Beyond Art is a charity organization based in Oslo and founded in 2018 by a group of enthusiasts who were willing to volunteer their time to try and make a difference through art. Every year we choose a cause we would like to support by selling art pieces through the charity art auctions we organize. All the art pieces we auction are donated to us by talented artists.
We are people from different countries and different backgrounds united by a common goal: to contribute to making the world a better place. We are Susan Clark from the USA, Linda Kristiansen from Norway, Sahar Ajami from Iran, Kristina Jelecki from Croatia, Fatima Khan from Pakistan and Aleksandra Orekhova from Russia. We have chosen art, and specifically art auctions, as a way to raise money and awareness for the charities we want to support.
It all started in 2014, when Susan Clark, together with Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (“WISTA”), had an art auction for one of her favorite charities, Women for Women International (“WfWI”). Since that first auction, other like-minded ladies and volunteers joined in the effort, and seven auctions later we have managed to raise NOK 390,000 for charity. In 2018, we formally started Beyond Art as a voluntary organization in Norway.
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