Studio notes from the contemporary painter Gregg Chadwick
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Giving Back: 38th Annual Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk & Auctions
Spring Update 2017
"Intolerance is the father of illusion and evil deeds. Tolerance is not its opposite; tolerance is neutral. The opposite of intolerance is creative imagination, sympathetically exercised in the service of ever illusive truth. The people I trust and admire take that path. Scholars, scientists, priests, and philosophers have helped guide me ... A fiery legion of artists and writers flung wide the gates and beckoned my near- sighted soul to go deeper" -Alexander Eliot, "The Timeless Myths"
I just returned from a fruitful trip to Madison, Wisconsin. Spring was erupting all around me in the city that many call the Berkeley of the Midwest. Blossoms covered the trees shading hundreds of crimson gown clad graduates. The air seemed to be filled with new hopes and new roads to follow. Inspiration carried me as I boarded the plane to return west to Los Angeles. As I gazed out my window, I watched the landscape turn from bright spring green, to dusty farmland, to snow covered peaks, to red desert, to the violet carpet of jacaranda blossoms as we flew into the L.A. basin. The diverse landscape echoed our diverse country. I felt joy as our plane shuddered upon touchdown. Lots of new art to create. And lots of pressing causes to give back to. Please read below about two of my favorite care giving organizations that I have donated my artwork to - The Venice Family Clinic and The Hospitality House of San Francisco, CA.
Thank you for your interest in my work and for all that you do to make the world a better place,
GREGG CHADWICK Museum Whispers (de Young), 2014 Oil on linen 24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44 cm)
Giving Back -
I am honored that I was asked to donate an artwork for the Silent Art Auction at the 38th Anniversary of the Venice Art Walk & Auctions which will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Google Los Angeles in the Frank Gehry designed Binoculars Building.
My painting Museum Whispers (de Young) was inspired by the beautifully renovated de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The de Young cafe is a permanent fixture of the new building. A gorgeous indoor/outdoor space filled with art lovers and wonderful food. Often, the ebb and flow of visitors at an art museum provides the subject matter for my paintings.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of my painting go to help fund the Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive health care program for the low-income and uninsured.
Hope to see you on May 21st at the 38th Annual Venice Family Clinic's Art Walk & Auctions. Your generosity ensures that over 24,000 low-income men, women, and children have a place to turn to for health care.
I was honored that the Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco asked me to donate my painting "Jersey Cantos" to the 2017 Annual Hospitality House Art Auction. Founded in 1967 in response to the large influx of homeless LGBT youth in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, Hospitality House has a long history developing peer-based and culturally appropriate programs for the communities we serve. Their programs create a positive impact, raising the quality of life for all residents and making our neighborhoods healthy and rich with diversity and culture.