Distinction Gallery Presents: “Project 57” – San Diego

I’m really happy to have had a piece in this fundraiser. Lots of big names also participated. The work is still online and on display at the gallery, though the silent auction is over. Lots of great work is still available.

Distinction Gallery Presents: “Project 57”

Honoring Charles Leslie Walker

A group showing to benefit the Lewy Body Dementia Association running August 9 – September 6, 2008

Distinction Gallery will also be featuring the “Sub 1K” Gallery featuring works from renowned artists from across the globe that price for less than $1,000. The hallways of Distinction will be filled with “Title to Come Later” featuring an additional 30+ artists. All in addition to the 14 artist studios featuring 16 local artists that are always open to the public. Feel free browse our new collection of art books and toys we have for purchase and please do not hesitate to inquire about Distinction’s custom framing services.

Please see The North County Times article about this fundraiser.

Information about Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive brain disease and the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly. Lewy bodies are abnormal proteins deposits that disrupt the brain’s normal function. In the brain stem, the proteins deplete the neurotransmitter dopamine, causing Parkinsonian–like symptoms. In other parts of the brain including the cerebral cortex, acetylcholine is depleted, causing disruption of perception, thinking, and behavior.

LBD onset is typically between the ages of 50 and 85. The symptoms, medicine management, and duration of LBD vary greatly from person to person, but the average duration is 5 to 7 years. No definitive treatment or cure for Lewy body dementia has been discovered.

Information about Distinction
Distinction is a 7000 square foot building which houses a gallery and 14 artist studios ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet. The Gallery features contemporary and cutting edge art work with a soft focus on Urban Surrealism. Distinction exhibits work by emerging and internationally acclaimed artists and is located at: 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.

A wide variety of art books and toys are now available for purchase. Custom framing is also available.

Please contact the gallery at (760) 781-5779 if you would like high res images or to set a possible interview with any of the artists.

The Secret Keeper

“The Secret Keeper”
oil on panel
5″ x 7″