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   3rd Annual Art Show ~ World Pediatric Project   

Mark your calendars for the weekend of February 27 & 28 and Artful Healing! The fine art show benefitting the Richmond-based World Pediatric Project is presented by the Bon Air Artists Association (BAAA) and features Richmond-area premier and emerging artists. Artful Healing is held at the University of Richmondís Jepson Alumni Center for one weekend a year. The non-profit World Pediatric Project links pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically-ill children in developing countries in the Caribbean and Central America and is well-known for arranging the 2011 surgical separation of the conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic here at MCV.

On February 27th & 28th, Richmonders will be able to purchase fine original art from 78 reginal artists. Thirty-five per cent of the proceeds from art sold during these two days will be donated to the WPP. In addition, the proceeds from a raffle of several donated artworks will go to the World Pediatric Project and a portion of the funds raised to produce the exhibit will be donated to the WPP as well. The goal of the BAAA is to raise more than $18,000 this year. A total of more than $66,000 of art was sold during our first two years with a total of over $36,000.00 donated to benefit World Pediatric Projectís mission.

On Saturday, February 27, Artful Healing begins with an exclusive invitation-only Preview Party from 6 to 9 PM. Co-hosts of the event, supporters and guests of the World Pediatric Project, along with participating artists, attend this catered event. Preview Party tickets are $45 per person, with music, painting raffles and demonstrations by well-known artists on the evening's program. (Please contact WPP at (804)220-8830 for information on ticket purchase) On Sunday, February 28, Artful Healing is free and open to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM. Visitors are encouraged to see painting demonstrations, participate in a raffle of donated art and visit three rooms of fine art for purchase from 78 artists.

At our inaugural year, more than 800 people attended. The money raised helped World Pediatric Project to send pediatric surgical and diagnostic teams into WPP partner countries to provide critical care services and to develop prevention programs aimed at reducing birth defects and preventable diseases.

Co-chairs of the Artful Healing Committee are: Lee Austin, Marti Franks, Sally Lawson and Kathy Miller.

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Album - Art Affair 2009
Album - Art Affair 2010
Album - Art Affair 2011
Album - Art Affair 2012