|Self Portrait, Fred Bell, 2013, 10x10" oil|
This is a painting I am donating to Aids Resource Center Of Wisconsin who helps AIDS patients. Although I do not believe that artists should be asked for donations, I am doing this because I believe in the cause.
The idea behind art donations is that artists are hard up and are thrilled to even give their work away. It devalues your work. Young artists are often persuaded that their will be lots of wealthy people there and you might later sell something to them. I have never had this happen and have never heard of it happening to anybody. If you donate to a cause do it because you believe in the cause and not because you expect anything in return.