands of small dots, dashes and circles. Each work is a sea of oscillating particles, a formless state of swirling energy, out of which its own unique sense of potential becomes manifest. A native of New England, Schlosberg received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Cambridge, and currently has a studio in Waltham, MA.

Venturing into the abstract requires a leap of faith, both fascinating and terrifying. While my earlier paintings were more representational, I now find that I am better able to illustrate the emotional basis of my paintings by deliberately producing abstract images. The result is both satisfying to me, and leaves open a wider range of interpretations for the viewer. I am particularly moved by the example of contemporary painter, Gerhard Richter. For me, his works and words embody the creative process - knowing when a work must be destroyed and begun again, and knowing when it is fully baked, and “right."

"My goal as an oil painter is to freely use color and shape to create abstract paintings that I transform into imaginary landscapes. Some of my paintings seem more recognizable, and some less so, but they’re always expressions of my emotional attachment to my surroundings. Even though my compositions have incomplete information, they still convey a sense of place. The place will be different for each viewer based on their own interpretation of the painting." Steve, a native of New York, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. He has studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and has been a student of master artist Tom Ouellette. Steve’s work can be seen in galleries, has been in numerous shows and is in many private collections. It can also be viewed at his studio, located at 450 Harrison Ave. in SOWA, a major artist’s community in Boston.



I am interested in evoking the is-ness of things, the simplicity of things as they are in their particularity. I have been drawn to painting natural objects such as apples, onions or magnolia blossoms, as well as organic and abstract forms, often expanding them beyond the borders of the canvas. This up-closeness creates a sense of immediacy, intimacy and participation, a sense of being here, in the moment, without reservation. I see my work as an intimate expression of the unfolding of form and light.

"Although my paintings seem to be abstract, each has a subject derived from nature, felt and observed. I hope to arrive at an 'essence' strong enough to evoke a shared recognition with the viewer". Lois Smiley studied painting in New York with Vaclav Vytlacil and Rufino Tamayo. She studied painting, drawing and art history with Kurt Roesch at Sarah Lawrence College where she received her BA major in painting. She studied etching and engraving with Stanley William Hayter and Japanese wood block printing with Bill Paden. Lois exhibited at numerous galleries including the Carlton Gallery in Manhattan, Wave Hill, Bronx Museum, National Academy of Art, Hudson River Museum, National Arts Club and Katonah Gallery. Many of her exhibitions were solo. She was assistant curator of exhibitions at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY. She has recently exhibited at Harvard Neighbors in Cambridge, Acme Fine Arts in Boston and at the Cambridge and Concord Art Associations, the Danforth Museum, and in her studio. Her work is also in many private collections. Lois Smiley works in oils, pastels, watercolors and drawing.

I am a local painter originally from NY. I began painting in 2009 in my studio apartment in the North end and had my first art show in Newton in 2011. My love for music is my inspiration for many of my pieces. I love incorporating bold colors and the energy that I feel from my performances into my artwork. This allows me to merge my love for music and art, together. Many of the images are people I know or have encountered during singing. I hope to continue this way or painting and share what I feel when I am performing, to my audience on canvas.

Frank Taira (1913-2010)
In May of 2012, friends of Frank Taira (1913-2010), Japanese-American Artist, donated thirty of his artworks to Art in Giving. Frank Taira was born in San Francisco to Japanese parents and he studied at the School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, now the San Francisco Art Institute. Mr. Taira was to have solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art but his promising career as an artist was interrupted in 1942 when he along with many Japanese Americans during World War II were sent away to internment camps. While in the camps, Taira taught art until his release when he moved to New York City where he continued his education at Columbia University, the Arts Students League, and the New School for Social Research. Mr. Taira’s friends tell us that Mr. Taira was a remarkable man who saw the good and beauty in life. And when admiring his works, one can see the strength, sensitivity and harmony in his artworks. Mr. Taira’s wishes were that any works that remained be donated to hospitals and places where people could enjoy the beauty and peace of his works. The donated works contain paintings and bronze sculptures from 1960 through 2005 and they reflect his journey from his classical training, experimentation phase and a return to realism. After World War II, Mr. Taira decided to focus on providing beauty and peace through his art. The themes in his work reflect that decision. If you are interested in more of Mr. Taira’s works, please contact us for a private viewing.

My work is based on contemporary abstraction combined with occasional collages of photographic images. Each painting has many visual subtleties and complexities, layers and depths of medias and paints, leaving the history of the painting to be explored and experienced. The paintings are multi-layered assemblages of opaque and translucent paint, applied with brush, palette knife, sponge, finger and other. My intent is to find my way to a related expression of the thoughts and emotions derived from the work at hand and at the same time to connect with viewer. Accordingly, my painterly preoccupations are focused on both seeing and thinking.

I am an artist educator-and writer with a primary interest in the impact color can make on an image or an environment. In my work I see color as the essence of the intuitive process. I see myself as a visual weaver-weaving color, surface pattern and texture together to create both unity and contrast within the confines of a structural space. I use doors and windows to establish a sense of place and create a structural barrier. They are integral to the work because they represent the gateway between the personal experience of the artist and the viewer, a link between the inner self and the community, and between the concrete and the abstract.





Mindy wishes to continually develop a unique perspective
and to create her own visual language in the world of fine art.
She is a visual artist living and working in Aspen, Colorado
and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the
University of Colorado. Her work has been exhibited
at the Aspen Art Museum, The Aspen Chapel Gallery,
Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Red Brick Center for the Arts. Mindy remains excited by the exploration of motion, color
and light, and the influences of the mountains around her.
She works in various media including gouache, oil, acrylic
and printmaking.

Sirarpi’s artwork is in many collections nationally and internationally. She has received awards and exhibited her work, including installations, in galleries throughout Europe and the United States. She lives and works in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Sirarpi is an artist member of Gallery263 in Cambridge, MA, she serves on the boards of Cambridge Art Association and Non-Profit Net in Massachusetts. She is the principal of Consult and Design, a small-business IT consulting firm. She is the co-founder and director of Art Without Borders, an online community that champions the rights of artists. She also founded the Artists’ Cooking Collaborative, which caters events with artistically inspired and locally produced food.
In Europe, Sirarpi worked with artists Andrej Woron, Milan Knížák, and Peter Erskine, and in the USA, with Timothy Harney and Ati Gropius, among others. As an engineer at Biotroniks in Berlin, Germany, her team designed pacemakers. At Honeywell in Lexington, MA, she worked on infrared imaging systems.
Sirarpi studied biomedical systems engineering at Boston University,and painting and stage design at the Academy for Fine Arts “Die Etage” and Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, Germany.

Louise Weinberg’s work addresses the issue of containment– the very basic human desire for the safety of enclosure and structure vs. the terror of possible entrapment. In her Apparitions Series, she has used symbolic containers -grids, cubes and buildings. In other series, the containers –bowls, bottles, jugs are more literal. Whether the images are literal or symbolic- they all suggest that containers can protect, imprison or do both.

Through the use of abstraction, Charyl Weissbach’s encaustic paintings attempt to convey nature’s patterns, rhythms, and expansiveness. The use of pigmented wax, with its vivid color and translucent properties, is uniquely able to depict nature’s vastness and mysterious allure, a significant theme in her compositions.

Beverly Woods extensive world travels are the source of the inspiration for her large and diverse body of work. From the fields of Africa to the delicate figures of Japan, Beverly's reinterpretation of these images often capture native figures from foreign lands brought to life with bright splashes of color.

An environmental artist, Ginny Zanger’s work celebrates the beauty of what remains on our shores, under our oceans, and in our forests. Her lyrical style evokes the gorgeous textures and deep, mysterious forces of our planet. Watercolor is her medium because it recreates the flows of the natural world: ocean currents, shifting sands, volcanic mountains. Her landscapes and seascapes are odes to the glories of the natural world, while hinting at our fragile future. Thirty-five summers on the Outer Cape, including a residency at a historic Province lands dune shack, have provided Ginny with a deep and visceral appreciation for the ocean, a connection enhanced by winters of deep sea diving in the Caribbean Sea.
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