As we plan future events, please enjoy reading about our past member art shows below:
5th Annual Art Show ~ World Pediatric Project, 2018
February 24-25, 2018 - Artful Healing
Our 5th annual fine art show benefiting the Richmond-based World Pediatric Project (WPP) was presented by the Bon Air Artists Association (BAAA) and featured Richmond-area premier and emerging artists. Artful Healing is held at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center for one weekend a year. The non-profit World Pediatric Project links pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically-ill children in developing countries in the Caribbean and Central America and is well-known for arranging the 2011 surgical separation of the conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic here at the VCU School of Medicine.
On February 24th & 25th, Richmonders will were able to purchase fine original art from over 70 regional artists. Thirty-five percent (30 to WPP, 5 to cover sales cost) of the proceeds from art sold during these two days was donated to WPP. In addition, the proceeds from a raffle of several donated artworks went to the World Pediatric Project and a portion of the funds raised to produce the exhibit were donated to the WPP, as well. The goal of the BAAA was to raise more than $20,000 in 2018 through this event. A total of more than $140,000.00 of art was sold during the last four years with a total of over $70,000.00 donated to benefit World Pediatric Project’s mission.
On Saturday, February 24th, Artful Healing began with an exclusive Preview Party from 6 to 9 PM. Co-hosts of the event, supporters and guests of the World Pediatric Project, along with participating artists, attend this event catered with food and drink. Preview Party tickets may be purchased in advance for 1 @ $40.00 (33% savings) and additional tickets $60.00 in advance. $65.00 at the door per person, with music, painting raffles and demonstration by well-known artists on the evening's program. Ticket requests are available at www.worldpediatricproject.org. On Sunday, February 25th, Artful Healing is free and open to the public. Visitors were encouraged to see painting demonstrations, participate in a raffle of donated art, and visit three rooms of fine art for purchase from over 70 artists.
Co-chairs of the Artful Healing Committee are: Suzanne Jepson and Kathy Scott. Advisers: Sally Lawson, Marti Franks, Kathy Miller and Frank Mercado
Past Show Photos - Art Affair
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Album - Art Affair 2009
Album - Art Affair 2010
Album - Art Affair 2011
Album - Art Affair 2012