August 21, 2008 (CHAPEL HILL, NC) – Award-winning fine artist Kimberly Alvis of Chapel Hill, NC, has donated one of her oil paintings to Works of Heart, the Triangle area’s premiere charity art auction to benefit The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina (AAS-C), which will be held Saturday, October 11, in downtown Raleigh.
Alvis’ painting, entitled “The Pumpkin Patch,” is 18h x 24w oil on linen with a retail value of $950.
“I’m so happy to be a part of any effort to combat this disease,” Alvis said.
The 2008 Works of Heart gala and auction marks the 18th year of the annual event to raise money for those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
“At no time has it been more apparent that our success is tied to the success of the artists whose works are on display,” said Adam Cave, the 2008 chair of the Works of Heart Art Committee.
Cave notes on the organization’s website that this year’s event is set to surpass one million in total dollars raised since the auction was launched in 1991. For complete information visit http://www.worksofheart.org.
Originally from Staten Island, New York, Kimberly Alvis has had her work exhibited nationally at such venues as The Art Students League, The Salmagundi Club and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, all in New York City, and the Huntsman Fine Arts Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.
Alvis’ representational art has received numerous awards, including Best In Show two years in a row from The Arts Students League Annual Student Exhibition in New York City.
She is represented locally by Somerhill Gallery in Durham and The Little Art Gallery and Craft Collection in Raleigh. For more information and to see more of the artist’s work, visit http://www.alvisart.com.