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Los Angeles' Channel 7 covers BEHR ArtDay at City of Hope (Duarte, CA - June 1, 2016)

The kids at City of Hope rocked their on-camera interviews for Los Angeles' most watched news station.

 

 

BEHR ArtDay at City of Hope with Triple Crown-winner Victor Espinoza (Duarte, CA - June, 1, 2016)

What an amazing ArtDay with the kids at City of Hope and Victor Espinoza!

 

Girl Power raises funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (May 2016)

Karen Andrade and I painted Girl Power together for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Gala.  Karen is a seven-year-old cancer survivor and the 2016 LLS Girl of the Year.  Girl Power sold for $12,000. 

 Below, Ashley Cop Loftus (center) and the anchors from KEYE-CBS promote the LLS Gala and Girl Power.

 

Change Agents debut at the West Austin Studio Tour (May 14-15 and 21-22 2016)

For this year's West Austin Studio Tour, I partnered with award-winning, National Geographic Creative photographer Greg Davis.  We were thrilled to unveil the Change Agents collection.

 

Seal Legacy Foundation

We're so grateful to Dave and Monica Hinkle, for allowing us to participate in serving those who served.  The Seal Legacy Foundation Golf Tournament was not only great fun, but highly enlightening as we all learned about the challenges our most well trained servicemen and women face once they retire from active service.

 

ArtDay with Autism Society of Central Texas (Austin, TX - August 2015)

Fun in the sun with the amazing kids who are so beautifully served by our friends at Autism Society of Central Texas.  My little secret is that I'm having as much fun as the kids are during our ArtDays!

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Boo Ball Success!  (Houston, TX - October 26, 2014)

Mogie brought the house down at Houston's Ronald McDonald House biennial Boo Ball, selling for a cool $36,000.  A huge thank you to the RMH Board and the amazing staff at the House for allowing us the privilege of serving with you.

 Celebrating with our hosts, Catherine and Chris Hanslik.  

Celebrating with our hosts, Catherine and Chris Hanslik.  

 

ArtDay in Houston's Ronald McDonald House (Houston, TX - October 7, 2014)

The very talented kids at the RMH in Houston partner with Carlos in the creation of a six-foot portrait of Mogie, the house's mascot and official Comfort Ambassador.   

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Wanamaker for the Ernie Els Foundation and the PGA (Austin, TX - August 2014)

Wanamaker is the finished result of one of my most unique collaborative efforts. With the vision of the Ernie Els Foundation and Robert Swett of Robert Stephen Homes, this piece was created with the help of a group of amazing kids dealing with autism. Once the paint was dry, golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Rich Beem, and Ernie Els—along with more than 40 other notable PGA players—added their signatures to the piece. The piece commemorates the Wanamaker Trophy, awarded to the winner of the PGA Championship. 

 Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Ray Floyd signatures, Ernie Els, Rich Been and another 40 of golf's most celebrated players.

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Ray Floyd signatures, Ernie Els, Rich Been and another 40 of golf's most celebrated players.

 

Mandela delivers for The Nobelity Project  (Austin, TX - February 9, 2014)

Carlos and Ellen Ortiz celebrate with Turk and Christy Pipkin, founders of the Nobelity Project, at their annual fund raising gala. Carlos' Mandela sold at auction to one of Austin's premier gallery owners, which added a nice sum to the night's fundraising totals.

 Carlos and Ellen Ortiz, with Turk and Christy Pipkin

Carlos and Ellen Ortiz, with Turk and Christy Pipkin

                                 Mandela

                               Mandela

 

Celebrity guitars for education scholarships (Austin, TX - January 17, 2014)

St. Gabriel's Catholic School commissioned Carlos for ten guitars to auction at their annual gala to raise funds for the school's scholarship program.  Carlos created each guitar for a different celebrity, and the celebrities each sign their guitars.  The celebrities included household names Matthew McConaughey, Earl Campbell, Bob Schneider, and Reese Witherspoon.

 Carlos and his wife, Ellen, celebrate the auctioning of the entire guitar collection.

Carlos and his wife, Ellen, celebrate the auctioning of the entire guitar collection.

 

Big score for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN - June 13, 2012)

Two paintings created during our ArtDay at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis bring in $75,000 for the organization.  

 

 

Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year  (Austin, TX - May 11, 2010)

Carlos was awarded the 2010 Man of the Year Award by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the fundraising he was able to achieve through his art.