Abstract Artist Clara Berta on giving back to the community and using her original art to support AWBW’s art therapy programs.
Painting for a Cause
I recently donated my painting Blue Melody from my Visions of Color series to the non-profit A Window Between Worlds for their upcoming online original art auction and fundraiser gala ArtWorks for Healing. This special event brings together a diverse group of more than 50 inspiring professional artists who share AWBW’s commitment to provide art therapy to survivors of violence and trauma in a safe, supportive environment. It is also a celebration of AWBW’s 25th anniversary and the launching of the next 25 years of sharing art as a resource for healing and empowerment. I love finding ways of giving back to the community and I’m thrilled my art will help raise money for this very worthy cause.
ArtWorks for Healing Original Art Auction Available NOW!
If you can’t make it to the event, you can bid online at ArtWorks for Healing Online Original Art Auction.
I am delighted to report that my abstract painting, Blue Melody, has gotten the first bid on the original art online auction.
Get Your Own Healing Art Cocktail Reception
Please join me at the cocktail reception on Thursday, March 2nd where you can view and bid on my painting and all of the incredible art in support of this wonderful organization.
When: Thursday, March 2nd, 7-10pm
Arena 1 Gallery
3026 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Get tickets at Artworks for Healing
Why I Support Art Therapy
I truly believe in the power of art to heal. And not just for artists, but for everyone. We all need a safe space where we can express our thoughts and emotions. Sometimes it’s easier to put your feelings on a canvas and let the colors and shapes explain what you can’t or aren’t ready to say in words. And much like an athlete, you get into a “zone” when creating that helps quiet the mind so you can focus without the distractions and stresses of your everyday life. That’s why I teach my abstract painting classes to people at any skill level and support organizations like AWBW.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
About Clara Berta
Clara Berta is a passionate, award-winning, abstract artist of Hungarian heritage. Her dynamic, highly textural, abstract works have been exhibited in the United States and collected worldwide. Having earned over 10 awards between 2003-2016, she has also been recently honored with a 3rd Place award in an important exhibit “Made in California” at Brea Municipal Gallery.
About A Window Between Worlds
Since 1991, A Window Between Worlds’ art workshops have offered nearly 200,000 survivors of violence and trauma a safe, creative approach to get in touch with what they often cannot find words to express. To learn more about AWBW visit awbw.org.