Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
40″ x 32″
Both of our Vermeer- and Manet-inspired paintings were sold at auction on Sept 7, 2018 to benefit Martha’s Kitchen in San Jose, CA. Our Vermeer group painting sold in the live auction for $2600, and our Morisot piece sold in the silent auction for $250.
Participating artists: Belinda Lima, Ed Lucy, Maralyn Miller, Judy Welsh, Pat Suggs, Veronica Gross, Vincent Liu, Michael Rogan, Kay Duffy, Julia Watson, Sam Pearson, Teresa Ruzo, Yao-pi Hsu, Sandi Okita, Jen Norton, Jane Hofstetter, Will Maller, Rajani Balaram, and Carole Rafferty.
Allied Artist West members re-create two group “masterpieces” to benefit Martha’s Kitchen!
Left: The original value sketch for the final painting. Each participating artist received one section of the canvas, but was not shown the final image.
Right: The artists assembling each piece of the puzzle to discover the final masterpiece!
The original value sketch and final multi-artist compilation of our second piece, Manet’s “Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets”.
***Martha’s Kitchen, located at 311 Willow Street in San Jose, CA, has served about four million meals to the needy since Louise Benson (“The Mother Teresa of San Jose”) founded it in 1981 with the mission statement: “feed the hungry with dignity, no questions asked, no judgements made”. Donors and volunteers have been a big part of the program from the beginning. Information about the auction can be found at www.marthas-kitchen.org , or 408-293-6111.