"Memories in the Making" Palette Auction

It is time again for the 10th annual "Memories in the Making" Art Auction.  The Alzheimer's Association holds this event every year to raise money.  This is the palette I painted as one of the 40 artists from Northern Colorado to donate to the auction.
"Memories in the Making" are watercolor painting groups held at many care facilities throughout Colorado. Facilitators assist people with varying stages of Alzheimer's and dementia in painting from still life, pictures, and memory.  Once a year all the paintings are gathered from each facility, and with the families permission, are auctioned off to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.  In my experience as a facilitator the stories that go along with the paintings are the real gift. 
"This year more than 1,600 pieces of Alzheimer’s artwork was submitted in Northern Colorado. That is over 1,600 hours where an Alzheimer’s patient was socializing with others and actively engaging their brain and often times memories. A jury of four art professionals had the tedious task of choosing the 53 pieces that would be framed and auctioned on the night of May 20. The show is a unique mix of artwork chosen from many different stages within Alzheimer’s disease."

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