Starting this April, local artist Chris Emmanuel (Chris) will donate one oil portrait of a child or animal (12”x16”) each month. In exchange, the person commissioning the art work will support a registered children’s charity by donating a minimum $150.
Chris says, “I’m glad for this opportunity to give back to the children of Belize; after all it’s the little ones that carry our legacy forward”.
Chris says that the person commissioning the work must live in San Pedro and must allow the artwork to be displayed at an exhibit, if requested, at the end of the year. All children’s charity receipts will be on display beside the portraits at the exhibition.
*Please submit your name, a photo to be painted and contribution amount to Chris Emmanuel’s gallery in Sunbreeze Hotel by the 15th of the month.
*If more than one person submits, all names will go into a drawing. You will be notified if your submission was chosen. If your name is not chosen, you will be placed in the next months’ drawing, unless you notify Chris that you no longer want to make the donation.
Donations must be made to these Children’s Organizations:
Liberty Children’s Home – Ladyville, Belize
www.libertychildrenbelize.org / 501-225-2158
Registered Charity #: 1105438
Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center
Corner St. Thomas & 19th Street
Belize City, Belize
www.dmchildcare-bze.org / 501-203-5225
About Chris Emmanuel
Ernie Christopher Emmanuel (Chris) is an artist, writer, and inspirational speaker who is devoted to inspiring people to better their lives all over the world.
Chris has lived in San Pedro Town, Belize for the past 12 years and owns The Art Gallery in the Sunbreeze Hotel. At the age of three, Chris started drawing and painting portraits at his family’s kitchen table in Grenada WI, where he was born. Now a successful artist/writer, Chris loves to promote the people of the Caribbean.
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