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* 100% of proceeds from art show event ticket sales going directly to the organization
* 30% of proceeds from sales from art show event going directly to the organization
* Raffles (enter to win a piece of art by purchasing an art show event ticket)
* Silent auction of selected works
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* Additional discounts on artwork on-line
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2. a custom page being aired for one (1) year after the art show event
3. a custom page including artwork to be sold on behalf of the organization before and after the art show event
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Art for a good cause
By Scott Johnson * firstname.lastname@example.org * November 2, 2009
montgomeryadvertiser.comMontgomery Advertiser\Monday, November 2, 2009 9:12 AM
Artistic expression comes naturally to Deborah Shedrick, and for those at the Lighthouse Counseling Center, it must seem that her generosity flows just as effortlessly.
The New York-based artist recently surprised the agency by offering to hold a fundraiser using her artwork.Shedrick organized the event from the start, and Sunday her efforts came to fruition with an art show at the Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial Museum.
Kathy Smith, Lighthouse deputy director, said she was moved by Shedrick's offer to help the agency."This level of giving is mind-boggling," Smith said, adding that 100 percent of the proceeds from the event went to Lighthouse.
The centerpiece of the show was an acrylic-on-canvas painting titled "Families Covered," which Shedrick donated for the show.
Attendees who made a $25 donation entered a raffle to win the piece, which has an estimated retail value of $7,000.
The painting depicts a group of people holding umbrellas. Shedrick said the umbrella is a prevalent image in her work and one that conveys a strong sense of protection.
She said that it occurred to her as she was painting it that it would be a perfect fit for Lighthouse, which has programs that include substance abuse treatment, housing programs and Standing Together Against Rape.
Lighthouse also operates a rape crisis center that performs all the forensic rape exams in the tri-county, said Doug Lindley, the agency's executive director.
Shedrick will continue to give to Lighthouse. For the next year, a portion of all her sales through her studio and online will benefit the agency.
Lindley said Shedrick's fundraiser couldn't have come at a better time for the agency, which has experienced funding cuts at the city, county and state levels.
"It is very rare to have someone call you up and want to do a fundraiser for your agency," Lindley said.Shedrick, an Opelika native, said she has deep roots in central Alabama and Montgomery and said she always returns to the area.
Her father, who was in the military, retired in Montgomery, and Shedrick attended both Troy and Auburn universities.
She has been painting professionally since she was in her 30s, but the desire to paint goes back much further, she said.
"I was doodling and drawing before I was writing my name," she said.Continuing to paint was not a career choice, but a fact of life, Shedrick said."It is like breathing to me," she said "It is just something I have to do."To see Shedrick's artwork, visit www.shedrickstudio.com.
Attendees look at pieces during the the Art From the Heart art show benefit Sunday for the Lighthouse Counseling Center at the Civil Rights Memorial Museum in Montgomery. The works are by artist Deborah Shedrick. (Mickey Welsh - Advertiser)