Created With Care Wall Hanging and Painting Donations Raised $2500 for Two Non-Profits

A couple of months ago BluethumbArt + Handkraftedco approached me to participate in a project called Created With Care. They paired a selection of Australian makers and artists to collaborate on (and donate) one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned for a charity of their choosing.

Josh Pinkus and I created a wall hanging and nominated Save-A-Dog, a charity that has saved thousands of dogs and cats since 1985. I’m happy to share that bidding ended at $1500 raised for Save-A-Dog!IMG_0101

See the wall hanging project details at createdwithcare.com.au

While bidding continued for the project in June I was invited to appear on Channel 10’s flagship morning show, Studio 10, to help spread the word about Created With Care.  I painted live on the show and donated the abstract to be auctioned for the project. The painting auctioned for $1000 and proceeds will be donated to Good360, a non-profit who facilitates a way for businesses to donate brand new unsold goods to charities and Australians in need.

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You can check out the details along with video highlights from my time on the show via createdwithcare.com.au

It was a great project to be a part of, and the collaborative circumstances of the works resulted in artwork that I would not have created otherwise!  Many thanks to Bluethumb and Handkrafted for inviting me to participate.🙂

#CreatedWithCare16 Wall Hanging Collab with Josh Pinkus is being Auctioned for Charity

BluethumbArt + Handkraftedco have paired a selection of Australian makers and artists to collaborate on truly unique, one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned for a charity of their choosing. Each has donated their time and talents to create these pieces for #CreatedWithCare16.

Josh Pinkus and I created this wall hanging, and have nominated Save-A-Dog, a charity that has saved thousands of dogs and cats since 1985. Bids start at just $50!

To place your bid please visit createdwithcare.com.au

THE PRODUCT/ WALL HANGING

Josh Pinkus constructed this wall hanging using spare wood pieces from his workshop. He then brought the structure to my studio for paint application. Josh and I collaborated on colour palette, leaving all other aspects of the collaboration as a surprise!

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Title/ Untitled and Unfinished!

Timber/  Reclaimed Western Red Cedar
Timber Finish/  Raw
Paint/  Acrylic
Dimensions/  1280mm (W) x 14600mm (H)
Location/ Sydney, New South Wales

Bidding starts at $50 via createdwithcare.com.au and closes June 10th.

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Art for Epilepsy: Donating 10% of profits from my artwork sold in March to Epilepsy Action

During the month of March, 10% of the profit from my original paintings sold will go towards providing education and support services across Australia to people living with epilepsy, their families and community and professional groups. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, level of intelligence, culture or background.  
  Epilepsy Action approached me for March donations to coincide with Purple Day (national epilepsy awareness day) held on the 26th March every year. The organisation delivers innovative services that increase epilepsy awareness, understanding, knowledge and skills to assist people with epilepsy across Australia to optimise their life outcomes.  

Our vision is optimal living for people with epilepsy. Our team of highly qualified service co-ordinators, registered nurses and community development officers is equipped with a rich base of technical expertise, built up during five decades of services to the community.

If you’d like to purchase an original painting for a good cause please visit SaatchiArt.com/KimLeutwyler to see available works! 

 

Donating 10% from my original art sold to Full Stop Foundation in the month of Feb

The Full Stop Foundation is about stopping sexual assault and domestic violence – Full Stop.

“Our focus is on prevention and engaging with individuals, foundations, business and community leaders to drive meaningful change to achieve our vision of a society in which sexual assault and domestic violence no longer exist.” – Full Stop Foundation

As an initiative of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, the Full Stop Foundation leads in the prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence in Australia through innovative programs.

During the month of February I’ll be donating 10% of the profit from my original artwork sold to the Full Stop Foundation.  For a list of available works please visit saatchiart.com/kimleutwyler!

Seeking non-profits to feature in 2016 for PhilanthropArt

Hello everyone! It’s been such an exciting time for my art practice, and I’m looking forward to giving back.

I’m seeking non-profits to feature in 2016 for PhilanthropArt.com. I’ll donate 10%-100% of the profits from my original artwork sold. If you know of an organization that could use the support please let me know!

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Feel free to comment or email me directly via artist@kimleutwyler.com. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Donating 10% of sales from original art sold in November to THERAsurf 

  
Saatchi Art recently shared a collection of works presented in celebration of THERAsurf, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping special-needs children experience the healing nature of the ocean and surfing. 

I was really taken with the collection and organisation, so for each of my paintings sold in November, I will donate 10% of proceeds to benefit THERAsurf.

You can find out more about THERAsurf by checking out this video or visiting therasurf.org

Check out my Saatchi Art page or reach out via artist@kimleutwyler.com if you’d like to purchase art for a cause! 

So excited to be creating the 2016 Midsumma Guide Cover and exhibiting as a feature artist!

  
I’m so excited to have been selected as the winner of the Midsumma guide cover competition! Here’s what the selection means for me:

1. $1500 prize money to be used for my art practice. 

2. Feature artist in a 2016 Midsumma Festival exhibition 

3. Feature article in queer media 

4. Artwork will be used as the hero image of the 2016 festival

Time to get painting for the exhibition in Melbourne! Follow along via kimleutwyler.com