The Art of Giving Returns!

The Wit Gallery
3 min readFeb 4, 2021


The Wit Gallery’s Art of Giving Winter Charity Campaign returns for it’s 11th year with 27 artists participating. Purchase artwork by participating artists between February 5th and March 20th and a tax-deductible donation will be made in your name to a charity chosen by you or by the artist.

“Imagine”, by Elisabeth Ladwig

The Art of Giving was created in 2010 to respond to the growing need in our communities due to the financial crisis of that time. The financial environments for charities have been on pendulum rides since, with guarantees of funding always in question. This is true now, more than ever.

Each winter since 2010, “The Art of Giving” has allowed the Wit Gallery artists to select charities close to their hearts to benefit from part of the proceeds of their sales. The organizations chosen have usually had a personal impact on the artists. This year, well over half of our artists are taking part in this important program and much of the focus is on food security during the Covid-19 crisis.

How this program works:

Receive 10% off the original price of select artworks and we’ll make a 10% tax-deductible* donation to a charity in your name. Each artist has selected a charity which they would prefer to support, however you may choose another if his/her selection does not resonate with your beliefs.

Within the “Art of Giving” the opportunity is presented for the beauty of Art to be joined with the beauty of Spirit. May living with one of these pieces of Art remind you of the gift you made possible; donated to support and lift another in need.A win, win, win, win. The patron, the recipient, The Wit Gallery, the artist; all hearts are warmed. Thank you!!

- Lynn Latimer, artist & participant in “The Art of Giving” since its inception

Artists involved: click on the artist’s name to see a sampling of their artwork, or the name of the charity to be taken to their homepage.

Karolina Adams — Drawing- Berkshire Humane Society

Michael Alfano — Sculpture — The Greater Boston Food Bank

Michael Boroniec — Ceramics — Roots Rising

Joel Curran —Paper artist _ Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Marianne Enhörning — Painting — Rain Forest Trust

Laurie Fields — Mixed media painting — National Alliance for Mental Illness

Jay Garfinkel — Photography — Feeding America

Gartner & Blade Glass —Blown Glass — Plenitud PR

John-Mark Gleadow — Book Spine paintings — The People’s Pantry

Jennifer Glover Riggs — Painting — Multiple Myeloma Foundation

Judy Horowitz — Painting — collector’s choice

Tom Jacobs — Photography — Doctor’s without Borders

Riita Klint — Painting — Direct Relief

Drew Klotz — Sculpture — collector’s choice

Elisabeth Ladwig -Photography- Jane Goodall institute

Erik Laffer — Painting — collector’s choice

Lynn Latimer —Fused Glass — collector’s choice

Karen Nicol - Mixed media Textiles — collectors choice

John Petrey — Sculpture — World Food Pantry

Madonna Phillips — Mixed media — The People’s Pantry

Andrew Plaut — Wood Working — The Stratton Foundation

Barbara Scavotto-Earley — Ceramic sculpture — No Kid Hungry

Dragan Sekaric Shex — Painting — collector’s choice

Joe Sorge — Sculpture — collector’s choice

Scott Taylor —Painting — Hospice of Central and Western Massachusetts.

Bobbi Vischi —Fused glass - Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

April Willy — Painting — Second Helpings

Now in its 11th year, The Art of Giving continues to allow art to truly make a difference!

The fine print:

~ Not to be combined with any other offers

~This Charity Drive runs February 5th through March 20th, 2021
~Artists & artwork involved are subject to change according to availability.Sale prices are for specially selected artworks by participating artists only.
~Sale prices valid on artwork held on the premises of The Wit Gallery only
~*Charitable donations may be tax deductible depending on your tax situation
~Donations will be paid to charities by December 31st, 2021

The Collector may choose a charity of his/her choice if those represented are not applicable to his/her beliefs.



The Wit Gallery

The Wit Gallery of Contemporary Art & Sculpture, located in Lenox, MA, shows a diverse range of work from established and emerging artists from the world over.