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06-25-2016 09:26 PM
Mel_Robertson I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother and we're honored to have you here she'd be so proud of you =)
I'm glad you found a way!!!!!!!!!!
06-25-2016 06:28 AM
Susan Mulno Wonderful news! Thank you for the update! God bless!
06-25-2016 01:29 AM
son of artist In case someone is still reading this thread, I did find a way to donate my mother's remaining paintings. I was a little wary of doing this, but I placed an ad on craigslist under the "free" heading. People are giving away computer monitors and old couches there and I was worried I would not find any true art appreciators there. I simply said "I have some original art to donate for those who appreciate it" and I attached a photo of one of my mother's paintings.

The response was incredible, over 50 people in several days. When I sent them the link to the website so they could see all of the paintings, many fell in love with her art. They said the most beautiful things about how her art inspired them. As far as not finding art appreciators from an ad in the "free" section, nothing could have been further from the truth. I could only be at the storage unit on one day and many people came out to see her work. I was able to donate it all and some people were disappointed when it was all gone. What I realized is that there are a lot of people hungry for art that just cannot afford it. Perhaps that is common knowledge to people on this forum, but I did not know that. All in all, I met some great people and found some wonderful homes for all of my mother's art, where it will be appreciated. That is a great legacy for her and this project of mine ended better than I could have expected.
03-20-2016 01:31 PM
son of artist I did give some paintings to the oncologist and nurse that treated her. The hospital has no need for so much art. Their walls are filled with art from many places.
03-20-2016 01:21 PM
Bushcraftonfire Why don't you donate the Paintings to the Hospital in her memory? They might be something that would cheer up many other patients.. Just a Thought

03-20-2016 12:21 PM
son of artist Thank you for the replies. I may look into Etsy or Ebay and I am open to any other ideas.
03-20-2016 09:10 AM
TerryCurley Personally I would set up a store in either Etsy or Ebay and donate the money received from the sales. The only draw back I see in doing that is that you will have to mail the paintings, which means wrapping them up and bringing them to the post office. The postage on a large painting could be pretty high, but if you have the buyer pay the postage (as I do) it doesn't really matter to you.

03-20-2016 08:18 AM
just I am sorry to hear about your mom. I have lost mine too. You shouldn't worry about being a non-artist and taking up space here. It happens several times a day. I would think that getting rid of her art would be a very personal duty and I don't know how to advise you.
03-19-2016 10:46 PM
son of artist Thanks for the reply, Susan. I have heard of Etsy but didn't know if people sell their art on there. There really is no one else to try and sell my mother's art. It is my project. I know what you are saying, though. It does require time. There are a lot of people out there hustling and trying to sell their art and so it is hard to find a venue. My mother did sell at art fairs and shows and I thought of that but I really do not have the time to dedicate to that. At this point I would like to donate the art but I am just not sure how I can do that. Thanks again for the suggestions.
03-19-2016 10:08 PM
Susan Mulno Hello, first I wish to express my sorrow at your mother's passing in such a terrible way.

I really am wondering now how you could put your mother's art to the best use. Have you considered placing this care on a trusted individual who has more time to devote to selling her art?

Do you know of Etsy?

Maybe donate some of the paintings to benefit auctions.

Even craft fairs and flea markets have been successful venues for some artists.
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