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Atelier d'Artistes 2013


Atelier 2013

Art in Action's 5th annual event, Atelier d’Artistes, which was the culmination of a yearlong celebration of impacting children's education through the Art in Action Program for 30 years was a big success. The event featured a spring luncheon, student artists, and silent auction on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, CA.

Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council, shared his vision of the arts in California and discussed his new initiative, CREATE CA, which will provide “an educational environment for all California students that features arts education as a central part of the solution to the crisis in our schools.” Carolyn Johnson co-anchor of ABC7 News, and an Art in Action docent, was our master of ceremonies. Student artists from Abbott Middle School in San Mateo, CA shared their art experiences with the 300 attendees.

This exciting fundraiser supports Art in Action in our important work - bringing quality art education to children. Thanks to all who attended.

There are still a few spaces left for our exciting art tours and art experiences.

Atelier d'Artistes 2012


Atelier 2012

Nearly 300 guests enjoyed Art in Action's 4th annual event, Atelier d’Artistes, with a spring luncheon, student art demonstrations, and silent auction on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, CA. Thanks to our generous supporters, we can bring the Art in Action Program to the students in 50 more schools.

Flo Oy Wong, nationally acclaimed visual storyteller and mixed media artist, inspired us not only to tell our own story but also to be open to the stories of others. Carolyn Johnson, co-anchor of ABC7 News, graciously served as mistress of ceremonies for the event. Student artists from Seton School in Palo Alto shared with us the power of art in their lives and the mixed media narratives they created inspired by Art in Action’s lesson on Ms. Wong. Guests added their artwork to the "Portrait of Art in Action" display in anticipation of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the organization.

Atelier d'Artistes 2011

275 guests attended Art in Action's 3rd annual event, Atelier d’Artistes, which featured a spring luncheon, artist and student art demonstrations, and silent auction for Art in Action supporters on Monday, March 7, 2011 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, CA.

Internationally acclaimed sculptor Fletcher Benton shared his artistic experiences at the luncheon. Fran Eastman, Edward Goodstein, and the Goodstein Foundation were honored for their contributions to the arts and to Art in Action. Carolyn Johnson, co-anchor of ABC7 News, served as mistress of ceremonies for the event. Local artists demonstrated their techniques, shared stories with guests, and offered finished masterpieces for purchase. Student artists from Orion School in Redwood City, CA created artwork inspired by the Art in Action lesson on Charles Demuth.

A silent auction included a wide variety of art-related products, exciting art experiences, and original artwork.

Atelier d'Artistes 2010


More than 250 guests attended Art in Action's 2010 annual event, Atelier d'Artistes, which featured an art show and spring luncheon at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club in Menlo Park, CA. Thanks to all of you who have helped make Art in Action and this event so successful.

Special guest speaker Bruce Beasley, an internationally acclaimed sculptor, shared his artistic experiences and deep insights into the creation of art. Read The San Mateo Daily Journal article. San Mateo County Arts Coordinator Dick Sperisen, who has been working more than 50 years to ensure that students in San Mateo County receive an arts education, was given special recognition.

Six local California artists demonstrated their techniques, shared stories with guests, and offered finished masterpieces for purchase. Student artists from Henry Ford Elementary School in Redwood City demonstrated a painting project inspired by painter Wayne Thiebaud and told the audience what makes art special for them. A silent auction featured artworks, art events, resort stays, books, wine, and other exciting products. See event sponsors. See photos from Atelier d'Artistes 2010.

Atelier d'Artistes 2008

Art in Action's 2008 fundraiser, Atelier d’Artistes, featured an art show and spring luncheon on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club. Featured guest speaker Laura Regan, an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist, shared photos and describing how teachers, her dad, and friends gave her the confidence and tools that inspired her beautiful paintings of rain forest animals. Six prominent California artists painted acrylic still lifes, oil and pastel portraits, and landscapes in oil and watercolor. These talented artists shared their techniques and stories with guests, and offered finished masterpieces for purchase. An art boutique and silent auction featured artwork, jewelry, books, children's toys, wine, gifts and other exciting products. Original student artwork was displayed, following a gallery show and exhibition at the Atherton Fine Art Gallery.

Read the Almanac article. See photos.


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