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Beyond Art Charity Auction to support Dråpen i Havet

Beyond Art is proud to announce that our 2023 Charity Art Auction raised an impressive NOK 45,000 in support of Drop in the Ocean (“Dråpen i Havet”), a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting refugees and migrants in need. The donated funds will be used to provide aid, resources, and opportunities for those who have been forced to flee their homes in hopes of a better future.

The event, held on May 25, 2023, at the elegant Vulkan Showcase, brought together art enthusiasts, philanthropists, and community members for an enjoyable evening of art, compassion, and generosity. The evening showcased an exciting and diverse collection of donated art from renowned and emerging artists, with each piece representing a unique expression of creativity in a variety of mediums and styles. 

The success of the auction would not have been possible without the remarkable support of the artists who donated their work, all our volunteers and contributors, and the attendees who bid generously.

"We are immensely grateful to all the artists and individuals who came together to make this event a tremendous success," said Susan Clark, Beyond Art’s president. "Their generosity and support exceeded our expectations, and we are thrilled to contribute to Dråpen i Havet's mission of providing assistance and hope to those facing extremely difficult circumstances."

We begin here by thanking the talented artists who gave so generously of their work.  Their willingness to lend their artistic craftsmanship to create positive change in the world impresses and inspires us at Beyond Art.  We recognize and thank each and every one of them by name in the order in which they appeared in our catalog:

Oksana Ketova
Elena Eilrich
Camilla Bergvold Hauger
Neena Singh
Monika Stø
Fatima Khan
Irene Christensen
Karen Clark-Schock
Lea Nasnas Chami
Linda Kristiansen
Nico Widerberg
Roshan Gamage
Bruce Naigles
Dag Hol
Thomas Nesland Olsen
Hope Bylon
Sahar Ajami
Yachi Shian-Yuan
Zarina Hagen
Olesia Skorodumova

We also express our sincere appreciation to artists Daria Kozlova and Gunnsa Robertsdóttir for donating their handcrafted pieces to the charity raffle.  These unique items inspired many attendees to buy raffle tickets with the hope of taking one or more of them home.  The money collected from the raffle made a welcome contribution to the final amount raised.

Beyond Art is eternally grateful to Elia Ardiles for her exceptional performance at the auction. With her acoustic guitar, beautiful voice, and meaningful songs, she touched the hearts of all attendees, enhancing the overall experience and creating a memorable atmosphere.  

We express our sincere gratitude to Empress, a Norwegian non-alcoholic brewery, whose founders, Anna Karenina and Christer Andersson, once again supported our efforts by donating their delicious and healthy alternative wines for the enjoyment of thirsty attendees.  We greatly appreciate their continued and unfailing support and can warmly recommend their products.

Last but certainly not least, we would like to recognize and thank our dedicated volunteers:  Kristina Dziedzic Wright, Lea Nasnas Chami, Lynne Skajaa, Caroline Britz, and Miguel Ardiles.  Their hard work and unwavering commitment before, during, and after the event were instrumental in its success. Their passion and enthusiasm amaze us!

With the support of all these exceptional individuals and the generosity of our attendees at this year’s Charity Auction, Beyond Art continued our commitment to raise money for charitable organizations dedicated to helping those in need.  We remain steadfast in our mission to use art as a catalyst for positive change, and we look forward to continuing this journey with our incredible community.


About Beyond Art:
Beyond Art is a voluntary organization that harnesses the power of art to drive social change. By organizing charity art auctions and supporting various non-profit organizations, Beyond Art strives to positively impact the world, one brushstroke at a time.

About Dråpen i Havet:
Dråpen i Havet is a non-profit organization assisting refugees and migrants in need. Through various initiatives and programs, Dråpen i Havet aims to provide aid, resources, and support to those who have been forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in unfamiliar territories.


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