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Austin Art Space Artists Set to Auction Artwork to Benefit Faith in Action Caregivers

Six of Austin Art Space’s resident artists have joined together to support services that enhance the independence and quality of life for older adults. Each artist has donated a work that will be auctioned off by the Faith in Action Caregivers-Southwest Austin on February 18, 2010. Other auction items include prized wines and personal leisure experiences.

The style of art ranges widely, as does the medium: from pen and ink to pastel to oil to photography. And, the pieces vary in size from 11 inches by 14 inches up to 16 inches by 20 inches making them suitable for numerous locations in a home or office. All are from locally recognized Austin-based artists. Artists that want to give back to the community.

The artists contributing their work are: Jan Knox, Orion Knox, Marilyn Rea Nasky, Terry Starnes, Valerie Walden and Deborah Willhite. These artists have been recognized with awards and inclusion in exhibits by numerous entities including the Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin Pastel Society, Plein Air Austin, Waterloo Watercolor Group, Creative Arts Society, Wimberley Valley Art League, East Austin Studio Tour, Arthouse at Jones Center, North Hills Gallery, Art Exchange Gallery, Texas State Capitol Rotunda, Barton Creek Country Club, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Valerie Walden, manager of the Austin Art Space co-operative commented, “This is our second year and the number of artists participating keeps growing. This is such a good cause and so localized. Literally 100% of the net proceeds will help our older adults continue to live independently in their homes.”

The Faith in Action Caregivers – Southwest Austin is a is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The auction is one of the organization’s major fund raisers. The intimate event is held in the home of a volunteer. Attendance is by invitation only. Details are available at the website.

About the Participating Artists and Art

The artists donating to Faith in Action Caregivers – Southwest Austin are:

Jan Knox – “New Orleans”, original pen and ink, 11 x 14, matted
Orion Knox – “Sand Sculpture”, photograph, 16 x 20, framed
Marilyn Rea Nasky – “Abstract #9”, giclee print, 16 x 20, matted
Terry Starnes – “Blue Spring”, original oil on canvas, 12 x 12, gallery wrap
Valerie Walden – Wintertide”, original pastel, 16 x 20 image area, framed
Deborah Willhite – “Sun Rise”, original acrylic mixed media, 11 x 14, matted

About Austin Art Space Gallery & Studios

Austin Art Space opened in November 2008 as a cooperative space for established and emerging artists to create, collaborate and present their work. There are nine artists-in-residence at the studios. The gallery presents the work of these artists and hosts juried shows, as well as solo and group exhibitions by other artists. The gallery is available for rental for public and private exhibits and receptions. Austin Art Space is located in a free-standing shopping center behind Northcross Mall. The public gallery is open Friday and Saturday 11am – 6pm, or by appointment. Operating as a collective, the working studios are open Monday through Thursday whenever artists are on the premises. More information at, [email protected], or 512.771.2868.

About Faith in Action Caregivers – Southwest Austin

Faith in Action Caregivers-Southwest Austin (formerly Southwest Austin Caregivers) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides services to older adults who reside in the Southwest Austin area. These free-of-charge services include personalized transportation (medical appointments, shopping, and errands), social contact (home visits and caring phone calls), errands (picking up and delivering groceries, prescriptions and other needed items), minor home and yard maintenance, and referral information about services for older adults. More information at