Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Susan Makin Donates Picture Procedes to Haitian Relief

Canadian Olympic Swimmer, Alex Bauman on Podium by Susan R. Makin.

Susan Makin, whose picture of Olympic Skater, Nathalie Lambert (right side of blog), and her painting of former Olympic swimmer, Alex Bauman, announces that she is planning on donating the procedes of these work to the Haitian Earthquake Relief Fund.

Makin's view of Bauman, effectively captures the spirit of the situation when Bauman wins his Gold metal and enters that glorious 'other worldly' state and drifts away into a state of euphoria.


  1. Thank you! Just noticed this. I now have the perfect place for funds to go. We just need buyers, and the word to be spread:-) http://docsusan.blogsome.com/2010/02/20/p471/Advising on allocations will be my mentor and friend Cathy Malchiodi, popular columnist for Psychology Today and her colleague Gloria Simoneaux. Cathy is on the board of the International Child Art Foundation and Gloria founded Harambee Arts and is on her way to Haiti as I write!

    On E-Bay, bids, for each, start at $1800 (up until February 28, 2010). Afterwards, at the John B. Aird Gallery, the price for each collection will be $2500. Since posting this blog piece, the John B. Aird Gallery has let me know that they will donate their portion of proceeds to Haiti too. Terrific!

    I will be creating a link to your blog on the new home page of my website, this week!

  2. Best of luck Susan, and many thanks for allowing the F.A, blog to present your work and project. Your humanitarian spirit is commendable.

  3. Thank you to YOU for supporting and promoting the upcoming Portrait Society Show,"Canadian Olympic Athletes: A Dialogue in Art"—and finding my work there. Always terrific when Candadians can help and inspire other Canadians, and the world, with art, reciprocity, and simple kindnesses:-)


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