This specially curated exhibition benefiting The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, was my response to my sister’s ALS diagnosis in July of 2020. Sadly, I live too far away to help her on a regular basis, and I wanted to do something meaningful for her and for others who are facing the challenges of ALS. This exhibition was an effort to raise awareness, which, in turn, would help fund research to more effectively diagnose, treat, manage, and prevent ALS. Art is empowering, so as an artist, I leaned into my craft, and collaborated with others to educate and build awareness about ALS.
HOPE LIVES ON -
Although the in-person exhibition came down on May 27th, the Shop (button above) remains open through July 1, 2022. You can still buy and contribute to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, so visit today!
The virtual Collaborative Mandala Art Project is also continuing, through October 16, 2022. Click Here for more information or to download your own mandala.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about ALS and how you can help find a cure.
Learn about how Hope Lives: Art for ALS came to be in this interview with Allison Johnston (aka - Fuzzy Grapefruit on Instagram) and me in an interview on April 30, 2022. The topic was how to organize an event for a cause with an artistic lens. Where do you start? How do you find support? And why is it so important to schedule days off?
Julie Armstrong, painter
Paula Boas, painter
Pam Borrelli, photographer
Janice Coddington Rombaugh, printmaker
Mort Cohn, sculptor & painter
Judith Feins, painter
Kathleen Gadway, painter
Barbara Jacobs, painter, print maker, digital art
Lisa McElroy, collage
Regina Quinn, encaustic painter
Nancy Roberts, painter
Leslie Shafton, encaustic painter
Melissa Stephens, encaustic painter