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MARGIE LOPEZ READ, artist and donating all proceeds of her art to non-profits

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Margie Lopez Read paintings, and or prints of paintings are traded for a check made out to a worthwhile organization that the buyer and Margie agree upon.  

Donation Art Project.  Donating all the proceeds of her art to a non-profit

The ‘trades’ of her paintings have raised funds for many programs including ‘Doctors Without Borders’, ‘UNICEF’, scholarship funds, food for children programs, athletics for the disabled, animal protection programs and other humanitarian aid programs through the world.  And it seems to be

 

Over the years, she has participated in various art events, both juried and open.  Margie has won some ribbons here and there, and has sometimes displayed her work in art galleries. She states, "All of that is fun, but I want my art to do more. You see, I believe that art is at its best when it teaches, records a memory, tells a story, or provokes thought.  It is better still if it can be used to raise funds for worthwhile non-profit programs that improve the condition of our world."

When Margie was attending UCDavis (70s) she was an activist and helped establish the Farmworkers Service Center and coordinated some efforts with the Yolo County branch of the UFW.  

Now, her activism has been reignited in light of the dangers presented to us from Trump.  She has been doing various things, but mostly have settled in on getting people registered to vote in typically under-represented areas.

 

 

 

 

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